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The Best Yielding Ex-Dividend Stocks on March 28, 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 March 28, 2013. In total, seven stocks and preferred shares go ex dividend, of which two yield more than 3 percent. The average yield amounts to 4.16%.

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]The Bank of Nova Scotia (BNS) has a market capitalization of $69.83 billion and operates within the Money Center Banks industry.

The The Bank of Nova Scotia stock has a current operating margin of 40.75% and the debt to equity ratio amounts to 2.01. Earnings per share are expected to grow by 9.00% for the next year and 8.56% for the upcoming five years.

These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 11.38, Forward P/E Ratio: 10.48, P/S Ratio: 4.03, P/B Ratio: 1.73, Dividend Yield: 3.99%.

Kimco Realty Corporation (KIM) has a market capitalization of $9.06 billion and operates within the REIT - Retail industry.

The Kimco Realty Corporation stock has a current operating margin of 28.50% and the debt to equity ratio amounts to 0.88. Earnings per share are expected to grow by 5.41% for the next year and 6.03% for the upcoming five years.

These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 88.68, Forward P/E Ratio: 56.85, P/S Ratio: 9.74, P/B Ratio: 1.90, Dividend Yield: 3.79%.

Village Super Market (VLGEA) has a market capitalization of $684.97 million and operates within the Grocery Stores industry.

The Village Super Market Inc. stock has a current operating margin of 3.57% and the debt to equity ratio amounts to 0.19.

These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 17.87, Forward P/E Ratio: -, P/S Ratio: 0.47, P/B Ratio: 2.03, Dividend Yield: 2.94%.

Quest Diagnostics (DGX) has a market capitalization of $9.06 billion and operates within the Medical Laboratories & Research industry.

The Quest Diagnostics Inc. stock has a current operating margin of 16.27% and the debt to equity ratio amounts to 0.81. Earnings per share are expected to grow by 10.18% for the next year and 9.48% for the upcoming five years.

These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 14.60, Forward P/E Ratio: 11.76, P/S Ratio: 1.23, P/B Ratio: 2.18, Dividend Yield: 2.10%.

Choice Hotels International (CHH) has a market capitalization of $2.41 billion and operates within the Lodging industry.

The Choice Hotels International Inc. stock has a current operating margin of 27.85%. Earnings per share are expected to grow by 8.12% for the next year and 4.30% for the upcoming five years.

These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 19.94, Forward P/E Ratio: 19.38, P/S Ratio: 3.49, P/B Ratio: -, Dividend Yield: 1.79%.

Federal Agricultural Mortgage (AGM) has a market capitalization of $347.12 million and operates within the Credit Services industry.

The Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corp. stock has a current operating margin of 34.43% and the debt to equity ratio amounts to 33.52. Earnings per share are expected to grow by 1.95% for the next year.

These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 8.20, Forward P/E Ratio: 6.87, P/S Ratio: 1.31, P/B Ratio: 0.98, Dividend Yield: 1.49%.

Agilent Technologies (A) has a market capitalization of $14.52 billion and operates within the Medical Laboratories & Research industry.

The Agilent Technologies Inc. stock has a current operating margin of 15.23% and the debt to equity ratio amounts to 0.44. Earnings per share are expected to grow by 14.43% for the next year and 8.20% for the upcoming five years.

These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 13.40, Forward P/E Ratio: 12.56, P/S Ratio: 2.10, P/B Ratio: 2.72, Dividend Yield: 1.15%.

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