Tomorrow, Thursday, February 25, 2016, 62 U.S. common stocks are scheduled to go ex-dividend. The dividend yields on these stocks range from 0.5% to 19.4%. All of these stocks can be found on our stocks going ex-dividend section of our dividend calendar.

Highlighted Stocks Going Ex-Dividend Tomorrow:

Student Transportation

Owners of Student Transportation (NASDAQ: STB) shares, as of market close today, will be eligible for a dividend of 4 cents per share. At a price of $4.43 as of 9:33 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 10%.

The average volume for Student Transportation has been 172,000 shares per day over the past 30 days. Student Transportation has a market cap of $425.0 million and is part of the transportation industry. Shares are up 19.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

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Student Transportation Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides student transportation solutions in North America. The company offers contracted, managed, special needs transportation, direct-to-parent, and charter services.

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

Stag Industrial

Owners of Stag Industrial (NYSE: STAG) shares, as of market close today, will be eligible for a dividend of 12 cents per share. At a price of $16.17 as of 9:37 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 8.5%.

The average volume for Stag Industrial has been 643,800 shares per day over the past 30 days. Stag Industrial has a market cap of $1.1 billion and is part of the real estate industry. Shares are down 11.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

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STAG Industrial, Inc. is a real estate investment trust. The firm invests in the real estate markets of United States. It is engaged in investment and management of real estate assets. STAG Industrial, Inc. was founded on July 21, 2010 and is based in Boston, Massachusetts.

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

Bloomin Brands

Owners of Bloomin Brands (NASDAQ: BLMN) shares, as of market close today, will be eligible for a dividend of 7 cents per share. At a price of $16.72 as of 9:36 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 1.8%.

The average volume for Bloomin Brands has been 1.7 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Bloomin Brands has a market cap of $1.9 billion and is part of the leisure industry. Shares are down 1.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

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Bloomin' Brands, Inc., through its subsidiaries, owns and operates casual, upscale casual, and fine dining restaurants primarily in the United States. The company has a P/E ratio of 12.50.

TheStreet Ratings rates Bloomin Brands as a hold. The company's strongest point has been its expanding profit margins. At the same time, however, we also find weaknesses including unimpressive growth in net income and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself. You can view the full Bloomin Brands 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.