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The Best Yielding Ex-Dividend Stocks On March 06, 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 March 06, 2013. In total, 50 stocks and preferred shares go ex dividend - of which 17 yield more than 3 percent. The average yield amounts to 2.74%.

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:

Reynolds American (RAI ) has a market capitalization of $24.36 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: 19.67, Forward P/E Ratio: 13.00, P/S Ratio: 2.93, P/B Ratio: 4.64, Dividend Yield: 5.36%.

PPL Corporation (PPL) has a market capitalization of $18.01 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: 11.85, Forward P/E Ratio: 14.31, P/S Ratio: 1.47, P/B Ratio: 1.72, Dividend Yield: 4.73%.

Public Service Enterprise Group (PEG) has a market capitalization of $16.80 Billion and operates within the Diversified Utilities industry.

The Public Service Enterprise Group Inc. stock has a current operating margin of 23.11% and the debt to equity ratio amounts to 0.77. Earnings per share are expected to grow by -1.69% for the next year and 1.09% for the upcoming five years.

These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 13.23, Forward P/E Ratio: 14.31, P/S Ratio: 1.72, P/B Ratio: 1.56, Dividend Yield: 4.34%.

Williams Companies (WMB) has a market capitalization of $22.88 Billion and operates within the Oil & Gas Pipelines industry.

The Williams Companies, Inc. stock has a current operating margin of 21.44%. Earnings per share are expected to grow by 38.68% for the next year and 13.00% for the upcoming five years.

These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 28.69, Forward P/E Ratio: 22.84, P/S Ratio: 3.04, P/B Ratio: 6.81, Dividend Yield: 4.05%.

Ventas (VTR) has a market capitalization of $20.91 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 14.58% for the next year and 5.84% for the upcoming five years.

These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 69.52, Forward P/E Ratio: 43.40, P/S Ratio: 8.41, P/B Ratio: 2.27, Dividend Yield: 3.74%.

Rio Tinto (RIO) has a market capitalization of $93.27 Billion and operates within the Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

The Rio Tinto plc stock has a current operating margin of -7.08% and the debt to equity ratio amounts to 0.57. Earnings per share are expected to grow by 21.84% for the next year and 14.20% for the upcoming five years.

These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: -, Forward P/E Ratio: 6.70, P/S Ratio: 1.83, P/B Ratio: 1.99, Dividend Yield: 3.70%.

BHP Billiton (BBL) has a market capitalization of $165.12 Billion and operates within the Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

The BHP Billiton plc stock has a current operating margin of 22.26% and the debt to equity ratio amounts to 0.53. Earnings per share are expected to grow by -8.04% for the next year and 4.20% for the upcoming five years.

These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 17.23, Forward P/E Ratio: 15.06, P/S Ratio: 2.47, P/B Ratio: 0.98, Dividend Yield: 3.68%.

Kimberly-Clark Corporation (KMB) has a market capitalization of $36.84 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: 21.50, Forward P/E Ratio: 15.89, P/S Ratio: 1.75, P/B Ratio: 7.42, Dividend Yield: 3.11%.

BHP Billiton (BHP) has a market capitalization of $195.97 Billion and operates within the Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

The BHP Billiton Ltd. stock has a current operating margin of 22.26% and the debt to equity ratio amounts to 0.53. 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: 20.45, Forward P/E Ratio: 15.09, P/S Ratio: 2.93, P/B Ratio: 1.77, Dividend Yield: 3.10%.

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