Tomorrow, Friday, June 03, 2016, 9 U.S. common stocks are scheduled to go ex-dividend. The dividend yields on these stocks range from 1% to 10.3%. All of these stocks can be found on our

stocks going ex-dividend

section of our

dividend calendar

.

Highlighted Stocks Going Ex-Dividend Tomorrow:

Ferrellgas Partners

Owners of

Ferrellgas Partners

(NYSE:

FGP

) shares, as of market close today, will be eligible for a dividend of 51 cents per share. At a price of $20.34 as of 9:41 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 10.3%.

The average volume for Ferrellgas Partners has been 284,300 shares per day over the past 30 days. Ferrellgas Partners has a market cap of $1.9 billion and is part of the energy industry. Shares are up 20.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

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Ferrellgas Partners, L.P. distributes and sells propane and related equipment and supplies primarily in the United States. The company transports propane to propane distribution locations, tanks on customers' premises, or to portable propane tanks delivered to retailers.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Ferrellgas Partners

as a

hold

. Among the primary strengths of the company is its respectable return on equity which we feel is likely to continue. At the same time, however, we also find weaknesses including feeble growth in the company's earnings per share, deteriorating net income and generally higher debt management risk. You can view the full

Ferrellgas Partners Ratings Report

now.

Insperity

Owners of

Insperity

(NYSE:

NSP

) shares, as of market close today, will be eligible for a dividend of 25 cents per share. At a price of $72.98 as of 9:40 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 1.4%.

The average volume for Insperity has been 250,800 shares per day over the past 30 days. Insperity has a market cap of $1.5 billion and is part of the diversified services industry. Shares are up 50.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

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Insperity, Inc. provides an array of human resources and business solutions to enhance business performance for small and medium-sized businesses in the United States. The company has a P/E ratio of 28.00.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Insperity

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity, good cash flow from operations, solid stock price performance and impressive record of earnings per share growth. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. You can view the full

Insperity Ratings Report

now.

Avnet

Owners of

Avnet

(NYSE:

AVT

) shares, as of market close today, will be eligible for a dividend of 17 cents per share. At a price of $41.43 as of 9:40 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 1.7%.

The average volume for Avnet has been 894,000 shares per day over the past 30 days. Avnet has a market cap of $5.3 billion and is part of the wholesale industry. Shares are down 3.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

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Avnet, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, distributes electronic components, enterprise computer and storage products, IT solutions and services, and embedded subsystems in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the Asia/Pacific. The company has a P/E ratio of 9.61.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Avnet

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its growth in earnings per share, increase in net income, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, attractive valuation levels and good cash flow from operations. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. You can view the full

Avnet 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.