5 With Upcoming Ex-Dividend Dates: PNF, HPF, CHY, BGC, BUD

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Tomorrow, Nov. 7, 2013, 59 U.S. common stocks are scheduled to go ex-dividend. The dividend yields on these stocks range from 1.3% to 11.5%. All of these stocks can be found on our stocks going ex-dividend section of our dividend calendar.

Highlighted Stocks Going Ex-Dividend Tomorrow:

PIMCO New York Municipal Income Fund

Owners of PIMCO New York Municipal Income Fund (NYSE: PNF) shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 6 cents per share. At a price of $10.53 as of 9:35 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 6.5%.

The average volume for PIMCO New York Municipal Income Fund has been 21,200 shares per day over the past 30 days. PIMCO New York Municipal Income Fund has a market cap of $80.5 million and is part of the financial services industry. Shares are down 14.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

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The company has a P/E ratio of 10.68.

John Hancock Preferred Income Fund II

Owners of John Hancock Preferred Income Fund II (NYSE: HPF) shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 14 cents per share. At a price of $18.99 as of 9:34 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 8.9%.

The average volume for John Hancock Preferred Income Fund II has been 74,400 shares per day over the past 30 days. John Hancock Preferred Income Fund II has a market cap of $402.7 million and is part of the financial services industry. Shares are down 12.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

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The company has a P/E ratio of 8.13.

Calamos Convertible & High Income Fund

Owners of Calamos Convertible & High Income Fund (NASDAQ: CHY) shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 9 cents per share. At a price of $12.77 as of 9:34 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 8%.

The average volume for Calamos Convertible & High Income Fund has been 187,600 shares per day over the past 30 days. Shares are up 5.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

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The company has a P/E ratio of 8.60.

General Cable Corporation

Owners of General Cable Corporation (NYSE: BGC) shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 18 cents per share. At a price of $28.98 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 2.1%.

The average volume for General Cable Corporation has been 501,600 shares per day over the past 30 days. Shares are up 13.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

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General Cable Corporation designs, develops, manufactures, markets, and distributes copper, aluminum, and fiber optic wire and cable products worldwide.

TheStreet Ratings rates General Cable Corporation as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth and increase in stock price during the past year. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, poor profit margins and feeble growth in the company's earnings per share. You can view the full General Cable Corporation Ratings Report now.

Anheuser-Busch Inbev

Owners of Anheuser-Busch Inbev (NYSE: BUD) shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 67 cents per share. At a price of $103.70 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 2.5%.

The average volume for Anheuser-Busch Inbev has been 1.2 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Anheuser-Busch Inbev has a market cap of $164.5 billion and is part of the food & beverage industry. Shares are up 17.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

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The company has a P/E ratio of 23.00.

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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