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Ex-Dividend Date Reminder for March 7, 2012

Here is a current overview of 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 March 7, 2012. In total, 77 stocks and preferred shares go ex-dividend of which 30 yield above 3 percent. The average yield amounts to 3.22 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:

Frontier Communications Corporation (FTR) has a market capitalization of USD4.39 billion and operates within the “Telecom Services - Domestic” industry. These are the market ratios of the company:

P/E Ratio: 29.40

Forward P/E Ratio: 16.96

P/S Ratio: 0.84

P/B Ratio: 0.99

Dividend Yield: 9.07%

Enerplus Corporation (ERF) has a market capitalization of USD4.67 billion and operates within the “Oil & Gas Drilling & Exploration” industry. These are the market ratios of the company:

P/E Ratio: 38.48

Forward P/E Ratio: 21.69

P/S Ratio: 4.23

P/B Ratio: 1.31

Dividend Yield: 9.06%

Gannett (GCI) has a market capitalization of USD3.57 billion and operates within the “Publishing - Newspapers” industry. These are the market ratios of the company:

P/E Ratio: 7.96

Forward P/E Ratio: 7.07

P/S Ratio: 0.68

P/B Ratio: 1.53

Dividend Yield: 5.32%

Reynolds American (RAI) has a market capitalization of USD24.44 billion and operates within the “Cigarettes” industry. These are the market ratios of the company:

P/E Ratio: 17.67

Forward P/E Ratio: 13.21

P/S Ratio: 2.86

P/B Ratio: 3.91

Dividend Yield: 5.28%

PPL Corporation (PPL) has a market capitalization of USD16.54 billion and operates within the “Electric Utilities” industry. These are the market ratios of the company:

P/E Ratio: 10.54

Forward P/E Ratio: 11.66

P/S Ratio: 1.30

P/B Ratio: 1.53

Dividend Yield: 5.04%

Westar Energy (WR) has a market capitalization of USD3.51 billion and operates within the “Diversified Utilities” industry. These are the market ratios of the company:

P/E Ratio: 14.35

Forward P/E Ratio: 13.58

P/S Ratio: 1.62

P/B Ratio: 1.25

Dividend Yield: 4.74%

Public Service Enterprise Group (PEG) has a market capitalization of USD15.66 billion and operates within the “Diversified Utilities” industry. These are the market ratios of the company:

P/E Ratio: 11.14

Forward P/E Ratio: 12.29

P/S Ratio: 1.41

P/B Ratio: 1.53

Dividend Yield: 4.59%

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