5 Stocks Going Ex-Dividend Tomorrow: WERN, WPC, INGR, O, STT

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:

Werner

Owners of Werner (NASDAQ: WERN) shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 5 cents per share. At a price of $24.14 as of 9:35 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 0.8%.

The average volume for Werner has been 558,100 shares per day over the past 30 days. Werner has a market cap of $1.7 billion and is part of the transportation industry. Shares are up 9.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

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Werner Enterprises, Inc., a transportation and logistics company, engages in hauling truckload shipments of general commodities in interstate and intrastate commerce in the United States, Mexico, and internationally. The company has a P/E ratio of 17.56.

TheStreet Ratings rates Werner 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 and reasonable valuation levels. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. You can view the full Werner Ratings Report now.

W. P. Carey

Owners of W. P. Carey (NYSE: WPC) shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 84 cents per share. At a price of $64.23 as of 9:35 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 5.2%.

The average volume for W. P. Carey has been 285,200 shares per day over the past 30 days. W. P. Carey has a market cap of $4.4 billion and is part of the real estate industry. Shares are up 23.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

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W. P. Carey Inc. is an independent equity real estate investment trust. The firm also provides long-term sale-leaseback and build-to-suit financing for companies. It invests in the real estate markets across the globe. The company has a P/E ratio of 61.05.

TheStreet Ratings rates W. P. Carey as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, solid stock price performance, increase in net income, good cash flow from operations and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. You can view the full W. P. Carey Ratings Report now.

Ingredion

Owners of Ingredion (NYSE: INGR) shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 38 cents per share. At a price of $64.08 as of 9:36 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 2.4%.

The average volume for Ingredion has been 458,400 shares per day over the past 30 days. Ingredion has a market cap of $4.9 billion and is part of the food & beverage industry. Shares are down 1.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

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Ingredion Incorporated, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells starch and sweetener ingredients in North America, South America, the Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. The company has a P/E ratio of 11.22.

TheStreet Ratings rates Ingredion 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 attractive valuation levels. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. You can view the full Ingredion Ratings Report now.

Realty Income Corporation

Owners of Realty Income Corporation (NYSE: O) shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 18 cents per share. At a price of $41.72 as of 9:36 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 5.3%.

The average volume for Realty Income Corporation has been 2.0 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Realty Income Corporation has a market cap of $8.0 billion and is part of the real estate industry. Shares are up 2.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

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Realty Income Corporation is a publicly traded real estate investment trust. It invests in the real estate markets of the United States. The firm makes investments in commercial real estate. Realty Income Corporation was founded in 1969 and is based in Escondido, California. The company has a P/E ratio of 50.36.

TheStreet Ratings rates Realty Income Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, compelling growth in net income, good cash flow from operations, expanding profit margins 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 Realty Income Corporation Ratings Report now.

State Street

Owners of State Street (NYSE: STT) shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 26 cents per share. At a price of $65.55 as of 9:35 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 1.6%.

The average volume for State Street has been 3.2 million shares per day over the past 30 days. State Street has a market cap of $29.2 billion and is part of the financial services industry. Shares are up 38% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

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State Street Corporation, a financial holding company, provides investment servicing and investment management services to institutional investors worldwide. The company has a P/E ratio of 14.80.

TheStreet Ratings rates State Street 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, attractive valuation levels, expanding profit margins and increase in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. You can view the full State Street 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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