NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The following stocks go ex-dividend Thursday, meaning an investor must purchase the shares Wednesday to qualify for the next dividend payment: Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), McGraw-Hill (MHP), Assurant (AIZ), Dun & Bradstreet (DNB), Nordson (NDSN), QEP Resources (QEP) and Six Flags Entertainment (SIX).
Johnson & Johnson
The health care products company announced last month it raised its quarterly dividend 7% to 61 cents a share.
"We believe JNJ's business is starting to turn the corner from many of the challenges of 2010 and expect the pipeline to deliver accelerating growth," Wells Fargo analysts wrote in a May 15 report.Forward Annual Dividend Yield: 3.9%
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