NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- These stocks go ex-dividend Monday, meaning an investor must purchase the stocks Friday to qualify for the next dividend payment: Provident Energy ( PVX), PNM Resources ( PNM), Lakeland Financial ( LKFN), Lowe's ( LOW) and Cooper ( COO). The stocks get buy ratings from TheStreet Ratings.
Provident Energy Provident Energy is a natural gas liquids company. Pembina Pipeline announced it would acquire all of the issued and outstanding shares of Provident Energy on Jan. 16. Forward Annual Dividend Yield: 5.7% Rated "B (Buy)" by TheStreet Ratings: The company's third-quarter gross profit margin increased from one year ago. Provident has weak liquidity. Its Quick Ratio is 0.63, which demonstrates a lack of ability to meet its short-term cash needs. In the third quarter, stockholders' net worth increased 4.75% from the previous year. TheStreet Ratings' price target is $11.99. The stock closed Thursday at $11.33.