4 Stocks Going Ex-Dividend Tomorrow: AMTG, PPS, WSH, NUE - TheStreet

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Tomorrow, June 26, 2013, 94 U.S. common stocks are scheduled to go ex-dividend. The dividend yields on these stocks range from 0.1% to 17.9%. All of these stocks can be found on our

stocks going ex-dividend

section of our

dividend calendar

.

Highlighted Stocks Going Ex-Dividend Tomorrow:

Apollo Residential Mortgage

Owners of

Apollo Residential Mortgage

(NYSE:

AMTG

) shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 70 cents per share. At a price of $16.64 as of 9:36 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 16.4%.

The average volume for Apollo Residential Mortgage has been 620,600 shares per day over the past 30 days. Apollo Residential Mortgage has a market cap of $547.8 million and is part of the real estate industry. Shares are down 18.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

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Apollo Residential Mortgage, Inc. operates as a residential real estate trust that invests in, finances, and manages residential mortgage assets in the United States. Its investment portfolio includes agency and non-agency residential mortgage-backed securities. The company has a P/E ratio of 2.64.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Apollo Residential Mortgage

as a

sell

. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its feeble growth in its earnings per share and unimpressive growth in net income. You can view the full

Apollo Residential Mortgage Ratings Report

now.

Post Properties

Owners of

Post Properties

(NYSE:

PPS

) shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 33 cents per share. At a price of $47.49 as of 9:36 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 2.8%.

The average volume for Post Properties has been 404,700 shares per day over the past 30 days. Post Properties has a market cap of $2.5 billion and is part of the real estate industry. Shares are down 5.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

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Post Properties, Inc. is an independent real estate investment trust. The firm invests in the real estate markets of the United States. It primarily develops, owns, and manages multi-family apartment communities. Post Properties, Inc. was founded in 1971 and is based in Atlanta, Georgia. The company has a P/E ratio of 32.38.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Post Properties

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, good cash flow from operations and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. You can view the full

Post Properties Ratings Report

now.

Willis Group Holdings

Owners of

Willis Group Holdings

(NYSE:

WSH

) shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 28 cents per share. At a price of $41.56 as of 9:35 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 2.7%.

The average volume for Willis Group Holdings has been 843,700 shares per day over the past 30 days. Willis Group Holdings has a market cap of $7.2 billion and is part of the insurance industry. Shares are up 23.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

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Willis Group Holdings Public Limited Company provides a range of insurance brokerage, reinsurance, and risk management consulting services worldwide.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Willis Group Holdings

as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, increase in stock price during the past year and notable return on equity. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the growth in the company's earnings per share has not been good. You can view the full

Willis Group Holdings Ratings Report

now.

Nucor

Owners of

Nucor

(NYSE:

NUE

) shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 37 cents per share. At a price of $43.60 as of 9:35 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 3.3%.

The average volume for Nucor has been 2.3 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Nucor has a market cap of $14.0 billion and is part of the metals & mining industry. Shares are down 0.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

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Nucor Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the manufacture and sale of steel and steel products in North America and internationally. It operates through three segments: Steel Mills, Steel Products, and Raw Materials. The company has a P/E ratio of 31.88.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Nucor

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 and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. You can view the full

Nucor 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.

Editor's Note: TheStreet ratings do not represent the views of TheStreet's staff or its contributors. Ratings are established by computer based on metrics for performance (which includes growth, stock performance, efficiency and valuation) and risk (volatility and solvency). Companies with poor cash flow or high debt levels tend to earn lower ratings in our model.

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