3 Stocks Going Ex-Dividend Tomorrow: WHLR, TPVG, STAG - TheStreet

Tomorrow, Wednesday, November 25, 2015, 73 U.S. common stocks are scheduled to go ex-dividend. The dividend yields on these stocks range from 0.7% to 19.2%. All of these stocks can be found on our

stocks going ex-dividend

section of our

dividend calendar

.

Highlighted Stocks Going Ex-Dividend Tomorrow:

Wheeler Real Estate Investment

Owners of

Wheeler Real Estate Investment

(NASDAQ:

WHLR

) shares, as of market close today, will be eligible for a dividend of 2 cents per share. At a price of $1.87 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 11.6%.

The average volume for Wheeler Real Estate Investment has been 66,800 shares per day over the past 30 days. Wheeler Real Estate Investment has a market cap of $119.8 million and is part of the real estate industry. Shares are down 52.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

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Wheeler Real Estate Investment Trust, Inc. engages in acquiring, financing, developing, leasing, owning, and managing real estate properties in the mid-Atlantic, southeast, and southwest United States.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Wheeler Real Estate Investment

as a

sell

. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity, generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself and feeble growth in its earnings per share. You can view the full

Wheeler Real Estate Investment Ratings Report

now.

TriplePoint Venture Growth BDC

Owners of

TriplePoint Venture Growth BDC

(NYSE:

TPVG

) shares, as of market close today, will be eligible for a dividend of 36 cents per share. At a price of $11.91 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 12%.

The average volume for TriplePoint Venture Growth BDC has been 90,000 shares per day over the past 30 days. TriplePoint Venture Growth BDC has a market cap of $200.0 million and is part of the financial services industry. Shares are down 19.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

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TriplePoint Venture Growth BDC Corp is a business development company specializing in investments in growth stage. It also provides debt financing to venture growth space companies. The firm seeks to invest in technology and life sciences sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 7.69.

TheStreet Ratings rates

TriplePoint Venture Growth BDC

as a

sell

. The area that we feel has been the company's primary weakness has been its generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself. You can view the full

TriplePoint Venture Growth BDC Ratings Report

now.

Stag Industrial

Owners of

Stag Industrial

(NYSE:

STAG

) shares, as of market close today, will be eligible for a dividend of 12 cents per share. At a price of $20.21 as of 9:37 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 6.9%.

The average volume for Stag Industrial has been 609,800 shares per day over the past 30 days. Stag Industrial has a market cap of $1.4 billion and is part of the real estate industry. Shares are down 17.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

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STAG Industrial, Inc. is a real estate investment trust. The firm invests in the real estate markets of United States. It is engaged in investment and management of real estate assets. STAG Industrial, Inc. was founded on July 21, 2010 and is based in Boston, Massachusetts.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Stag Industrial

as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including feeble growth in the company's earnings per share, deteriorating net income and disappointing return on equity. You can view the full

Stag Industrial 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.