6 Ex-Dividend Stocks With Buy Ratings

NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- These stocks go ex-dividend Tuesday, meaning an investor must purchase the shares Monday to qualify for the next dividend payment: Mosaic ( MOS), Adtran ( ADTN), Cardinal Financial ( CDFN), Merchant Banchshares ( MBVT), MeadWestvaco ( MWV), Northwest Bancshares ( NWBI) and Spectra Energy Partners ( SEP).

Each of these stocks received a buy rating from TheStreet Ratings.

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Mosaic

Mosaic is an agricultural products company.

Forward Annual Dividend Yield: 0.4%

Rated "B- (Buy)" by TheStreet Ratings: The company's second-quarter gross profit margin was flat with a year earlier.

Mosaic is extremely liquid. Its Quick Ratio is 2.17, which shows the company can meet its short-term cash needs.

In the second quarter, stockholders' net worth increased 10.33% from the previous year.

TheStreet Ratings' price target is $63.95. The stock closed Friday at $56.56.

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