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The Best Dividends on May 21, 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 21, 2012. In total, 22 stocks and preferred shares go ex-dividend of which 11 are yielding above 3 percent. The average yield amounts to 4.4 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]Pengrowth Energy Corporation (PGH) has a market capitalization of USD2.74 billion and operates within the “Oil & Gas Drilling & Exploration” industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 28.92, Forward P/E Ratio: not calculable, P/S Ratio: 2.41, P/B Ratio: 0.83, Dividend Yield: 11.27%.

Eni SpA (E) has a market capitalization of USD80.69 billion and operates within the “Major Integrated Oil & Gas” industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 7.13, Forward P/E Ratio: 6.96, P/S Ratio: 0.54, P/B Ratio: 0.97, Dividend Yield: 6.87%.

Telecom Italia (TI) has a market capitalization of USD18.88 billion and operates within the “Diversified Communication Services” industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 242.75, Forward P/E Ratio: 5.68, P/S Ratio: 0.49, P/B Ratio: 0.64, Dividend Yield: 5.90%.

Mattel (MAT) has a market capitalization of USD10.58 billion and operates within the “Toys & Games” industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 14.32, Forward P/E Ratio: 11.68, P/S Ratio: 1.70, P/B Ratio: 4.01, Dividend Yield: 3.99%.

Autoliv (ALV) has a market capitalization of USD5.09 billion and operates within the “Auto Parts” industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 9.81, Forward P/E Ratio: 8.22, P/S Ratio: 0.61, P/B Ratio: 1.49, Dividend Yield: 3.31%.

Assured Guaranty (AGO) has a market capitalization of USD2.25 billion and operates within the “Surety & Title Insurance” industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 15.39, Forward P/E Ratio: 4.46, P/S Ratio: 1.90, P/B Ratio: 0.54, Dividend Yield: 2.92%.

Valero Energy Corporation (VLO) has a market capitalization of USD11.94 billion and operates within the “Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing” industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 7.97, Forward P/E Ratio: 4.87, P/S Ratio: 0.09, P/B Ratio: 0.75, Dividend Yield: 2.78%.

Tenaris SA (TS) has a market capitalization of USD19.85 billion and operates within the “Steel & Iron” industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 13.62, Forward P/E Ratio: 9.72, P/S Ratio: 1.93, P/B Ratio: 1.81, Dividend Yield: 2.26%.

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