Stewart Enterprises, Franco-Nevada: Ex-Dividend Roundup

NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Stewart Enterprises ( STEI) and Franco-Nevada ( FNV) go ex-dividend on Tuesday, meaning an investor must purchase the stock Monday to qualify for the next dividend payment.

Stewart Enterprises

Stewart Enterprises is involved in the death care business through funeral and cemetery-related products and services.

Forward Annual Dividend Yield: 2.4%

Rated "B- (Buy)" by TheStreet Ratings:The company's fourth- quarter gross profit margin is basically unchanged from one year ago.

Stewart Enterprises has average liquidity. The company's current Quick Ratio is 1.35 "which shows that technically this company has the ability to cover short-term cash needs," TheStreet Ratings found.

Stockholders' net worth in this period was basically unchanged.

"Together, the key liquidity measurements indicate that it is relatively unlikely that the company will face financial difficulties in the near future," TheStreet Ratings said.

Franco-Nevada

Franco-Nevada is a royalty and stream company that is focused on gold. It also has some platinum metals as well as some other assets.

Forward Annual Dividend Yield: 1.2%

Franco-Nevada may be one of the safest gold stocks as royalty companies don't face the same kind of production or geopolitical issues of other gold stocks.

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