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Tomorrow, Wednesday, January 28, 2015, 52 U.S. common stocks are scheduled to go ex-dividend. The dividend yields on these stocks range from 0% to 30.8%. All of these stocks can be found on our stocks going ex-dividend section of our dividend calendar.

Highlighted Stocks Going Ex-Dividend Tomorrow:

OCI Resources

Owners of OCI Resources (NYSE: OCIR) shares, as of market close today, will be eligible for a dividend of 53 cents per share. At a price of $26.52 as of 9:33 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 8%.

The average volume for OCI Resources has been 22,800 shares per day over the past 30 days. OCI Resources has a market cap of $260.1 million and is part of the metals & mining industry. Shares are up 3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

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OCI Resources LP is engaged in the trona ore mining and soda ash production businesses in the United States and internationally. It has approximately 23,500 acres of subsurface leased/licensed mining areas in the Green River Basin of Wyoming. The company has a P/E ratio of 12.23.

TheStreet Ratings rates OCI Resources as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its notable return on equity, attractive valuation levels and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including generally higher debt management risk and poor profit margins. You can view the full OCI Resources Ratings Report now.

LRR Energy

Owners of LRR Energy (NYSE: LRE) shares, as of market close today, will be eligible for a dividend of 50 cents per share. At a price of $6.88 as of 9:36 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 30.8%.

The average volume for LRR Energy has been 330,400 shares per day over the past 30 days. LRR Energy has a market cap of $150.8 million and is part of the energy industry. Shares are down 3.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

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LRR Energy, L.P., through its subsidiary, LRE Operating, LLC, operates, acquires, exploits, and develops producing oil and natural gas properties in North America.

TheStreet Ratings rates LRR Energy as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its disappointing return on equity, weak operating cash flow, generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself and generally high debt management risk. You can view the full LRR Energy Ratings Report now.

Baytex Energy

Owners of Baytex Energy (NYSE: BTE) shares, as of market close today, will be eligible for a dividend of 8 cents per share. At a price of $16.11 as of 9:36 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 6.4%.

The average volume for Baytex Energy has been 1.1 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Baytex Energy has a market cap of $2.6 billion and is part of the energy industry. Shares are down 4.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

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Baytex Energy Corp., an oil and gas company, is engaged in the acquisition, development, and production of oil and natural gas in the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin and the United States. The company offers heavy oil, light oil, and natural gas liquids. The company has a P/E ratio of 9.54.

TheStreet Ratings rates Baytex Energy as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, compelling growth in net income and attractive valuation levels. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including disappointing return on equity and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself. You can view the full Baytex Energy 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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