Tomorrow, Friday, November 20, 2015, 18 U.S. common stocks are scheduled to go ex-dividend. The dividend yields on these stocks range from 0.4% to 11%. All of these stocks can be found on our

stocks going ex-dividend

section of our

dividend calendar

.

Highlighted Stocks Going Ex-Dividend Tomorrow:

Macquarie/First Trust Global Infrastructure

Owners of

Macquarie/First Trust Global Infrastructure

(NYSE:

MFD

) shares, as of market close today, will be eligible for a dividend of 35 cents per share. At a price of $12.81 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 11%.

The average volume for Macquarie/First Trust Global Infrastructure has been 28,000 shares per day over the past 30 days. Macquarie/First Trust Global Infrastructure has a market cap of $108.2 million and is part of the financial services industry. Shares are down 19.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

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Textainer Group Holdings

Owners of

Textainer Group Holdings

(NYSE:

TGH

) shares, as of market close today, will be eligible for a dividend of 24 cents per share. At a price of $14.05 as of 9:36 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 6.8%.

The average volume for Textainer Group Holdings has been 550,600 shares per day over the past 30 days. Textainer Group Holdings has a market cap of $803.4 million and is part of the diversified services industry. Shares are down 59.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

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Textainer Group Holdings Limited, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the purchase, ownership, management, leasing, and disposal of a fleet of intermodal containers worldwide. It operates through three segments: Container Ownership, Container Management, and Container Resale. The company has a P/E ratio of 4.65.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Textainer Group Holdings

as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its good cash flow from operations and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and generally higher debt management risk. You can view the full

Textainer Group Holdings Ratings Report

now.

Delek US Holdings

Owners of

Delek US Holdings

(NYSE:

DK

) shares, as of market close today, will be eligible for a dividend of 15 cents per share. At a price of $26.25 as of 9:36 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 2.3%.

The average volume for Delek US Holdings has been 1.2 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Delek US Holdings has a market cap of $1.6 billion and is part of the energy industry. Shares are down 3.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

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Delek US Holdings, Inc. operates as an integrated downstream energy company that operates in petroleum refining, wholesale distribution, and convenience store retailing businesses. The company operates in three segments: Refining, Logistics, and Retail. The company has a P/E ratio of 17.33.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Delek US Holdings

as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its reasonable valuation levels, good cash flow from operations and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including disappointing return on equity, poor profit margins and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself. You can view the full

Delek US Holdings 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.