Tomorrow's Ex-Dividends To Watch: FULL, AT, PAGP, PBCT, KMI

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Tomorrow, Jan. 29, 2014, 52 U.S. common stocks are scheduled to go ex-dividend. The dividend yields on these stocks range from 0.2% to 14.2%. All of these stocks can be found on our stocks going ex-dividend section of our dividend calendar.

Highlighted Stocks Going Ex-Dividend Tomorrow:

Full Circle Capital

Owners of Full Circle Capital (NASDAQ: FULL) shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 7 cents per share. At a price of $7.45 as of 9:32 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 10.9%.

The average volume for Full Circle Capital has been 106,900 shares per day over the past 30 days. Full Circle Capital has a market cap of $55.8 million and is part of the financial services industry. Shares are up 5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

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Full Circle Capital Corporation is a business development company and operates as an externally managed non-diversified closed-end management investment company. The company has a P/E ratio of 73.70.

TheStreet Ratings rates Full Circle Capital as a hold. Among the primary strengths of the company is its expanding profit margins over time. At the same time, however, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, deteriorating net income and disappointing return on equity. You can view the full Full Circle Capital Ratings Report now.

Atlantic Power Corporation

Owners of Atlantic Power Corporation (NYSE: AT) shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 3 cents per share. At a price of $3.09 as of 9:35 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 11.6%.

The average volume for Atlantic Power Corporation has been 1.3 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Atlantic Power Corporation has a market cap of $378.6 million and is part of the utilities industry. Shares are down 10.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

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Atlantic Power Corporation operates as a power generation and infrastructure company with a portfolio of assets in the United States and Canada.

TheStreet Ratings rates Atlantic Power Corporation as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its feeble growth in its earnings per share, deteriorating net income, generally high debt management risk and generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself. You can view the full Atlantic Power Corporation Ratings Report now.

Plains GP Holdings

Owners of Plains GP Holdings (NYSE: PAGP) shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 12 cents per share. At a price of $24.85 as of 9:35 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 2%.

The average volume for Plains GP Holdings has been 945,500 shares per day over the past 30 days. Plains GP Holdings has a market cap of $3.3 billion and is part of the energy industry. Shares are down 7.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

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People's United Financial

Owners of People's United Financial (NASDAQ: PBCT) shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 16 cents per share. At a price of $14.46 as of 9:35 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 4.5%.

The average volume for People's United Financial has been 3.7 million shares per day over the past 30 days. People's United Financial has a market cap of $4.6 billion and is part of the banking industry. Shares are down 4.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

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People's United Financial, Inc. operates as the bank holding company for People's United Bank that provides commercial banking, retail and business banking, and wealth management services to individual, corporate, and municipal customers. The company has a P/E ratio of 18.94.

TheStreet Ratings rates People's United Financial 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, reasonable valuation levels, expanding profit margins and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. You can view the full People's United Financial Ratings Report now.

Kinder Morgan

Owners of Kinder Morgan (NYSE: KMI) shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 41 cents per share. At a price of $35.72 as of 9:35 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 4.6%.

The average volume for Kinder Morgan has been 5.6 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Kinder Morgan has a market cap of $36.7 billion and is part of the energy industry. Shares are down 0.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

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Kinder Morgan, Inc. owns and operates energy transportation and storage assets in the United States and Canada. The company operates in six segments: Natural Gas Pipelines, Products Pipelines KMP, CO2 KMP, Terminals KMP, Kinder Morgan Canada KMP, and Other. The company has a P/E ratio of 30.84.

TheStreet Ratings rates Kinder Morgan as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, compelling growth in net income, growth in earnings per share, expanding profit margins and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. You can view the full Kinder Morgan 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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