5 Stocks Going Ex-Dividend Tomorrow: HCC, HTS, RJF, PCG, MDLZ

Tomorrow, June 27, 2013, 30 U.S. common stocks are scheduled to go ex-dividend. The dividend yields on these stocks range from 0.2% to 20.9%. All of these stocks can be found on our stocks going ex-dividend section of our dividend calendar.

Highlighted Stocks Going Ex-Dividend Tomorrow:

HCC Insurance Holdings

Owners of HCC Insurance Holdings (NYSE: HCC) shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 17 cents per share. At a price of $42.50 as of 9:35 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 1.6%.

The average volume for HCC Insurance Holdings has been 361,000 shares per day over the past 30 days. HCC Insurance Holdings has a market cap of $4.2 billion and is part of the insurance industry. Shares are up 13.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

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HCC Insurance Holdings, Inc. underwrites non-correlated specialty insurance products worldwide. The company operates in five segments: U.S. Property and Casualty, Professional Liability, Accident and Health, U.S. Surety and Credit, and International. The U.S. The company has a P/E ratio of 10.28.

TheStreet Ratings rates HCC Insurance Holdings 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, compelling growth in net income and attractive valuation levels. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. You can view the full HCC Insurance Holdings Ratings Report now.

Hatteras Financial Corporation

Owners of Hatteras Financial Corporation (NYSE: HTS) shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 70 cents per share. At a price of $25.35 as of 9:35 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 11.4%.

The average volume for Hatteras Financial Corporation has been 810,300 shares per day over the past 30 days. Hatteras Financial Corporation has a market cap of $2.4 billion and is part of the real estate industry. Shares are up 0.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

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Hatteras Financial Corp. operates as an externally-managed mortgage real estate investment trust (REIT) in the United States. The company has a P/E ratio of 7.23.

TheStreet Ratings rates Hatteras Financial Corporation as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, attractive valuation levels and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including feeble growth in the company's earnings per share, unimpressive growth in net income and disappointing return on equity. You can view the full Hatteras Financial Corporation Ratings Report now.

Raymond James Financial

Owners of Raymond James Financial (NYSE: RJF) shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 14 cents per share. At a price of $42.86 as of 9:35 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 1.3%.

The average volume for Raymond James Financial has been 1.2 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Raymond James Financial has a market cap of $5.8 billion and is part of the financial services industry. Shares are up 10.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

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Raymond James Financial, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in the underwriting, distribution, trading, and brokerage of equity and debt securities in the United States, Canada, and Europe. The company has a P/E ratio of 17.97.

TheStreet Ratings rates Raymond James Financial as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, solid stock price performance, compelling growth in net income, growth in earnings per share and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. You can view the full Raymond James Financial Ratings Report now.

PG&E

Owners of PG&E (NYSE: PCG) shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 46 cents per share. At a price of $45.14 as of 9:35 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 4.1%.

The average volume for PG&E has been 2.7 million shares per day over the past 30 days. PG&E has a market cap of $19.5 billion and is part of the utilities industry. Shares are up 10% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

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PG&E Corporation, through its subsidiaries, operates as a public utility company in northern and central California. The company has a P/E ratio of 23.15.

TheStreet Ratings rates PG&E as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, increase in net income, reasonable valuation levels and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. You can view the full PG&E Ratings Report now.

Mondelez International

Owners of Mondelez International (NASDAQ: MDLZ) shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 13 cents per share. At a price of $28.84 as of 9:36 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 1.8%.

The average volume for Mondelez International has been 11.4 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Mondelez International has a market cap of $51.1 billion and is part of the food & beverage industry. Shares are up 12.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

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Mondelez International, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and markets packaged food products worldwide. The company has a P/E ratio of 28.93.

TheStreet Ratings rates Mondelez International as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its reasonable valuation levels, expanding profit margins and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, unimpressive growth in net income and weak operating cash flow. You can view the full Mondelez International 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.

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