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The Best Dividends on Oct. 16, 2012

October 15, 2012 | About:

Here is a current overview of the best yielding stocks that have their ex-dividend date on the next trading day. So 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 on Oct. 16, 2012. In total, four stocks and preferred shares go ex-dividend — of which one yields more than 3 percent. The average yield amounts to 3.07%.

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 ex-dividend stocks:

Capstead Mortgage (NYSE:CMO)has a market capitalization of $1.23 billion and operates within the REIT - Diversified industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 7.31, Forward P/E Ratio: 7.87, P/S Ratio: 4.74, P/B Ratio: 0.82, Dividend Yield: 11.58%.

WD-40 Company(NASDAQ:WDFC)has a market capitalization of $816.82 million and operates within the Specialty Chemicals industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 22.99, Forward P/E Ratio: 20.29, P/S Ratio: 2.34, P/B Ratio: 4.44, Dividend Yield: 2.24%.

Zep(NYSE:ZEP)has a market capitalization of $316.10 million and operates within the Cleaning Products industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 14.63, Forward P/E Ratio: 10.73, P/S Ratio: 0.48, P/B Ratio: 1.88, Dividend Yield: 1.10%.

Acuity Brands(NYSE:AYI)has a market capitalization of $2.61 billion and operates within the Diversified Electronics industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 22.47, Forward P/E Ratio: 14.69, P/S Ratio: 1.35, P/B Ratio: 3.07, Dividend Yield: 0.84%.


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