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The Best Dividends on May 17, 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 17, 2012. In total, 36 stocks and preferred shares go ex-dividend of which 18 are yielding above 3 percent. The average yield amounts to 3.67 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]

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eolia Environnement S.A. (VE) has a market capitalization of USD6.61 billion and operates within the “Waste Management” industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: -, Forward P/E Ratio: 16.10, P/S Ratio: 0.17, P/B Ratio: 0.70, Dividend Yield: 7.24%.

ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP) has a market capitalization of USD66.43 billion and operates within the “Major Integrated Oil & Gas” industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 5.74, Forward P/E Ratio: 7.79, P/S Ratio: 0.26, P/B Ratio: 1.00, Dividend Yield: 5.03%.

Highwoods Properties (NYSE:HIW) has a market capitalization of USD2.53 billion and operates within the “REIT - Office” industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 67.24, Forward P/E Ratio: 48.99, P/S Ratio: 5.09, P/B Ratio: 2.57, Dividend Yield: 4.96%.

Hawaiian Electric Industries (NYSE:HE) has a market capitalization of USD2.59 billion and operates within the “Electric Utilities” industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 17.38, Forward P/E Ratio: 15.29, P/S Ratio: 0.77, P/B Ratio: 1.66, Dividend Yield: 4.63%.

Statoil ASA (NYSE:STO) has a market capitalization of USD80.07 billion and operates within the “Major Integrated Oil & Gas” industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 6.01, Forward P/E Ratio: 8.07, P/S Ratio: 0.66, P/B Ratio: 1.64, Dividend Yield: 4.47%.

LyondellBasell Industries NV (NYSE:LYB) has a market capitalization of USD22.84 billion and operates within the “Specialty Chemicals” industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 10.95, Forward P/E Ratio: 6.83, P/S Ratio: 0.45, P/B Ratio: 2.02, Dividend Yield: 4.03%.

China Mobile Limited (NYSE:CHL) has a market capitalization of USD223.47 billion and operates within the “Wireless Communications” industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 11.33, Forward P/E Ratio: 11.28, P/S Ratio: 2.67, P/B Ratio: 2.17, Dividend Yield: 3.84%.

PartnerRe (NYSE:PRE) has a market capitalization of USD4.72 billion and operates within the “Property & Casualty Insurance” industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 8.25, Forward P/E Ratio: 9.78, P/S Ratio: 0.85, P/B Ratio: 0.70, Dividend Yield: 3.39%.

Maxim Integrated Products (NASDAQ:MXIM) has a market capitalization of USD7.80 billion and operates within the “Semiconductor - Broad Line” industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 21.70, Forward P/E Ratio: 14.51, P/S Ratio: 3.22, P/B Ratio: 3.12, Dividend Yield: 3.30%.


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