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The Best Yields on March 8, 2012

Here is a current overview of best yielding stocks with a market capitalization of more than USD 300 million 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 08, 2012. In total, 38 stocks and preferred shares go ex-dividend of which 15 yielding above 3 percent. The average yield amounts to 3.17 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:

Hercules Technology Growth Capital (HTGC) has a market capitalization of USD456.94 million and operates within the “Mortgage Investment” industry. These are the market ratios of the company:

P/E Ratio: 10.64

Forward P/E Ratio: 9.15

P/S Ratio: 6.06

P/B Ratio: 1.06

Dividend Yield: 8.82%

SeaDrill Limited (SDRL) has a market capitalization of USD17.66 billion and operates within the “Oil & Gas Drilling & Exploration” industry. These are the market ratios of the company:

P/E Ratio: 9.55

Forward P/E Ratio: 11.49

P/S Ratio: 4.11

P/B Ratio: 2.74

Dividend Yield: 8.46%

Quad/Graphics (QUAD) has a market capitalization of USD592.93 million and operates within the “Business Services” industry. These are the market ratios of the company:

P/E Ratio: -

Forward P/E Ratio: 6.91

P/S Ratio: 0.14

P/B Ratio: 0.45

Dividend Yield: 7.96%

Old Republic International (ORI) has a market capitalization of USD2.83 billion and operates within the “Surety & Title Insurance” industry. These are the market ratios of the company:

P/E Ratio: -

Forward P/E Ratio: 13.16

P/S Ratio: 0.61

P/B Ratio: 0.74

Dividend Yield: 6.50%

Pepco Holdings (POM) has a market capitalization of USD4.42 billion and operates within the “Electric Utilities” industry. These are the market ratios of the company:

P/E Ratio: 16.87

Forward P/E Ratio: 14.59

P/S Ratio: 0.75

P/B Ratio: 1.02

Dividend Yield: 5.57%

Fortress Investment Group (FIG) has a market capitalization of USD1.81 billion and operates within the “Asset Management” industry. These are the market ratios of the company:

P/E Ratio: -

Forward P/E Ratio: 5.81

P/S Ratio: 2.11

P/B Ratio: 3.73

Dividend Yield: 5.46%

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