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The Best Dividends on May 2, 2012

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 02, 2012. In total, 37 stocks and preferred shares go ex-dividend of which 21 yielding above 3 percent. The average yield amounts to 4.34 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:

[/b][b]Natural Resource Partners (NRP) has a market capitalization of USD 2.65 billion and operates within the “Industrial Metals & Minerals” industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 49.90, Forward P/E Ratio: 13.71, P/S Ratio: 7.00, P/B Ratio: 4.14, Dividend Yield: 8.82%.

Energy Transfer Partners (ETP) has a market capitalization of USD 11.39 billion and operates within the “Oil & Gas Pipelines” industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 44.31, Forward P/E Ratio: 20.85, P/S Ratio: 1.66, P/B Ratio: 1.96, Dividend Yield: 7.20%.

Energy Transfer Equity (ETE) has a market capitalization of USD 9.36 billion and operates within the “Oil & Gas Pipelines” industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 30.41, Forward P/E Ratio: 15.37, P/S Ratio: 1.14, P/B Ratio: 182.43, Dividend Yield: 5.96%.

Spectra Energy Partners (SEP) has a market capitalization of USD 3.19 billion and operates within the “Oil & Gas Pipelines” industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 19.93, Forward P/E Ratio: 18.45, P/S Ratio: 15.58, P/B Ratio: 1.88, Dividend Yield: 5.91%.

Williams Partners (WPZ) has a market capitalization of USD 18.21 billion and operates within the “Specialty Chemicals” industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 15.44, Forward P/E Ratio: 16.60, P/S Ratio: 2.66, P/B Ratio: 3.18, Dividend Yield: 5.41%.

Plains All American Pipeline (PAA) has a market capitalization of USD 13.16 billion and operates within the “Oil & Gas Pipelines” industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 16.62, Forward P/E Ratio: 16.86, P/S Ratio: 0.38, P/B Ratio: 2.34, Dividend Yield: 5.10%.

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