5 With Upcoming Ex-Dividend Dates: NHS, EAD, BPL, PRE, DLPH

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Tomorrow, Feb. 13, 2014, 38 U.S. common stocks are scheduled to go ex-dividend. The dividend yields on these stocks range from 0% to 11.8%. All of these stocks can be found on our stocks going ex-dividend section of our dividend calendar.

Highlighted Stocks Going Ex-Dividend Tomorrow:

Neuberger Berman High Yield Stra Fd

Owners of Neuberger Berman High Yield Stra Fd (AMEX: NHS) shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 9 cents per share. At a price of $13.58 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 7.9%.

The average volume for Neuberger Berman High Yield Stra Fd has been 53,700 shares per day over the past 30 days. Neuberger Berman High Yield Stra Fd has a market cap of $266.1 million and is part of the financial services industry. Shares are up 2.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

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The company has a P/E ratio of 7.96.

Wells Fargo Advantage Income Opp Fd

Owners of Wells Fargo Advantage Income Opp Fd (AMEX: EAD) 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 9:38 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 8.7%.

The average volume for Wells Fargo Advantage Income Opp Fd has been 217,000 shares per day over the past 30 days. Wells Fargo Advantage Income Opp Fd has a market cap of $665.1 million and is part of the financial services industry. Shares are up 2.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

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Buckeye Partners L.P

At a price of $74.68 as of 9:40 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 5.9%.

The average volume for Buckeye Partners L.P has been 291,800 shares per day over the past 30 days. Buckeye Partners L.P has a market cap of $8.5 billion and is part of the energy industry. Shares are up 5.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

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Buckeye Partners, L.P. owns and operates refined petroleum products pipeline systems in the United States. Its Pipelines & Terminals segment transports refined petroleum products; and provides bulk storage and terminal throughput services in the continental United States. The company has a P/E ratio of 22.88.

TheStreet Ratings rates Buckeye Partners L.P as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth and solid stock price performance. 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 Buckeye Partners L.P Ratings Report now.

PartnerRe

Owners of PartnerRe (NYSE: PRE) shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 67 cents per share. At a price of $99.76 as of 9:39 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 2.7%.

The average volume for PartnerRe has been 533,400 shares per day over the past 30 days. PartnerRe has a market cap of $5.3 billion and is part of the insurance industry. Shares are down 5.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

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PartnerRe Ltd., through its subsidiaries, provides reinsurance services worldwide. The company has a P/E ratio of 7.76.

TheStreet Ratings rates PartnerRe as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, attractive valuation levels, increase in stock price during the past year and increase in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. You can view the full PartnerRe Ratings Report now.

Delphi Automotive

Owners of Delphi Automotive (NYSE: DLPH) shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 25 cents per share. At a price of $63.61 as of 9:40 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 1.6%.

The average volume for Delphi Automotive has been 1.8 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Delphi Automotive has a market cap of $19.3 billion and is part of the automotive industry. Shares are up 4.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

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Delphi Automotive PLC, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures vehicle components; and provides electrical and electronic, powertrain, safety, and thermal technology solutions for the automotive and commercial vehicle markets worldwide. The company has a P/E ratio of 16.09.

TheStreet Ratings rates Delphi Automotive as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, increase in net income, revenue growth and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. You can view the full Delphi Automotive 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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