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Ex-Dividend Date Reminder for April 3, 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 April 02, 2012. In total, 37 stocks and preferred shares go ex-dividend of which 12 yielding above 3 percent. The average yield amounts to 3.19 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:

Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (BMY) has a market capitalization of USD56.95 billion and operates within the “Drug Manufacturers - Major” industry. These are the market ratios of the company:

P/E Ratio: 15.63

Forward P/E Ratio: 17.40

P/S Ratio: 2.68

P/B Ratio: 3.57

Dividend Yield: 4.03%

Sysco Corp. (SYY) has a market capitalization of USD17.46 billion and operates within the “Food Wholesale” industry. These are the market ratios of the company:

P/E Ratio: 15.31

Forward P/E Ratio: 14.43

P/S Ratio: 0.43

P/B Ratio: 3.72

Dividend Yield: 3.62%

Erie Indemnity (ERIE) has a market capitalization of USD3.72 billion and operates within the “Insurance Brokers” industry. These are the market ratios of the company:

P/E Ratio: 25.47

Forward P/E Ratio: 22.14

P/S Ratio: 0.77

P/B Ratio: 4.78

Dividend Yield: 2.84%

JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM) has a market capitalization of USD175.52 billion and operates within the “Money Center Banks” industry. These are the market ratios of the company:

P/E Ratio: 10.29

Forward P/E Ratio: 8.38

P/S Ratio: 2.86

P/B Ratio: 0.95

Dividend Yield: 2.61%

Medtronic (MDT) has a market capitalization of USD40.78 billion and operates within the “Medical Appliances & Equipment” industry. These are the market ratios of the company:

P/E Ratio: 12.68

Forward P/E Ratio: 10.71

P/S Ratio: 2.52

P/B Ratio: 2.38

Dividend Yield: 2.48%

Gentex Corp. (GNTX) has a market capitalization of USD3.53 billion and operates within the “Auto Parts” industry. These are the market ratios of the company:

P/E Ratio: 21.49

Forward P/E Ratio: 16.33

P/S Ratio: 3.45

P/B Ratio: 3.44

Dividend Yield: 2.12%

Gap (GPS) has a market capitalization of USD12.75 billion and operates within the “Apparel Stores” industry. These are the market ratios of the company:

P/E Ratio: 16.65

Forward P/E Ratio: 12.75

P/S Ratio: 0.88

P/B Ratio: 4.60

Dividend Yield: 1.91%

Cisco Systems (CSCO) has a market capitalization of USD113.91 billion and operates within the “Networking & Communication Devices” industry. These are the market ratios of the company:

P/E Ratio: 16.52

Forward P/E Ratio: 10.63

P/S Ratio: 2.54

P/B Ratio: 2.31

Dividend Yield: 1.51%

Monsanto (MON) has a market capitalization of USD42.70 billion and operates within the “Agricultural Chemicals” industry. These are the market ratios of the company:

P/E Ratio: 25.08

Forward P/E Ratio: 19.60

P/S Ratio: 3.44

P/B Ratio: 3.87

Dividend Yield: 1.50%

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