3 Stocks With Upcoming Ex-Dividend Dates: PHF, BCH, CY

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Tuesday, Tuesday, March 25, 2014, 4:00 AM ET, 12 U.S. common stocks are scheduled to go ex-dividend. The dividend yields on these stocks range from 0.2% to 8.5%. All of these stocks can be found on our stocks going ex-dividend section of our dividend calendar.

Highlighted Stocks Going Ex-Dividend Tuesday:

Pacholder High Yield Fund

Owners of Pacholder High Yield Fund (AMEX: PHF) shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 6 cents per share. At a price of $8.30 as of 3:59 p.m. ET, the dividend yield is 8.4%.

The average volume for Pacholder High Yield Fund has been 39,500 shares per day over the past 30 days. Pacholder High Yield Fund has a market cap of $107.2 million and is part of the financial services industry. Shares are up 4.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

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The company has a P/E ratio of 7.35.

Banco De Chile

At a price of $75.88 as of 4:00 p.m. ET, the dividend yield is 4.9%.

The average volume for Banco De Chile has been 120,100 shares per day over the past 30 days. Banco De Chile has a market cap of $11.6 billion and is part of the banking industry. Shares are down 13.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

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Banco de Chile provides traditional banking products and specialized financial services to large corporations, small and mid-sized businesses, and individuals in Chile. The company offers various deposit products, including current accounts, demand deposits, savings accounts, and time deposits. The company has a P/E ratio of 11.62.

TheStreet Ratings rates Banco De Chile as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its notable return on equity, expanding profit margins and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, deteriorating net income and feeble growth in the company's earnings per share. You can view the full Banco De Chile Ratings Report now.

Cypress Semiconductor Corporation

Owners of Cypress Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ: CY) shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 11 cents per share. At a price of $10.72 as of 4:00 p.m. ET, the dividend yield is 4.1%.

The average volume for Cypress Semiconductor Corporation has been 2.2 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Cypress Semiconductor Corporation has a market cap of $1.7 billion and is part of the electronics industry. Shares are up 3.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

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Cypress Semiconductor Corporation designs, develops, manufactures, and markets mixed-signal programmable solutions, specialized semiconductor memories, and integrated semiconductor solutions.

TheStreet Ratings rates Cypress Semiconductor Corporation as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in net income, good cash flow from operations and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including generally higher debt management risk, disappointing return on equity and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself. You can view the full Cypress Semiconductor Corporation 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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