Tomorrow's Ex-Dividends To Watch: GARS, POL, EAT

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Tomorrow, Wednesday, June 10, 2015, 36 U.S. common stocks are scheduled to go ex-dividend. The dividend yields on these stocks range from 0.2% to 9.2%. All of these stocks can be found on our stocks going ex-dividend section of our dividend calendar.

Highlighted Stocks Going Ex-Dividend Tomorrow:

Garrison Capital

Owners of Garrison Capital (NASDAQ: GARS) shares, as of market close today, will be eligible for a dividend of 35 cents per share. At a price of $15.22 as of 9:39 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 9.2%.

The average volume for Garrison Capital has been 60,100 shares per day over the past 30 days. Garrison Capital has a market cap of $253.9 million and is part of the financial services industry. Shares are up 4.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

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Garrison Capital Inc. is a business development company specializing in investments primarily in the debt and equity of middle market companies. The company has a P/E ratio of 8.06.

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

PolyOne

Owners of PolyOne (NYSE: POL) shares, as of market close today, will be eligible for a dividend of 10 cents per share. At a price of $38.96 as of 9:40 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 1%.

The average volume for PolyOne has been 599,800 shares per day over the past 30 days. PolyOne has a market cap of $3.5 billion and is part of the chemicals industry. Shares are up 2.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

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PolyOne Corporation provides specialized polymer materials, services, and solutions with operations in specialty polymer formulations, color and additive systems, plastic sheet and packaging solutions, and polymer distribution. The company has a P/E ratio of 45.48.

TheStreet Ratings rates PolyOne as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in net income, good cash flow from operations, growth in earnings per share and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. You can view the full PolyOne Ratings Report now.

Brinker International

Owners of Brinker International (NYSE: EAT) shares, as of market close today, will be eligible for a dividend of 28 cents per share. At a price of $56.46 as of 9:41 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 2%.

The average volume for Brinker International has been 1.1 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Brinker International has a market cap of $3.5 billion and is part of the leisure industry. Shares are down 2.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

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Brinker International, Inc. owns, develops, operates, and franchises casual dining restaurants under the Chili's Grill & Bar and Maggiano's Little Italy brands worldwide. As of September 24, 2014, it owned, operated, or franchised 1,622 restaurants. The company has a P/E ratio of 22.17.

TheStreet Ratings rates Brinker International as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share and increase in net income. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. You can view the full Brinker International 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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