Tomorrow, Wednesday, August 12, 2015, 186 U.S. common stocks are scheduled to go ex-dividend. The dividend yields on these stocks range from 0.1% to 39.3%. All of these stocks can be found on our

stocks going ex-dividend

section of our

dividend calendar

.

Highlighted Stocks Going Ex-Dividend Tomorrow:

SandRidge Mississippian Trust I

Owners of

SandRidge Mississippian Trust I

(NYSE:

SDT

) shares, as of market close today, will be eligible for a dividend of 30 cents per share. At a price of $4.34 as of 9:43 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 27%.

The average volume for SandRidge Mississippian Trust I has been 143,100 shares per day over the past 30 days. SandRidge Mississippian Trust I has a market cap of $122.6 million and is part of the energy industry. Shares are up 42.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

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The company has a P/E ratio of 2.32.

Nuveen Global High Income Fund

Owners of

Nuveen Global High Income Fund

(NYSE:

JGH

) shares, as of market close today, will be eligible for a dividend of 13 cents per share. At a price of $15.91 as of 9:45 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 10%.

The average volume for Nuveen Global High Income Fund has been 93,600 shares per day over the past 30 days. Nuveen Global High Income Fund has a market cap of $379.9 million and is part of the financial services industry. Shares are down 7.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

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Och-Ziff Capital Management Group

Owners of

Och-Ziff Capital Management Group

(NYSE:

OZM

) shares, as of market close today, will be eligible for a dividend of 14 cents per share. At a price of $11.01 as of 9:47 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 9.4%.

The average volume for Och-Ziff Capital Management Group has been 538,700 shares per day over the past 30 days. Och-Ziff Capital Management Group has a market cap of $1.9 billion and is part of the financial services industry. Shares are down 3.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

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Och-Ziff Capital Management Group LLC is a publicly owned hedge fund sponsor. The firm provides investment advisory services for its clients. It invests in equity markets across the world. The firm makes its investments in alternative markets across the world. The company has a P/E ratio of 13.80.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Och-Ziff Capital Management Group

as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself and feeble growth in the company's earnings per share. You can view the full

Och-Ziff Capital Management Group 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.