5 With Upcoming Ex-Dividend Dates: CUZ, LSI, NTRS, KMB, BAC

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Tomorrow, Dec. 4, 2013, 43 U.S. common stocks are scheduled to go ex-dividend. The dividend yields on these stocks range from 0.1% to 8.2%. All of these stocks can be found on our stocks going ex-dividend section of our dividend calendar.

Highlighted Stocks Going Ex-Dividend Tomorrow:

Cousins Properties

Owners of Cousins Properties (NYSE: CUZ) shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 4 cents per share. At a price of $10.62 as of 9:35 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 1.7%.

The average volume for Cousins Properties has been 1.4 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Cousins Properties has a market cap of $2.0 billion and is part of the real estate industry. Shares are up 27.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

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Cousins Properties Incorporated, a real estate investment trust (REIT), owns, develops, and manages real estate portfolio, as well as performs certain real estate-related services in the United States. The company has a P/E ratio of 11.39.

TheStreet Ratings rates Cousins Properties as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth 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 Cousins Properties Ratings Report now.

LSI Corporation

Owners of LSI Corporation (NASDAQ: LSI) shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 3 cents per share. At a price of $8.05 as of 9:35 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 1.5%.

The average volume for LSI Corporation has been 4.9 million shares per day over the past 30 days. LSI Corporation has a market cap of $4.4 billion and is part of the electronics industry. Shares are up 14.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

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LSI Corporation designs, develops, and markets storage and networking semiconductors worldwide. The company has a P/E ratio of 44.83.

TheStreet Ratings rates LSI 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, expanding profit margins and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. You can view the full LSI Corporation Ratings Report now.

Northern Trust Corporation

Owners of Northern Trust Corporation (NASDAQ: NTRS) shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 31 cents per share. At a price of $58.67 as of 9:34 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 2.1%.

The average volume for Northern Trust Corporation has been 1.3 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Northern Trust Corporation has a market cap of $14.1 billion and is part of the financial services industry. Shares are up 17.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

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Northern Trust Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides asset servicing, fund administration, asset management, fiduciary, and banking solutions worldwide. The company has a P/E ratio of 19.80.

TheStreet Ratings rates Northern Trust Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, growth in earnings per share, reasonable valuation levels, expanding profit margins and good cash flow from operations. 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 Northern Trust Corporation Ratings Report now.

Kimberly-Clark Corporation

Owners of Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE: KMB) shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 81 cents per share. At a price of $106.35 as of 9:35 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 3%.

The average volume for Kimberly-Clark Corporation has been 1.7 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Kimberly-Clark Corporation has a market cap of $41.7 billion and is part of the consumer non-durables industry. Shares are up 29.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

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Kimberly-Clark Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and markets personal care, consumer tissue, and health care products worldwide. The company operates in four segments: Personal Care, Consumer Tissue, K-C Professional, and Health Care. The company has a P/E ratio of 22.65.

TheStreet Ratings rates Kimberly-Clark Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in stock price during the past year, growth in earnings per share, revenue growth, good cash flow from operations 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 Kimberly-Clark Corporation Ratings Report now.

Bank of America Corporation

Owners of Bank of America Corporation (NYSE: BAC) shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 1 cent per share. At a price of $15.72 as of 9:35 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 0.2%.

The average volume for Bank of America Corporation has been 92.4 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Bank of America Corporation has a market cap of $168.7 billion and is part of the banking industry. Shares are up 36.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

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Bank of America Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides various banking and financial products and services for individual consumers, small and middle market businesses, institutional investors, corporations, and governments in the United States and internationally. The company has a P/E ratio of 24.34.

TheStreet Ratings rates Bank of America Corporation as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, compelling growth in net income and revenue growth. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including generally higher debt management risk and weak operating cash flow. You can view the full Bank of America Corporation 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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