Dividend Watch: 5 Stocks Going Ex-Dividend Thursday: CNSL, FSC, TRN, ABBV, POT

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Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013, 13 U.S. common stocks are scheduled to go ex-dividend. The dividend yields on these stocks range from 0.3% to 15.1%. All of these stocks can be found on our stocks going ex-dividend section of our dividend calendar.

Highlighted Stocks Going Ex-Dividend Thursday:

Consolidated Communications

Owners of Consolidated Communications (NASDAQ: CNSL) shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 39 cents per share. At a price of $17.76 as of 4:00 p.m. ET, the dividend yield is 8.8%.

The average volume for Consolidated Communications has been 171,100 shares per day over the past 30 days. Consolidated Communications has a market cap of $707.2 million and is part of the telecommunications industry. Shares are up 10.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

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Consolidated Communications Holdings, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides telecommunications services to residential and business customers in Illinois, Texas, Pennsylvania, California, Kansas, and Missouri. The company has a P/E ratio of 40.07.

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

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