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The Best Dividends on May 3, 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 3, 2012. In total, 24 stocks and preferred shares go ex-dividend of which 15 yielding above 3%. The average yield amounts to 3.49%.

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]New York Community Bancorp (NYB)
has a market capitalization of USD5.89 billion and operates within the “Savings & Loans” industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 12.42, Forward P/E Ratio: 12.42, P/S Ratio: 3.20, P/B Ratio: 1.06, Dividend Yield: 7.46%.

Regency Energy Partners (NYSE:RGP) has a market capitalization of USD4.28 billion and operates within the “Oil & Gas Pipelines” industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 86.83, Forward P/E Ratio: 41.28, P/S Ratio: 2.99, P/B Ratio: 1.11, Dividend Yield: 7.31%.

FirstEnergy (NYSE:FE) has a market capitalization of USD19.82 billion and operates within the “Electric Utilities” industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 22.25, Forward P/E Ratio: 14.76, P/S Ratio: 1.22, P/B Ratio: 1.49, Dividend Yield: 4.64%.

Southern Company (NYSE:SO) has a market capitalization of USD40.11 billion and operates within the “Electric Utilities” industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 18.09, Forward P/E Ratio: 16.42, P/S Ratio: 2.27, P/B Ratio: 2.14, Dividend Yield: 4.25%.

IdaCorp (NYSE:IDA) has a market capitalization of USD 2.03 billion and operates within the “Electric Utilities” industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 12.06, Forward P/E Ratio: 12.62, P/S Ratio: 1.98, P/B Ratio: 1.22, Dividend Yield: 3.26%.

Eaton Corporation (NYSE:ETN) has a market capitalization of USD16.14 billion and operates within the “Industrial Electrical Equipment” industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 11.90, Forward P/E Ratio: 9.27, P/S Ratio: 1.00, P/B Ratio: 2.03, Dividend Yield: 3.17%.

Ternium S.A. (NYSE:TX) has a market capitalization of USD4.83 billion and operates within the “Steel & Iron” industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 9.27, Forward P/E Ratio: 7.24, P/S Ratio: 0.53, P/B Ratio: 0.82, Dividend Yield: 3.11%.


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