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Next Week's Best Yielding Ex-Dividend Stocks March 4 - 10, 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 Between March 4 to 10, 2013. In total, 103 stocks and preferred shares go ex dividend, of which 33 yield more than 3 percent. The average yield amounts to 2.80%.

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:[/b][b]Reynolds American (RAI) has a market capitalization of $23.98 billion and operates within the Cigarettes industry.

The Reynolds American Inc. stock has a current operating margin of 26.66% and the debt to equity ratio amounts to 0.97. Earnings per share are expected to grow by 5.94% for the next year and 7.30% for the upcoming five years.

These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 21.79, Forward P/E Ratio: 12.79, P/S Ratio: 2.89, P/B Ratio: 4.56, Dividend Yield: 5.44%.

PPL Corporation (PPL) has a market capitalization of $17.88 billion and operates within the Electric Utilities industry.

The PPL Corporation stock has a current operating margin of 25.09% and the debt to equity ratio amounts to 1.92. Earnings per share are expected to grow by -9.96% for the next year and 1.40% for the upcoming five years.

These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 11.76, Forward P/E Ratio: 14.20, P/S Ratio: 1.46, P/B Ratio: 1.71, Dividend Yield: 4.67%.

Public Service Enterprise Group (PEG) has a market capitalization of $16.62 billion and operates within the Diversified Utilities industry.

The Public Service Enterprise Group Inc. stock has a current operating margin of 23.11%. Earnings per share are expected to grow by -0.85% for the next year and 2.11% for the upcoming five years.

These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 13.09, Forward P/E Ratio: 14.10, P/S Ratio: 1.70, P/B Ratio: 1.54, Dividend Yield: 4.32%.

Williams Companies (WMB) has a market capitalization of $22.8 billion and operates within the Oil & Gas Pipelines industry.

The Williams Companies, Inc. stock has a current operating margin of 19.07% and the debt to equity ratio amounts to 3.08. Earnings per share are expected to grow by 33.04% for the next year and 13.00% for the upcoming five years.

These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 31.92, Forward P/E Ratio: 22.70, P/S Ratio: 2.95, P/B Ratio: 6.86, Dividend Yield: 4.02%.

TELUS Corporation (TU) has a market capitalization of $22.47 billion and operates within the Wireless Communications industry.

The TELUS Corporation stock has a current operating margin of 18.88% and the debt to equity ratio amounts to 0.82. Earnings per share are expected to grow by 8.20% for the next year and 8.93% for the upcoming five years.

These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 17.68, Forward P/E Ratio: 15.42, P/S Ratio: 2.08, P/B Ratio: 2.81, Dividend Yield: 3.74%.

BHP Billiton (BBL) has a market capitalization of $165.78 billion and operates within the Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

The BHP Billiton PLC stock has a current operating margin of 32.89% and the debt to equity ratio amounts to 0.43. Earnings per share are expected to grow by -9.01% for the next year and 4.95% for the upcoming five years.

These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 10.79, Forward P/E Ratio: 14.69, P/S Ratio: 2.30, P/B Ratio: 1.00, Dividend Yield: 3.66%.

Ventas (VTR) has a market capitalization of $20.80 Billion and operates within the REIT - Healthcare Facilities industry.

The Ventas Inc. stock has a current operating margin of 11.27% and the debt to equity ratio amounts to 0.92. Earnings per share are expected to grow by 8.90% for the next year and 5.84% for the upcoming five years.

These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 69.18, Forward P/E Ratio: 44.82, P/S Ratio: 8.37, P/B Ratio: 2.26, Dividend Yield: 3.48%.

Kimberly-Clark Corporation (KMB) has a market capitalization of $36.90 billion and operates within the Personal Products industry.

The Kimberly-Clark Corporation stock has a current operating margin of 12.75%. Earnings per share are expected to grow by 6.98% for the next year and 10.20% for the upcoming five years.

These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 21.33, Forward P/E Ratio: 15.77, P/S Ratio: 1.75, P/B Ratio: 6.94, Dividend Yield: 3.14%.

BHP Billiton (BHP) has a market capitalization of $196.79 billion and operates within the Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

The BHP Billiton Ltd. stock has a current operating margin of 32.89% and the debt to equity ratio amounts to 0.43. Earnings per share are expected to grow by 4.27% for the next year and 6.60% for the upcoming five years.

These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 12.81, Forward P/E Ratio: 15.15, P/S Ratio: 2.72, P/B Ratio: 1.80, Dividend Yield: 3.08%.

CME Group (CME) has a market capitalization of $19.98 billion and operates within the Investment Brokerage - National industry.

The CME Group Inc. stock has a current operating margin of 58.05% and the debt to equity ratio amounts to 0.13. Earnings per share are expected to grow by 14.92% for the next year and 12.05% for the upcoming five years.

These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 22.19, Forward P/E Ratio: 16.55, P/S Ratio: 6.85, P/B Ratio: 0.93, Dividend Yield: 3.00%.

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