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Tomorrow, Thursday, January 29, 2015, 37 U.S. common stocks are scheduled to go ex-dividend. The dividend yields on these stocks range from 0.1% to 24.4%. All of these stocks can be found on our

stocks going ex-dividend

section of our

dividend calendar

.

Highlighted Stocks Going Ex-Dividend Tomorrow:

Holly Energy Partners

Owners of

Holly Energy Partners

(NYSE:

HEP

) shares, as of market close today, will be eligible for a dividend of 53 cents per share. At a price of $33.18 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 6.4%.

The average volume for Holly Energy Partners has been 133,100 shares per day over the past 30 days. Holly Energy Partners has a market cap of $1.9 billion and is part of the energy industry. Shares are up 9.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

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Holly Energy Partners, L.P. operates petroleum product and crude pipelines, storage tanks, distribution terminals, and loading rack facilities. The company has a P/E ratio of 31.30.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Holly Energy Partners

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity, increase in net income, expanding profit margins and growth in earnings per share. We feel these 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

Holly Energy 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 60 cents per share. At a price of $44.72 as of 9:35 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 5.3%.

The average volume for Genesis Energy has been 494,200 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 5.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

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Genesis Energy, L.P. operates in the midstream segment of the oil and gas industry in the Gulf Coast region of the United States. The company operates in three segments: Pipeline Transportation, Refinery Services, and Supply and Logistics. The company has a P/E ratio of 41.72.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Genesis Energy

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in net income, reasonable valuation levels, good cash flow from operations and growth in earnings per share. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. You can view the full

Genesis Energy Ratings Report

now.

Susquehanna

Owners of

Susquehanna

(NASDAQ:

SUSQ

) shares, as of market close today, will be eligible for a dividend of 9 cents per share. At a price of $12.88 as of 9:37 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 2.8%.

The average volume for Susquehanna has been 3.0 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Susquehanna has a market cap of $2.4 billion and is part of the banking industry. Shares are down 4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

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Susquehanna Bancshares, Inc. operates as the bank holding company for Susquehanna Bank that provides a range of retail and commercial banking, and financial products and services in the mid-Atlantic region. The company has a P/E ratio of 15.76.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Susquehanna

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its expanding profit margins and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat weak growth in earnings per share. You can view the full

Susquehanna 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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