Tomorrow, Wednesday, July 27, 2016, 46 U.S. common stocks are scheduled to go ex-dividend. The dividend yields on these stocks range from 0.7% to 12.2%. All of these stocks can be found on our

stocks going ex-dividend

section of our

dividend calendar

.

Highlighted Stocks Going Ex-Dividend Tomorrow:

Cross Timbers Royalty

Owners of

Cross Timbers Royalty

(NYSE:

CRT

) shares, as of market close today, will be eligible for a dividend of 5 cents per share. At a price of $18.65 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 6%.

The average volume for Cross Timbers Royalty has been 17,600 shares per day over the past 30 days. Cross Timbers Royalty has a market cap of $111.5 million and is part of the energy industry. Shares are up 42.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

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Cross Timbers Royalty Trust operates as an express trust in the United States. The company has a P/E ratio of 6.76.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Cross Timbers Royalty

as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, expanding profit margins and solid stock price performance. 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

Cross Timbers Royalty Ratings Report

now.

Teekay Offshore Partners

Owners of

Teekay Offshore Partners

(NYSE:

TOO

) shares, as of market close today, will be eligible for a dividend of 11 cents per share. At a price of $5.61 as of 9:36 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 7.8%.

The average volume for Teekay Offshore Partners has been 1.0 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Teekay Offshore Partners has a market cap of $608.3 million and is part of the transportation industry. Shares are down 13% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

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Teekay Offshore Partners L.P. provides marine transportation, oil production, storage, long-distance towing, offshore installation and maintenance, and safety services to the offshore oil industry in the North Sea and Brazil. The company has a P/E ratio of 17.75.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Teekay Offshore Partners

as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth and compelling growth in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including generally higher debt management risk, weak operating cash flow and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself. You can view the full

Teekay Offshore Partners Ratings Report

now.

Genesis Energy

Owners of

Genesis Energy

(NYSE:

GEL

) shares, as of market close today, will be eligible for a dividend of 69 cents per share. At a price of $37.69 as of 9:36 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 7.3%.

The average volume for Genesis Energy has been 714,100 shares per day over the past 30 days. Genesis Energy has a market cap of $4.2 billion and is part of the energy industry. Shares are up 2.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

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Genesis Energy, L.P. operates in the midstream segment of the oil and gas industry. The company operates through five segments: Offshore Pipeline Transportation, Onshore Pipeline Transportation, Refinery Services, Marine Transportation, and Supply and Logistics. The company has a P/E ratio of 9.02.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Genesis Energy

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its compelling growth in net income, notable return on equity, reasonable valuation levels and impressive record of earnings per share growth. 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

Genesis Energy 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.