5 Stocks Going Ex-Dividend Tomorrow: NTE, HLSS, RBC, WIN, WDC

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Tomorrow, June 26, 2013, 94 U.S. common stocks are scheduled to go ex-dividend. The dividend yields on these stocks range from 0.1% to 17.9%. All of these stocks can be found on our stocks going ex-dividend section of our dividend calendar.

Highlighted Stocks Going Ex-Dividend Tomorrow:

Nam Tai Electronics

Owners of Nam Tai Electronics (NYSE: NTE) shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 15 cents per share. At a price of $5.99 as of 9:35 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 9.9%.

The average volume for Nam Tai Electronics has been 675,500 shares per day over the past 30 days. Nam Tai Electronics has a market cap of $271.5 million and is part of the electronics industry. Shares are down 58.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

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Nam Tai Electronics, Inc. provides electronics manufacturing and design services to the original equipment manufacturers of telecommunication and consumer electronic products. The company has a P/E ratio of 3.81.

TheStreet Ratings rates Nam Tai Electronics as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and notable return on equity. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including poor profit margins and weak operating cash flow. You can view the full Nam Tai Electronics Ratings Report now.

Home Loan Servicing Solutions

Owners of Home Loan Servicing Solutions (NASDAQ: HLSS) shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 14 cents per share. At a price of $23.29 as of 9:36 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 7.3%.

The average volume for Home Loan Servicing Solutions has been 657,600 shares per day over the past 30 days. Home Loan Servicing Solutions has a market cap of $1.3 billion and is part of the real estate industry. Shares are up 21.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

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Home Loan Servicing Solutions, Ltd., through its subsidiaries, engages in the acquisition of mortgage servicing assets. Its mortgage servicing assets consists of servicing advances, mortgage servicing rights, rights to mortgage servicing rights, and other related assets. The company has a P/E ratio of 13.62.

TheStreet Ratings rates Home Loan Servicing Solutions as a sell. The area that we feel has been the company's primary weakness has been its disappointing return on equity. You can view the full Home Loan Servicing Solutions Ratings Report now.

Regal-Beloit Corporation

Owners of Regal-Beloit Corporation (NYSE: RBC) shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 20 cents per share. At a price of $63.00 as of 9:35 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 1.3%.

The average volume for Regal-Beloit Corporation has been 393,600 shares per day over the past 30 days. Regal-Beloit Corporation has a market cap of $2.9 billion and is part of the industrial industry. Shares are down 11.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

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Regal Beloit Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells electric motors and controls, electric generators and controls, and mechanical motion control products in the United States, Asia, and internationally. The company has a P/E ratio of 13.97.

TheStreet Ratings rates Regal-Beloit Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in net income, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, reasonable valuation levels and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. You can view the full Regal-Beloit Corporation Ratings Report now.

Windstream

Owners of Windstream (NASDAQ: WIN) shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 25 cents per share. At a price of $7.88 as of 9:35 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 12.6%.

The average volume for Windstream has been 7.9 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Windstream has a market cap of $4.7 billion and is part of the telecommunications industry. Shares are down 5.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

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Windstream Corporation provides communications and technology solutions in the United States. The company offers managed services and cloud computing services to businesses, as well as broadband, voice, and video services to consumers primarily in rural markets. The company has a P/E ratio of 29.41.

TheStreet Ratings rates Windstream as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its notable return on equity and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, generally higher debt management risk and weak operating cash flow. You can view the full Windstream Ratings Report now.

Western Digital Corporation

Owners of Western Digital Corporation (NASDAQ: WDC) shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 25 cents per share. At a price of $59.12 as of 9:35 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 1.7%.

The average volume for Western Digital Corporation has been 2.8 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Western Digital Corporation has a market cap of $14.2 billion and is part of the computer hardware industry. Shares are up 37.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

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Western Digital Corporation, through its subsidiaries, engages in the development, manufacture, and sale of storage products and solutions that enable people to create, manage, experience and preserve digital content. The company has a P/E ratio of 7.53.

TheStreet Ratings rates Western Digital Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, solid stock price performance, attractive valuation levels and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. You can view the full Western Digital 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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