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Tomorrow, Thursday, August 06, 2015, 45 U.S. common stocks are scheduled to go ex-dividend. The dividend yields on these stocks range from 0.3% 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:

Southcross Energy Partners

Owners of

Southcross Energy Partners

(NYSE:

SXE

) shares, as of market close today, will be eligible for a dividend of 40 cents per share. At a price of $9.91 as of 9:35 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 16%.

The average volume for Southcross Energy Partners has been 97,200 shares per day over the past 30 days. Southcross Energy Partners has a market cap of $238.0 million and is part of the utilities industry. Shares are down 37% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

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Southcross Energy Partners, L.P., together with its subsidiaries, provides natural gas gathering, processing, treating, compression, and transportation services in the United States. The company also offers natural gas liquid (NGL) fractionation and transportation services.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Southcross Energy Partners

as a

sell

. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity, weak operating cash flow, poor profit margins and generally high debt management risk. You can view the full

Southcross Energy Partners Ratings Report

now.

Oaktree Capital Group

Owners of

Oaktree Capital Group

(NYSE:

OAK

) shares, as of market close today, will be eligible for a dividend of 50 cents per share. At a price of $55.33 as of 9:36 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 4.2%.

The average volume for Oaktree Capital Group has been 170,400 shares per day over the past 30 days. Oaktree Capital Group has a market cap of $2.7 billion and is part of the financial services industry. Shares are up 6.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

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Oaktree Capital Group, LLC operates as a global investment management firm that focuses on alternative markets. The company has a P/E ratio of 24.91.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Oaktree Capital Group

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth and solid stock price performance. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat weak growth in earnings per share. You can view the full

Oaktree Capital Group Ratings Report

now.

Cousins Properties

Owners of

Cousins Properties

(NYSE:

CUZ

) shares, as of market close today, will be eligible for a dividend of 8 cents per share. At a price of $10.14 as of 9:36 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 3.1%.

The average volume for Cousins Properties has been 2.1 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Cousins Properties has a market cap of $2.2 billion and is part of the real estate industry. Shares are down 11.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

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Cousins Properties Incorporated, a real estate investment trust (REIT), owns, develops, and manages real estate portfolio, as well as performs certain real estate-related services in the United States. The company has a P/E ratio of 49.00.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Cousins Properties

as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth and increase in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, disappointing return on equity and poor profit margins. You can view the full

Cousins Properties 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.