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The Best Dividends on May 14, 2012

Here is a current overview of the best-yielding stocks with a market capitalization over USD2 billion that have their ex-dividend date on the next trading day. If your broker settles your trade today, you will receive the next dividend. A full list of all stocks with ex-dividend date can be found here: Ex-Dividend Stocks May 14, 2012. In total, 35 stocks and preferred shares go ex-dividend of which 16 are yielding above 3 percent. The average yield amounts to 3.85 percent.

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 best yielding stocks:

[/b][b]Duke Realty (NYSE:DRE) has a market capitalization of USD3.93 billion and operates within the “REIT - Office” industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: -, Forward P/E Ratio: -, P/S Ratio: 3.25, P/B Ratio: 1.45, Dividend Yield: 4.61%.

Consolidated Edison (NYSE:ED) has a market capitalization of USD17.58 billion and operates within the “Electric Utilities” industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 17.40, Forward P/E Ratio: 15.63, P/S Ratio: 1.39, P/B Ratio: 1.40, Dividend Yield: 4.03%.

CenterPoint Energy (NYSE:CNP) has a market capitalization of USD8.65 billion and operates within the “Diversified Utilities” industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 11.31, Forward P/E Ratio: 16.33, P/S Ratio: 1.09, P/B Ratio: 2.02, Dividend Yield: 4.00%.

Regency Centers Corporation (NYSE:REG) has a market capitalization of USD4.25 billion and operates within the “REIT - Retail” industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 152.61, Forward P/E Ratio: 63.08, P/S Ratio: 8.42, P/B Ratio: 2.34, Dividend Yield: 3.91%.

Grupo Aeroportuario Del Sureste SA de CV (NYSE:ASR) has a market capitalization of USD2.36 billion and operates within the “Air Services, Other” industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 19.50, Forward P/E Ratio: 15.20, P/S Ratio: 6.79, P/B Ratio: 1.97, Dividend Yield: 3.25%.

Bemis Company (NYSE:BMS) has a market capitalization of USD3.27 billion and operates within the “Packaging & Containers” industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 18.98, Forward P/E Ratio: 13.55, P/S Ratio: 0.62, P/B Ratio: 1.99, Dividend Yield: 3.15%.

AFLAC (NYSE:AFL) has a market capitalization of USD20.14 billion and operates within the “Accident & Health Insurance” industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 8.57, Forward P/E Ratio: 6.30, P/S Ratio: 0.86, P/B Ratio: 1.48, Dividend Yield: 3.06%.


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