We’ve just published our August 2016 Dividend Screen for Premium and Institutional subscribers, which provides a list of all Russell 3,000 stocks going ex-dividend over the next two months. If you’re not yet a subscriber, you can start a free two-week trial at this link.
The second month of the quarter is typically high season for stocks going ex-dividend. For example, tomorrow there are a whopping 71 stocks in the Russell 3,000 going ex! (Remember, you have to own shares at the close on the trading day before the ex-dividend date to capture a stock’s dividend.)
Below is a list of S&P 500 companies yielding more than 2.5% that go ex-dividend through the end of August. Large-cap stocks like LyondellBasell (LYB), Chevron (CVX), Pitney Bowes (PBI), Mattell (MAT), and Navient (NAVI) are all included on the list, and they all have yields above the 4% mark. That’s at least 2.5 percentage points above the current yield of the 10-Year Treasury Note!