Tomorrow, Friday, November 06, 2015, 52 U.S. common stocks are scheduled to go ex-dividend. The dividend yields on these stocks range from 0.4% to 11.9%. All of these stocks can be found on our stocks going ex-dividend section of our dividend calendar.

Highlighted Stocks Going Ex-Dividend Tomorrow:

Voya Prime Rate

Owners of Voya Prime Rate (NYSE: PPR) shares, as of market close today, will be eligible for a dividend of 3 cents per share. At a price of $5.02 as of 9:36 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 6.5%.

The average volume for Voya Prime Rate has been 316,500 shares per day over the past 30 days. Voya Prime Rate has a market cap of $744.8 million and is part of the financial services industry. Shares are down 5.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

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The company has a P/E ratio of 8.84.

NICE-Systems

Owners of NICE-Systems (NASDAQ: NICE) shares, as of market close today, will be eligible for a dividend of 13 cents per share. At a price of $63.00 as of 9:36 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 1%.

The average volume for NICE-Systems has been 190,200 shares per day over the past 30 days. NICE-Systems has a market cap of $3.8 billion and is part of the computer software & services industry. Shares are up 24.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

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NICE Systems Ltd. provides software solutions that enable enterprises and security-sensitive organizations to prevent financial crimes and fraud, ensure security and public safety, and provide enhanced customer experiences. The company has a P/E ratio of 37.37.

TheStreet Ratings rates NICE-Systems 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, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth and compelling growth in net income. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. You can view the full NICE-Systems Ratings Report now.

Webster Financial

Owners of Webster Financial (NYSE: WBS) shares, as of market close today, will be eligible for a dividend of 23 cents per share. At a price of $37.97 as of 9:36 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 2.4%.

The average volume for Webster Financial has been 750,600 shares per day over the past 30 days. Webster Financial has a market cap of $3.5 billion and is part of the banking industry. Shares are up 16.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

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Webster Financial Corporation operates as the bank and financial holding company for Webster Bank, National Association that provides financial services to individuals, families, and businesses in the United States. The company has a P/E ratio of 17.77.

TheStreet Ratings rates Webster Financial as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, increase in net income, growth in earnings per share, solid stock price performance and expanding profit margins. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. You can view the full Webster Financial 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.