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The Best Dividends on March 30, 2012

March 29, 2012 | About:

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 30, 2012. In total, seven stocks and preferred shares go ex-dividend of which four are yielding above three percent. The average yield amounts to 3.78 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:

The Bank Of Nova Scotia (BNS) has a market capitalization of USD64.89 billion and operates within the “Money Center Banks” industry. These are the market ratios of the company:

P/E Ratio: 12.28

Forward P/E Ratio: 11.09

P/S Ratio: 3.39

P/B Ratio: 1.94

Dividend Yield: 3.88%

PNM Resources (PNM) has a market capitalization of USD1.59 billion and operates within the “Diversified Utilities” industry. These are the market ratios of the company:

P/E Ratio: 8.93

Forward P/E Ratio: 13.27

P/S Ratio: 0.93

P/B Ratio: 0.92

Dividend Yield: 3.17%

Elbit Systems (ESLT) has a market capitalization of USD1.57 billion and operates within the “Aerospace/Defense Products & Services” industry. These are the market ratios of the company:

P/E Ratio: 41.34

Forward P/E Ratio: 8.82

P/S Ratio: 1.23

P/B Ratio: 1.80

Dividend Yield: 3.16%

Brasil Telecom S.A. (BTM) has a market capitalization of USD4.11 billion and operates within the “Diversified Communication Services” industry. These are the market ratios of the company:

P/E Ratio: -

Forward P/E Ratio: -

P/S Ratio: 0.68

P/B Ratio: 0.65

Dividend Yield: 2.70%

Thor Industries (THO) has a market capitalization of USD1.75 billion and operates within the “Recreational Vehicles” industry. These are the market ratios of the company:

P/E Ratio: 16.27

Forward P/E Ratio: 12.46

P/S Ratio: 0.60

P/B Ratio: 2.24

Dividend Yield: 1.82%

Quest Diagnostics (DGX) has a market capitalization of USD9.57 billion and operates within the “Medical Laboratories & Research” industry. These are the market ratios of the company:

P/E Ratio: 20.49

Forward P/E Ratio: 11.97

P/S Ratio: 1.27

P/B Ratio: 2.58

Dividend Yield: 1.12%


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