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The Best Dividends on March 20, 2012

Here is a current overview of best yielding stocks with a market capitalization over 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 20, 2012. In total, 17 stocks and preferred shares go ex-dividend of which 10 yielding above 3 percent. The average yield amounts to 5.65 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:

Hatteras Financial Corp (HTS) has a market capitalization of USD2.21 billion and operates within the “REIT - Residential” industry. These are the market ratios of the company:

P/E Ratio: 7.25

Forward P/E Ratio: 7.28

P/S Ratio: 5.20

P/B Ratio: 1.06

Dividend Yield: 12.54%

PennantPark Investment Corporation (PNNT) has a market capitalization of USD402.77 million and operates within the “Asset Management” industry. These are the market ratios of the company:

P/E Ratio: 278.00

Forward P/E Ratio: 8.90

P/S Ratio: 4.08

P/B Ratio: 1.09

Dividend Yield: 10.07%

Pengrowth Energy Corporation (PGH) has a market capitalization of USD3.65 billion and operates within the “Oil & Gas Drilling & Exploration” industry. These are the market ratios of the company:

P/E Ratio: 38.92

Forward P/E Ratio: 37.48

P/S Ratio: 3.19

P/B Ratio: 1.08

Dividend Yield: 8.38%

Telecom Corp. of New Zealand (NZT) has a market capitalization of USD3.91 billion and operates within the “Telecom Services - Foreign” industry. These are the market ratios of the company:

P/E Ratio: 338.67

Forward P/E Ratio: 14.72

P/S Ratio: 1.01

P/B Ratio: 2.55

Dividend Yield: 7.44%

LTC Properties (LTC) has a market capitalization of USD935.10 million and operates within the “REIT - Healthcare Facilities” industry. These are the market ratios of the company:

P/E Ratio: 22.79

Forward P/E Ratio: 17.78

P/S Ratio: 10.98

P/B Ratio: 2.00

Dividend Yield: 5.66%

Navios Maritime Holdings (NM) has a market capitalization of USD442.35 million and operates within the “Shipping” industry. These are the market ratios of the company:

P/E Ratio: 11.76

Forward P/E Ratio: 8.21

P/S Ratio: 0.64

P/B Ratio: 0.42

Dividend Yield: 5.52%

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