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The Best Dividends Between May 07-13, 2012

Here is a current overview of the best yielding stocks with a market capitalization over USD 10 billion that have their ex-dividend date on the next trading week. If your broker settles your trade before the ex-date, you will receive the next dividend. A full list of all stocks with ex-dividend date can be found here: Ex-Dividend Stocks May 07-13, 2012. In total, 238 stocks and preferred shares go ex-dividend of which 107 yielding above 3 percent. The average yield amounts to 3.86 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]Companhia Siderurgica Nacional (SID) has a market capitalization of USD 12.41 billion and operates within the “Steel & Iron” industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 27.45, Forward P/E Ratio: 4.98, P/S Ratio: 5.82, P/B Ratio: 16.06, Dividend Yield: 7.48%.

Southern Copper (SCCO) has a market capitalization of USD 27.39 billion and operates within the “Copper” industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 11.81, Forward P/E Ratio: 11.81, P/S Ratio: 4.02, P/B Ratio: 6.83, Dividend Yield: 6.28%.

Exelon Corporation (EXC) has a market capitalization of USD 25.48 billion and operates within the “Diversified Utilities” industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 10.27, Forward P/E Ratio: 12.59, P/S Ratio: 1.35, P/B Ratio: 1.78, Dividend Yield: 5.45%.

Entergy Corporation (ETR) has a market capitalization of USD 11.54 billion and operates within the “Electric Utilities” industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 12.33, Forward P/E Ratio: 12.12, P/S Ratio: 1.04, P/B Ratio: 1.25, Dividend Yield: 5.10%.

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) has a market capitalization of USD 114.32 billion and operates within the “Drug Manufacturers - Major” industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 14.22, Forward P/E Ratio: 11.94, P/S Ratio: 2.58, P/B Ratio: 8.06, Dividend Yield: 4.94%.

American Electric Power (AEP) has a market capitalization of USD 18.67 billion and operates within the “Electric Utilities” industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 11.87, Forward P/E Ratio: 12.13, P/S Ratio: 1.24, P/B Ratio: 1.26, Dividend Yield: 4.87%.


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