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Ex-Dividend Date Reminder For March 13, 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 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 13, 2012. In total, 108 stocks and preferred shares go ex-dividend of which 50 yielding above 3 percent. The average yield amounts to 4.53 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 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)


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: 14.41,
Forward P/E Ratio: 12.82,
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)


Encana Corporation (ECA) has a market capitalization of USD 14.61 billion and operates within the “Major Integrated Oil & Gas” industry. These are the market ratios of the company:


P/E Ratio: 132.47,
Forward P/E Ratio: 86.39,
P/S Ratio: 1.73,
P/B Ratio: 0.90,
Dividend Yield: 4.03%.


Long-Term Stock History Chart Of Encana Corporation (Click to enlarge)
Long-Term Dividend History of Encana Corporation (ECA) (Click to enlarge)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Encana Corporation (ECA) (Click to enlarge)


The Coca-Cola Company (KO) has a market capitalization of USD 157.41 billion and operates within the “Beverages - Soft Drinks” industry. These are the market ratios of the company:


P/E Ratio: 18.84,
Forward P/E Ratio: 15.55,
P/S Ratio: 3.38,
P/B Ratio: 4.98,
Dividend Yield: 2.93%.


Long-Term Stock History Chart Of The Coca-Cola Company (Click to enlarge)
Long-Term Dividend History of The Coca-Cola Company (KO) (Click to enlarge)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of The Coca-Cola Company (KO) (Click to enlarge)

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