5 Big-Name Stocks Going Ex-Dividend This 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 upcoming dividend payout. Below are 5 big-name stocks going ex-dividend for the week of December 17-21, 2012.

1. Paychex

Paychex ( PAYX ) has an ex-dividend date of December 18. The company, which provides payroll, human resources, and benefits services to small and mid-size businesses, offers a 3.92% dividend yield. Dividend.com currently rates PAYX as "Neutral" with a DARS™ rating of 3.4 stars out of 5 stars.

2. Limited Brands

Limited Brands  ( LTD )  is set to go ex-dividend on December 18. This ex-dividend date reflects the payout of a special $3.00 per share dividend. The women's apparel and product retailer, the parent company of Victoria's Secret, Bath & Body Works,  and White Barn Candle Company, among others, has a dividend yield of 1.98%.  Dividend.com currently rates LTD as "Neutral" with a DARS™ rating of 3.4 stars out of 5 stars.

3. Tiffany & Co.

Tiffany & Co  ( TIF ) has an ex-dividend of December 18. The fine jewelry designer, manufacturer, and retailer offers a 2.20% dividend yield. Dividend.com currently rates TIF as "Neutral" with a DARS™ rating of 3.3 stars out of 5 stars.

4. Las Vegas Sands

Las Vegas Sand  ( LVS ) is set to go ex-dividend on December 18. The casino and hotel operator has a dividend yield of 2.16%. Dividend.com currently rates LVS as "Neutral" with a DARS™ rating of 3.2 stars out of 5 stars.

5. Arcos Dorados Holdings

Arcos Dorados Holdings  ( ARCO ) has an ex-dividend date of December 18. The company, which owns and operators McDonald's franchises in Latin America, offers a 1.91% dividend yield. Dividend.com currently rates ARCO as "Neutral" with a DARS™ rating of 3.1 stars out of 5 stars.

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Referenced Stocks: ARCO , LTD , LVS , PAYX , TIF

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