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The Best Dividends on May 30, 2012
Posted by: Dividend (IP Logged)
Date: May 29, 2012 09:27AM

Here is a current overview of the best yielding stocks with a market capitalization over USD2 billion that have their ex-dividend date on the next trading day. If your broker settles your trade today, you will receive the next dividend. A full list of all stocks with ex-dividend date can be found here: Ex-Dividend Stocks May 30, 2012. In total, 123 stocks and preferred shares go ex-dividend, of which 51 are yielding above 3 percent. The average yield amounts to 3.95 percent.

The ex-dividend date is a major date related to the payment of dividends. If you purchase a stock on its ex-dividend date or later, you will not receive the next dividend payment. Instead, the seller gets the dividend. If you purchase before the ex-dividend date, you get the dividend. It is important that your broker settles your trade before the ex-dividend date.

These are the results of the best yielding stocks:

TransAlta (TAC) has a market capitalization of USD3.78 billion and operates within the “Diversified Utilities” industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 13.26, Forward P/E Ratio: 16.35, P/S Ratio: 1.46, P/B Ratio: 1.18, Dividend Yield: 7.01%.

National Grid (NGG) has a market capitalization of USD38.30 billion and operates within the “Gas Utilities” industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 12.06, Forward P/E Ratio: 12.56, P/S Ratio: 1.77, P/B Ratio: 2.62, Dividend Yield: 5.80%.

Lorillard (LO) has a market capitalization of USD16.29 billion and operates within the “Cigarettes” industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 15.60, Forward P/E Ratio: 12.96, P/S Ratio: 2.52, P/B Ratio: -, Dividend Yield: 4.97%.

Lockheed Martin Corporation (LMT) has a market capitalization of USD26.85 billion and operates within the “Aerospace/Defense Products & Services” industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 10.03, Forward P/E Ratio: 9.78, P/S Ratio: 0.57, P/B Ratio: 17.09, Dividend Yield: 4.84%.

Piedmont Office Realty Trust (PDM) has a market capitalization of USD2.87 billion and operates within the “REIT - Office” industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 36.89, Forward P/E Ratio: 37.73, P/S Ratio: 5.28, P/B Ratio: 1.03, Dividend Yield: 4.82%.

Realty Income (O) has a market capitalization of USD5.15 billion and operates within the “REIT - Retail” industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 41.05, Forward P/E Ratio: 35.73, P/S Ratio: 11.74, P/B Ratio: 2.09, Dividend Yield: 4.53%.

Dominion Resources (D) has a market capitalization of USD30.03 billion and operates within the “Electric Utilities” industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 21.10, Forward P/E Ratio: 15.28, P/S Ratio: 2.17, P/B Ratio: 2.47, Dividend Yield: 4.02%.


Stocks Discussed: D, LMT, LO, NGG, O, PDM, TAC,
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