Editor's Note: Any reference to TheStreet Ratings and its underlying recommendation does not reflect the opinion of TheStreet, Inc. or any of its contributors including Jim Cramer or Stephanie Link. Tomorrow, Thursday, February 05, 2015, 36 U.S. common stocks are scheduled to go ex-dividend. The dividend yields on these stocks range from 0.8% to 22.8%. All of these stocks can be found on our stocks going ex-dividend section of our dividend calendar. Highlighted Stocks Going Ex-Dividend Tomorrow: EV Energy Partners Owners of EV Energy Partners (NASDAQ: EVEP) shares, as of market close today, will be eligible for a dividend of 50 cents per share. At a price of $16.61 as of 9:36 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 13%. The average volume for EV Energy Partners has been 583,200 shares per day over the past 30 days. EV Energy Partners has a market cap of $749.0 million and is part of the energy industry. Shares are down 10.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. STOCKS TO BUY: TheStreet Quant Ratings has identified a handful of stocks that can potentially TRIPLE in the next 12 months. Learn more. EV Energy Partners, L.P. is engaged in the acquisition, development, and production of oil and natural gas properties in the United States. The company operates in two segments, Exploration and Production, and Midstream. TheStreet Ratings rates EV Energy Partners as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its generally high debt management risk and generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself. You can view the full EV Energy Partners Ratings Report now.
Exterran Holdings Owners of Exterran Holdings (NYSE: EXH) shares, as of market close today, will be eligible for a dividend of 15 cents per share. At a price of $28.68 as of 9:36 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 2.1%. The average volume for Exterran Holdings has been 1.2 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Exterran Holdings has a market cap of $2.0 billion and is part of the energy industry. Shares are down 10.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. STOCKS TO BUY: TheStreet Quant Ratings has identified a handful of stocks that can potentially TRIPLE in the next 12 months. Learn more. Exterran Holdings, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides operations, maintenance, service, and equipment for the oil and natural gas production, processing, and transportation applications. The company's North America Contract Operations segment offers natural gas compression services. The company has a P/E ratio of 63.51. TheStreet Ratings rates Exterran Holdings as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its 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, generally higher debt management risk and disappointing return on equity. You can view the full Exterran Holdings Ratings Report now.
Pall Corporation Owners of Pall Corporation (NYSE: PLL) shares, as of market close today, will be eligible for a dividend of 30 cents per share. At a price of $99.91 as of 9:36 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 1.2%. The average volume for Pall Corporation has been 682,100 shares per day over the past 30 days. Pall Corporation has a market cap of $10.5 billion and is part of the industrial industry. Shares are down 1.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. STOCKS TO BUY: TheStreet Quant Ratings has identified a handful of stocks that can potentially TRIPLE in the next 12 months. Learn more. Pall Corporation manufactures and markets filtration, separation, and purification products; and integrated systems solutions worldwide. The company has a P/E ratio of 28.67. TheStreet Ratings rates Pall Corporation 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, notable return on equity, expanding profit margins and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company is trading at a premium valuation based on our review of its current price compared to such things as earnings and book value. You can view the full Pall 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.