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X Factor: 5 Stocks Reaching Their Ex-Dividend Date on December 6

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PPL Corporation, H&R Block, and Occidental Petroleum Corporation are on the list.

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Nexen (NYSE:NXY) yields 0.85% annually and has a market cap of $12.59 billion. The global energy company will pay a quarterly dividend of $0.05 on January 1, and its quarterly yield will be 0.21% based on yesterday's closing price of $23.45. The company has paid a quarterly dividend since 1992, and each dividend payment has either increased or remained the same from the prior quarter.

Nike (NYSE:NKE) yields 0.85% annually and has a market cap of $44.01 billion. Nike, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the design, development, marketing, and sale of footwear, apparel, equipment, and accessories for men, women, and children worldwide. It will pay a quarterly dividend of $0.21 on December 26, and its quarterly yield will be 0.21% based on yesterday's closing price of $98.97. Nike has paid a quarterly dividend since 1987, and each dividend payment has either increased or remained the same from the prior quarter.

These companies also have their ex-dividend date on December 6. All annual yields are estimated.

Leggett & Platt (NYSE:LEG) yields 4.27% annually and will pay a quarterly dividend of $0.29 on December 27.

CME Group (NASDAQ:CME) yields 3.26% annually and will pay a quarterly dividend of $0.45 on December 26.

Ensco (NYSE:ESV) yields 2.63% annually and will pay a quarterly dividend of $0.375 on December 21.

The Travelers Company (NYSE:TRV) yields 2.47% annually and will pay a special dividend of $0.50 on December 28.

HollyFrontier Corporation (NYSE:HFC) yields 1.77% annually and will pay a quarterly dividend of $0.20 on December 21.

Purchase -- and have your broker settle -- before the ex-dividend date to secure the dividend.

Twitter: @ChrisWitrak
The author has a position in Occidental Petroleum Corporation.
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