4 Stocks Going Ex-Dividend Monday: TXRH, GES, PSA, APC

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Monday, June 10, 2013, 13 U.S. common stocks are scheduled to go ex-dividend. The dividend yields on these stocks range from 0% to 7.5%. All of these stocks can be found on our stocks going ex-dividend section of our dividend calendar.

Highlighted Stocks Going Ex-Dividend Monday:

Texas Roadhouse

Owners of Texas Roadhouse (NASDAQ: TXRH) shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 12 cents per share. At a price of $23.93 as of 9:35 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 2%.

The average volume for Texas Roadhouse has been 725,000 shares per day over the past 30 days. Texas Roadhouse has a market cap of $1.7 billion and is part of the leisure industry. Shares are up 40.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

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Texas Roadhouse, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates a full service casual dining restaurant chain. The company operates its restaurants under the Texas Roadhouse and Aspen Creek names. The company has a P/E ratio of 21.82.

TheStreet Ratings rates Texas Roadhouse as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and reasonable valuation levels. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. You can view the full Texas Roadhouse Ratings Report now.

Guess

Owners of Guess (NYSE: GES) shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 20 cents per share. At a price of $31.58 as of 9:35 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 2.6%.

The average volume for Guess has been 1.1 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Guess has a market cap of $2.6 billion and is part of the retail industry. Shares are up 27.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

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Guess , Inc. designs, markets, distributes, and licenses lifestyle collections of contemporary apparel and accessories for men, women, and children that reflect the American lifestyle and European fashion sensibilities. The company has a P/E ratio of 16.61.

TheStreet Ratings rates Guess as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, reasonable valuation levels, increase in stock price during the past year and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat weak growth in earnings per share. You can view the full Guess Ratings Report now.

Public Storage

At a price of $152.03 as of 9:35 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 3.2%.

The average volume for Public Storage has been 645,500 shares per day over the past 30 days. Public Storage has a market cap of $25.9 billion and is part of the real estate industry. Shares are up 6.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

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Public Storage operates as a real estate investment trust (REIT). It engages in the acquisition, development, ownership, and operation of self-storage facilities in the United States and Europe. The company has a P/E ratio of 36.87.

TheStreet Ratings rates Public Storage as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its impressive record of earnings per share growth, increase in net income, revenue growth, expanding profit margins and good cash flow from operations. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. You can view the full Public Storage Ratings Report now.

Anadarko Petroleum

Owners of Anadarko Petroleum (NYSE: APC) shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 9 cents per share. At a price of $87.79 as of 9:36 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 0.4%.

The average volume for Anadarko Petroleum has been 3.3 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Anadarko Petroleum has a market cap of $43.3 billion and is part of the energy industry. Shares are up 16.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

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Anadarko Petroleum Corporation engages in the exploration, development, production, and marketing of natural gas, crude oil, condensate, and natural gas liquids (NGLs) in the United States and internationally. The company has a P/E ratio of 63.88.

TheStreet Ratings rates Anadarko Petroleum as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. You can view the full Anadarko Petroleum 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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