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Tomorrow, Dec. 13, 2013, 22 U.S. common stocks are scheduled to go ex-dividend. The dividend yields on these stocks range from 0.1% to 16.4%. All of these stocks can be found on our stocks going ex-dividend section of our dividend calendar.

Highlighted Stocks Going Ex-Dividend Tomorrow:

Dreyfus Municipal Bond Infrastructure Fund

Owners of Dreyfus Municipal Bond Infrastructure Fund (NYSE: DMB) shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 6 cents per share. At a price of $10.19 as of 9:34 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 7.4%.

The average volume for Dreyfus Municipal Bond Infrastructure Fund has been 117,100 shares per day over the past 30 days. Dreyfus Municipal Bond Infrastructure Fund has a market cap of $171.7 million and is part of the financial services industry. Shares are unchanged year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

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PolyOne Corporation

Owners of PolyOne Corporation (NYSE: POL) shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 8 cents per share. At a price of $32.85 as of 9:35 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 0.9%.

The average volume for PolyOne Corporation has been 477,500 shares per day over the past 30 days. PolyOne Corporation has a market cap of $3.2 billion and is part of the chemicals industry. Shares are up 61.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

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PolyOne Corporation provides specialized polymer materials, services, and solutions with operations in specialty polymer formulations, color and additive systems, polymer distribution, and specialty vinyl resins. The company has a P/E ratio of 34.80.

TheStreet Ratings rates PolyOne Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. You can view the full PolyOne Corporation Ratings Report now.

Rayonier

Owners of Rayonier (NYSE: RYN) shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 49 cents per share. At a price of $42.87 as of 9:35 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 4.5%.

The average volume for Rayonier has been 1.1 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Rayonier has a market cap of $5.5 billion and is part of the materials & construction industry. Shares are down 15.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

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Rayonier, Inc. engages in the sale and development of real estate and timberland management, as well as in the production and sale of cellulose fibers in the United States, New Zealand, and Australia. The company has a P/E ratio of 17.34.

TheStreet Ratings rates Rayonier as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its notable return on equity and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. You can view the full Rayonier Ratings Report now.

Harley-Davidson

Owners of Harley-Davidson (NYSE: HOG) shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 21 cents per share. At a price of $68.08 as of 9:35 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 1.2%.

The average volume for Harley-Davidson has been 1.1 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Harley-Davidson has a market cap of $15.3 billion and is part of the automotive industry. Shares are up 39.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

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Harley-Davidson, Inc. manufactures heavyweight cruiser and touring motorcycles. The company operates through two segments: the Motorcycles segment and the Financial Services segment. The company has a P/E ratio of 21.34.

TheStreet Ratings rates Harley-Davidson as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity, impressive record of earnings per share growth, increase in net income and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company is trading at a premium valuation based on our review of its current price compared to such things as earnings and book value. You can view the full Harley-Davidson 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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