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The Best Dividends on May 9, 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 9, 2012. In total, 53 stocks and preferred shares go ex-dividend of which 25 yielding above 3 percent. The average yield amounts to 3.69 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]Pitney Bowes (NYSE:PBI) has a market capitalization of USD3.36 billion and operates within the “Business Equipment” industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 9.71, Forward P/E Ratio: 8.19, P/S Ratio: 0.64, P/B Ratio: -, Dividend Yield: 8.93%.

Southern Copper (NYSE:SCCO) has a market capitalization of USD27.39 billion and operates within the “Copper” industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 11.08, Forward P/E Ratio: 11.81, P/S Ratio: 3.90, P/B Ratio: 6.13, Dividend Yield: 6.28%.

Alliance Holdings (NASDAQ:AHGP) has a market capitalization of USD 2.63 billion and operates within the “Nonmetallic Mineral Mining” industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 12.42, Forward P/E Ratio: 13.17, P/S Ratio: 1.41, P/B Ratio: 6.47, Dividend Yield: 6.07%.

Companhia Siderurgica Nacional (NYSE:SID) has a market capitalization of USD12.25 billion and operates within the “Steel & Iron” industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 27.10, Forward P/E Ratio: 5.56, P/S Ratio: 5.87, P/B Ratio: 16.15, Dividend Yield: 5.13%.

GlaxoSmithKline (NYSE:GSK) has a market capitalization of USD117.47 billion and operates within the “Drug Manufacturers - Major” industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 14.42, Forward P/E Ratio: 12.10, P/S Ratio: 2.65, P/B Ratio: 8.16, Dividend Yield: 4.89%.

BP (NYSE:BP) has a market capitalization of USD131.02 billion and operates within the “Major Integrated Oil & Gas” industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 5.42, Forward P/E Ratio: 6.07, P/S Ratio: 0.33, P/B Ratio: 1.11, Dividend Yield: 4.65%.

Pfizer (NYSE:PFE) has a market capitalization of USD169.22 billion and operates within the “Drug Manufacturers - Major” industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 21.18, Forward P/E Ratio: 9.59, P/S Ratio: 2.55, P/B Ratio: 2.07, Dividend Yield: 3.92%.

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