5 Stocks Going Ex-Dividend Tomorrow: RSO, LECO, ARE, BXP, DHR

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Tomorrow, March 26, 2013, 78 U.S. common stocks are scheduled to go ex-dividend. The dividend yields on these stocks range from 0.1% to 14.6%. All of these stocks can be found on our stocks going ex-dividend section of our dividend calendar.

Highlighted Stocks Going Ex-Dividend Tomorrow:

Resource Capital Corporation

Owners of Resource Capital Corporation (NYSE: RSO) shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 20 cents per share. At a price of $6.77 as of 9:35 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 11.9%.

The average volume for Resource Capital Corporation has been 1.1 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Resource Capital Corporation has a market cap of $727.1 million and is part of the real estate industry. Shares are up 19.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

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Resource Capital Corp. operates as a specialty finance company that focuses primarily on commercial real estate and commercial finance in the United States. The company has a P/E ratio of 9.48. Currently there are no analysts that rate Resource Capital Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Resource Capital Corporation as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, solid stock price performance and impressive record of earnings per share growth. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company's profit margins have been poor overall. You can view the full Resource Capital Corporation Ratings Report now.

Lincoln Electric Holdings

Owners of Lincoln Electric Holdings (NASDAQ: LECO) shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 20 cents per share. At a price of $55.82 as of 9:34 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 1.4%.

The average volume for Lincoln Electric Holdings has been 290,000 shares per day over the past 30 days. Lincoln Electric Holdings has a market cap of $4.8 billion and is part of the industrial industry. Shares are up 13.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

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Lincoln Electric Holdings, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in the design, manufacture, and sale of welding, cutting, and brazing products worldwide. The company has a P/E ratio of 18.75. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Lincoln Electric Holdings a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Lincoln Electric Holdings as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. You can view the full Lincoln Electric Holdings Ratings Report now.

Alexandria Real Estate Equities

Owners of Alexandria Real Estate Equities (NYSE: ARE) shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 60 cents per share. At a price of $71.69 as of 9:35 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 3.4%.

The average volume for Alexandria Real Estate Equities has been 444,400 shares per day over the past 30 days. Alexandria Real Estate Equities has a market cap of $4.5 billion and is part of the real estate industry. Shares are up 2.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

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Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc., a real estate investment trust (REIT), engages in the ownership, operation, management, development, acquisition, and redevelopment of properties for the life sciences industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 67.65. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Alexandria Real Estate Equities a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Alexandria Real Estate Equities as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, deteriorating net income and disappointing return on equity. You can view the full Alexandria Real Estate Equities Ratings Report now.

Boston Properties

Owners of Boston Properties (NYSE: BXP) shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 65 cents per share. At a price of $101.56 as of 9:36 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 2.6%.

The average volume for Boston Properties has been 886,100 shares per day over the past 30 days. Boston Properties has a market cap of $15.4 billion and is part of the real estate industry. Shares are down 4.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

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Boston Properties, Inc., a real estate investment trust (REIT), together with its subsidiaries, engages in the ownership and development of office properties. The company has a P/E ratio of 59.91. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate Boston Properties a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Boston Properties as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its good cash flow from operations and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. You can view the full Boston Properties Ratings Report now.

Danaher Corporation

Owners of Danaher Corporation (NYSE: DHR) shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 3 cents per share. At a price of $61.80 as of 9:36 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 0.2%.

The average volume for Danaher Corporation has been 2.8 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Danaher Corporation has a market cap of $42.3 billion and is part of the industrial industry. Shares are up 9.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

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Danaher Corporation designs, manufactures, and markets professional, medical, industrial, and commercial products and services primarily in North America, Europe, and Asia/Australia. The company has a P/E ratio of 18.98. Currently there are 14 analysts that rate Danaher Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Danaher Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. You can view the full Danaher Corporation Ratings Report now.

More About Dividends:

One benefit of owning a stock is the potential that you will be paid a dividend. The distribution of dividend payments is another way for a company to share its profit with you. A dividend means that the company pays you a certain amount of money, either as a one-time payment or more commonly on a quarterly basis, for each share of stock you own.

Many times, dividends come at the expense of greater price appreciation, because the company is distributing its profits to shareholders rather than reinvesting the profits back into the growth of the company. However, companies that pay dividends can be very attractive to investors when they offer a steady stream of income. There are some important terms and dates an investor should be familiar with before purchasing any dividend-paying companies. Let's work through an example to help better explain some of these terms:

On March 1, ABC Widget Company has decided that because it holds excess cash and lacks investment opportunities, it would like to reward shareholders with a regular quarterly dividend payment. The date for this particular announcement is known as the declaration date. It is on this date that the company announces the specific dividend payment along with the holder of record date (aka record date) and the payment date. The company announces that a dividend payment of 25 cents per share will be payable March 31, 2012 (the payment date) to all shareholders of record at the close of business on March 16, 2012 (holder of record date). What does this all mean? Well the short story is that the company looks at its records on March 16 and anyone listed on the books as an owner of ABC Widget company will be eligible for the dividend payment (on March 31).

The one other important term to remember is the ex-dividend date. The ex-dividend date (typically two trading days before the holder of record date for U.S. securities) is the day in which a company begins trading without the dividend. In order to have a claim on a dividend, shares must be purchased no later than the last business day before the ex-dividend date. A company trading ex-dividend will have the upcoming dividend subtracted from the share price at the start of the trading day. Many times, the price of a stock will increase in anticipation of the upcoming dividend as the ex-dividend date approaches, yet will fall back by the amount of the dividend on the ex-dividend date.

Editor's Note: TheStreet ratings do not represent the views of TheStreet's staff or its contributors. Ratings are established by computer based on metrics for performance (which includes growth, stock performance, efficiency and valuation) and risk (volatility and solvency). Companies with poor cash flow or high debt levels tend to earn lower ratings in our model.
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