4 Stocks Going Ex-Dividend Monday: FEIC, LNC, INTU, T

Monday, July 8, 2013, 11 U.S. common stocks are scheduled to go ex-dividend. The dividend yields on these stocks range from 0.5% to 5.1%. All of these stocks can be found on our stocks going ex-dividend section of our dividend calendar.

Highlighted Stocks Going Ex-Dividend Monday:

FEI Company

Owners of FEI Company (NASDAQ: FEIC) shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 12 cents per share. At a price of $73.24 as of 1:00 p.m. ET, the dividend yield is 0.6%.

The average volume for FEI Company has been 245,600 shares per day over the past 30 days. FEI Company has a market cap of $2.9 billion and is part of the electronics industry. Shares are up 33.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

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FEI Company supplies scientific instruments for nanoscale applications and solutions for industry and science. The company has a P/E ratio of 26.26.

TheStreet Ratings rates FEI Company as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, 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 FEI Company Ratings Report now.

Lincoln National Corp (Radnor

Owners of Lincoln National Corp (Radnor (NYSE: LNC) shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 12 cents per share. At a price of $36.98 as of 1:00 p.m. ET, the dividend yield is 1.3%.

The average volume for Lincoln National Corp (Radnor has been 3.1 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Lincoln National Corp (Radnor has a market cap of $10.0 billion and is part of the insurance industry. Shares are up 44.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

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Lincoln National Corporation, through its subsidiaries, engages in multiple insurance and retirement businesses in the United States. The company operates in Annuities, Retirement Plan Services, Life Insurance, and Group Protection segments. The company has a P/E ratio of 8.28.

TheStreet Ratings rates Lincoln National Corp (Radnor as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, attractive valuation levels and growth in earnings per share. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. You can view the full Lincoln National Corp (Radnor Ratings Report now.

Intuit

Owners of Intuit (NASDAQ: INTU) shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 17 cents per share. At a price of $62.38 as of 1:00 p.m. ET, the dividend yield is 1.1%.

The average volume for Intuit has been 3.0 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Intuit has a market cap of $18.8 billion and is part of the computer software & services industry. Shares are up 6.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

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Intuit Inc. provides business and financial management solutions for small businesses, consumers, accounting professionals, and financial institutions primarily in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, India, and Singapore. The company has a P/E ratio of 23.48.

TheStreet Ratings rates Intuit as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income and attractive valuation levels. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. You can view the full Intuit Ratings Report now.

AT&T

Owners of AT&T (NYSE: T) shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 45 cents per share. At a price of $35.62 as of 1:00 p.m. ET, the dividend yield is 5.1%.

The average volume for AT&T has been 26.2 million shares per day over the past 30 days. AT&T has a market cap of $189.9 billion and is part of the telecommunications industry. Shares are up 5.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

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AT&T Inc. provides telecommunications services to consumers, businesses, and other providers in the United States and internationally. The company operates in three segments: Wireless, Wireline, and Other. The company has a P/E ratio of 26.74.

TheStreet Ratings rates AT&T as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its growth in earnings per share, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations, increase in net income and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook. You can view the full AT&T 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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