Tomorrow's Ex-Dividends To Watch: CIF, MGF, LEO, PER, AMX

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Tomorrow, Nov. 12, 2013, 55 U.S. common stocks are scheduled to go ex-dividend. The dividend yields on these stocks range from 0.5% to 20.5%. All of these stocks can be found on our stocks going ex-dividend section of our dividend calendar.

Highlighted Stocks Going Ex-Dividend Tomorrow:

MFS Intermediate High Income Fund

Owners of MFS Intermediate High Income Fund (NYSE: CIF) shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 2 cents per share. At a price of $2.82 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 7.2%.

The average volume for MFS Intermediate High Income Fund has been 66,200 shares per day over the past 30 days. MFS Intermediate High Income Fund has a market cap of $60.1 million and is part of the financial services industry. Shares are down 7.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

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The company has a P/E ratio of 9.83.

MFS Government Markets Income

Owners of MFS Government Markets Income (NYSE: MGF) shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 4 cents per share. At a price of $5.69 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 8%.

The average volume for MFS Government Markets Income has been 83,400 shares per day over the past 30 days. MFS Government Markets Income has a market cap of $186.5 million and is part of the financial services industry. Shares are down 16.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

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Dreyfus Strategic Municipals

Owners of Dreyfus Strategic Municipals (NYSE: LEO) shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 5 cents per share. At a price of $7.86 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 7.4%.

The average volume for Dreyfus Strategic Municipals has been 143,300 shares per day over the past 30 days. Dreyfus Strategic Municipals has a market cap of $489.2 million and is part of the financial services industry. Shares are down 17.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

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The company has a P/E ratio of 11.98.

SandRidge Permian

Owners of SandRidge Permian (NYSE: PER) shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 65 cents per share. At a price of $14.88 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 17.7%.

The average volume for SandRidge Permian has been 284,100 shares per day over the past 30 days. Shares are down 13.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

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The company has a P/E ratio of 6.34.

America Movil S.A.B. de C.V

Owners of America Movil S.A.B. de C.V (NYSE: AMX) shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 17 cents per share. At a price of $20.76 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 1.6%.

The average volume for America Movil S.A.B. de C.V has been 6.9 million shares per day over the past 30 days. America Movil S.A.B. de C.V has a market cap of $75.9 billion and is part of the telecommunications industry. Shares are down 9.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

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America Movil, S.A.B. de C.V. provides telecommunications services in the United States, Latin America, and the Caribbean. It offers mobile and fixed voice services, including airtime, local, long-distance services, public telephony services, and network interconnection services. The company has a P/E ratio of 11.68.

TheStreet Ratings rates America Movil S.A.B. de C.V as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its notable return on equity and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, generally higher debt management risk and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself. You can view the full America Movil S.A.B. de C.V 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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