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The Best Dividends On April 05, 2012

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 05, 2012. In total, 39 stocks and preferred shares go ex-dividend of which 19 yielding above 3 percent. The average yield amounts to 2.89 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:


Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria (BBVA) has a market capitalization of USD 37.02 billion and operates within the “Foreign Regional Banks” industry. These are the market ratios of the company:


P/E Ratio: 6.40,
Forward P/E Ratio: 7.19,
P/S Ratio: 2.07,
P/B Ratio: 0.71,
Dividend Yield: 7.51%.


Long-Term Stock History Chart Of Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, S.A. (Click to enlarge)
Long-Term Dividend History of Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, S.A. (BBVA) (Click to enlarge)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, S.A. (BBVA) (Click to enlarge)


Senior Housing Properties Trust (SNH) has a market capitalization of USD 3.57 billion and operates within the “REIT - Residential” industry. These are the market ratios of the company:


P/E Ratio: 20.70,
Forward P/E Ratio: 20.70,
P/S Ratio: 7.93,
P/B Ratio: 1.44,
Dividend Yield: 6.93%.


Long-Term Stock History Chart Of Senior Housing Properties Trust (Click to enlarge)
Long-Term Dividend History of Senior Housing Properties Trust (SNH) (Click to enlarge)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Senior Housing Properties Trust (SNH) (Click to enlarge)


Shaw Communications (SJR) has a market capitalization of USD 9.44 billion and operates within the “CATV Systems” industry. These are the market ratios of the company:


P/E Ratio: 13.22,
Forward P/E Ratio: 12.38,
P/S Ratio: 1.91,
P/B Ratio: 2.66,
Dividend Yield: 4.45%.


Long-Term Stock History Chart Of Shaw Communications, Inc. (Click to enlarge)
Long-Term Dividend History of Shaw Communications, Inc. (SJR) (Click to enlarge)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Shaw Communications, Inc. (SJR) (Click to enlarge)


Sasol (SSL) has a market capitalization of USD 31.51 billion and operates within the “Major Integrated Oil & Gas” industry. These are the market ratios of the company:


P/E Ratio: 8.71,
Forward P/E Ratio: 8.31,
P/S Ratio: 1.52,
P/B Ratio: 2.06,
Dividend Yield: 4.06%.


Long-Term Stock History Chart Of Sasol Ltd. (Click to enlarge)
Long-Term Dividend History of Sasol Ltd. (SSL) (Click to enlarge)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Sasol Ltd. (SSL) (Click to enlarge)


Mid-America Apartment Communities (MAA) has a market capitalization of USD 2.76 billion and operates within the “REIT - Residential” industry. These are the market ratios of the company:


P/E Ratio: 66.45,
Forward P/E Ratio: 38.73,
P/S Ratio: 6.14,
P/B Ratio: 3.66,
Dividend Yield: 3.89%.


Long-Term Stock History Chart Of Mid-America Apartment Communities Inc. (Click to enlarge)
Long-Term Dividend History of Mid-America Apartment Communities Inc. (MAA) (Click to enlarge)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Mid-America Apartment Communities Inc. (MAA) (Click to enlarge)


Abbott Laboratories (ABT) has a market capitalization of USD 96.13 billion and operates within the “Drug Manufacturers - Major” industry. These are the market ratios of the company:


P/E Ratio: 20.38,
Forward P/E Ratio: 11.45,
P/S Ratio: 2.47,
P/B Ratio: 3.93,
Dividend Yield: 3.34%.


Long-Term Stock History Chart Of Abbott Laboratories (Click to enlarge)
Long-Term Dividend History of Abbott Laboratories (ABT) (Click to enlarge)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Abbott Laboratories (ABT) (Click to enlarge)


RPM International (RPM) has a market capitalization of USD 3.48 billion and operates within the “Specialty Chemicals” industry. These are the market ratios of the company:


P/E Ratio: 17.54,
Forward P/E Ratio: 15.31,
P/S Ratio: 0.98,
P/B Ratio: 2.77,
Dividend Yield: 3.25%.


Long-Term Stock History Chart Of RPM International Inc. (Click to enlarge)
Long-Term Dividend History of RPM International Inc. (RPM) (Click to enlarge)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of RPM International Inc. (RPM) (Click to enlarge)


Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold (FCX) has a market capitalization of USD 36.59 billion and operates within the “Copper” industry. These are the market ratios of the company:


P/E Ratio: 8.09,
Forward P/E Ratio: 7.18,
P/S Ratio: 1.75,
P/B Ratio: 2.34,
Dividend Yield: 3.24%.


Long-Term Stock History Chart Of Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc. (Click to enlarge)
Long-Term Dividend History of Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc. (FCX) (Click to enlarge)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc. (FCX) (Click to enlarge)

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