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The Best Dividends Between June 25 - July 01, 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 June 25 – July 01, 2012. In total, 225 stocks and preferred shares go ex-dividend of which 106 yielding above 3 percent. The average yield amounts to 4.67 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]

[b]Annaly Capital Management (NLY)
has a market capitalization of USD 16.70 billion and operates within the “REIT - Diversified” industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 34.26, Forward P/E Ratio: 8.36, P/S Ratio: 4.65, P/B Ratio: 1.05, Dividend Yield: 12.84%.

Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CM) has a market capitalization of USD 29.56 billion and operates within the “Money Center Banks” industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 10.43, Forward P/E Ratio: 8.49, P/S Ratio: 2.53, P/B Ratio: 1.82, Dividend Yield: 4.95%.

TransCanada (TRP) has a market capitalization of USD 29.18 billion and operates within the “Gas Utilities” industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 20.31, Forward P/E Ratio: 16.84, P/S Ratio: 3.38, P/B Ratio: 1.78, Dividend Yield: 4.31%.

The Bank Of Nova Scotia (BNS) has a market capitalization of USD 58.96 billion and operates within the “Money Center Banks” industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 11.90, Forward P/E Ratio: 10.07, P/S Ratio: 3.34, P/B Ratio: 1.73, Dividend Yield: 4.16%.

PG&E Corp. (PCG) has a market capitalization of USD 18.51 billion and operates within the “Electric Utilities” industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 20.30, Forward P/E Ratio: 14.19, P/S Ratio: 1.23, P/B Ratio: 1.47, Dividend Yield: 4.15%.

Nucor Corporation (NUE) has a market capitalization of USD 11.71 billion and operates within the “Steel & Iron” industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 15.38, Forward P/E Ratio: 10.34, P/S Ratio: 0.58, P/B Ratio: 1.54, Dividend Yield: 3.95%.

The Dow Chemical Company (DOW) has a market capitalization of USD 39.23 billion and operates within the “Conglomerates” industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 17.65, Forward P/E Ratio: 9.92, P/S Ratio: 0.65, P/B Ratio: 2.06, Dividend Yield: 3.90%.

Philip Morris International (PM) has a market capitalization of USD 146.70 billion and operates within the “Cigarettes” industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 17.10, Forward P/E Ratio: 14.80, P/S Ratio: 1.88, P/B Ratio: 1433.50, Dividend Yield: 3.58%.

Sempra Energy (SRE) has a market capitalization of USD 16.19 billion and operates within the “Gas Utilities” industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 12.17, Forward P/E Ratio: 15.52, P/S Ratio: 1.62, P/B Ratio: 1.62, Dividend Yield: 3.57%.

Air Products & Chemicals (APD) has a market capitalization of USD 16.49 billion and operates within the “Chemicals - Major Diversified” industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 14.66, Forward P/E Ratio: 12.38, P/S Ratio: 1.67, P/B Ratio: 2.63, Dividend Yield: 3.28%.

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