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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:
General Electric(GE - Get Report),
Assurant(AIZ - Get Report),
Tractor Supply(TSCO - Get Report) and
Atmos Energy(ATO - Get Report).
Each of the stocks was rated a buy at
The industrial conglomerate had its price target raised by
JPMorgan Chase analysts on Friday to $21 from $20 based on the
strength of the company's financial arm, General Electric Capital Services.
"GECS has moved from a drag with capital adequacy concerns to a cash 'gusher,' which we believe is being underappreciated in the sum-of-the-parts discussion at GE," JPMorgan analysts wrote in the Feb. 17 report. "It's now time for a discussion around GECS as an upside lever for valuation. Unlike any time over the past decade when investors could buy a combination of pure-play financials and industrials, the best way to re-create GE now is to buy GE."
Forward Annual Dividend Yield: 3.5%
Rated "B (Buy)" at TheStreet Ratings: In the fourth quarter, stockholders' net worth decreased 2.13% from the prior year.
TheStreet Ratings' price target is
$21.96. The stock closed Tuesday at $19.41 and has risen 8.38% year to date.