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The Best Dividends Between May 21-27, 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 on 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 21-27, 2012. In total, 130 stocks and preferred shares go ex-dividend of which 57 yielding above 3 percent. The average yield amounts to 3.80 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]SeaDrill Limited (SDRL)
has a market capitalization of USD 16.69 billion and operates within the “Oil & Gas Drilling & Exploration” industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 12.05, Forward P/E Ratio: 10.84, P/S Ratio: 4.07, P/B Ratio: 2.79, Dividend Yield: 8.97%.

Sun Life Financial (SLF) has a market capitalization of USD 12.13 billion and operates within the “Life Insurance” industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: not calculable, Forward P/E Ratio: 7.41, P/S Ratio: 0.56, P/B Ratio: 0.75, Dividend Yield: 7.00%.

Eni SpA (E) has a market capitalization of USD 80.65 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 SpA (TI) has a market capitalization of USD 18.65 billion and operates within the “Diversified Communication Services” industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 239.75, Forward P/E Ratio: 5.61, P/S Ratio: 0.48, P/B Ratio: 0.63, Dividend Yield: 5.98%.

Arcelor Mittal (MT) has a market capitalization of USD 22.59 billion and operates within the “Steel & Iron” industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 29.53, Forward P/E Ratio: 4.87, P/S Ratio: 0.24, P/B Ratio: 0.39, Dividend Yield: 5.18%.

Thomson Reuters Corporation (TRI) has a market capitalization of USD 23.05 billion and operates within the “Information & Delivery Services” industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: not calculable, Forward P/E Ratio: 12.70, P/S Ratio: 1.67, P/B Ratio: 1.40, Dividend Yield: 4.60%.

PetroChina (PTR) has a market capitalization of USD 235.49 billion and operates within the “Major Integrated Oil & Gas” industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 10.97, Forward P/E Ratio: 8.10, P/S Ratio: 0.71, P/B Ratio: 1.42, Dividend Yield: 4.17%.

Mattel (MAT) has a market capitalization of USD 10.60 billion and operates within the “Toys & Games” industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 14.35, Forward P/E Ratio: 11.70, P/S Ratio: 1.70, P/B Ratio: 4.02, Dividend Yield: 3.98%.

Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) has a market capitalization of USD 173.98 billion and operates within the “Drug Manufacturers - Major” industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 17.40, Forward P/E Ratio: 11.62, P/S Ratio: 2.68, P/B Ratio: 2.84, Dividend Yield: 3.85%.

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