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The Highest Dividends at March 12, 2012

Here is a current overview of best yielding stocks with a market capitalization over $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 12, 2012. In total, 28 stocks and preferred shares go ex-dividend of which 13 yielding above 3 percent. The average yield amounts to 5.69 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:

Triangle Capital Corporation (TCAP) has a market capitalization of USD452.84 million and operates within the “Asset Management” industry. These are the market ratios of the company:

P/E Ratio: 6.95

Forward P/E Ratio: 9.45

P/S Ratio: 8.16

P/B Ratio: 1.37

Dividend Yield: 9.43%

BGC Partners (BGCP) has a market capitalization of USD1.08 billion and operates within the “Investment Brokerage - National” industry. These are the market ratios of the company:

P/E Ratio: 56.57

Forward P/E Ratio: 9.32

P/S Ratio: 0.74

P/B Ratio: 2.58

Dividend Yield: 8.59%

NTELOS Holdings Corp. (NTLS) has a market capitalization of USD458.29 million and operates within the “Wireless Communications” industry. These are the market ratios of the company:

P/E Ratio: 11.14

Forward P/E Ratio: 14.78

P/S Ratio: 0.80

P/B Ratio: 8.90

Dividend Yield: 7.73%

Ameren Corporation (AEE) has a market capitalization of USD7.74 billion and operates within the “Diversified Utilities” industry. These are the market ratios of the company:

P/E Ratio: 14.84

Forward P/E Ratio: 16.97

P/S Ratio: 1.03

P/B Ratio: 0.98

Dividend Yield: 5.01%

Renasant Corp. (RNST) has a market capitalization of USD377.65 million and operates within the “Regional - Southeast Banks” industry. These are the market ratios of the company:

P/E Ratio: 14.77

Forward P/E Ratio: 12.35

P/S Ratio: 2.22

P/B Ratio: 0.77

Dividend Yield: 4.51%

State Auto Financial Corp. (STFC) has a market capitalization of USD546.07 million and operates within the “Property & Casualty Insurance” industry. These are the market ratios of the company:

P/E Ratio: -

Forward P/E Ratio: 18.31

P/S Ratio: 0.35

P/B Ratio: 0.91

Dividend Yield: 4.43%

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