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The Best Dividends on April 25, 2012

Here is a current overview of best-yielding stocks with 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 25, 2012. In total, 17 stocks and preferred shares go ex-dividend of which 7 are yielding above 3%. The average yield amounts to 3.60%.

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:[/b]

[b]Reed Elsevier (RUK)
has a market capitalization of USD10.18 billion and operates within the “Publishing - Periodicals” industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 15.51, Forward P/E Ratio: 10.77, P/S Ratio: 1.99, P/B Ratio: 5.54, Dividend Yield: 4.13%.

Cliffs Natural Resources (CLF) has a market capitalization of USD9.40 billion and operates within the “Steel & Iron” industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 5.64, Forward P/E Ratio: 5.81, P/S Ratio: 1.38, P/B Ratio: 1.62, Dividend Yield: 3.79%.

Procter & Gamble (PG) has a market capitalization of USD183.58 billion and operates within the “Personal Products” industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 19.60, Forward P/E Ratio: 15.54, P/S Ratio: 2.16, P/B Ratio: 2.86, Dividend Yield: 3.37%.

Williams-Sonoma (WSM) has a market capitalization of USD3.77 billion and operates within the “Home Furnishing Stores” industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 16.91, Forward P/E Ratio: 13.93, P/S Ratio: 1.01, P/B Ratio: 3.03, Dividend Yield: 2.32%.

Pentair (PNR) has a market capitalization of USD4.36 billion and operates within the “Industrial Equipment & Components” industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 137.84, Forward P/E Ratio: 14.56, P/S Ratio: 1.26, P/B Ratio: 2.25, Dividend Yield: 2.00%.

Tyco International (TYC) has a market capitalization of USD25.19 billion and operates within the “Diversified Machinery” industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 18.34, Forward P/E Ratio: 13.20, P/S Ratio: 1.47, P/B Ratio: 1.77, Dividend Yield: 1.83%.

Signet Jewelers Limited (SIG) has a market capitalization of USD4.08 billion and operates within the “Jewelry Stores” industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 12.70, Forward P/E Ratio: 10.23, P/S Ratio: 1.09, P/B Ratio: 1.80, Dividend Yield: 1.02%.

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