5 Stocks Going Ex-Dividend Monday: SBS, TD, KIM, CMCSK, CMCSA

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Monday, April 1, 2013, 10 U.S. common stocks are scheduled to go ex-dividend. The dividend yields on these stocks range from 0.5% to 6.3%. All of these stocks can be found on our stocks going ex-dividend section of our dividend calendar.

Highlighted Stocks Going Ex-Dividend Monday:

Companhia De Saneamento Basico Do Estado De

Owners of Companhia De Saneamento Basico Do Estado De (NYSE: SBS) shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 97 cents per share. At a price of $47.02 as of 9:35 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 4.5%.

The average volume for Companhia De Saneamento Basico Do Estado De has been 556,700 shares per day over the past 30 days. Companhia De Saneamento Basico Do Estado De has a market cap of $10.8 billion and is part of the utilities industry. Shares are up 12.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

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Companhia de Saneamento Basico do Estado de S o Paulo SABESP provides basic and environmental sanitation services; and supplies treated water on a wholesale basis to residential, commercial, industrial, and governmental customers in the State of S o Paulo. The company has a P/E ratio of 20.59. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates Companhia De Saneamento Basico Do Estado De a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Companhia De Saneamento Basico Do Estado De as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, notable return on equity, good cash flow from operations and increase in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. You can view the full Companhia De Saneamento Basico Do Estado De Ratings Report now.

Toronto-Dominion Bank

Owners of Toronto-Dominion Bank (NYSE: TD) shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 79 cents per share. At a price of $82.61 as of 9:36 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 3.8%.

The average volume for Toronto-Dominion Bank has been 462,700 shares per day over the past 30 days. Toronto-Dominion Bank has a market cap of $76.6 billion and is part of the banking industry. Shares are down 2.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

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The Toronto-Dominion Bank, together with its subsidiaries, provides financial and banking services in North America and internationally. The company's Canadian Personal and Commercial Banking segment offers various financial products and services to personal and small business customers. The company has a P/E ratio of 11.72. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Toronto-Dominion Bank a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Toronto-Dominion Bank as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity and growth in earnings per share. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including weak operating cash flow and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself. You can view the full Toronto-Dominion Bank Ratings Report now.

Kimco Realty

Owners of Kimco Realty (NYSE: KIM) shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 21 cents per share. At a price of $22.24 as of 9:35 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 3.8%.

The average volume for Kimco Realty has been 3.0 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Kimco Realty has a market cap of $9.1 billion and is part of the real estate industry. Shares are up 15% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

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Kimco Realty Corporation is an independent real estate investment trust. The firm invests in the real estate markets across North America. It is primarily engaged in acquisitions, development, and management of neighborhood and community shopping centers. The company has a P/E ratio of 82.11. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Kimco Realty a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Kimco Realty as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its compelling growth in net income, revenue growth, expanding profit margins, solid stock price performance and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. You can view the full Kimco Realty Ratings Report now.

Comcast

Owners of Comcast (NASDAQ: CMCSK) shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 20 cents per share. At a price of $39.55 as of 9:35 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 2%.

The average volume for Comcast has been 3.3 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Comcast has a market cap of $19.9 billion and is part of the media industry. Shares are up 9.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

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Comcast Corporation operates as a media and technology company worldwide. It operates through Cable Communications, Cable Networks, Broadcast Television, Filmed Entertainment, and Theme Parks segments. The company has a P/E ratio of 17.18. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates Comcast a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Comcast as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and reasonable valuation levels. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. You can view the full Comcast Ratings Report now.

Comcast

Owners of Comcast (NASDAQ: CMCSA) shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 20 cents per share. At a price of $41.88 as of 9:35 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 1.9%.

The average volume for Comcast has been 13.8 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Comcast has a market cap of $88.0 billion and is part of the media industry. Shares are up 11.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

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Comcast Corporation operates as a media and technology company worldwide. It operates through Cable Communications, Cable Networks, Broadcast Television, Filmed Entertainment, and Theme Parks segments. The company has a P/E ratio of 18.19. Currently there are 16 analysts that rate Comcast a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Comcast as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and reasonable valuation levels. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. You can view the full Comcast 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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