How Many Turkey Stocks Can You Name? The Thanksgiving Stock Portfolio

In just a few days, it will be time to give thanks and eat turkey. There are many companies that will benefit from the Thanksgiving holiday. How many of these stocks can you name? Here are a few to get you started.

Tyson Foods (NYSE:TSN) Hillshire Brands

Campbell Soup (NYSE:CPB) Pepperidge Farm stuffing

ConAgra, Inc. (NYSE:CAG) Marie Callender’s pumpkin pie

Kraft Heinz (NYSE:KHC) Heinz Gravy, Stove Top Stuffing

Hormel (NYSE:HRL) Jennie-O brand of turkeys

Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc, (NYSE:MSO) wine and cookbooks

Constellation Brands (NYSE:STZ)  Mondavi and many other wines

Lifetime Brands (NYSE:LCUT) KitchenAid utensils

Happy Thanksgiving!

Stocks Going Ex Dividend the Third Week of October

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. WallStreetNewsNetwork.com 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, the quarterly dividend amount, and annual yield.

Saul Centers, Inc. (BFS) 10/16/2017 0.51 3.11%
Mexico Fund, Inc. (MXF) 10/16/2017 0.13 3.13%
Argan, Inc. (AGX) 10/19/2017 1 1.06%
Pentair plc. (PNR) 10/19/2017 0.345 1.97%
Hormel Foods Corporation (HRL) 10/20/2017 0.17 2.06%

The additional ex-dividend stocks can be found here at wstnn.com. (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 WallStreetNewsNetwork.com or WStNN.com. 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

Record date: the day when you must be on the company’s books as a shareholder to receive the dividend. The ex-dividend date is normally set for stocks at two business days before the record date.

Payment date: the day on which the dividend payment is actually made, which can be as long at two months after the ex date.

Don’t forget to reconfirm the ex-dividend date with the company before implementing this technique.

Disclosure: Author did not own any of the above at the time the article was written.

 

How to Invest in Thanksgiving

turkeyAmericans are expected to spend over $1 billion on turkeys for this Thanksgiving on Thursday, November 24, according to new research by personal finance comparison website finder.com . With that much money going towards this holiday, several companies are bound to benefit.

One of the best ways is to look at the turkeys. Turkey is the number one dish served for Thanksgiving dinner. There are several turkey producers in the US, a few of which are owned by publicly traded companies.

Butterball is the largest, but unfortunately, you can’t invest in it because it is privately held.

The second largest is Jennie-O Turkey Store, which is owned by Hormel Foods (HRL). The stock trades at 23 times trailing earnings, 21 times forward earnings, and pays a yield of 1.6%.

Hillshire Brands is another top turkey producer, which is owned by Tyson Foods (TSN). Tyson has a trading price to earnings ratio of 14 and a forward P/E of 11. It pays out a dividend rate of 0.9%.

The Oscar Mayer division of Kraft Heinz (KHC) is also a turkey producer in the top ten. The stock trades at 37 times earnings and yields 3%.

Hopefully, your stock portfolio will provide you with a Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Disclosure: Author didn’t own any of the above at the time the article was written. 

Stocks Going Ex Dividend the Third Week of October

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.

WallStreetNewsNetwork.com 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 dividend amount.

Graham Holdings Co GHC 10/17/2016 1.21
Lowe`s Companies Inc. LOW 10/17/2016 0.35
Pier 1 Imports Inc. PIR 10/17/2016 0.07
West Pharmaceutical Services WST 10/17/2016 0.13
Yum! Brands, Inc. YUM 10/17/2016 0.51
Horizon Technology Finance HRZN 10/18/2016 0.12
Apache Corporation APA 10/19/2016 0.25
Colgate-Palmolive CL 10/20/2016 0.39
CVS Health Corp CVS 10/20/2016 0.43
Hormel Foods Corp. HRL 10/20/2016 0.15

The additional ex-dividend stocks can be found here at wstnn.com. (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 WallStreetNewsNetwork.com or WSNN.com. 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

Record date: the day when you must be on the company’s books as a shareholder to receive the dividend. The ex-dividend date is normally set for stocks at two business days before the record date.

Payment date: the day on which the dividend payment is actually made, which can be as long at two months after the ex date.

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Don’t forget to reconfirm the ex-dividend date with the company before implementing this technique.

Disclosure: Author did not own any of the above at the time the article was written.