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Tomorrow, Wednesday, May 27, 2015, 79 U.S. common stocks are scheduled to go ex-dividend. The dividend yields on these stocks range from 0.1% to 14.6%. All of these stocks can be found on our

stocks going ex-dividend

section of our

dividend calendar

.

Highlighted Stocks Going Ex-Dividend Tomorrow:

Crescent Point Energy

Owners of

Crescent Point Energy

(NYSE:

CPG

) shares, as of market close today, will be eligible for a dividend of 16 cents per share. At a price of $24.06 as of 9:37 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 7.8%.

The average volume for Crescent Point Energy has been 315,000 shares per day over the past 30 days. Crescent Point Energy has a market cap of $11.0 billion and is part of the energy industry. Shares are up 5.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

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Crescent Point Energy Corp. acquires, explores, develops, and produces oil and natural gas properties in Western Canada and the United States. The company has a P/E ratio of 29.78.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Crescent Point Energy

as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including unimpressive growth in net income, weak operating cash flow and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself. You can view the full

Crescent Point Energy Ratings Report

now.

Evercore Partners

Owners of

Evercore Partners

(NYSE:

EVR

) shares, as of market close today, will be eligible for a dividend of 28 cents per share. At a price of $50.01 as of 9:36 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 2.2%.

The average volume for Evercore Partners has been 379,200 shares per day over the past 30 days. Evercore Partners has a market cap of $1.8 billion and is part of the financial services industry. Shares are down 4.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

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Evercore Partners Inc. operates as an independent investment banking advisory firm in the United States, Europe, Latin America, and internationally. The company operates through two segments, Investment Banking and Investment Management. The company has a P/E ratio of 25.90.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Evercore Partners

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, notable return on equity and good cash flow from operations. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. You can view the full

Evercore Partners Ratings Report

now.

CBOE Holdings

Owners of

CBOE Holdings

(NASDAQ:

CBOE

) shares, as of market close today, will be eligible for a dividend of 21 cents per share. At a price of $58.70 as of 9:36 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 1.4%.

The average volume for CBOE Holdings has been 720,700 shares per day over the past 30 days. CBOE Holdings has a market cap of $4.9 billion and is part of the financial services industry. Shares are down 6.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

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CBOE Holdings, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as an options exchange and creator of listed options in the United States. The company has a P/E ratio of 27.52.

TheStreet Ratings rates

CBOE Holdings

as a

buy

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

CBOE Holdings 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.