The Best Dividends On April 02, 2012

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Here is a current overview of best yielding stocks with a market capitalization over USD 2 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 April 02, 2012. In total, 17 stocks and preferred shares go ex-dividend of which 8 yielding above 3 percent. The average yield amounts to 3.82 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:

MFA Financial (MFA) has a market capitalization of USD 2.69 billion and operates within the “REIT – Diversified” industry. These are the market ratios of the company:

P/E Ratio: 8.39,
Forward P/E Ratio: 7.95,
P/S Ratio: 5.42,
P/B Ratio: 1.08,
Dividend Yield: 13.25%.

Mack-Cali Realty (CLI) has a market capitalization of USD 2.53 billion and operates within the “REIT – Office” industry. These are the market ratios of the company:

P/E Ratio: 35.54,
Forward P/E Ratio: 39.99,
P/S Ratio: 3.49,
P/B Ratio: 1.34,
Dividend Yield: 6.25%.

Kimco Realty Corporation (KIM) has a market capitalization of USD 7.99 billion and operates within the “REIT – Retail” industry. These are the market ratios of the company:

P/E Ratio: 77.12,
Forward P/E Ratio: 53.56,
P/S Ratio: 9.15,
P/B Ratio: 1.68,
Dividend Yield: 3.94%.

Raytheon (RTN) has a market capitalization of USD 17.97 billion and operates within the “Aerospace/Defense – Major Diversified” industry. These are the market ratios of the company:

P/E Ratio: 9.99,
Forward P/E Ratio: 9.54,
P/S Ratio: 0.72,
P/B Ratio: 2.19,
Dividend Yield: 3.78%.

The Toronto-Dominion Bank (TD) has a market capitalization of USD 76.65 billion and operates within the “Money Center Banks” industry. These are the market ratios of the company:

P/E Ratio: 13.45,
Forward P/E Ratio: 10.59,
P/S Ratio: 3.96,
P/B Ratio: 1.72,
Dividend Yield: 3.42%.

Comcast Corporation (CMCSA) has a market capitalization of USD 80.72 billion and operates within the “CATV Systems” industry. These are the market ratios of the company:

P/E Ratio: 19.89,
Forward P/E Ratio: 13.87,
P/S Ratio: 1.45,
P/B Ratio: 1.71,
Dividend Yield: 2.18%.

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