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Ex-Dividend Date Reminder For March 12-18, 2012

Here is a current overview of 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 March 12-18, 2012. In total, 28 stocks and preferred shares go ex-dividend of which 13 yielding above 3 percent. The average yield amounts to 4.54 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:


HSBC Holdings (HBC) has a market capitalization of USD 157.43 billion and operates within the “Foreign Money Center Banks” industry. These are the market ratios of the company:


P/E Ratio: 9.65,
Forward P/E Ratio: 17.63,
P/S Ratio: 2.50,
P/B Ratio: 0.98,
Dividend Yield: 6.40%.


Long-Term Stock History Chart Of HSBC Holdings plc (Click to enlarge)
Long-Term Dividend History of HSBC Holdings plc (HBC) (Click to enlarge)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of HSBC Holdings plc (HBC) (Click to enlarge)
The Blackstone Group (BX) has a market capitalization of USD 17.08 billion and operates within the “Asset Management” industry. These are the market ratios of the company:


P/E Ratio: -,
Forward P/E Ratio: 7.13,
P/S Ratio: 5.25,
P/B Ratio: 3.66,
Dividend Yield: 5.82%.


Long-Term Stock History Chart Of The Blackstone Group (Click to enlarge)
Long-Term Dividend History of The Blackstone Group (BX) (Click to enlarge)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of The Blackstone Group (BX) (Click to enlarge)
Total SA (TOT) has a market capitalization of USD 130.62 billion and operates within the “Major Integrated Oil & Gas” industry. These are the market ratios of the company:


P/E Ratio: 7.71,
Forward P/E Ratio: 7.69,
P/S Ratio: 0.59,
P/B Ratio: 1.36,
Dividend Yield: 5.47%.


Long-Term Stock History Chart Of Total SA (Click to enlarge)
Long-Term Dividend History of Total SA (TOT) (Click to enlarge)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Total SA (TOT) (Click to enlarge)
Altria Group (MO) has a market capitalization of USD 62.31 billion and operates within the “Cigarettes” industry. These are the market ratios of the company:


P/E Ratio: 18.57,
Forward P/E Ratio: 12.91,
P/S Ratio: 2.62,
P/B Ratio: 16.92,
Dividend Yield: 5.38%.


Long-Term Stock History Chart Of Altria Group Inc. (Click to enlarge)
Long-Term Dividend History of Altria Group Inc. (MO) (Click to enlarge)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Altria Group Inc. (MO) (Click to enlarge)
BCE (BCE) has a market capitalization of USD 32.52 billion and operates within the “Telecom Services - Domestic” industry. These are the market ratios of the company:


P/E Ratio: 14.36,
Forward P/E Ratio: 12.78,
P/S Ratio: 1.65,
P/B Ratio: 2.33,
Dividend Yield: 4.83%.


Long-Term Stock History Chart Of BCE, Inc. (Click to enlarge)
Long-Term Dividend History of BCE, Inc. (BCE) (Click to enlarge)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of BCE, Inc. (BCE) (Click to enlarge)
Merck & Co. (MRK) has a market capitalization of USD 114.45 billion and operates within the “Drug Manufacturers - Major” industry. These are the market ratios of the company:


P/E Ratio: 18.52,
Forward P/E Ratio: 10.05,
P/S Ratio: 2.38,
P/B Ratio: 2.10,
Dividend Yield: 4.47%.


Long-Term Stock History Chart Of Merck & Co. Inc. (Click to enlarge)
Long-Term Dividend History of Merck & Co. Inc. (MRK) (Click to enlarge)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Merck & Co. Inc. (MRK) (Click to enlarge)

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