Tomorrow, Tuesday, March 29, 2016, 118 U.S. common stocks are scheduled to go ex-dividend. The dividend yields on these stocks range from 0.1% to 18.5%. All of these stocks can be found on our

stocks going ex-dividend

section of our

dividend calendar

.

Highlighted Stocks Going Ex-Dividend Tomorrow:

TPG Specialty Lending

Owners of

TPG Specialty Lending

(NYSE:

TSLX

) shares, as of market close today, will be eligible for a dividend of 39 cents per share. At a price of $16.22 as of 9:35 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 9.5%.

The average volume for TPG Specialty Lending has been 213,700 shares per day over the past 30 days. TPG Specialty Lending has a market cap of $875.8 million and is part of the real estate industry. Shares are down 0.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

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TPG Specialty Lending, Inc. is a business development company. The company has a P/E ratio of 9.28.

TheStreet Ratings rates

TPG Specialty Lending

as a

hold

. Among the primary strengths of the company is its expanding profit margins over time. At the same time, however, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and weak operating cash flow. You can view the full

TPG Specialty Lending Ratings Report

now.

IBERIABANK

Owners of

IBERIABANK

(NASDAQ:

IBKC

) shares, as of market close today, will be eligible for a dividend of 34 cents per share. At a price of $50.80 as of 3:59 p.m. ET, the dividend yield is 2.6%.

The average volume for IBERIABANK has been 335,600 shares per day over the past 30 days. IBERIABANK has a market cap of $2.2 billion and is part of the banking industry. Shares are down 6.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

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IBERIABANK Corporation operates as the bank holding company for IBERIABANK that provides commercial and retail banking products and services in the United States. The company has a P/E ratio of 14.20.

TheStreet Ratings rates

IBERIABANK

as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, compelling growth in net income and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the stock has had a generally disappointing performance in the past year. You can view the full

IBERIABANK Ratings Report

now.

National Fuel Gas

Owners of

National Fuel Gas

(NYSE:

NFG

) shares, as of market close today, will be eligible for a dividend of 40 cents per share. At a price of $51.11 as of 9:36 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 3.1%.

The average volume for National Fuel Gas has been 671,700 shares per day over the past 30 days. National Fuel Gas has a market cap of $4.3 billion and is part of the energy industry. Shares are up 19.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

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National Fuel Gas Company operates as a diversified energy company in the United States. It operates through five segments: Exploration and Production, Pipeline and Storage, Gathering, Utility, and Energy Marketing.

TheStreet Ratings rates

National Fuel Gas

as a

sell

. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its deteriorating net income, 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

National Fuel Gas 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.