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Tomorrow, Wednesday, November 25, 2015, 73 U.S. common stocks are scheduled to go ex-dividend. The dividend yields on these stocks range from 0.7% to 19.2%. All of these stocks can be found on our

stocks going ex-dividend

section of our

dividend calendar

.

Highlighted Stocks Going Ex-Dividend Tomorrow:

Spark Energy

Owners of

Spark Energy

(NASDAQ:

SPKE

) shares, as of market close today, will be eligible for a dividend of 36 cents per share. At a price of $18.62 as of 9:35 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 7.9%.

The average volume for Spark Energy has been 26,700 shares per day over the past 30 days. Spark Energy has a market cap of $56.6 million and is part of the utilities industry. Shares are up 33.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

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Spark Energy, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as an independent retail energy services company in the United States. It operates through two segments, Retail Natural Gas and Retail Electricity. The company has a P/E ratio of 25.38.

TheStreet Ratings rates

TheStreet Recommends

Spark Energy

as a

sell

. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its generally high debt management risk and poor profit margins. You can view the full

Spark Energy Ratings Report

now.

Enpro Industries

Owners of

Enpro Industries

(NYSE:

NPO

) shares, as of market close today, will be eligible for a dividend of 20 cents per share. At a price of $49.26 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 1.6%.

The average volume for Enpro Industries has been 190,400 shares per day over the past 30 days. Enpro Industries has a market cap of $1.1 billion and is part of the industrial industry. Shares are down 20.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

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EnPro Industries, Inc. designs, develops, manufactures, and markets engineered industrial products worldwide.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Enpro Industries

as a

hold

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

Enpro Industries Ratings Report

now.

EPR Properties

Owners of

EPR Properties

(NYSE:

EPR

) shares, as of market close today, will be eligible for a dividend of 30 cents per share. At a price of $55.98 as of 9:35 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 6.4%.

The average volume for EPR Properties has been 323,400 shares per day over the past 30 days. EPR Properties has a market cap of $3.4 billion and is part of the real estate industry. Shares are down 2.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

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EPR Properties is a real estate investment trust. It invests in the real estate markets of United States and Canada. The firm develops, owns, leases and finances properties in select market segments primarily related to entertainment, education and recreation. The company has a P/E ratio of 19.05.

TheStreet Ratings rates

EPR Properties

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, increase in net income, good cash flow from operations, expanding profit margins 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

EPR Properties 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.