Tomorrow, Friday, April 29, 2016, 15 U.S. common stocks are scheduled to go ex-dividend. The dividend yields on these stocks range from 0.9% to 16.2%. All of these stocks can be found on our

stocks going ex-dividend

section of our

dividend calendar

.

Highlighted Stocks Going Ex-Dividend Tomorrow:

Hoegh LNG Partners

Owners of

Hoegh LNG Partners

(NYSE:

HMLP

) shares, as of market close today, will be eligible for a dividend of 41 cents per share. At a price of $18.25 as of 9:37 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 9%.

The average volume for Hoegh LNG Partners has been 35,200 shares per day over the past 30 days. Hoegh LNG Partners has a market cap of $480.2 million and is part of the transportation industry. Shares are down 3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

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Hoegh LNG Partners LP focuses on owning, operating, and acquiring floating storage and regasification units, liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers, and other LNG infrastructure assets under long-term charters. Hoegh LNG GP LLC is the general partner of the company. The company has a P/E ratio of 11.77.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Hoegh LNG Partners

as a

sell

. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its generally high debt management risk and generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself. You can view the full

Hoegh LNG Partners Ratings Report

now.

Suburban Propane Partners

Owners of

Suburban Propane Partners

(NYSE:

SPH

) shares, as of market close today, will be eligible for a dividend of 89 cents per share. At a price of $31.31 as of 9:37 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 11.1%.

The average volume for Suburban Propane Partners has been 320,100 shares per day over the past 30 days. Suburban Propane Partners has a market cap of $1.9 billion and is part of the utilities industry. Shares are up 30.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

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Suburban Propane Partners, L.P., through its subsidiaries, engages in the retail marketing and distribution of propane, fuel oil, and refined fuels. The company has a P/E ratio of 47.55.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Suburban Propane Partners

as a

hold

. The company's strongest point has been its a solid financial position based on a variety of debt and liquidity measures that we have looked at. At the same time, however, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, feeble growth in the company's earnings per share and deteriorating net income. You can view the full

Suburban Propane Partners Ratings Report

now.

Carpenter Technology

Owners of

Carpenter Technology

(NYSE:

CRS

) shares, as of market close today, will be eligible for a dividend of 18 cents per share. At a price of $35.92 as of 9:36 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 2.1%.

The average volume for Carpenter Technology has been 641,900 shares per day over the past 30 days. Carpenter Technology has a market cap of $1.6 billion and is part of the industrial industry. Shares are up 19.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

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Carpenter Technology Corporation manufactures, fabricates, and distributes specialty metals worldwide. It operates through two segments: Specialty Alloys Operations and Performance Engineered Products. The company has a P/E ratio of 159.18.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Carpenter Technology

as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its reasonable valuation levels and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, deteriorating net income and weak operating cash flow. You can view the full

Carpenter Technology 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.