Ex-Dividend Stocks: Johnson & Johnson, McGraw-Hill

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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