Tomorrow, Wednesday, March 02, 2016, 42 U.S. common stocks are scheduled to go ex-dividend. The dividend yields on these stocks range from 0.6% to 21.2%. All of these stocks can be found on our stocks going ex-dividend section of our dividend calendar.

Highlighted Stocks Going Ex-Dividend Tomorrow:

Tronox

Owners of Tronox (NYSE: TROX) shares, as of market close today, will be eligible for a dividend of 25 cents per share. At a price of $5.00 as of 9:37 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 21.2%.

The average volume for Tronox has been 1.3 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Tronox has a market cap of $544.8 million and is part of the chemicals industry. Shares are up 32.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

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Tronox Limited produces and markets titanium bearing mineral sands and titanium dioxide (TiO2) pigment in North America, Europe, South Africa, and the Asia-Pacific region. It primarily operates in two segments, Mineral Sands and Pigment. The company has a P/E ratio of 1.71.

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

Knight Transportation

Owners of Knight Transportation (NYSE: KNX) shares, as of market close today, will be eligible for a dividend of 6 cents per share. At a price of $24.37 as of 9:37 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 0.9%.

The average volume for Knight Transportation has been 1.3 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Knight Transportation has a market cap of $2.0 billion and is part of the transportation industry. Shares are unchanged year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

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Knight Transportation, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a short-to-medium haul truckload carrier of general commodities primarily in the United States. It operates through two segments, Trucking and Logistics. The company has a P/E ratio of 17.75.

TheStreet Ratings rates Knight Transportation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and notable return on equity. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. You can view the full Knight Transportation Ratings Report now.

Teleflex

Owners of Teleflex (NYSE: TFX) shares, as of market close today, will be eligible for a dividend of 34 cents per share. At a price of $142.93 as of 9:35 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 0.9%.

The average volume for Teleflex has been 333,800 shares per day over the past 30 days. Teleflex has a market cap of $6.0 billion and is part of the health services industry. Shares are up 8.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

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Teleflex Incorporated designs, develops, manufactures, and supplies single-use medical devices for common diagnostic and therapeutic procedures in critical care and surgical applications worldwide. The company has a P/E ratio of 29.56.

TheStreet Ratings rates Teleflex as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, revenue growth and reasonable valuation levels. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook. You can view the full Teleflex 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.