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10 Ex-Dividend Stocks With Buy Ratings

NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The following stocks go ex-dividend Wednesday, meaning an investor must purchase the shares Tuesday to qualify for the next dividend payment: Western Union (WU - Get Report), Total (TOT - Get Report), Rayonier (RYN - Get Report), National Oilwell Varco (NOV), Mead Johnson (MJN - Get Report), Hollyfrontier (HFC), Fidelity National Financial (FNF), Equity One (EQY), DST Systems (DST), Chubb (CB) and Ametek (AME).

Each of the stocks received a buy rating from TheStreet Ratings.

Western Union

The money transferring company reported last month fourth-quarter earnings of $452.3 million, or 73 cents a share, up from year-ago earnings of $242.6 million, or 37 cents.

"While WU should have better managed expectations around '12 margins, and the margin expansion part of the story has been pushed out a year, we believe the investments which are inhibiting near-term margin improvement (, mobile) will help promote longer-term top-line growth," Jefferies analysts wrote in a March 6 report. "At ~$100M in revs, likely makes WU the largest player in online money transfer, which we expect will remain dwarfed by the traditional cash-based model for the foreseeable future, but we believe is generally additive rather than cannibalistic to WU's core business."

Forward Annual Dividend Yield: 2.3%

Rated "B (Buy)" by TheStreet Ratings: The company's fourth-quarter gross profit margin increased from the previous year.

In the fourth quarter, stockholders' net worth increased 53.56% from the prior year.

TheStreet Ratings' price target is $20.07. The stock closed Monday at $17.78 and has declined 2.63% year to date.

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