Tomorrow's Ex-Dividends To Watch: TPZ, SLRC, CVG

Tomorrow, Tuesday, March 22, 2016, 46 U.S. common stocks are scheduled to go ex-dividend. The dividend yields on these stocks range from 0.5% to 15.6%. All of these stocks can be found on our stocks going ex-dividend section of our dividend calendar.

Highlighted Stocks Going Ex-Dividend Tomorrow:

Tortoise Power and Energy Infrastructure Fu

Owners of Tortoise Power and Energy Infrastructure Fu (NYSE: TPZ) shares, as of market close today, will be eligible for a dividend of 12 cents per share. At a price of $17.05 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 8.9%.

The average volume for Tortoise Power and Energy Infrastructure Fu has been 47,200 shares per day over the past 30 days. Tortoise Power and Energy Infrastructure Fu has a market cap of $117.6 million and is part of the financial services industry. Shares are up 1.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

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Solar Capital

Owners of Solar Capital (NASDAQ: SLRC) shares, as of market close today, will be eligible for a dividend of 40 cents per share. At a price of $17.55 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 9.1%.

The average volume for Solar Capital has been 146,800 shares per day over the past 30 days. Solar Capital has a market cap of $742.3 million and is part of the financial services industry. Shares are up 6.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

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Solar Capital Ltd. is a business development company specializing in investments in leveraged middle market companies. The company has a P/E ratio of 22.24.

TheStreet Ratings rates Solar Capital as a hold. Among the primary strengths of the company is its expanding profit margins over time. At the same time, however, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, deteriorating net income and disappointing return on equity. You can view the full Solar Capital Ratings Report now.

Convergys Corporation

Owners of Convergys Corporation (NYSE: CVG) shares, as of market close today, will be eligible for a dividend of 8 cents per share. At a price of $26.82 as of 9:36 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 1.2%.

The average volume for Convergys Corporation has been 609,500 shares per day over the past 30 days. Convergys Corporation has a market cap of $2.6 billion and is part of the diversified services industry. Shares are up 7.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

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Convergys Corporation provides customer management services to communications and media, technology, financial services, retail, and healthcare industries in North America and internationally. The company has a P/E ratio of 16.69.

TheStreet Ratings rates Convergys Corporation 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, attractive valuation levels, good cash flow from operations, expanding profit margins and notable return on equity. 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 Convergys Corporation 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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