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The Best Dividends on April 5, 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 5, 2012. In total, 39 stocks and preferred shares go ex-dividend of which 19 yielding above 3 percent. The average yield amounts to 2.89 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:

Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria (BBVA) has a market capitalization of USD37.02 billion and operates within the “Foreign Regional Banks” industry. These are the market ratios of the company:

P/E Ratio: 6.40

Forward P/E Ratio: 7.19

P/S Ratio: 2.07

P/B Ratio: 0.71

Dividend Yield: 7.51%

Senior Housing Properties Trust (SNH) has a market capitalization of USD3.57 billion and operates within the “REIT - Residential” industry. These are the market ratios of the company:

P/E Ratio: 20.70

Forward P/E Ratio: 20.70

P/S Ratio: 7.93

P/B Ratio: 1.44

Dividend Yield: 6.93%

Shaw Communications (SJR) has a market capitalization of USD9.44 billion and operates within the “CATV Systems” industry. These are the market ratios of the company:

P/E Ratio: 13.22

Forward P/E Ratio: 12.38

P/S Ratio: 1.91

P/B Ratio: 2.66

Dividend Yield: 4.45%

Sasol (SSL) has a market capitalization of USD31.51 billion and operates within the “Major Integrated Oil & Gas” industry. These are the market ratios of the company:

P/E Ratio: 8.71

Forward P/E Ratio: 8.31

P/S Ratio: 1.52

P/B Ratio: 2.06

Dividend Yield: 4.06%

Mid-America Apartment Communities (MAA) has a market capitalization of USD2.76 billion and operates within the “REIT - Residential” industry. These are the market ratios of the company:

P/E Ratio: 66.45

Forward P/E Ratio: 38.73

P/S Ratio: 6.14

P/B Ratio: 3.66

Dividend Yield: 3.89%

Abbott Laboratories (ABT) has a market capitalization of USD96.13 billion and operates within the “Drug Manufacturers - Major” industry. These are the market ratios of the company:

P/E Ratio: 20.38

Forward P/E Ratio: 11.45

P/S Ratio: 2.47

P/B Ratio: 3.93

Dividend Yield: 3.34%

RPM International (RPM) has a market capitalization of USD3.48 billion and operates within the “Specialty Chemicals” industry. These are the market ratios of the company:

P/E Ratio: 17.54

Forward P/E Ratio: 15.31

P/S Ratio: 0.98

P/B Ratio: 2.77

Dividend Yield: 3.25%

Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold (FCX) has a market capitalization of USD36.59 billion and operates within the “Copper” industry. These are the market ratios of the company:

P/E Ratio: 8.09

Forward P/E Ratio: 7.18

P/S Ratio: 1.75

P/B Ratio: 2.34

Dividend Yield: 3.24%

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