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The Best Dividends on May 15, 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 15, 2012. In total, 36 stocks and preferred shares go ex-dividend of which 15 are yielding above 3 percent. The average yield amounts to 4.10 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 (NYSE:TEF)
has a market capitalization of USD64.76 billion and operates within the “Telecom Services - Foreign” industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 3.06, Forward P/E Ratio: 7.02, P/S Ratio: 0.80, P/B Ratio: 2.27, Dividend Yield: 15.05%.

Westpac Banking Corporation (NYSE:WBK) has a market capitalization of USD69.81 billion and operates within the “Foreign Money Center Banks” industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 11.92, Forward P/E Ratio: 10.49, P/S Ratio: 1.82, P/B Ratio: 1.59, Dividend Yield: 7.15%.

Cablevision Systems Corporation (NYSE:CVC) has a market capitalization of USD3.41 billion and operates within the “CATV Systems” industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 15.51, Forward P/E Ratio: 12.31, P/S Ratio: 0.51, P/B Ratio: -, Dividend Yield: 4.78%.

Avon Products (NYSE:AVP) has a market capitalization of USD8.72 billion and operates within the “Personal Products” industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 22.43, Forward P/E Ratio: 16.55, P/S Ratio: 0.78, P/B Ratio: 5.34, Dividend Yield: 4.56%.

Microchip Technology (NASDAQ:MCHP) has a market capitalization of USD6.13 billion and operates within the “Semiconductor - Specialized” industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 19.33, Forward P/E Ratio: 14.05, P/S Ratio: 4.43, P/B Ratio: 3.08, Dividend Yield: 4.39%.

Enersis S.A. (ENI) has a market capitalization of USD12.76 billion and operates within the “Foreign Utilities” industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 16.15, Forward P/E Ratio: 14.26, P/S Ratio: 0.94, P/B Ratio: 1.57, Dividend Yield: 3.05%.


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