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The Best Dividends on May 7, 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 7, 2012. In total, 25 stocks and preferred shares go ex-dividend of which eight are yielding above 3 percent. The average yield amounts to 2.37 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]Sanofi (SNY)
has a market capitalization of USD 103.41 billion and operates within the “Drug Manufacturers - Major” industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 13.56, Forward P/E Ratio: 9.87, P/S Ratio: 2.23, P/B Ratio: 1.37, Dividend Yield: 4.56%.

Sunoco Logistics Partners (SXL) has a market capitalization of USD 4.04 billion and operates within the “Oil & Gas Pipelines” industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 15.37, Forward P/E Ratio: 15.87, P/S Ratio: 0.37, P/B Ratio: 3.68, Dividend Yield: 4.38%.

MeadWestvaco Corporation (MWV) has a market capitalization of USD 4.93 billion and operates within the “Packaging & Containers” industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 21.21, Forward P/E Ratio: 14.68, P/S Ratio: 0.81, P/B Ratio: 1.53, Dividend Yield: 3.49%.

Beam (BEAM) has a market capitalization of USD 9.42 billion and operates within the “Beverages - Wineries & Distillers” industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 71.33, Forward P/E Ratio: 23.22, P/S Ratio: 4.08, P/B Ratio: 2.28, Dividend Yield: 1.37%.

Starbucks Corporation (SBUX) has a market capitalization of USD 42.68 billion and operates within the “Specialty Eateries” industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 32.75, Forward P/E Ratio: 24.21, P/S Ratio: 3.39, P/B Ratio: 8.94, Dividend Yield: 1.20%.

Waste Connections (WCN) has a market capitalization of USD 3.92 billion and operates within the “Waste Management” industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 22.52, Forward P/E Ratio: 19.01, P/S Ratio: 2.53, P/B Ratio: 2.19, Dividend Yield: 1.13%.

UBS AG (UBS) has a market capitalization of USD 24.86 billion and operates within the “Foreign Money Center Banks” industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 3.06, Forward P/E Ratio: 6.99, P/S Ratio: 0.47, P/B Ratio: 0.79, Dividend Yield: 0.88%.

United States Steel (X) has a market capitalization of USD 3.99 billion and operates within the “Steel & Iron” industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: -, Forward P/E Ratio: 7.39, P/S Ratio: 0.20, P/B Ratio: 1.15, Dividend Yield: 0.72%.

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