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The Best Yielding Ex-Dividend Stocks on Feb. 27, 2013

Buying stocks before the ex-dividend date is simple. If you buy a stock before the ex-dividend date and hold them, 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 February 27, 2013. In total, 91 stocks and preferred shares go ex dividend, of which 32 yield more than 3 percent. The average yield amounts to 4.03%.

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:

TransAlta (TAC) has a market capitalization of $4.07 Billion and operates within the Diversified Utilities industry.

The TransAlta Corp. stock has a current operating margin of -9.64% and the debt to equity ratio amounts to 1.39. Earnings per share are expected to grow by 44.80% for the next year.

These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: N/A, Forward P/E Ratio: 19.05, P/S Ratio: 1.81, P/B Ratio: 1.36, Dividend Yield: 7.25%.

Lorillard (LO) has a market capitalization of $6.10 Billion and operates within the Cigarettes industry.

The Lorillard, Inc. stock has a current operating margin of 28.36%. Earnings per share are expected to grow by 9.39% for the next year and 9.00% for the upcoming five years.

These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 14.52, Forward P/E Ratio: 12.07, P/S Ratio: 0.92, P/B Ratio: N/A, Dividend Yield: 5.39%.

Lockheed Martin Corporation (LMT) has a market capitalization of $28.44 Billion and operates within the Aerospace/Defense Products & Services industry.

The Lockheed Martin Corporation stock has a current operating margin of 9.40% and the debt to equity ratio amounts to 161.74. Earnings per share are expected to grow by 1.57% for the next year and 7.22% for the upcoming five years.

These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 10.51, Forward P/E Ratio: 9.68, P/S Ratio: 0.60, P/B Ratio: 732.33, Dividend Yield: 5.23%.

Realty Income (O) has a market capitalization of $7.94 Billion and operates within the REIT - Retail industry.

The Realty Income Corp. stock has a current operating margin of 31.00% and the debt to equity ratio amounts to 1.20. Earnings per share are expected to grow by 0.00% for the next year and 4.25% for the upcoming five years.

These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 58.37, Forward P/E Ratio: 36.97, P/S Ratio: 16.69, P/B Ratio: 2.45, Dividend Yield: 4.89%.

Northeast Utilities (NU) has a market capitalization of $12.88 Billion and operates within the Diversified Utilities industry.

The Northeast Utilities stock has a current operating margin of 17.82% and the debt to equity ratio amounts to 0.98. Earnings per share are expected to grow by 6.69% for the next year and 6.32% for the upcoming five years.

These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 21.48, Forward P/E Ratio: 15.14, P/S Ratio: 2.05, P/B Ratio: 1.37, Dividend Yield: 3.58%.

Brookfield Properties Corporation (BPO) has a market capitalization of $8.39 Billion and operates within the Property Management industry.

The Brookfield Properties Corporation stock has a current operating margin of 25.81% and the debt to equity ratio amounts to 1.08. Earnings per share are expected to grow by -13.54% for the next year and 1.80% for the upcoming five years.

These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 7.45, Forward P/E Ratio: 20.01, P/S Ratio: 3.68, P/B Ratio: 0.73, Dividend Yield: 3.37%.

NextEra Energy (NEE) has a market capitalization of $30.55 Billion and operates within the Electric Utilities industry.

The NextEra Energy, Inc. stock has a current operating margin of 22.87% and the debt to equity ratio amounts to 1.70. Earnings per share are expected to grow by 8.33% for the next year and 5.91% for the upcoming five years.

These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 15.73, Forward P/E Ratio: 13.54, P/S Ratio: 2.14, P/B Ratio: 1.90, Dividend Yield: 3.32%.

McDonald's (MCD) has a market capitalization of $96.52 Billion and operates within the Restaurants industry.

The McDonald's Corp. stock has a current operating margin of 31.21%. Earnings per share are expected to grow by 9.67% for the next year and 8.89% for the upcoming five years.

These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 17.94, Forward P/E Ratio: 15.14, P/S Ratio: 3.50, P/B Ratio: 6.95, Dividend Yield: 3.20%.

Cullen/Frost Bankers (CFR) has a market capitalization of $3.69 Billion and operates within the Regional - Southwest Banks industry.

The Cullen/Frost Bankers, Inc. stock has a current operating margin of 34.52% and the debt to equity ratio amounts to 0.32. Earnings per share are expected to grow by 3.85% for the next year and 7.00% for the upcoming five years.

These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 15.59, Forward P/E Ratio: 14.82, P/S Ratio: 5.85, P/B Ratio: 1.53, Dividend Yield: 3.20%.

SLM Corporation (SLM) has a market capitalization of $8.67 Billion and operates within the Credit Services industry.

The SLM Corporation stock has a current operating margin of 23.43% and the debt to equity ratio amounts to 34.04. Earnings per share are expected to grow by 5.96% for the next year and 11.50% for the upcoming five years.

These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 9.73, Forward P/E Ratio: 7.54, P/S Ratio: 1.42, P/B Ratio: 1.68, Dividend Yield: 3.20%.

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