Tomorrow's Ex-Dividends To Watch: ANH, AKR, PPS

Tomorrow, Tuesday, June 28, 2016, 130 U.S. common stocks are scheduled to go ex-dividend. The dividend yields on these stocks range from 0.4% to 18.2%. All of these stocks can be found on our stocks going ex-dividend section of our dividend calendar.

Highlighted Stocks Going Ex-Dividend Tomorrow:

Anworth Mortgage Asset

Owners of Anworth Mortgage Asset (NYSE: ANH) shares, as of market close today, will be eligible for a dividend of 15 cents per share. At a price of $4.62 as of 9:41 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 12.9%.

The average volume for Anworth Mortgage Asset has been 563,900 shares per day over the past 30 days. Anworth Mortgage Asset has a market cap of $448.5 million and is part of the real estate industry. Shares are up 7.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

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Anworth Mortgage Asset Corporation operates as a real estate investment trust primarily in the United States.

TheStreet Ratings rates Anworth Mortgage Asset as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself, unimpressive growth in net income and feeble growth in its earnings per share. You can view the full Anworth Mortgage Asset Ratings Report now.

Acadia Realty

Owners of Acadia Realty (NYSE: AKR) shares, as of market close today, will be eligible for a dividend of 25 cents per share. At a price of $33.57 as of 9:41 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 2.9%.

The average volume for Acadia Realty has been 427,900 shares per day over the past 30 days. Acadia Realty has a market cap of $2.4 billion and is part of the real estate industry. Shares are up 1.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

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Acadia Realty Trust, a real estate investment trust (REIT), engages primarily in the ownership, acquisition, redevelopment, and management of retail properties in the United States. The company has a P/E ratio of 31.04.

TheStreet Ratings rates Acadia Realty as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, compelling growth in net income, expanding profit margins and notable return on equity. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. You can view the full Acadia Realty Ratings Report now.

Post Properties

Owners of Post Properties (NYSE: PPS) shares, as of market close today, will be eligible for a dividend of 47 cents per share. At a price of $58.20 as of 9:41 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 3.2%.

The average volume for Post Properties has been 510,400 shares per day over the past 30 days. Post Properties has a market cap of $3.1 billion and is part of the real estate industry. Shares are down 0.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

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Post Properties, Inc. is an independent real estate investment trust. The firm invests in the real estate markets of the United States. It primarily develops, owns, and manages multi-family apartment communities. Post Properties, Inc. was founded in 1971 and is based in Atlanta, Georgia. The company has a P/E ratio of 41.37.

TheStreet Ratings rates Post Properties as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, revenue growth, reasonable valuation levels, good cash flow from operations and growth in earnings per share. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. You can view the full Post Properties 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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