Stocks Going Ex Dividend The First Week Of August

Here is our latest update on the stock trading technique called 'Buying Dividends,' also commonly referred to as 'Dividend Capture.' This is the process of buying stocks before the ex dividend date and selling the stock shortly after the ex date at about the same price, yet still being entitled to the dividend. This technique generally works only in bull markets, and can work in flat or choppy markets, but you need to avoid the technique during bear markets.

In order to be entitled to the dividend, you have to buy the stock before the ex-dividend date, and you can't sell the stock until after the ex date. The actual dividend may not be paid for another few weeks. has compiled a downloadable and sortable list of the stocks going ex dividend in the near future. The list contains many dividend paying companies, lots with market caps over $500 million, and yields over 2%. Here are a few examples showing the stock symbol, the ex-dividend date, and the yield.


TD Ameritrade AMTD 8/2/2016 2.2%
Berkshire Hills Bancorp BHLB 8/2/2016 3.0%
Sierra Bancorp BSRR 8/2/2016 2.7%
CONE Midstream Partners LP CNNX 8/2/2016 5.8%
Discover Financial Services DFS 8/2/2016 2.1%
Heritage Financial Corporation HFWA 8/2/2016 2.8%
Matson, Inc. MATX 8/2/2016 2.1%
Intel Corp INTC 8/3/2016 3.0%
Johnson Controls JCI 8/3/2016 2.5%

The additional ex-dividend stocks can be found at (If you have been to the website before, and the latest link doesn't show up, you may have to empty your cache.) If you like dividend stocks, you should check out some of the other high yield stock lists at or Most of the lists are free. 

Dividend definitions:

Declaration date: the day that the company declares that there is going to be an upcoming dividend.

Ex-dividend date: the day on which if you buy the stock, you would not be entitled to that particular dividend; or the first day on which a shareholder can sell the shares and still be entitled to the dividend.
Monthly Dividend Stock List

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Fred Fuld 5 years ago Author's comment

The key is to buy the stock at a low price between 6 and 15 business days prior to the ex date. I cover the details in my book: Buying Dividends.

Dwight McCallister 5 years ago Member's comment

Any advice on which will do the best in this new model?