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The Best Yielding Ex-Dividend Stocks on Feb. 7, 2013

Buying stocks before the ex-dividend date is simple. If you buy a stock before the ex-dividend date and hold it, you will receive the next dividend. Buying high-yielding stocks is not a one-way strategy to high returns.

In addition to high returns, the valuation should be fair. This is the main reason why I screen every day tomorrow’s best ex-dividend stocks by yield and market capitalization.

A full list of all stocks with payment dates can be found here: Ex-Dividend Stocks Feb. 7, 2013. In total, nine stocks and preferred shares go ex dividend, of which two yield more than 3%. The average yield amounts to 3.32%.

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 highest yielding ex-dividend stocks:

AmeriGas Partners (APU) has a market capitalization of $4.10 billion and operates within the Gas Utilities industry.

The AmeriGas Partners LP stock has a current operating margin of 5.38% and the debt to equity ratio amounts to 1.66. Earnings per share are expected to grow by 14.98% for the next year and 11.49% for the upcoming five years.

These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 58.89, Forward P/E Ratio: 15.55, P/S Ratio: 1.40, P/B Ratio: 2.87, Dividend Yield: 7.24%.

Olin (OLN) has a market capitalization of $1.90 billion and operates within the Specialty Chemicals industry.

The Olin Corp. stock has a current operating margin of 11.85% and the debt to equity ratio amounts to 0.71. Earnings per share are expected to grow by 2.35% for the next year and 7.50% for the upcoming five years.

These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 12.80, Forward P/E Ratio: 10.86, P/S Ratio: 0.87, P/B Ratio: 1.90, Dividend Yield: 3.38%.

United Financial Bancorp (UBNK) has a market capitalization of $231.43 million and operates within the Savings & Loans industry.

The United Financial Bancorp stock has a current operating margin of 11.11% and the debt to equity ratio amounts to 0.74. Earnings per share are expected to grow by 9.17% for the next year and 15.00% for the upcoming five years.

These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 51.59, Forward P/E Ratio: 12.57, P/S Ratio: 3.25, P/B Ratio: 0.71, Dividend Yield: 2.67%.

Access National (ANCX) has a market capitalization of $159.39 million and operates within the Regional - Mid-Atlantic Banks industry.

The Access National Corp. stock has a current operating margin of 32.93% and the debt to equity ratio amounts to 0.98. Earnings per share are expected to grow by -9.03% for the next year and 8.00% for the upcoming five years.

These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 9.04, Forward P/E Ratio: 11.80, P/S Ratio: 4.34, P/B Ratio: 1.75, Dividend Yield: 2.33%.

Apple (AAPL) has a market capitalization of $429.94 billion and operates within the Personal Computers industry.

The Apple Inc. stock has a current operating margin of 33.46% and the debt to equity ratio amounts to 0.00. Earnings per share are expected to grow by 13.86% for the next year and 13.77% for the upcoming five years.

These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 10.38, Forward P/E Ratio: 8.99, P/S Ratio: 2.61, P/B Ratio: 3.38, Dividend Yield: 2.32%.

Monarch Financial Holdings (MNRK) has a market capitalization of $67.69 million and operates within the Regional - Mid-Atlantic Banks industry.

The Monarch Financial Holdings, Inc. stock has a current operating margin of 14.63% and the debt to equity ratio amounts to 0.18. Earnings per share are expected to grow by 20.19% for the next year and - for the upcoming five years.

These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 8.66, Forward P/E Ratio: 7.48, P/S Ratio: 1.51, P/B Ratio: 0.81, Dividend Yield: 2.14%.

Southern National Bancorp of Virginia (SONA) has a market capitalization of $113 million and operates within the Regional - Mid-Atlantic Banks industry.

The Southern National Bancorp of Virginia stock has a current operating margin of 27.91% and the debt to equity ratio amounts to 0.32.

These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 17.11, Forward P/E Ratio: N/A, P/S Ratio: 3.01, P/B Ratio: 1.10, Dividend Yield: 2.05%.

U.S. Global Investors (GROW) has a market capitalization of $64.24 million and operates within the Asset Management industry.

The U.S. Global Investors, Inc. stock has a current operating margin of 6.78% and the debt to equity ratio amounts to 0.00. Earnings per share are expected to grow by 129.40% for the next year.

These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 80.60, Forward P/E Ratio: 23.71, P/S Ratio: 3.05, P/B Ratio: 1.64, Dividend Yield: 1.49%.

Altera (ALTR) has a market capitalization of $11.06 billion and operates within the Semiconductor - Specialized industry.

The Altera Corp. stock has a current operating margin of 32.54% and the debt to equity ratio amounts to 0.15. Earnings per share are expected to grow by - for the next year and 12.75% for the upcoming five years.

These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 20.06, Forward P/E Ratio: N/A, P/S Ratio: 6.20, P/B Ratio: 3.31, Dividend Yield: 1.16%.

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