5 Stocks Going Ex-Dividend Tomorrow: JKHY, AEL, EXPD, FLR, KO

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Tomorrow, Nov. 27, 2013, 44 U.S. common stocks are scheduled to go ex-dividend. The dividend yields on these stocks range from 0% to 8.6%. All of these stocks can be found on our stocks going ex-dividend section of our dividend calendar.

Highlighted Stocks Going Ex-Dividend Tomorrow:

Jack Henry & Associates

Owners of Jack Henry & Associates (NASDAQ: JKHY) shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 20 cents per share. At a price of $56.57 as of 9:35 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 1.4%.

The average volume for Jack Henry & Associates has been 283,500 shares per day over the past 30 days. Jack Henry & Associates has a market cap of $4.9 billion and is part of the computer software & services industry. Shares are up 44.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

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Jack Henry & Associates, Inc. provides technology solutions and payment processing services primarily for financial services organizations in the United States. The company has a P/E ratio of 26.69.

TheStreet Ratings rates Jack Henry & Associates as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, notable return on equity, increase in net income and expanding profit margins. 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 Jack Henry & Associates Ratings Report now.

American Equity Investment Life Holding Com

Owners of American Equity Investment Life Holding Com (NYSE: AEL) shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 18 cents per share. At a price of $23.84 as of 9:35 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 0.8%.

The average volume for American Equity Investment Life Holding Com has been 1.3 million shares per day over the past 30 days. American Equity Investment Life Holding Com has a market cap of $1.6 billion and is part of the insurance industry. Shares are up 95.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

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American Equity Investment Life Holding Company, through its subsidiaries, operates in the insurance business in 50 states and the District of Columbia. The company has a P/E ratio of 7.14.

TheStreet Ratings rates American Equity Investment Life Holding Com as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, notable return on equity, compelling growth in net income and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. You can view the full American Equity Investment Life Holding Com Ratings Report now.

Expeditors International of Washington

Owners of Expeditors International of Washington (NASDAQ: EXPD) shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 30 cents per share. At a price of $43.68 as of 9:35 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 1.4%.

The average volume for Expeditors International of Washington has been 1.4 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Expeditors International of Washington has a market cap of $9.0 billion and is part of the transportation industry. Shares are up 10.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

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Expeditors International of Washington, Inc. provides logistics services in the United States and internationally. The company has a P/E ratio of 25.96.

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

Fluor Corporation

Owners of Fluor Corporation (NYSE: FLR) shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 16 cents per share. At a price of $78.59 as of 9:35 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 0.8%.

The average volume for Fluor Corporation has been 1.4 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Fluor Corporation has a market cap of $12.8 billion and is part of the materials & construction industry. Shares are up 33.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

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Fluor Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides engineering, procurement, construction, maintenance, and project management services worldwide. The company operates in five segments: Oil & Gas, Industrial & Infrastructure, Government, Global Services, and Power. The company has a P/E ratio of 25.87.

TheStreet Ratings rates Fluor Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, good cash flow from operations, solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share and increase 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 Fluor Corporation Ratings Report now.

Coca-Cola

Owners of Coca-Cola (NYSE: KO) shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 28 cents per share. At a price of $40.57 as of 9:35 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 2.8%.

The average volume for Coca-Cola has been 15.2 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Coca-Cola has a market cap of $178.5 billion and is part of the food & beverage industry. Shares are up 11.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

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The Coca-Cola Company, a beverage company, engages in the manufacture, marketing, and sale of nonalcoholic beverages worldwide. The company primarily offers sparkling beverages and still beverages. The company has a P/E ratio of 20.95.

TheStreet Ratings rates Coca-Cola as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its growth in earnings per share, notable return on equity, good cash flow from operations, expanding profit margins 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 Coca-Cola 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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