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The Best Dividends on May 1, 2012

April 30, 2012 | About:

Here is a current overview of the 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 May 1, 2012. In total, 15 stocks and preferred shares go ex-dividend of which 8 are yielding above 3%. The average yield amounts to 3.5%.

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]Braskem S.A. (NYSE:BAK) has a market capitalization of USD6.11 billion and operates within the specialty chemicals industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: -, Forward P/E Ratio: 14.80, P/S Ratio: 0.35, P/B Ratio: 1.18, Dividend Yield: 4.23%.

ABB (NYSE:ABB) has a market capitalization of USD43.54 billion and operates within the industrial electrical equipment industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 13.63, Forward P/E Ratio: 10.22, P/S Ratio: 1.15, P/B Ratio: 2.73, Dividend Yield: 3.77%.

Chemical & Mining Co. of Chile (NYSE:SQM) has a market capitalization of USD15.35 billion and operates within the chemicals - major diversified industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 28.18, Forward P/E Ratio: 20.76, P/S Ratio: 7.16, P/B Ratio: 8.48, Dividend Yield: 1.75%.

The Mosaic Company (NYSE:MOS) has a market capitalization of USD22.55 billion and operates within the specialty chemicals industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 11.35, Forward P/E Ratio: 10.47, P/S Ratio: 2.02, P/B Ratio: 1.91, Dividend Yield: 0.94%.

Companhia Brasileira de Distribuicao (NYSE:CBD) has a market capitalization of USD12.37 billion and operates within the grocery stores” industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 29.52, Forward P/E Ratio: 18.86, P/S Ratio: 0.50, P/B Ratio: 3.04, Dividend Yield: 0.80%.


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