Tomorrow, Thursday, May 26, 2016, 57 U.S. common stocks are scheduled to go ex-dividend. The dividend yields on these stocks range from 0.1% to 13.9%. All of these stocks can be found on our stocks going ex-dividend section of our dividend calendar.

Highlighted Stocks Going Ex-Dividend Tomorrow:

TriplePoint Venture Growth BDC

Owners of TriplePoint Venture Growth BDC (NYSE: TPVG) shares, as of market close today, will be eligible for a dividend of 36 cents per share. At a price of $10.80 as of 9:40 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 13.3%.

The average volume for TriplePoint Venture Growth BDC has been 61,500 shares per day over the past 30 days. TriplePoint Venture Growth BDC has a market cap of $177.0 million and is part of the financial services industry. Shares are down 11.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

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TriplePoint Venture Growth BDC Corp is a business development company specializing investments in growth stage. It also provides debt financing to venture growth space companies which includes growth capital loans, equipment financings, revolving loans, and direct equity investments. The company has a P/E ratio of 6.94.

TheStreet Ratings rates TriplePoint Venture Growth BDC as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including unimpressive growth in net income, weak operating cash flow and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself. You can view the full TriplePoint Venture Growth BDC Ratings Report now.

Crane

Owners of Crane (NYSE: CR) shares, as of market close today, will be eligible for a dividend of 33 cents per share. At a price of $56.51 as of 9:40 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 2.4%.

The average volume for Crane has been 271,500 shares per day over the past 30 days. Crane has a market cap of $3.2 billion and is part of the industrial industry. Shares are up 16.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

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Crane Co. manufactures and sells engineered industrial products in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Continental Europe, and internationally. It operates through four segments: Fluid Handling, Payment & Merchandising Technologies, Aerospace & Electronics, and Engineered Materials. The company has a P/E ratio of 13.91.

TheStreet Ratings rates Crane as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its growth in earnings per share, increase in net income, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, attractive valuation levels and expanding profit margins. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. You can view the full Crane Ratings Report now.

Grupo Televisa SAB

Owners of Grupo Televisa SAB (NYSE: TV) shares, as of market close today, will be eligible for a dividend of 9 cents per share. At a price of $26.97 as of 9:41 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 0.3%.

The average volume for Grupo Televisa SAB has been 1.7 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Grupo Televisa SAB has a market cap of $15.4 billion and is part of the media industry. Shares are down 1.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

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Grupo Televisa, S.A.B. operates as a media company in the Spanish-speaking world. The company operates through four segments: Content, Sky, Cable, and Other Businesses.

TheStreet Ratings rates Grupo Televisa SAB as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its expanding profit margins, reasonable valuation levels and notable return on equity. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, unimpressive growth in net income and weak operating cash flow. You can view the full Grupo Televisa SAB 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.