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Monday, Monday, November 24, 2014, 22 U.S. common stocks are scheduled to go ex-dividend. The dividend yields on these stocks range from 0.3% to 12.7%. All of these stocks can be found on our

stocks going ex-dividend

section of our

dividend calendar

.

Highlighted Stocks Going Ex-Dividend Monday:

Chambers Street Properties

Owners of

Chambers Street Properties

(NYSE:

CSG

) shares, as of market close today, will be eligible for a dividend of 4 cents per share. At a price of $7.98 as of 9:41 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 6.5%.

The average volume for Chambers Street Properties has been 1.1 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Chambers Street Properties has a market cap of $1.9 billion and is part of the real estate industry. Shares are up 3.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

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Chambers Street Properties is a equity real estate investment trust. The firm invests in the real estate markets of United States, United Kingdom, and Germany. It focuses on acquiring, owning and operating the properties. The firm invests in industrial and office properties. The company has a P/E ratio of 65.42.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Chambers Street Properties

as a

hold

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

Chambers Street Properties Ratings Report

now.

Tessera Technologies

Owners of

Tessera Technologies

(NASDAQ:

TSRA

) shares, as of market close today, will be eligible for a dividend of 10 cents per share. At a price of $33.31 as of 9:41 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 1.2%.

The average volume for Tessera Technologies has been 440,300 shares per day over the past 30 days. Tessera Technologies has a market cap of $1.7 billion and is part of the electronics industry. Shares are up 69.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

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Tessera Technologies, Inc., through its subsidiaries, develops, licenses, and delivers semiconductor, interconnect, and imaging technologies. The company operates in two segments, Intellectual Property and DigitalOptics. The company has a P/E ratio of 60.54.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Tessera Technologies

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, solid stock price performance, compelling growth in net income and expanding profit margins. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. You can view the full

Tessera Technologies Ratings Report

now.

Integrys Energy Group

Owners of

Integrys Energy Group

(NYSE:

TEG

) shares, as of market close today, will be eligible for a dividend of 68 cents per share. At a price of $73.26 as of 9:41 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 3.7%.

The average volume for Integrys Energy Group has been 380,800 shares per day over the past 30 days. Integrys Energy Group has a market cap of $5.8 billion and is part of the utilities industry. Shares are up 34.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

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Integrys Energy Group, Inc. operates as a diversified energy holding company with regulated natural gas and electric utility operations in Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. The company has a P/E ratio of 15.79.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Integrys Energy Group

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its compelling growth in net income, revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, solid stock price performance and reasonable valuation levels. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. You can view the full

Integrys Energy Group 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.

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