Large-Cap Stocks Going Ex-Dividend Next Week-2020-02-12

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Large-Cap Stocks

Income investors seeking equities to buy right now should consider one of more than two-dozen large-cap stocks going ex-dividend next week.

Several characteristics make large-cap stocks desirable as core portfolio building blocks. Generally stocks of older and established companies, these equities typically offer a high degree of operational and financial transparency. This transparency allows investors easy access to information for stock analysis and evaluation.

As established companies with businesses that generate relatively reliable results, these companies can establish set dividend policies that have specific payout and growth commitments over the long term. Furthermore, as large and established companies, many of the large-cap companies generally have a portfolio of diversified businesses. This strategy allows these companies to take advantage of market growth across several sectors and weather downturns in one of the several markets in which the companies operate.

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Sorted in ascending order by dividend yield and for investor’s immediate consideration, below are 24 stocks with market capitalizations of more than $10 billion that go ex-dividend next week. Therefore, interested investors who are looking to take advantage of the upcoming dividend distributions should not delay their own analysis and due diligence.

While the equities below might deliver lower growth during bull markets, these stocks will also generally offer better protection in bear markets. The market capitalizations range between $11.55 billion for Tractor Supply Company (NASDAQ:TSCO) to the high of more than $1.4 trillion for Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). The average capitalization of the entire group is more than $97 billion. The dividend yields range from a marginal 0.55% (Teradyne, Inc., NASDAQ:TER) to 4.52% (GlaxoSmithKline Plc, NYSE:GSK), with a 2.19% simple average yield.

Only three companies on the list below – Teradyne, Inc. (NASDAQ:TER), Unilever Plc (NYSE:UL)/ Unilever N.V. (NYSE:UN) and GlaxoSmithKline Plc (NYSE:GSK) – have not increased their dividend distribution in the trailing 12 months. The remaining 20 equities have boosted their annual dividend payouts between one and 48 consecutive years for an average current streak of  exactly 13 years of consecutive annual dividend hikes.

Sorted in ascending order by their current dividend yield below are the 24 large-cap stocks that are going ex-dividend next week.

 

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Large-Cap Stocks Going Ex-Dividend Next Week: #24

Teradyne, Inc. (NASDAQ:TER)

Dividend Yield: 0.55%

Ex-Dividend Date: February 20, 2020

Pay Date: March 20, 2020

Market Cap: $12.13 Billion

Sector: IT & Communications

First Dividend: 2014

Consecutive Annual Hikes: 0 years

December 24, 2019 Closing Price: $72.40

Total Return (1Y, 3Y, 5Y): 92.4%, 154%, 283%

 

Large-Cap Stocks Going Ex-Dividend Next Week: #23

MSCI, Inc. (NYSE:MSCI)

Dividend Yield: 0.90%

Ex-Dividend Date: February 20, 2020

Pay Date: March 06, 2020

Market Cap: $25.71 Billion

Sector: Services

First Dividend: 2014

Consecutive Annual Hikes: 5 years

December 24, 2019 Closing Price: $303.57

Total Return (1Y, 3Y, 5Y): 78.6%, 240%, 451%

 

Large-Cap Stocks Going Ex-Dividend Next Week: #22

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT)

Dividend Yield: 1.11%

Ex-Dividend Date: February 19, 2020

Pay Date: March 12, 2020

Market Cap: $1,402.86 Billion

Sector: IT & Communications

First Dividend: 2003

Consecutive Annual Hikes: 14 years

December 24, 2019 Closing Price: $184.44

Total Return (1Y, 3Y, 5Y): 77.5%, 197%, 354%

 

Large-Cap Stocks Going Ex-Dividend Next Week: #21

Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT)

Dividend Yield: 1.30%

Ex-Dividend Date: February 18, 2020

Pay Date: March 11, 2020

Market Cap: $58.99 Billion

Sector: IT & Communications

First Dividend: 2005

Consecutive Annual Hikes: 2 years

December 24, 2019 Closing Price: $64.45

Total Return (1Y, 3Y, 5Y): 64.1%, 88%, 177%

 

Large-Cap Stocks Going Ex-Dividend Next Week: #20

Microchip Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:MCHP)

Dividend Yield: 1.35%

Ex-Dividend Date: February 20, 2020

Pay Date: March 06, 2020

Market Cap: $26.08 Billion

Sector: IT & Communications

First Dividend: 2002

Consecutive Annual Hikes: 8 years

December 24, 2019 Closing Price: $108.86

Total Return (1Y, 3Y, 5Y): 24.4%, 60%, 138%

 

Large-Cap Stocks Going Ex-Dividend Next Week: #19

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC)

Dividend Yield: 1.43%

Ex-Dividend Date: February 21, 2020

Pay Date: March 11, 2020

Market Cap: $61.70 Billion

Sector: Industrials

First Dividend: 1951

Consecutive Annual Hikes: 16 years

December 24, 2019 Closing Price: $368.04

Total Return (1Y, 3Y, 5Y): 33.1%, 62%, 134%

 

Large-Cap Stocks Going Ex-Dividend Next Week: #18

Tractor Supply Company (NASDAQ:TSCO)

Dividend Yield: 1.43%

Ex-Dividend Date: February 21, 2020

Pay Date: March 10, 2020

Market Cap: $11.55 Billion

Sector: Services

First Dividend: 2010

Consecutive Annual Hikes: 9 years

December 24, 2019 Closing Price: $97.57

Total Return (1Y, 3Y, 5Y): 5.4%, 37%, 25%

 

Large-Cap Stocks Going Ex-Dividend Next Week: #17

PPG Industries, Inc. (NYSE:PPG)

Dividend Yield: 1.67%

Ex-Dividend Date: February 20, 2020

Pay Date: March 12, 2020

Market Cap: $28.84 Billion

Sector: Materials

First Dividend: 1899

Consecutive Annual Hikes: 48 years

December 24, 2019 Closing Price: $121.95

Total Return (1Y, 3Y, 5Y): 18.8%, 27%, 14%

 

Large-Cap Stocks Going Ex-Dividend Next Week: #16

Atmos Energy Corporation (NYSE:ATO)

Dividend Yield: 1.93%

Ex-Dividend Date: February 21, 2020

Pay Date: March 09, 2020

Market Cap: $14.59 Billion

Sector: Utilities

First Dividend: 1984

Consecutive Annual Hikes: 19 years

December 24, 2019 Closing Price: $119.36

Total Return (1Y, 3Y, 5Y): 26.1%, 67%, 141%

 

Large-Cap Stocks Going Ex-Dividend Next Week: #15

The Hershey Company (The Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY)NYSE:HSY)

Dividend Yield: 1.96%

Ex-Dividend Date: February 20, 2020

Pay Date: March 16, 2020

Market Cap: $23.38 Billion

Sector: Consumer Products

First Dividend: 1930

Consecutive Annual Hikes: 10 years

December 24, 2019 Closing Price: $157.65

Total Return (1Y, 3Y, 5Y): 48.6%, 55%, 61%

 

Large-Cap Stocks Going Ex-Dividend Next Week: #14

KLA Corporation (NASDAQ:KLAC)

Dividend Yield: 1.96%

Ex-Dividend Date: February 20, 2020

Pay Date: March 05, 2020

Market Cap: $27.13 Billion

Sector: IT & Communications

First Dividend: 2005

Consecutive Annual Hikes: 4 years

December 24, 2019 Closing Price: $173.04

Total Return (1Y, 3Y, 5Y): 66.9%, 110%, 190%

 

Large-Cap Stocks Going Ex-Dividend Next Week: #13

TE Connectivity Ltd (NYSE:TEL)

Dividend Yield: 1.97%

Ex-Dividend Date: February 20, 2020

Pay Date: March 06, 2020

Market Cap: $31.23 Billion

Sector: Industrials

First Dividend: 2009

Consecutive Annual Hikes: 10 years

December 24, 2019 Closing Price: $93.45

Total Return (1Y, 3Y, 5Y): 19.5%, 32%, 46%

 

Large-Cap Stocks Going Ex-Dividend Next Week: #12

AFLAC, Inc. (NYSE:AFL)

Dividend Yield: 2.12%

Ex-Dividend Date: February 18, 2020

Pay Date: March 02, 2020

Market Cap: $38.86 Billion

Sector: Financials

First Dividend: 1973

Consecutive Annual Hikes: 37 years

December 24, 2019 Closing Price: $52.94

Total Return (1Y, 3Y, 5Y): 11.9%, 60%, 86%

 

Large-Cap Stocks Going Ex-Dividend Next Week: #11

Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT)

Dividend Yield: 2.26%

Ex-Dividend Date: February 18, 2020

Pay Date: March 10, 2020

Market Cap: $59.13 Billion

Sector: Services

First Dividend: 1965

Consecutive Annual Hikes: 48 years

December 24, 2019 Closing Price: $116.69

Total Return (1Y, 3Y, 5Y): 70.1%, 89%, 69%

 

Large-Cap Stocks Going Ex-Dividend Next Week: #10

Discover Financial Services (NYSE:DFS)

Dividend Yield: 2.32%

Ex-Dividend Date: February 19, 2020

Pay Date: March 05, 2020

Market Cap: $23.75 Billion

Sector: Financials

First Dividend: 2007

Consecutive Annual Hikes: 9 years

December 24, 2019 Closing Price: $75.75

Total Return (1Y, 3Y, 5Y): 14.7%, 17%, 41%

 

Large-Cap Stocks Going Ex-Dividend Next Week: #9

NortonLifeLock, Inc. (NASDAQ:NLOK)

Dividend Yield: 2.43%

Ex-Dividend Date: February 21, 2020

Pay Date: March 18, 2020

Market Cap: $12.37 Billion

Sector: IT & Communications

First Dividend: 2013

Consecutive Annual Hikes: 1 years

December 24, 2019 Closing Price: $20.61

Total Return (1Y, 3Y, 5Y): 47.2%, 16%, 50%

 

Large-Cap Stocks Going Ex-Dividend Next Week: #8

Delta Air Lines, Inc. (NYSE:DAL)

Dividend Yield: 2.74%

Ex-Dividend Date: February 19, 2020

Pay Date: March 12, 2020

Market Cap: $37.94 Billion

Sector: Industrials

First Dividend: 2013

Consecutive Annual Hikes: 6 years

December 24, 2019 Closing Price: $58.66

Total Return (1Y, 3Y, 5Y): 19.7%, 28%, 42%

 

Large-Cap Stocks Going Ex-Dividend Next Week: #7

CNA Financial Corporation (NYSE:CNA)

Dividend Yield: 2.92%

Ex-Dividend Date: February 21, 2020

Pay Date: March 12, 2020

Market Cap: $13.77 Billion

Sector: Financials

First Dividend: 2007

Consecutive Annual Hikes: 3 years

December 24, 2019 Closing Price: $50.72

Total Return (1Y, 3Y, 5Y): 31.7%, 43%, 57%

 

Large-Cap Stocks Going Ex-Dividend Next Week: #6

Unilever Plc (NYSE:UL)

Dividend Yield: 2.97%

Ex-Dividend Date: February 20, 2020

Pay Date: March 18, 2020

Market Cap: $79.75 Billion

Sector: Consumer Products

First Dividend: 1999

Consecutive Annual Hikes: 0 years

December 24, 2019 Closing Price: $60.86

Total Return (1Y, 3Y, 5Y): 16.1%, 58%, 60%

 

Large-Cap Stocks Going Ex-Dividend Next Week: #5

Unilever N.V. (NYSE:UN)

Dividend Yield: 3.06%

Ex-Dividend Date: February 20, 2020

Pay Date: March 18, 2020

Market Cap: $102.52 Billion

Sector: Consumer Products

First Dividend: 1999

Consecutive Annual Hikes: 0 years

December 24, 2019 Closing Price: $59.79

Total Return (1Y, 3Y, 5Y): 12.6%, 58%, 60%

 

Large-Cap Stocks Going Ex-Dividend Next Week: #4

Exelon Corporation (NASDAQ:EXC)

Dividend Yield: 3.10%

Ex-Dividend Date: February 19, 2020

Pay Date: March 10, 2020

Market Cap: $47.96 Billion

Sector: Utilities

First Dividend: 1902

Consecutive Annual Hikes: 4 years

December 24, 2019 Closing Price: $49.34

Total Return (1Y, 3Y, 5Y): 6.3%, 53%, 64%

 

Large-Cap Stocks Going Ex-Dividend Next Week: #3

Cummins, Inc. (NYSE:CMI)

Dividend Yield: 3.19%

Ex-Dividend Date: February 20, 2020

Pay Date: March 05, 2020

Market Cap: $24.69 Billion

Sector: Consumer Products

First Dividend: 1948

Consecutive Annual Hikes: 14 years

December 24, 2019 Closing Price: $164.30

Total Return (1Y, 3Y, 5Y): 15.1%, 19%, 38%

 

Large-Cap Stocks Going Ex-Dividend Next Week: #2

Consolidated Edison Inc (NYSE:ED)

Dividend Yield: 3.28%

Ex-Dividend Date: February 18, 2020

Pay Date: March 16, 2020

Market Cap: $30.98 Billion

Sector: Utilities

First Dividend: 1885

Consecutive Annual Hikes: 45 years

December 24, 2019 Closing Price: $93.18

Total Return (1Y, 3Y, 5Y): 21.8%, 36%, 63%

 

Large-Cap Stocks Going Ex-Dividend Next Week: #1

GlaxoSmithKline Plc (NYSE:GSK)

Dividend Yield: 4.52%

Ex-Dividend Date: February 20, 2020

Pay Date: April 09, 2020

Market Cap: $137.10 Billion

Sector: Health Care

First Dividend: 2001

Consecutive Annual Hikes: 0 years

December 24, 2019 Closing Price: $44.42

Total Return (1Y, 3Y, 5Y): 16.9%, 27%, 20%

 


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Ned-Piplovic

 

Ned Piplovic is the assistant editor of website content at Eagle Financial Publications. He graduated from Columbia University with a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Philosophy. Prior to joining Eagle, Ned spent 15 years in corporate operations and financial management. Ned writes for www.DividendInvestor.com and www.StockInvestor.com.


 

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