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The Best Dividends on April 4, 2012

April 03, 2012 | About:
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 04, 2012. In total, eight stocks and preferred shares go ex-dividend of which four are yielding above 3 percent. The average yield amounts to 2.97 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:

Campbell Soup (CPB) has a market capitalization of USD10.71 billion and operates within the “Processed & Packaged Goods” industry. These are the market ratios of the company:

P/E Ratio: 14.52

Forward P/E Ratio: 13.48

P/S Ratio: 1.39

P/B Ratio: 9.00

Dividend Yield: 3.43%

UDR (UDR) has a market capitalization of USD6.01 billion and operates within the “REIT - Residential” industry. These are the market ratios of the company:

P/E Ratio: -

Forward P/E Ratio: -

P/S Ratio: 8.48

P/B Ratio: 2.55

Dividend Yield: 3.27%

BB&T Corporation (BBT) has a market capitalization of USD21.88 billion and operates within the “Regional - Mid-Atlantic Banks” industry. These are the market ratios of the company:

P/E Ratio: 17.13

Forward P/E Ratio: 10.84

P/S Ratio: 3.18

P/B Ratio: 1.25

Dividend Yield: 2.55%

Lincoln National (LNC) has a market capitalization of USD7.74 billion and operates within the “Life Insurance” industry. These are the market ratios of the company:

P/E Ratio: 32.79

Forward P/E Ratio: 6.08

P/S Ratio: 0.73

P/B Ratio: 0.55

Dividend Yield: 1.20%

Mastercard Incorporated (MA) has a market capitalization of USD54.66 billion and operates within the “Business Services” industry. These are the market ratios of the company:

P/E Ratio: 29.11

Forward P/E Ratio: 16.77

P/S Ratio: 8.14

P/B Ratio: 9.34

Dividend Yield: 0.28%

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