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The Best Dividends Between May 14-21, 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 within 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 14-21, 2012. In total, 208 stocks and preferred shares go ex-dividend of which 94 yielding above 3 percent and 40 are high yields. The average yield amounts to 3.95 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]Telefonica (TEF) has a market capitalization of USD 64.76 billion and operates within the “Telecom Services - Foreign” industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 3.02, Forward P/E Ratio: 7.02, P/S Ratio: 0.79, P/B Ratio: 0.74, Dividend Yield: 14.99%.

Westpac Banking Corporation (WBK) has a market capitalization of USD 69.80 billion and operates within the “Foreign Money Center Banks” industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 11.73, Forward P/E Ratio: 10.49, P/S Ratio: 1.79, P/B Ratio: 1.58, Dividend Yield: 7.03%.

Eni SpA (E) has a market capitalization of USD 86.56 billion and operates within the “Major Integrated Oil & Gas” industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 7.54, Forward P/E Ratio: 7.46, P/S Ratio: 0.57, P/B Ratio: 1.02, Dividend Yield: 6.41%.

Telecom Italia SpA (TI) has a market capitalization of USD 20.75 billion and operates within the “Diversified Communication Services” industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 266.75, Forward P/E Ratio: 6.24, P/S Ratio: 0.53, P/B Ratio: 0.69, Dividend Yield: 5.37%.

ConocoPhillips (COP) has a market capitalization of USD 67.65 billion and operates within the “Major Integrated Oil & Gas” industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 5.85, Forward P/E Ratio: 8.08, P/S Ratio: 0.27, P/B Ratio: 1.02, Dividend Yield: 4.93%.

China Petroleum & Chemical (SNP) has a market capitalization of USD 85.73 billion and operates within the “Major Integrated Oil & Gas” industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 7.67, Forward P/E Ratio: 5.71, P/S Ratio: 0.22, P/B Ratio: 1.14, Dividend Yield: 4.79%.

Duke Energy Corporation (DUK) has a market capitalization of USD 29.06 billion and operates within the “Electric Utilities” industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 19.57, Forward P/E Ratio: 14.68, P/S Ratio: 2.00, P/B Ratio: 1.28, Dividend Yield: 4.60%.

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