Friday, Friday, November 27, 2015, 59 U.S. common stocks are scheduled to go ex-dividend. The dividend yields on these stocks range from 0.3% to 25.8%. All of these stocks can be found on our

stocks going ex-dividend

section of our

dividend calendar

.

Highlighted Stocks Going Ex-Dividend Friday:

Silgan Holdings

Owners of

Silgan Holdings

(NASDAQ:

SLGN

) shares, as of market close today, will be eligible for a dividend of 16 cents per share. At a price of $53.74 as of 9:37 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 1.2%.

The average volume for Silgan Holdings has been 216,900 shares per day over the past 30 days. Silgan Holdings has a market cap of $3.2 billion and is part of the consumer non-durables industry. Shares are down 0.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

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Silgan Holdings Inc., together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells rigid packaging for shelf-stable food and other consumer goods products worldwide. The company operates through three segments: Metal Containers, Closures, and Plastic Containers. The company has a P/E ratio of 19.20.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Silgan Holdings

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its attractive valuation levels, solid stock price performance and notable return on equity. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. You can view the full

Silgan Holdings Ratings Report

now.

Aaron's

Owners of

Aaron's

(NYSE:

AAN

) shares, as of market close today, will be eligible for a dividend of 2 cents per share. At a price of $24.60 as of 9:36 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 0.4%.

The average volume for Aaron's has been 940,200 shares per day over the past 30 days. Aaron's has a market cap of $1.7 billion and is part of the diversified services industry. Shares are down 19.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

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Aaron's, Inc. operates as a specialty retailer of furniture, consumer electronics, computers, appliances, and household accessories in the United States and Canada. The company operates in five segments: Sales and Lease Ownership, Progressive, HomeSmart, Franchise, and Manufacturing. The company has a P/E ratio of 12.75.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Aaron's

as a

hold

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

Aaron's Ratings Report

now.

Avnet

Owners of

Avnet

(NYSE:

AVT

) shares, as of market close today, will be eligible for a dividend of 17 cents per share. At a price of $45.17 as of 9:35 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 1.5%.

The average volume for Avnet has been 995,800 shares per day over the past 30 days. Avnet has a market cap of $6.0 billion and is part of the wholesale industry. Shares are up 5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

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Avnet, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, distributes electronic components, enterprise computer and storage products, IT solutions and services, and embedded subsystems in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the Asia/Pacific. The company has a P/E ratio of 10.94.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Avnet

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share, attractive valuation levels and good cash flow from operations. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. You can view the full

Avnet 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.