The Best Dividends On April 30 – May 06, 2012

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Here is a current overview of the best yielding stocks with a market capitalization over USD 10 billion that have their ex-dividend date on the next trading week. If your broker settles your trade before the ex-date, you will receive the next dividend. A full list of all stocks with ex-dividend date can be found here: Ex-Dividend Stocks April 30 – May 06, 2012. In total, 161 stocks and preferred shares go ex-dividend of which 89 yielding above 3 percent. The average yield amounts to 4.17 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:

Energy Transfer Partners (ETP) has a market capitalization of USD 11.00 billion and operates within the “Oil & Gas Pipelines” industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 42.79, Forward P/E Ratio: 19.64, P/S Ratio: 1.61, P/B Ratio: 1.89, Dividend Yield: 7.46%.

Nokia Corporation (NOK) has a market capitalization of USD 14.07 billion and operates within the “Communication Equipment” industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: -, Forward P/E Ratio: 19.32, P/S Ratio: 0.28, P/B Ratio: 0.87, Dividend Yield: 7.17%.

Williams Partners (WPZ) has a market capitalization of USD 18.06 billion and operates within the “Specialty Chemicals” industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 15.48, Forward P/E Ratio: 16.05, P/S Ratio: 2.68, P/B Ratio: 3.18, Dividend Yield: 5.34%.

Plains All American Pipeline (PAA) has a market capitalization of USD 13.11 billion and operates within the “Oil & Gas Pipelines” industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 16.56, Forward P/E Ratio: 17.01, P/S Ratio: 0.38, P/B Ratio: 2.33, Dividend Yield: 5.12%.

Koninklijke Philips Electronics (PHG) has a market capitalization of USD 20.41 billion and operates within the “Electronic Equipment” industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: -, Forward P/E Ratio: 17.44, P/S Ratio: 0.68, P/B Ratio: 1.16, Dividend Yield: 4.93%.

HCP (HCP) has a market capitalization of USD 17.33 billion and operates within the “REIT – Healthcare Facilities” industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 31.79, Forward P/E Ratio: 21.09, P/S Ratio: 10.05, P/B Ratio: 1.87, Dividend Yield: 4.84%.

FirstEnergy (FE) has a market capitalization of USD 19.66 billion and operates within the “Electric Utilities” industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 22.07, Forward P/E Ratio: 14.64, P/S Ratio: 1.21, P/B Ratio: 1.48, Dividend Yield: 4.68%.

Southern Company (SO) has a market capitalization of USD 39.98 billion and operates within the “Electric Utilities” industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 18.04, Forward P/E Ratio: 16.37, P/S Ratio: 2.26, P/B Ratio: 2.13, Dividend Yield: 4.26%.

Paychex (PAYX) has a market capitalization of USD 11.29 billion and operates within the “Staffing & Outsourcing Services” industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 20.76, Forward P/E Ratio: 19.10, P/S Ratio: 5.13, P/B Ratio: 7.08, Dividend Yield: 4.11%.

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