9 Ex-Dividend Stocks With Buy Ratings

NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- These stocks go ex-dividend Wednesday, meaning an investor must purchase the stocks Tuesday to qualify for the next dividend payment: PetSmart ( PETM), Williams-Sonoma ( WSM), Signet Jewelers ( SIG), Lennar ( LEN), Tyco International ( TYC), Pentair ( PNR), Hospitality Properties ( HPT), R.R. Donnelley & Sons ( RRD) and Epoch Holdings ( EPHC).

The nine stocks received buy ratings from TheStreet Ratings.

R.R. Donnelley & Sons

R.R. Donnelley & Sons is a printing company. It is scheduled to report fourth-quarter earnings on Feb. 22. Analysts, on average, expect earnings of 44 cents a share on revenue of $2.78 billion.

Forward Annual Dividend Yield: 8.5%

Rated "B- (Buy)" by TheStreet Ratings: The firm's third-quarter gross profit margin remained about the same as one year ago.

R.R. Donnelley has average liquidity. Its Quick Ratio is 1.04, which shows that technically this company can meet its short-term cash needs.

In the third quarter, stockholders' net worth decreased 18.05% from the previous year.

TheStreet Ratings' price target is $13.79. The stock closed Monday at $12.30.

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Hospitality Properties

Hospitality Properties is a real estate investment trust that owns hotels. The company is scheduled to report fourth-quarter earnings on Feb. 13. The average analyst earnings per share estimate is 80 cents on revenue of $281.55 million, according to Thomson Reuters.

Forward Annual Dividend Yield: 7.2%

Rated "B (Buy)" by TheStreet Ratings: The company's third-quarter gross profit margin decreased from the previous year.

In the third quarter, stockholders' net worth decreased 6.41% from the prior year.

TheStreet Ratings' price target is $28.26. Shares closed Monday at $24.65.


Williams-Sonoma

Williams-Sonoma is a retailer of home-related products.

Forward Annual Dividend Yield: 2.5%

Rated "A- (Buy)" by TheStreet Ratings: The company's third-quarter gross profit margin stayed basically the same from a year ago.

Williams-Sonoma has weak liquidity. Its Quick Ratio is 0.80, which demonstrates a lack of ability to meet the firm's short-term cash needs.

In the third quarter, stockholders' net worth increased 4.04% from the previous year.

TheStreet Ratings' price target is $40.48. Shares closed at $34.47 on Monday.

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Pentair

Pentair is a manufacturer. The company is scheduled to report fourth-quarter earnings on Jan. 31. The average analyst earnings per share estimate is 54 cents on revenue of $865.36 million.

Forward Annual Dividend Yield: 2.4%

Rated "B (Buy)" by TheStreet Ratings: The firm's third-quarter gross profit margin was basically the same as the previous year.

Pentair has weak liquidity. Its Quick Ratio is 0.85, which shows a lack of ability to meet its short-term cash needs.

In the third quarter, stockholders' net worth increased 4.05% from the prior year.

TheStreet Ratings' price target is $43.46. Shares closed Monday at $36.96.


Tyco International

Tyco International is an industrial products company. It is scheduled to report first-quarter earnings on Jan. 31. The average analyst earnings per share estimate is 79 cents on $4.26 billion in revenue.

Forward Annual Dividend Yield: 2%

Rated "A (Buy)" by TheStreet Ratings: The company's fourth-quarter gross profit margin remained about the same as a year ago.

Tyco has weak liquidity. Its Quick Ratio is 0.89, demonstrating a lack of ability to meet short-term cash needs.

In the fourth quarter, stockholders' net worth also stayed basically the same from the prior year.

TheStreet Ratings' price target is $59.06. Shares closed Monday at $49.47.

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Epoch Holdings

Epoch Holdings is an investment management company. The firm is scheduled to report its second quarter earnings on Feb. 9. The average analyst earnings per share estimate is 23 cents on revenue of $16.82 million.

Forward Annual Dividend Yield: 1.4%

Rated "B+ (Buy)" by TheStreet Ratings: The company's first-quarter gross profit margin increased from the prior year.

Epoch is extremely liquid. Its Quick Ratio is 4.70, which clearly shows the company can meet its short-term cash needs.

In the first quarter, stockholders' net worth increased 11.20% from the previous year.

TheStreet Ratings' price target is $30.44. Shares closed Monday at $23.13.


PetSmart

PetSmart is a pets-goods retailer. The company is scheduled to report its fourth-quarter earnings on March 1. The average analyst earnings per share estimate is 89 cents on revenue of $1.62 billion, according to Thomson Reuters.

Forward Annual Dividend Yield: 1%

Rated "A+ (Buy)" by TheStreet Ratings: The company's third-quarter gross profit margin was basically the same as it was a year ago.

PetSmart has weak liquidity. Its Quick Ratio is 0.62, which demonstrates a lack of ability to meet short-term cash needs.

In the third quarter, stockholders' net worth decreased 2.25% from the previous year.

TheStreet Ratings' price target is $71.75. Shares closed Monday at $53.18.

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Signet Jewelers

Signet Jewelers is a specialty jewelry company. The firm is scheduled to report its fourth-quarter earnings on March 22. The average analyst earnings per share estimate is $1.78 on revenue of $1.35 billion.

Forward Annual Dividend Yield:0.9%

Rated "B (Buy)" by TheStreet Ratings: The company's third-quarter gross profit margin remained about the same from a year ago.

Signet has strong liquidity. Its Quick Ratio is 1.64, which shows the firm can meet its short-term cash needs.

In the third quarter, stockholders' net worth increased 18.75% from the prior year.

TheStreet Ratings' price target is $57.89. Shares closed Monday at $46.92.


Lennar

Lennar is a homebuilder.

Forward Annual Dividend Yield: 0.7%

Rated "B- (Buy)" by TheStreet Ratings: The company's fourth-quarter gross profit margin remained basically the same from the previous year.

In the fourth quarter, stockholders' net worth increased 3.35% from the prior year.

TheStreet Ratings' price target is $26.16. Shares closed at $21.75 on Monday.

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