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The Best Yielding Ex-Dividend Stocks on February 14, 2013

February 13, 2013 | About:
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. 14, 2013. In total, six stocks and preferred shares go ex dividend, of which three yield more than 3 percent. The average yield amounts to 4.80%.

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:

PennantPark Floating Rate Capital (PFLT ) operates within the Closed-End Fund - Debt industry.

These are the market ratios of the company: Forward P/E Ratio: 12.50, Dividend Yield: 7.35%.

Highwoods Properties (HIW) has a market capitalization of $2.86 billion and operates within the REIT - Office industry.

The Highwoods Properties Inc. stock has a current operating margin of 25.96% and the debt to equity ratio amounts to 1.58. Earnings per share are expected to grow by -42.75% for the next year and 4.15% for the upcoming five years.

These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 62.86, Forward P/E Ratio: 46.15, P/S Ratio: 5.60, P/B Ratio: 2.55, Dividend Yield: 4.66%.

Telular (WRLS) has a market capitalization of $181.32 million and operates within the Wireless Communications industry.

The Telular Corp. stock has a current operating margin of 12.55% and the debt to equity ratio amounts to 0.00. Earnings per share are expected to grow by 24.49% for the next year.

These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 28.54, Forward P/E Ratio: 17.31, P/S Ratio: 1.99, P/B Ratio: 2.48, Dividend Yield: 4.55%.

National Instruments Corporation (NATI) has a market capitalization of $3.66 billion and operates within the Technical & System Software industry.

The National Instruments Corporation stock has a current operating margin of 10.22% and the debt to equity ratio amounts to 0.00. Earnings per share are expected to grow by 26.88% for the next year and 12.00% for the upcoming five years.

These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 40.82, Forward P/E Ratio: 25.25, P/S Ratio: 3.20, P/B Ratio: 3.90, Dividend Yield: 1.88%.

ResMed (RMD) has a market capitalization of $6.26 billion and operates within the Medical Appliances & Equipment industry.

The ResMed Inc. stock has a current operating margin of 23.58% and the debt to equity ratio amounts to 0.17. Earnings per share are expected to grow by 9.87% for the next year and 15.92% for the upcoming five years.

These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 22.05, Forward P/E Ratio: 17.82, P/S Ratio: 4.36, P/B Ratio: 3.57, Dividend Yield: 1.56%.

DST Systems (DST) has a market capitalization of $3.07 billion and operates within the Information & Delivery Services industry.

The DST Systems Inc. stock has a current operating margin of 6.02%. Earnings per share are expected to grow by 8.77% for the next year and 8.60% for the upcoming five years.

These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 9.58, Forward P/E Ratio: 13.67, P/S Ratio: 1.19, P/B Ratio: 2.74, Dividend Yield: 0.88%.

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