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Buy Kroger Stock Now to Get That Dividend

Kroger (KR - Get Report) is one of the largest grocery store chains in the U.S. It begins trading ex-dividend on Tuesday, the last day Kroger management will finalize its roster of shareholders to whom it will mail checks.

So it's time to buy now. In a time of uncertainty Kroger stock is, at around $37, up about 15% on the year and almost 30% in the past 52 weeks -- has been a safe haven for value-seeking investors. Its shares have outperformed the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJI) (up 0.5% in 2015) and the S&P 500 (SPX) (up 2.33% in 2015) as well as the SPDR S&P Retail ETF (XRT) (3% year-to-date decline).