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Tuesday, Tuesday, May 27, 2014, 4:00 AM ET, 9 U.S. common stocks are scheduled to go ex-dividend. The dividend yields on these stocks range from 0.9% to 8.7%. All of these stocks can be found on our

stocks going ex-dividend

section of our

dividend calendar

.

Highlighted Stocks Going Ex-Dividend Tuesday:

Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacifico SAB de CV

At a price of $63.68 as of 9:34 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 7%.

The average volume for Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacifico SAB de CV has been 63,400 shares per day over the past 30 days. Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacifico SAB de CV has a market cap of $3.5 billion and is part of the transportation industry. Shares are up 19.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

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Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacifico, S.A.B. de C.V. is engaged in the development, operation, and management of airports primarily in Mexico's Pacific region. The company has a P/E ratio of 19.41.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacifico SAB de CV

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in stock price during the past year, revenue growth, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations and growth in earnings per share. 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

Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacifico SAB de CV Ratings Report

now.

Barnes Group

Owners of

Barnes Group

(NYSE:

B

) shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 11 cents per share. At a price of $37.27 as of 9:35 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 1.2%.

The average volume for Barnes Group has been 274,600 shares per day over the past 30 days. Barnes Group has a market cap of $2.0 billion and is part of the industrial industry. Shares are down 3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

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Barnes Group Inc. operates as an industrial and aerospace manufacturer and service provider serving a range of end markets and customers worldwide. The company operates in two segments, Industrial and Aerospace. The company has a P/E ratio of 25.67.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Barnes Group

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, compelling growth in net income, expanding profit margins and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. You can view the full

Barnes Group Ratings Report

now.

Chemed

Owners of

Chemed

(NYSE:

CHE

) shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 20 cents per share. At a price of $87.71 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 0.9%.

The average volume for Chemed has been 265,800 shares per day over the past 30 days. Chemed has a market cap of $1.5 billion and is part of the health services industry. Shares are up 14.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

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Chemed Corporation provides hospice and palliative care services in the United States. It operates in two segments, VITAS and Roto-Rooter. The company offers its services to patients through a network of physicians, registered nurses, home health aides, social workers, clergy, and volunteers. The company has a P/E ratio of 21.39.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Chemed

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. You can view the full

Chemed 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.

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