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The Best Dividends on April 10, 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 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 10, 2012. In total, 7 stocks and preferred shares go ex-dividend of which two yielding above 3 percent. The average yield amounts to 2.75 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:

Sovran Self Storage (SSS) has a market capitalization of USD1.45 billion and operates within the “REIT - Industrial” industry. These are the market ratios of the company:

P/E Ratio: 45.59

Forward P/E Ratio: 27.26

P/S Ratio: 6.88

P/B Ratio: 2.22

Dividend Yield: 3.59%

Stewart Enterprises (STEI) has a market capitalization of USD523.52 million and operates within the “Personal Services” industry. These are the market ratios of the company:

P/E Ratio: 14.02

Forward P/E Ratio: 13.11

P/S Ratio: 1.03

P/B Ratio: 1.24

Dividend Yield: 2.65%

Xyratex (XRTX) has a market capitalization of USD423.75 million and operates within the “Data Storage Devices” industry. These are the market ratios of the company:

P/E Ratio: 12.81

Forward P/E Ratio: 9.37

P/S Ratio: 0.31

P/B Ratio: 1.13

Dividend Yield: 1.95%

Aetna (AET) has a market capitalization of USD17.39 billion and operates within the “Health Care Plans” industry. These are the market ratios of the company:

P/E Ratio: 9.54

Forward P/E Ratio: 8.78

P/S Ratio: 0.51

P/B Ratio: 1.72

Dividend Yield: 1.41%

Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan (POT) has a market capitalization of USD38.76 billion and operates within the “Agricultural Chemicals” industry. These are the market ratios of the company:

P/E Ratio: 12.82

Forward P/E Ratio: 11.66

P/S Ratio: 4.45

P/B Ratio: 4.94

Dividend Yield: 1.24%

Franco-Nevada Corporation (FNV) has a market capitalization of USD5.81 billion and operates within the “Gold” industry. These are the market ratios of the company:

P/E Ratio: -

Forward P/E Ratio: 29.68

P/S Ratio: 14.13

P/B Ratio: 1.97

Dividend Yield: 1.19%

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