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The Best Dividends on April 13, 2012

Here is a current overview of best yielding stocks with a market capitalization over USD1 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 dates can be found here: Ex-Dividend Stocks April 13, 2012. In total, 6 stocks and preferred shares go ex-dividend of which one yielding above 3 percent. The average yield amounts to 3.46 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:

CPFL Energia S.A. (PL) has a market capitalization of USD14.47 billion and operates within the “Foreign Utilities” industry. These are the market ratios of the company:

P/E Ratio: 17.18

Forward P/E Ratio: 46.98

P/S Ratio: 2.06

P/B Ratio: 3.73

Dividend Yield: 5.69%

PNC Financial Services Group (PNC) has a market capitalization of USD32.96 billion and operates within the “Money Center Banks” industry. These are the market ratios of the company:

P/E Ratio: 11.04

Forward P/E Ratio: 9.17

P/S Ratio: 3.23

P/B Ratio: 0.97

Dividend Yield: 2.56%

Acuity Brands (AYI) has a market capitalization of USD2.29 billion and operates within the “Diversified Electronics” industry. These are the market ratios of the company:

P/E Ratio: 21.22

Forward P/E Ratio: 14.31

P/S Ratio: 1.21

P/B Ratio: 2.84

Dividend Yield: 0.96%

EMCOR Group (EME) has a market capitalization of USD1.76 billion and operates within the “General Contractors” industry. These are the market ratios of the company:

P/E Ratio: 14.83

Forward P/E Ratio: 11.04

P/S Ratio: 0.31

P/B Ratio: 1.42

Dividend Yield: 0.76%

Celanese Corporation (CE) has a market capitalization of USD7.01 billion and operates within the “Chemicals - Major Diversified” industry. These are the market ratios of the company:

P/E Ratio: 11.74

Forward P/E Ratio: 8.16

P/S Ratio: 1.04

P/B Ratio: 5.22

Dividend Yield: 0.54%

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