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The Best Dividends On April 13, 2012

Here is a current overview of best yielding stocks with a market capitalization over USD 1 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 13, 2012. In total, 6 stocks and preferred shares go ex-dividend of which one yielding above 3 percent. The average yield amounts to 3.46 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:


CPFL Energia S.A. (PL) has a market capitalization of USD 14.47 billion and operates within the “Foreign Utilities” industry. These are the market ratios of the company:


P/E Ratio: 17.18,
Forward P/E Ratio: 46.98,
P/S Ratio: 2.06,
P/B Ratio: 3.73,
Dividend Yield: 5.69%.


Long-Term Stock History Chart Of CPFL Energia S.A. (Click to enlarge)
Long-Term Dividend History of CPFL Energia S.A. (PL) (Click to enlarge)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of CPFL Energia S.A. (PL) (Click to enlarge)


PNC Financial Services Group (PNC) has a market capitalization of USD 32.96 billion and operates within the “Money Center Banks” industry. These are the market ratios of the company:


P/E Ratio: 11.04,
Forward P/E Ratio: 9.17,
P/S Ratio: 3.23,
P/B Ratio: 0.97,
Dividend Yield: 2.56%.


Long-Term Stock History Chart Of PNC Financial Services Group Inc. (Click to enlarge)
Long-Term Dividend History of PNC Financial Services Group Inc. (PNC) (Click to enlarge)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of PNC Financial Services Group Inc. (PNC) (Click to enlarge)


Acuity Brands (AYI) has a market capitalization of USD 2.29 billion and operates within the “Diversified Electronics” industry. These are the market ratios of the company:


P/E Ratio: 21.22,
Forward P/E Ratio: 14.31,
P/S Ratio: 1.21,
P/B Ratio: 2.84,
Dividend Yield: 0.96%.


Long-Term Stock History Chart Of Acuity Brands, Inc. (Click to enlarge)
Long-Term Dividend History of Acuity Brands, Inc. (AYI) (Click to enlarge)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Acuity Brands, Inc. (AYI) (Click to enlarge)


EMCOR Group (EME) has a market capitalization of USD 1.76 billion and operates within the “General Contractors” industry. These are the market ratios of the company:


P/E Ratio: 14.83,
Forward P/E Ratio: 11.04,
P/S Ratio: 0.31,
P/B Ratio: 1.42,
Dividend Yield: 0.76%.


Long-Term Stock History Chart Of EMCOR Group Inc. (Click to enlarge)
Long-Term Dividend History of EMCOR Group Inc. (EME) (Click to enlarge)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of EMCOR Group Inc. (EME) (Click to enlarge)


Celanese Corporation (CE) has a market capitalization of USD 7.01 billion and operates within the “Chemicals - Major Diversified” industry. These are the market ratios of the company:


P/E Ratio: 11.74,
Forward P/E Ratio: 8.16,
P/S Ratio: 1.04,
P/B Ratio: 5.22,
Dividend Yield: 0.54%.


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

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