5 With Upcoming Ex-Dividend Dates: MCEP, CFFN, MMP, ARCP, INTC

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Tomorrow, Feb. 5, 2014, 36 U.S. common stocks are scheduled to go ex-dividend. The dividend yields on these stocks range from 0.6% to 11.5%. All of these stocks can be found on our stocks going ex-dividend section of our dividend calendar.

Highlighted Stocks Going Ex-Dividend Tomorrow:

Mid-Con Energy Partners

Owners of Mid-Con Energy Partners (NASDAQ: MCEP) shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 52 cents per share. At a price of $23.38 as of 9:34 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 8.8%.

The average volume for Mid-Con Energy Partners has been 78,100 shares per day over the past 30 days. Mid-Con Energy Partners has a market cap of $450.6 million and is part of the energy industry. Shares are up 2.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

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Mid-Con Energy Partners, LP engages in the acquisition, exploitation, development, and production of oil and natural gas properties in North America. The company has a P/E ratio of 17.70.

TheStreet Ratings rates Mid-Con Energy Partners as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, notable return on equity and expanding profit margins. 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 Mid-Con Energy Partners Ratings Report now.

Capitol Federal Financial

Owners of Capitol Federal Financial (NASDAQ: CFFN) shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 8 cents per share. At a price of $11.91 as of 9:35 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 2.5%.

The average volume for Capitol Federal Financial has been 1.1 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Capitol Federal Financial has a market cap of $1.8 billion and is part of the banking industry. Shares are down 2.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

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Capitol Federal Financial, Inc. operates as the holding company for Capitol Federal Savings Bank that provides various banking products and services in the United States. The company has a P/E ratio of 24.94.

TheStreet Ratings rates Capitol Federal Financial as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its expanding profit margins, notable return on equity, increase in net income and increase in stock price during the past year. 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 Capitol Federal Financial Ratings Report now.

Magellan Midstream Partners L.P

Owners of Magellan Midstream Partners L.P (NYSE: MMP) shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 58 cents per share. At a price of $65.75 as of 9:35 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 3.5%.

The average volume for Magellan Midstream Partners L.P has been 476,800 shares per day over the past 30 days. Magellan Midstream Partners L.P has a market cap of $15.1 billion and is part of the energy industry. Shares are up 3.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

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Magellan Midstream Partners, L.P. engages in the transportation, storage, and distribution of petroleum products in the United States. The company has a P/E ratio of 27.69.

TheStreet Ratings rates Magellan Midstream Partners L.P as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations and impressive record of earnings per share growth. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. You can view the full Magellan Midstream Partners L.P Ratings Report now.

American Realty Capital Properties Inc Clas

Owners of American Realty Capital Properties Inc Clas (NASDAQ: ARCP) shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 8 cents per share. At a price of $13.56 as of 9:35 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 7.2%.

The average volume for American Realty Capital Properties Inc Clas has been 6.1 million shares per day over the past 30 days. American Realty Capital Properties Inc Clas has a market cap of $2.6 billion and is part of the real estate industry. Shares are up 7.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

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American Realty Capital Properties, Inc. owns and acquires single tenant, freestanding commercial real estate that is net leased on a medium-term basis, primarily to investment grade credit rated and other creditworthy tenants. The company principally invests in retail and office properties.

TheStreet Ratings rates American Realty Capital Properties Inc Clas as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, good cash flow from operations and increase in stock price during the past year. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, poor profit margins and feeble growth in the company's earnings per share. You can view the full American Realty Capital Properties Inc Clas Ratings Report now.

Intel

Owners of Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 22 cents per share. At a price of $23.94 as of 9:35 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 3.7%.

The average volume for Intel has been 33.1 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Intel has a market cap of $122.0 billion and is part of the electronics industry. Shares are down 5.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

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Intel Corporation designs, manufactures, and sells integrated digital technology platforms worldwide. The company operates through PC Client Group, Data Center Group, Other Intel Architecture, Software and Services, and All Other segments. The company has a P/E ratio of 13.26.

TheStreet Ratings rates Intel as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in stock price during the past year, revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, attractive valuation levels 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 Intel 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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