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The Best Dividends on March 29, 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 29, 2012. In total, 26 stocks and preferred shares go ex-dividend of which 6 yielding above 3 percent. The average yield amounts to 3.07 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:

Inland Real Estate (IRC) has a market capitalization of USD788.81 million and operates within the “REIT - Retail” industry. These are the market ratios of the company:

P/E Ratio: -

Forward P/E Ratio: 55.37

P/S Ratio: 4.72

P/B Ratio: 2.02

Dividend Yield: 6.43%

Liberty Property Trust (LRY) has a market capitalization of USD4.13 billion and operates within the “REIT - Office” industry. These are the market ratios of the company:

P/E Ratio: 36.12

Forward P/E Ratio: 32.18

P/S Ratio: 6.18

P/B Ratio: 1.95

Dividend Yield: 5.37%

Realty Income (O) has a market capitalization of USD5.17 billion and operates within the “REIT - Retail” industry. These are the market ratios of the company:

P/E Ratio: 38.38

Forward P/E Ratio: 33.70

P/S Ratio: 12.28

P/B Ratio: 2.29

Dividend Yield: 4.51%

Maiden Holdings (MHLD) has a market capitalization of USD657.20 million and operates within the “Property & Casualty Insurance” industry. These are the market ratios of the company:

P/E Ratio: 23.33

Forward P/E Ratio: 7.00

P/S Ratio: 0.40

P/B Ratio: 0.86

Dividend Yield: 3.52%

Republic Services (RSG) has a market capitalization of USD11.33 billion and operates within the “Waste Management” industry. These are the market ratios of the company:

P/E Ratio: 19.62

Forward P/E Ratio: 13.60

P/S Ratio: 1.38

P/B Ratio: 1.47

Dividend Yield: 2.87%

Air Products & Chemicals (APD) has a market capitalization of USD19.32 billion and operates within the “Chemicals - Major Diversified” industry. These are the market ratios of the company:

P/E Ratio: 16.61

Forward P/E Ratio: 13.65

P/S Ratio: 1.91

P/B Ratio: 3.27

Dividend Yield: 2.79%

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