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The Best-Yielding Ex-Dividend Stocks on Feb. 12, 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. 12, 2013. In total, 17 stocks and preferred shares go ex-dividend, of which 8 yield more than 3 percent. The average yield amounts to 5.58%.

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:

Sandridge Mississippian Trust II (SDR) has a market capitalization of $787.72 million and operates within the Oil & Gas Drilling & Exploration industry.

These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 13.31, Forward P/E Ratio: 6.77, P/S Ratio: 12.70, P/B Ratio: 1.76, Dividend Yield: 15.09%.

SandRidge Mississippian Trust I (SDT) has a market capitalization of $505.12 million and operates within the Independent Oil & Gas industry.

These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 5.78, Forward P/E Ratio: 7.24, P/S Ratio: 5.97, P/B Ratio: 1.88, Dividend Yield: 14.41%.

United Online (UNTD) has a market capitalization of $586.82 million and operates within the Specialty Retail, Other industry.

The United Online Inc. stock has a current operating margin of 8.08% and the debt to equity ratio amounts to 0.50. Earnings per share are expected to grow by -15.15% for the next year and 15.00% for the upcoming five years.

These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 15.73, Forward P/E Ratio: 23.04, P/S Ratio: 0.67, P/B Ratio: 1.19, Dividend Yield: 6.20%.

Entergy Corporation (ETR) has a market capitalization of $11.46 billion and operates within the Electric Utilities industry.

Earnings per share are expected to grow by 0.61% for the next year and 6.00% for the upcoming five years.

These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 13.54, Forward P/E Ratio: 13.00, P/S Ratio: 1.11, P/B Ratio: 1.25, Dividend Yield: 5.15%.

Healthcare Realty Trust (HR) has a market capitalization of $2.23 billion and operates within the REIT - Healthcare Facilities industry.

The Healthcare Realty Trust Inc. stock has a current operating margin of 2.22% and the debt to equity ratio amounts to 1.05. Earnings per share are expected to grow by 50.00% for the next year and 6.50% for the upcoming five years.

These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 284.00, Forward P/E Ratio: 94.67, P/S Ratio: 7.19, P/B Ratio: 1.94, Dividend Yield: 4.69%.

Wisconsin Energy (WEC) has a market capitalization of $9.22 billion and operates within the Electric Utilities industry.

The Wisconsin Energy Corp. stock has a current operating margin of 23.56% and the debt to equity ratio amounts to 1.26. Earnings per share are expected to grow by 5.37% for the next year and 5.37% for the upcoming five years.

These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 17.05, Forward P/E Ratio: 15.71, P/S Ratio: 2.17, P/B Ratio: 2.21, Dividend Yield: 3.39%.

S&T Bancorp (STBA) has a market capitalization of $540.79 million and operates within the Regional - Northeast Banks industry.

The S&T Bancorp Inc. stock has a current operating margin of 22.15% and the debt to equity ratio amounts to 0.49. Earnings per share are expected to grow by 0.69% for the next year and 5.00% for the upcoming five years.

These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 15.55, Forward P/E Ratio: 12.46, P/S Ratio: 3.46, P/B Ratio: 1.01, Dividend Yield: 3.30%.

Wynn Resorts (WYNN) has a market capitalization of $12.76 billion and operates within the Resorts & Casinos industry.

The Wynn Resorts Ltd. stock has a current operating margin of 19.48%. Earnings per share are expected to grow by 11.75% for the next year and 17.05% for the upcoming five years.

These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 26.30, Forward P/E Ratio: 18.74, P/S Ratio: 2.48, P/B Ratio: 30.71, Dividend Yield: 3.16%.

Berkshire Hills Bancorp (BHLB) has a market capitalization of $615.78 million and operates within the Savings & Loans industry.

The Berkshire Hills Bancorp Inc. stock has a current operating margin of 23.83% and the debt to equity ratio amounts to 0.67. Earnings per share are expected to grow by 3.93% for the next year and 10.00% for the upcoming five years.

These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 16.37, Forward P/E Ratio: 10.39, P/S Ratio: 3.50, P/B Ratio: 0.93, Dividend Yield: 2.91%.

Somerset Hills Bancorp (SOMH) has a market capitalization of $60.95 million and operates within the Regional - Northeast Banks industry.

The Somerset Hills Bancorp stock has a current operating margin of 35.28% and the debt to equity ratio amounts to 0.00. Earnings per share are expected to grow by 4.62% for the next.

These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 18.02, Forward P/E Ratio: 16.69, P/S Ratio: 4.62, P/B Ratio: 1.46, Dividend Yield: 2.82%.

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