GuruFocus Premium Membership

Serving Intelligent Investors since 2004. Only 96 cents a day.

Free Trial

Free 7-day Trial
All Articles and Columns »

The Best Dividends On April 19, 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 19, 2012. In total, 11 stocks and preferred shares go ex-dividend of which 4 are yielding above 3 percent. The average yield amounts to 2.78 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:

Caterpillar (CAT) has a market capitalization of USD70.20 billion and operates within the “Conglomerates” industry. These are the market ratios of the company:

P/E Ratio: 14.65

Forward P/E Ratio: 9.58

P/S Ratio: 1.17

P/B Ratio: 5.45

Dividend Yield: 1.70%

Ecopetrol SA (EC) has a market capitalization of USD130.32 billion and operates within the “Major Integrated Oil & Gas” industry. These are the market ratios of the company:

P/E Ratio: 15.19

Forward P/E Ratio: 12.98

P/S Ratio: 3.51

P/B Ratio: 4.33

Dividend Yield: 6.08%

Targa Resources Partners LP (NGLS) has a market capitalization of USD3.86 billion and operates within the “Oil & Gas Pipelines” industry. These are the market ratios of the company:

P/E Ratio: 21.43

Forward P/E Ratio: 18.06

P/S Ratio: 0.55

P/B Ratio: 3.00

Dividend Yield: 5.87%

The Washington Post Company (WPO) has a market capitalization of USD2.89 billion and operates within the “Education & Training Services” industry. These are the market ratios of the company:

P/E Ratio: 25.09

Forward P/E Ratio: 20.70

P/S Ratio: 0.69

P/B Ratio: 1.10

Dividend Yield: 2.58%

Hormel Foods (HRL) has a market capitalization of USD7.51 billion and operates within the “Meat Products” industry. These are the market ratios of the company:

P/E Ratio: 17.03

Forward P/E Ratio: 14.58

P/S Ratio: 0.94

P/B Ratio: 2.75

Dividend Yield: 2.11%

CVS Caremark Corporation (CVS) has a market capitalization of USD57.41 billion and operates within the “Drug Stores” industry. These are the market ratios of the company:

P/E Ratio: 16.90

Forward P/E Ratio: 11.91

P/S Ratio: 0.54

P/B Ratio: 1.50

Dividend Yield: 1.48%

Weight Watchers International (WTW) has a market capitalization of USD5.42 billion and operates within the “Personal Services” industry. These are the market ratios of the company:

P/E Ratio: 17.90

Forward P/E Ratio: 12.55

P/S Ratio: 2.98

P/B Ratio: -

Dividend Yield: 0.95%

Apache (APA) has a market capitalization of USD36.35 billion and operates within the “Independent Oil & Gas” industry. These are the market ratios of the company:

P/E Ratio: 8.21

Forward P/E Ratio: 6.77

P/S Ratio: 2.15

P/B Ratio: 1.25

Dividend Yield: 0.72%

About the author:

Dividend
I am a private full time investor searching for investments and investment ideas.

Visit Dividend's Website


Rating: 2.5/5 (11 votes)

Comments

Please leave your comment:


Get WordPress Plugins for easy affiliate links on Stock Tickers and Guru Names | Earn affiliate commissions by embedding GuruFocus Charts
GuruFocus Affiliate Program: Earn up to $400 per referral. ( Learn More)
Free 7-day Trial
FEEDBACK