Tomorrow, Wednesday, September 02, 2015, 50 U.S. common stocks are scheduled to go ex-dividend. The dividend yields on these stocks range from 0% to 19.1%. All of these stocks can be found on our stocks going ex-dividend section of our dividend calendar.

Highlighted Stocks Going Ex-Dividend Tomorrow:

Fifth Street Senior Floating Rate

Owners of Fifth Street Senior Floating Rate (NASDAQ: FSFR) shares, as of market close today, will be eligible for a dividend of 8 cents per share. At a price of $8.65 as of 9:36 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 10.1%.

The average volume for Fifth Street Senior Floating Rate has been 181,400 shares per day over the past 30 days. Fifth Street Senior Floating Rate has a market cap of $262.0 million and is part of the financial services industry. Shares are down 13.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

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Fifth Street Senior Floating Rate Corp. was incorporated in 2013 and is based in White Plains, New York. The company has a P/E ratio of 8.89.

TheStreet Ratings rates Fifth Street Senior Floating Rate 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 expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself and weak operating cash flow. You can view the full Fifth Street Senior Floating Rate Ratings Report now.

Regal Entertainment Group

Owners of Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC) shares, as of market close today, will be eligible for a dividend of 22 cents per share. At a price of $18.68 as of 9:37 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 4.6%.

The average volume for Regal Entertainment Group has been 1.0 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Regal Entertainment Group has a market cap of $2.5 billion and is part of the media industry. Shares are down 11% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

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Regal Entertainment Group, through its subsidiaries, operates as a motion picture exhibitor in the United States. It develops, acquires, and operates multi-screen theatres primarily in mid-sized metropolitan markets and suburban growth areas of larger metropolitan markets. The company has a P/E ratio of 19.94.

TheStreet Ratings rates Regal Entertainment Group as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, good cash flow from operations and increase in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself and poor profit margins. You can view the full Regal Entertainment Group Ratings Report now.

Westlake Chemical

Owners of Westlake Chemical (NYSE: WLK) shares, as of market close today, will be eligible for a dividend of 18 cents per share. At a price of $53.91 as of 9:37 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 1.3%.

The average volume for Westlake Chemical has been 666,200 shares per day over the past 30 days. Westlake Chemical has a market cap of $7.2 billion and is part of the chemicals industry. Shares are down 9.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

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Westlake Chemical Corporation manufactures and markets basic chemicals, vinyls, polymers, and fabricated building products. It operates through two segments, Olefins and Vinyls. The company has a P/E ratio of 10.39.

TheStreet Ratings rates Westlake Chemical as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, attractive valuation levels, good cash flow from operations and increase in net income. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. You can view the full Westlake Chemical 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.