Tomorrow, Friday, February 05, 2016, 13 U.S. common stocks are scheduled to go ex-dividend. The dividend yields on these stocks range from 0.8% to 27.3%. All of these stocks can be found on our

stocks going ex-dividend

section of our

dividend calendar

.

Highlighted Stocks Going Ex-Dividend Tomorrow:

Navios Maritime Midstream Partners

Owners of

Navios Maritime Midstream Partners

(NYSE:

NAP

) shares, as of market close today, will be eligible for a dividend of 42 cents per share. At a price of $10.96 as of 9:37 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 14.6%.

The average volume for Navios Maritime Midstream Partners has been 131,600 shares per day over the past 30 days. Navios Maritime Midstream Partners has a market cap of $108.2 million and is part of the transportation industry. Shares are down 6.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

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Navios Maritime Midstream Partners L.P. owns and operates very large crude oil (VLCC) tankers under long-term contracts with international oil companies, refiners, and large vessel operators. As of December 31, 2014, it owned four VLCC tanker vessels. The company has a P/E ratio of 89.08.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Navios Maritime Midstream Partners

as a

sell

. Among the areas we feel are negative, one of the most important has been a generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself. You can view the full

Navios Maritime Midstream Partners Ratings Report

now.

Archrock

Owners of

Archrock

(NYSE:

AROC

) shares, as of market close today, will be eligible for a dividend of 19 cents per share. At a price of $5.25 as of 9:37 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 15.2%.

The average volume for Archrock has been 823,400 shares per day over the past 30 days. Archrock has a market cap of $342.4 million and is part of the energy industry. Shares are down 31.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

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Archrock, Inc. provides natural gas contract compression services to customers in the oil and natural gas industry in the United States.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Archrock

as a

sell

. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its feeble growth in its earnings per share, disappointing return on equity, weak operating cash flow, generally high debt management risk and generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself. You can view the full

Archrock Ratings Report

now.

Webster Financial

Owners of

Webster Financial

(NYSE:

WBS

) shares, as of market close today, will be eligible for a dividend of 23 cents per share. At a price of $33.52 as of 9:37 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 2.8%.

The average volume for Webster Financial has been 886,400 shares per day over the past 30 days. Webster Financial has a market cap of $3.0 billion and is part of the banking industry. Shares are down 10.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

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Webster Financial Corporation operates as the bank and financial holding company for Webster Bank, National Association that provides financial services to individuals, families, and businesses in the United States. The company has a P/E ratio of 15.17.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Webster Financial

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income, solid stock price performance and expanding profit margins. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook. You can view the full

Webster Financial Ratings Report

now.

More About Dividends:

One benefit of owning a stock is the potential that you will be paid a dividend. The distribution of dividend payments is another way for a company to share its profit with you. A dividend means that the company pays you a certain amount of money, either as a one-time payment or more commonly on a quarterly basis, for each share of stock you own.

Many times, dividends come at the expense of greater price appreciation, because the company is distributing its profits to shareholders rather than reinvesting the profits back into the growth of the company. However, companies that pay dividends can be very attractive to investors when they offer a steady stream of income. There are some important terms and dates an investor should be familiar with before purchasing any dividend-paying companies. Let's work through an example to help better explain some of these terms:

On March 1, ABC Widget Company has decided that because it holds excess cash and lacks investment opportunities, it would like to reward shareholders with a regular quarterly dividend payment. The date for this particular announcement is known as the declaration date. It is on this date that the company announces the specific dividend payment along with the holder-of-record date (aka record date) and the payment date. The company announces that a dividend payment of 25 cents per share will be payable March 31, 2012 (the payment date) to all shareholders of record at the close of business on March 16, 2012 (holder-of-record date). What does this all mean? Well the short story is that the company looks at its records on March 16 and anyone listed on the books as an owner of ABC Widget company will be eligible for the dividend payment (on March 31).

The one other important term to remember is the ex-dividend date. The ex-dividend date (typically two trading days before the holder-of-record date for U.S. securities) is the day in which a company begins trading without the dividend. In order to have a claim on a dividend, shares must be purchased no later than the last business day before the ex-dividend date. A company trading ex-dividend will have the upcoming dividend subtracted from the share price at the start of the trading day. Many times, the price of a stock will increase in anticipation of the upcoming dividend as the ex-dividend date approaches, yet will fall back by the amount of the dividend on the ex-dividend date.