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Ex-Dividend Stocks: Costco, Hershey

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Scotts Miracle Gro

The lawn and garden care company reported on May 8 second-quarter earnings of $127.2 million, or $2.05 a share, down from year-earlier earnings of $177.6 million, or $2.63 a share.

"Scotts is a quality company with high market shares in the lawn and garden category," JPMorgan analysts wrote in a May 14 report. "The company faces near-term raw material headwinds in F2012, and has chosen to hold pricing to maintain market share, as well as elevated overhead."

Forward Annual Dividend Yield: 2.6%






Talisman Energy

The upstream oil and gas company reported first-quarter earnings on May 1 of $291 million, or 28 cents a share, a reversal from a year-earlier loss of $326 million, or 32 cents a share.

"We believe Talisman shares are attractively valued at current levels, particularly for investors seeking exploration driven upside; however, they have proven to be a 'value trap' over the last 18 months as the company has struggled to meet targets in the North Sea and experienced delays in Columbia," BMO Capital Markets analysts wrote in a May 10 report. "In our opinion, the shares could be positively re-rated relative to the group if the company can deliver more consistent operating performance in the North Sea and a clear line of sight on future production growth in Columbia, which in our opinion is the only area in the company's portfolio that has the potential to provide meaningful oil production growth."

Forward Annual Dividend Yield: 2.7%

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