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Ex-Dividend Stocks: Exxon Mobil, Rockwell Automation

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The security systems company reported on April 25 first-quarter net income from continuing operations of $45.2 million, or 71 cents a share, up from year-earlier results of $2.5 million, or 4 cents.

"We believe management's expectations for 2012 positive growth may prove ambitious given the continuing declines in physical security and early stages of managed services ramp," Wedbush analysts wrote in an April 25 report.

Forward Annual Dividend Yield: 3%

CNA Financial

The casualty and property insurance company reported on April 30 first-quarter earnings of $250 million, or 93 cents a share, up from year-earlier earnings of $220 million, or 82 cents.

"A relatively low expected ROE suggests the stock should be trading at a discount to book value, however, we believe the current discount is a bit too steep," Bank of America Merrill Lynch analysts wrote in an April 30 report. "Part of the reason for the low ROE relates to excess capital as well as a drag from run-off businesses. We believe that management is taking steps to improve underwriting results and improving market conditions should allow progress."

Forward Annual Dividend Yield: 2%

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