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The Best Dividends on March 16, 2012

Here is a current overview of best-yielding stocks with a market capitalization over USD300 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 16, 2012. In total, 25 stocks and preferred shares go ex-dividend of which 14 yielding above 3 percent. The average yield amounts to 4.84 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:

Solar Capital Ltd. (SLRC) has a market capitalization of USD843.86 million and operates within the “Diversified Investments” industry. These are the market ratios of the company:

P/E Ratio: 13.72

Forward P/E Ratio: 9.18

P/S Ratio: 6.08

P/B Ratio: 1.05

Dividend Yield: 10.41%

BlackRock Kelso Capital Corporation (BKCC) has a market capitalization of USD750.35 million and operates within the “Asset Management” industry. These are the market ratios of the company:

P/E Ratio: 9.73

Forward P/E Ratio: 9.55

P/S Ratio: 5.71

P/B Ratio: 1.07

Dividend Yield: 10.18%

Ituran Location & Control (ITRN) has a market capitalization of USD322.52 million and operates within the “Electronics Wholesale” industry. These are the market ratios of the company:

P/E Ratio: 12.50

Forward P/E Ratio: 11.74

P/S Ratio: 2.01

P/B Ratio: 3.42

Dividend Yield: 8.00%

Ramco-Gershenson Properties Trust (RPT) has a market capitalization of USD456.96 million and operates within the “REIT - Retail” industry. These are the market ratios of the company:

P/E Ratio: -

Forward P/E Ratio: 106.27

P/S Ratio: 3.77

P/B Ratio: 1.01

Dividend Yield: 5.59%

Electro Rent Corp. (ELRC) has a market capitalization of USD433.32 million and operates within the “Rental & Leasing Services” industry. These are the market ratios of the company:

P/E Ratio: 16.73

Forward P/E Ratio: 15.85

P/S Ratio: 1.77

P/B Ratio: 1.76

Dividend Yield: 4.43%

Greif (GEF) has a market capitalization of USD2.46 billion and operates within the “Packaging & Containers” industry. These are the market ratios of the company:

P/E Ratio: 15.58

Forward P/E Ratio: 12.48

P/S Ratio: 0.57

P/B Ratio: 1.95

Dividend Yield: 3.23%

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