The Best Dividends On March 30, 2012

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Here is a current overview of best yielding stocks with a market capitalization over USD 300 million 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 March 30, 2012. In total, 7 stocks and preferred shares go ex-dividend of which 4 yielding above 3 percent. The average yield amounts to 3.78 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:

The Bank Of Nova Scotia (BNS) has a market capitalization of USD 64.89 billion and operates within the “Money Center Banks” industry. These are the market ratios of the company:

P/E Ratio: 12.28,
Forward P/E Ratio: 11.09,
P/S Ratio: 3.39,
P/B Ratio: 1.94,
Dividend Yield: 3.88%.

PNM Resources (PNM) has a market capitalization of USD 1.59 billion and operates within the “Diversified Utilities” industry. These are the market ratios of the company:

P/E Ratio: 8.93,
Forward P/E Ratio: 13.27,
P/S Ratio: 0.93,
P/B Ratio: 0.92,
Dividend Yield: 3.17%.

Elbit Systems (ESLT) has a market capitalization of USD 1.57 billion and operates within the “Aerospace/Defense Products & Services” industry. These are the market ratios of the company:

P/E Ratio: 41.34,
Forward P/E Ratio: 8.82,
P/S Ratio: 1.23,
P/B Ratio: 1.80,
Dividend Yield: 3.16%.

Brasil Telecom S.A. (BTM) has a market capitalization of USD 4.11 billion and operates within the “Diversified Communication Services” industry. These are the market ratios of the company:

P/E Ratio: -,
Forward P/E Ratio: -,
P/S Ratio: 0.68,
P/B Ratio: 0.65,
Dividend Yield: 2.70%.

Thor Industries (THO) has a market capitalization of USD 1.75 billion and operates within the “Recreational Vehicles” industry. These are the market ratios of the company:

P/E Ratio: 16.27,
Forward P/E Ratio: 12.46,
P/S Ratio: 0.60,
P/B Ratio: 2.24,
Dividend Yield: 1.82%.

Quest Diagnostics (DGX) has a market capitalization of USD 9.57 billion and operates within the “Medical Laboratories & Research” industry. These are the market ratios of the company:

P/E Ratio: 20.49,
Forward P/E Ratio: 11.97,
P/S Ratio: 1.27,
P/B Ratio: 2.58,
Dividend Yield: 1.12%.

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