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Tomorrow, Nov. 27, 2013, 44 U.S. common stocks are scheduled to go ex-dividend. The dividend yields on these stocks range from 0% to 8.6%. All of these stocks can be found on our

stocks going ex-dividend

section of our

dividend calendar

.

Highlighted Stocks Going Ex-Dividend Tomorrow:

QIWI PLC ADR

Owners of

QIWI PLC ADR

(NASDAQ:

QIWI

) shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 30 cents per share. At a price of $48.11 as of 9:35 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 1.8%.

The average volume for QIWI PLC ADR has been 377,900 shares per day over the past 30 days. QIWI PLC ADR has a market cap of $2.5 billion and is part of the financial services industry. Shares are unchanged year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

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Assurant

Owners of

Assurant

(NYSE:

AIZ

) shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 25 cents per share. At a price of $64.29 as of 9:35 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 1.6%.

The average volume for Assurant has been 549,000 shares per day over the past 30 days. Assurant has a market cap of $4.7 billion and is part of the insurance industry. Shares are up 84.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

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Assurant, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides specialized insurance products and related services in North America and internationally. The company has a P/E ratio of 12.29.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Assurant

as a

buy

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

Assurant Ratings Report

now.

Sothebys

Owners of

Sothebys

(NYSE:

BID

) shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 10 cents per share. At a price of $51.12 as of 9:35 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 0.8%.

The average volume for Sothebys has been 1.3 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Sothebys has a market cap of $3.6 billion and is part of the specialty retail industry. Shares are up 55.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

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Sotheby's operates as an auctioneer of authenticated fine art, decorative art, and jewelry. The company operates in three segments: Auction, Finance, and Dealer. The company has a P/E ratio of 34.12.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Sothebys

as a

buy

. 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, good cash flow from operations, increase in net income and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. You can view the full

Sothebys Ratings Report

now.

Abercrombie & Fitch Company

Owners of

Abercrombie & Fitch Company

(NYSE:

ANF

) shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 20 cents per share. At a price of $34.47 as of 9:35 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 2.3%.

The average volume for Abercrombie & Fitch Company has been 3.3 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Abercrombie & Fitch Company has a market cap of $2.6 billion and is part of the retail industry. Shares are down 28.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

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Abercrombie & Fitch Co., through its subsidiaries, operates as a specialty retailer of casual apparel for men, women, and kids. It operates through three segments: U.S. Stores, International Stores, and Direct-to-Consumer. The company has a P/E ratio of 11.58.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Abercrombie & Fitch Company

as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its reasonable valuation levels, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, unimpressive growth in net income and feeble growth in the company's earnings per share. You can view the full

Abercrombie & Fitch Company Ratings Report

now.

Qualcomm

Owners of

Qualcomm

(NASDAQ:

QCOM

) shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 35 cents per share. At a price of $72.85 as of 9:35 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 1.9%.

The average volume for Qualcomm has been 10.7 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Qualcomm has a market cap of $123.3 billion and is part of the telecommunications industry. Shares are up 17.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

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QUALCOMM Incorporated designs, develops, manufactures, and markets digital communications products and services based on code division multiple access (CDMA), orthogonal frequency division multiple access (OFDMA), and other technologies. The company has a P/E ratio of 18.66.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Qualcomm

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, good cash flow from operations, increase in net income, notable return on equity and increase in stock price during the past year. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook. You can view the full

Qualcomm 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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