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The Best Dividends on April 9, 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 before the date, you will receive the next dividend. A full list of all stocks with ex-dividend date can be found here: Ex-Dividend Stocks April 09, 2012. In total, eight stocks and preferred shares go ex-dividend of which two are 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:

Associated Estates Realty (AEC) has a market capitalization of USD700.07 million and operates within the “REIT - Residential” industry. These are the market ratios of the company:

P/E Ratio: -

Forward P/E Ratio: 71.65

P/S Ratio: 3.98

P/B Ratio: 2.26

Dividend Yield: 4.37%

Commercial Metals Company (CMC) has a market capitalization of USD1.68 billion and operates within the “Steel & Iron” industry. These are the market ratios of the company:

P/E Ratio: 25.09

Forward P/E Ratio: 8.17

P/S Ratio: 0.20

P/B Ratio: 1.35

Dividend Yield: 3.30%

Patterson Companies (PDCO) has a market capitalization of USD3.66 billion and operates within the “Medical Equipment Wholesale” industry. These are the market ratios of the company:

P/E Ratio: 17.56

Forward P/E Ratio: 15.43

P/S Ratio: 1.05

P/B Ratio: 2.71

Dividend Yield: 1.70%

American Tower Corporation (AMT) has a market capitalization of USD24.97 billion and operates within the “Diversified Communication Services” industry. These are the market ratios of the company:

P/E Ratio: 64.05

Forward P/E Ratio: 31.86

P/S Ratio: 10.22

P/B Ratio: 7.59

Dividend Yield: 1.32%

InterDigital (IDCC) has a market capitalization of USD1.52 billion and operates within the “Wireless Communications” industry. These are the market ratios of the company:

P/E Ratio: 17.41

Forward P/E Ratio: 32.80

P/S Ratio: 5.05

P/B Ratio: 3.26

Dividend Yield: 1.18%

Oracle Corporation (ORCL) has a market capitalization of USD147.06 billion and operates within the “Application Software” industry. These are the market ratios of the company:

P/E Ratio: 15.56

Forward P/E Ratio: 11.24

P/S Ratio: 3.98

P/B Ratio: 3.43

Dividend Yield: 0.81%

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