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Ex-Dividend Date Reminder for March 28, 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 28, 2012. In total, 144 stocks and preferred shares go ex-dividend of which 66 yielding above 3 percent. The average yield amounts to 4.91 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:

Chimera Investment Corporation (CIM) has a market capitalization of USD3.07 billion and operates within the “REIT - Diversified” industry. These are the market ratios of the company:

P/E Ratio: 5.75

Forward P/E Ratio: 6.64

P/S Ratio: 3.41

P/B Ratio: 0.92

Dividend Yield: 14.72%

Annaly Capital Management (NLY) has a market capitalization of USD15.82 billion and operates within the “REIT - Diversified” industry. These are the market ratios of the company:

P/E Ratio: 33.27

Forward P/E Ratio: 7.95

P/S Ratio: 4.42

P/B Ratio: 1.00

Dividend Yield: 13.50%

Windstream Corporation (WIN) has a market capitalization of USD7.00 billion and operates within the “Telecom Services - Domestic” industry. These are the market ratios of the company:

P/E Ratio: 36.15

Forward P/E Ratio: 16.57

P/S Ratio: 1.63

P/B Ratio: 4.68

Dividend Yield: 8.38%

Atlantic Power Corporation (AT) has a market capitalization of USD4.87 billion and operates within the “Electric Utilities” industry. These are the market ratios of the company:

P/E Ratio: 5.31

Forward P/E Ratio: 706.50

P/S Ratio: 0.56

P/B Ratio: 1.80

Dividend Yield: 8.20%

Starwood Property Trust (STWD) has a market capitalization of USD2.02 billion and operates within the “REIT - Diversified” industry. These are the market ratios of the company:

P/E Ratio: 15.17

Forward P/E Ratio: 11.60

P/S Ratio: 9.86

P/B Ratio: 1.15

Dividend Yield: 8.11%

Entertainment Properties Trust (EPR) has a market capitalization of USD2.19 billion and operates within the “REIT - Retail” industry. These are the market ratios of the company:

P/E Ratio: 30.70

Forward P/E Ratio: 16.90

P/S Ratio: 7.26

P/B Ratio: 1.49

Dividend Yield: 6.39%

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