Tuesday's Ex-Dividends To Watch: RCII, TMK, SYY, BMY

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Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013, 7 U.S. common stocks are scheduled to go ex-dividend. The dividend yields on these stocks range from 0.9% to 3.2%. All of these stocks can be found on our stocks going ex-dividend section of our dividend calendar.

Highlighted Stocks Going Ex-Dividend Tuesday:

Rent-A-Center

Owners of Rent-A-Center (NASDAQ: RCII) shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 23 cents per share. At a price of $33.65 as of 4:00 p.m. ET, the dividend yield is 2.8%.

The average volume for Rent-A-Center has been 609,700 shares per day over the past 30 days. Rent-A-Center has a market cap of $1.8 billion and is part of the specialty retail industry. Shares are down 2.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

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Rent-A-Center, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, leases household durable goods to customers on a rent-to-own basis. It operates in four segments: Core U.S., RAC Acceptance, International, and ColorTyme. The company has a P/E ratio of 11.59.

TheStreet Ratings rates Rent-A-Center as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, reasonable valuation levels, expanding profit margins 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 Rent-A-Center Ratings Report now.

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