Dividend Watch: 5 Stocks Going Ex-Dividend Tomorrow: ARI, DEI, BMR, EIX, DE

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Tomorrow, Sept. 26, 2013, 90 U.S. common stocks are scheduled to go ex-dividend. The dividend yields on these stocks range from 0% 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:

Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance

Owners of Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance (NYSE: ARI) shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 40 cents per share. At a price of $15.76 as of 9:29 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 10%.

The average volume for Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance has been 259,200 shares per day over the past 30 days. Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance has a market cap of $589.8 million and is part of the real estate industry. Shares are down 1.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

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Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance, Inc. operates as a commercial real estate finance company in the United States. The company has a P/E ratio of 12.11.

TheStreet Ratings rates Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance 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 and compelling growth in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. You can view the full Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance Ratings Report now.

Douglas Emmett

Owners of Douglas Emmett (NYSE: DEI) shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 18 cents per share. At a price of $23.43 as of 9:35 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 3.1%.

The average volume for Douglas Emmett has been 764,000 shares per day over the past 30 days. Douglas Emmett has a market cap of $3.4 billion and is part of the real estate industry. Shares are up 0.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

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Douglas Emmett, Inc., a real estate investment trust, owns and operates office and multifamily properties in California and Hawaii. As of December 31, 2007, the company's office portfolio consisted of 48 properties and multifamily portfolio consisted of 9 properties. The company has a P/E ratio of 90.38.

TheStreet Ratings rates Douglas Emmett as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and revenue growth. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself and poor profit margins. You can view the full Douglas Emmett Ratings Report now.

BioMed Realty

Owners of BioMed Realty (NYSE: BMR) shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 24 cents per share. At a price of $18.92 as of 9:35 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 4.9%.

The average volume for BioMed Realty has been 1.5 million shares per day over the past 30 days. BioMed Realty has a market cap of $3.7 billion and is part of the real estate industry. Shares are down 1.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

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BioMed Realty Trust, Inc. operates as a real estate investment trust (REIT) that focuses on providing real estate to the life science industry in the United States. The company has a P/E ratio of 112.41.

TheStreet Ratings rates BioMed Realty as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, compelling growth in net income and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including poor profit margins and relatively poor performance when compared with the S&P 500 during the past year. You can view the full BioMed Realty Ratings Report now.

Edison International

Owners of Edison International (NYSE: EIX) shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 34 cents per share. At a price of $47.00 as of 9:35 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 2.9%.

The average volume for Edison International has been 1.8 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Edison International has a market cap of $15.3 billion and is part of the utilities industry. Shares are up 4.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

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Edison International, through its subsidiaries, generates and distributes electric power. It also invests in transportation infrastructure and energy assets, including renewable energy in the Netherlands, Australia, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom. The company has a P/E ratio of 9.05.

TheStreet Ratings rates Edison International as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, good cash flow from operations, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, notable return on equity and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. You can view the full Edison International Ratings Report now.

Deere

Owners of Deere (NYSE: DE) shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 51 cents per share. At a price of $84.64 as of 9:35 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 2.4%.

The average volume for Deere has been 3.2 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Deere has a market cap of $32.2 billion and is part of the industrial industry. Shares are down 2.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

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Deere & Company manufactures and distributes agriculture and turf equipment, and construction and forestry equipment worldwide. The company has a P/E ratio of 9.63.

TheStreet Ratings rates Deere as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth, increase in net income, good cash flow from operations and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. You can view the full Deere 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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