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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