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:

Independence Realty

Owners of

Independence Realty

(AMEX:

IRT

) shares, as of market close today, will be eligible for a dividend of 6 cents per share. At a price of $6.71 as of 9:36 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 11%.

The average volume for Independence Realty has been 301,700 shares per day over the past 30 days. Independence Realty has a market cap of $317.6 million and is part of the real estate industry. Shares are down 10.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

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Independence Realty Trust, Inc is an equity real estate investment trust launched by RAIT Financial Trust. It is managed by Independence Realty Advisors, LLC. The fund invests in the real estate markets of the United States. It makes investments in apartment properties to create its portfolio. The company has a P/E ratio of 8.41.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Independence Realty

as a

sell

. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its poor profit margins and generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself. You can view the full

Independence Realty Ratings Report

now.

Paramount Group

Owners of

Paramount Group

(NYSE:

PGRE

) shares, as of market close today, will be eligible for a dividend of 10 cents per share. At a price of $15.48 as of 9:37 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 2.3%.

The average volume for Paramount Group has been 976,600 shares per day over the past 30 days. Paramount Group has a market cap of $3.3 billion and is part of the real estate industry. Shares are down 13.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

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Paramount Group, Inc. is a real estate firm that invests in Class A office properties located in select central business district submarkets of New York City, Washington, D.C. and San Francisco. Paramount Group, Inc. is based in New York, New York.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Paramount Group

as a

sell

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

Paramount Group Ratings Report

now.

Douglas Emmett

Owners of

Douglas Emmett

(NYSE:

DEI

) shares, as of market close today, will be eligible for a dividend of 22 cents per share. At a price of $29.69 as of 9:36 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 3%.

The average volume for Douglas Emmett has been 1.1 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Douglas Emmett has a market cap of $4.4 billion and is part of the real estate industry. Shares are down 5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

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Douglas Emmett, Inc., a real estate investment trust, owns and operates office and multifamily properties in California and Hawaii. As of December 31, 2007, the company's office portfolio consisted of 48 properties and multifamily portfolio consisted of 9 properties. The company has a P/E ratio of 74.10.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Douglas Emmett

as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and revenue growth. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the stock has had a decline in price during the past year. You can view the full

Douglas Emmett 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.