5 Big-Name Stocks Going Ex-Dividend Next Week

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Ex-dividend dates are very important to dividend investors, since you must purchase a stock prior to its ex-dividend date in order to receive its next upcoming dividend payout. Below are five big-name stocks going ex-dividend for the week of October 15-19, 2012.

1. The Procter & Gamble Company

Procter & Gamble ( PG ) is set to go ex-dividend on Oct. 17. The consumer products maker, known for its Crest, Braun, Tide, Mr. Clean, Old Spice, and Duracell brands, among many others, currently offers around a 3.3% dividend yield. Dividend.com currently rates PG a a "Neutral," with a DARS™ Rating of 3.4 out of 5 stars.

2. Cracker Barrel Old Country Store

The Cracker Barrel Old Country Store ( CBRL ) has a set ex-dividend date of Oct. 17. The restaurant and store company, which specializes in a "home away from home" atmosphere, offers a 2.99% dividend yield. Dividend.com currently rates CBRL as a "Neutral" with a DARS™ Rating of 3.4 out of 5 stars.

3. Hormel Foods

The Hormel Foods Corporation ( HRL ) has a ex-dividend date of Oct. 18. The food production company, which is a manufacturer and marketer of several types of food products, offers a 2.07% dividend yield. Dividend.com currently rates HRL as a "Neutral" with a DARS™ Rating of 3.4 out of 5 stars.

4. Caterpillar Inc.

Caterpillar Inc. ( CAT ) will go ex-dividend on Oct. 18. The construction company, which focuses on construction and mining equipment, offers a 2.50% dividend yield. Dividend.com currently rates CAT as a "Neutral" with a DARS™ Rating of 3.3 out of 5 stars.

5. Washington Post

The Washington Post ( WPO ) has an ex-dividend date of Oct. 18. The media company, which is known for its educational resources and newspapers, offers a 2.74% dividend yield. Dividend.com currently rates WPO as a "Neutral" with a DARS™ Rating of 3.2 out of 5 stars.

For more information on ex-dividend dates, check out our industry-leading Ex-Dividend Calendar .

Be sure to visit our complete recommended list of the Best Dividend Stocks , as well as a detailed explanation of our ratings system here ..



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Referenced Stocks: CAT , CBRL , HRL , PG , WPO

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