Ex-Dividend Alert: 5 Stocks Going Ex-Dividend: ARLP, EVEP, ACMP, KBH, WYNN

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Tomorrow, Nov. 5, 2013, 30 U.S. common stocks are scheduled to go ex-dividend. The dividend yields on these stocks range from 0.2% to 11.8%. All of these stocks can be found on our stocks going ex-dividend section of our dividend calendar.

Highlighted Stocks Going Ex-Dividend Tomorrow:

Alliance Resource Partners

At a price of $76.80 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 6.2%.

The average volume for Alliance Resource Partners has been 50,200 shares per day over the past 30 days. Alliance Resource Partners has a market cap of $2.8 billion and is part of the metals & mining industry. Shares are up 30.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

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Alliance Resource Partners, L.P. engages in the production and marketing of coal primarily to utilities and industrial users in the United States. It operates 11 underground mining complexes in the Illinois Basin, central Appalachian, and northern Appalachian regions. The company has a P/E ratio of 10.43.

TheStreet Ratings rates Alliance Resource Partners as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, attractive valuation levels, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations and increase in net income. 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 Alliance Resource Partners Ratings Report now.

EV Energy Partner

Owners of EV Energy Partner (NASDAQ: EVEP) shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 77 cents per share. At a price of $37.14 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 8.4%.

The average volume for EV Energy Partner has been 274,200 shares per day over the past 30 days. EV Energy Partner has a market cap of $1.8 billion and is part of the energy industry. Shares are down 34.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

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EV Energy Partners, L.P. engages in the acquisition, development, and production of oil and natural gas properties in the United States.

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

Access Midstream Partners

Owners of Access Midstream Partners (NYSE: ACMP) shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 54 cents per share. At a price of $53.34 as of 9:29 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 4%.

The average volume for Access Midstream Partners has been 385,500 shares per day over the past 30 days. Access Midstream Partners has a market cap of $9.5 billion and is part of the energy industry. Shares are up 59.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

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Access Midstream Partners, L.P. owns, operates, develops, and acquires natural gas, natural gas liquids and oil gathering systems, and other midstream energy assets in the United States. It focuses on natural gas and natural gas liquids gathering operations. The company has a P/E ratio of 82.37.

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

KB Home

Owners of KB Home (NYSE: KBH) shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 3 cents per share. At a price of $16.83 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 0.6%.

The average volume for KB Home has been 4.8 million shares per day over the past 30 days. KB Home has a market cap of $1.4 billion and is part of the materials & construction industry. Shares are up 5.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

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KB Home operates as a homebuilding and financial services company in the United States. The company constructs and sells various homes, including attached and detached single-family residential homes, townhomes, and condominiums primarily for first-time, move-up, and active adult homebuyers. The company has a P/E ratio of 70.71.

TheStreet Ratings rates KB Home as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth and compelling growth in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including generally higher debt management risk, weak operating cash flow and poor profit margins. You can view the full KB Home Ratings Report now.

Wynn Resorts

At a price of $168.11 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 2.4%. Shares will bee trading ex-dividend on November 18, 2013.

The average volume for Wynn Resorts has been 1.1 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Wynn Resorts has a market cap of $16.8 billion and is part of the leisure industry. Shares are up 49.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

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Wynn Resorts, Limited, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the development, ownership, and operation of destination casino resorts. The company has a P/E ratio of 27.66.

TheStreet Ratings rates Wynn Resorts as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, increase in net income, expanding profit margins and impressive record of earnings per share growth. 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 Wynn Resorts 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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