Ex-Dividend Alert: 5 Stocks Going Ex-Dividend Tomorrow: DMO, EHI, HIX, ETY, PG

Editor's Note: Any reference to TheStreet Ratings and its underlying recommendation does not reflect the opinion of TheStreet, Inc. or any of its contributors including Jim Cramer or Stephanie Link.

Tomorrow, Jan. 22, 2014, 56 U.S. common stocks are scheduled to go ex-dividend. The dividend yields on these stocks range from 0.1% to 9.6%. All of these stocks can be found on our stocks going ex-dividend section of our dividend calendar.

Highlighted Stocks Going Ex-Dividend Tomorrow:

Western Asset Mortgage Defined Opportunity

Owners of Western Asset Mortgage Defined Opportunity (NYSE: DMO) shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 15 cents per share. At a price of $23.05 as of 9:29 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 7.8%.

The average volume for Western Asset Mortgage Defined Opportunity has been 33,800 shares per day over the past 30 days. Western Asset Mortgage Defined Opportunity has a market cap of $240.4 million and is part of the financial services industry. Shares are down 0.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

STOCKS TO BUY: TheStreet Quant Ratings has identified a handful of stocks that can potentially TRIPLE in the next 12 months. Learn more.

Western Asset Global High Income Fund

Owners of Western Asset Global High Income Fund (NYSE: EHI) shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 10 cents per share. At a price of $12.61 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 9.2%.

The average volume for Western Asset Global High Income Fund has been 107,900 shares per day over the past 30 days. Western Asset Global High Income Fund has a market cap of $390.6 million and is part of the financial services industry. Shares are up 2.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

STOCKS TO BUY: TheStreet Quant Ratings has identified a handful of stocks that can potentially TRIPLE in the next 12 months. Learn more.

The company has a P/E ratio of 12.33.

Western Asset High Income Fund II

Owners of Western Asset High Income Fund II (NYSE: HIX) shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 7 cents per share. At a price of $9.38 as of 9:34 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 9.3%.

The average volume for Western Asset High Income Fund II has been 261,300 shares per day over the past 30 days. Western Asset High Income Fund II has a market cap of $807.4 million and is part of the financial services industry. Shares are up 3.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

STOCKS TO BUY: TheStreet Quant Ratings has identified a handful of stocks that can potentially TRIPLE in the next 12 months. Learn more.

The company has a P/E ratio of 9.19.

Eaton Vance Tax-Managed Diversified Equity

Owners of Eaton Vance Tax-Managed Diversified Equity (NYSE: ETY) shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 8 cents per share. At a price of $11.18 as of 9:34 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 9.1%.

The average volume for Eaton Vance Tax-Managed Diversified Equity has been 443,000 shares per day over the past 30 days. Eaton Vance Tax-Managed Diversified Equity has a market cap of $1.7 billion and is part of the financial services industry. Shares are up 1.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

STOCKS TO BUY: TheStreet Quant Ratings has identified a handful of stocks that can potentially TRIPLE in the next 12 months. Learn more.

Procter & Gamble

Owners of Procter & Gamble (NYSE: PG) shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 60 cents per share. At a price of $80.56 as of 9:35 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 3%.

The average volume for Procter & Gamble has been 8.1 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Procter & Gamble has a market cap of $217.1 billion and is part of the consumer non-durables industry. Shares are down 1.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

STOCKS TO BUY: TheStreet Quant Ratings has identified a handful of stocks that can potentially TRIPLE in the next 12 months. Learn more.

The Procter & Gamble Company, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells branded consumer packaged goods. The company operates through five segments: Beauty, Grooming, Health Care, Fabric Care and Home Care, and Baby Care and Family Care. The company has a P/E ratio of 20.27.

TheStreet Ratings rates Procter & Gamble as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income, increase in stock price during the past year and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. You can view the full Procter & Gamble 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.

null

More from Markets

Inside Carnival's Mind Blowing New Horizon Cruise Ship (Video)

Inside Carnival's Mind Blowing New Horizon Cruise Ship (Video)

Jim Cramer: The 10-Year Yield Could Go to 2.75%

Jim Cramer: The 10-Year Yield Could Go to 2.75%

Oil Slumps, Gas Spikes Ahead of Holiday Weekend; Assessing the Chipmakers--ICYMI

Oil Slumps, Gas Spikes Ahead of Holiday Weekend; Assessing the Chipmakers--ICYMI

Week Ahead: Wall Street Looks to Jobs Report as North Korea Meeting Less Certain

Week Ahead: Wall Street Looks to Jobs Report as North Korea Meeting Less Certain

Dow and S&P 500 Decline, Energy Shares Fall as U.S. Crude Oil Slides 4%

Dow and S&P 500 Decline, Energy Shares Fall as U.S. Crude Oil Slides 4%