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The Best Dividends On April 30, 2012



Here is a current overview of the 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 30, 2012. In total, 15 stocks and preferred shares go ex-dividend of which 6 yielding above 3 percent. The average yield amounts to 3.43 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:

Cia Energetica de Minas Gerais (CIG) has a market capitalization of USD 17.69 billion and operates within the “Electric Utilities” industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: -, Forward P/E Ratio: 10.01, P/S Ratio: 5.34, P/B Ratio: 4.22, Dividend Yield: 3.98%.


Long-Term Stock History Chart Of Cia Energetica de Minas Gerais (Click to enlarge)
Long-Term Dividend History of Cia Energetica de Minas Gerais (CIG) (Click to enlarge)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Cia Energetica de Minas Gerais (CIG) (Click to enlarge)


Seagate Technology (STX) has a market capitalization of USD 13.95 billion and operates within the “Data Storage Devices” industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 7.15, Forward P/E Ratio: 3.32, P/S Ratio: 1.05, P/B Ratio: 3.94, Dividend Yield: 3.22%.


Long-Term Stock History Chart Of Seagate Technology PLC (Click to enlarge)
Long-Term Dividend History of Seagate Technology PLC (STX) (Click to enlarge)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Seagate Technology PLC (STX) (Click to enlarge)


City National Corp. (CYN) has a market capitalization of USD 2.86 billion and operates within the “Regional - Pacific Banks” industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 16.13, Forward P/E Ratio: 13.88, P/S Ratio: 3.34, P/B Ratio: 1.29, Dividend Yield: 1.86%.


Long-Term Stock History Chart Of City National Corp. (Click to enlarge)
Long-Term Dividend History of City National Corp. (CYN) (Click to enlarge)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of City National Corp. (CYN) (Click to enlarge)


Ford Motor Co. (F) has a market capitalization of USD 45.29 billion and operates within the “Auto Manufacturers - Major” industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 2.37, Forward P/E Ratio: 6.90, P/S Ratio: 0.33, P/B Ratio: 3.02, Dividend Yield: 1.68%.


Long-Term Stock History Chart Of Ford Motor Co. (Click to enlarge)
Long-Term Dividend History of Ford Motor Co. (F) (Click to enlarge)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Ford Motor Co. (F) (Click to enlarge)


Fomento Econ (FMX) has a market capitalization of USD 149.09 billion and operates within the “Beverages - Brewers” industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 208.33, Forward P/E Ratio: 25.33, P/S Ratio: 11.62, P/B Ratio: 28.44, Dividend Yield: 1.46%.


Long-Term Stock History Chart Of Fomento Econ (Click to enlarge)
Long-Term Dividend History of Fomento Econ (FMX) (Click to enlarge)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Fomento Econ (FMX) (Click to enlarge)


Fastenal Company (FAST) has a market capitalization of USD 13.94 billion and operates within the “General Building Materials” industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 36.88, Forward P/E Ratio: 26.52, P/S Ratio: 4.82, P/B Ratio: 9.10, Dividend Yield: 1.44%.


Long-Term Stock History Chart Of Fastenal Company (Click to enlarge)
Long-Term Dividend History of Fastenal Company (FAST) (Click to enlarge)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Fastenal Company (FAST) (Click to enlarge)


Arcos Dorados Holdings Inc. Cla (ARCO) has a market capitalization of USD 3.89 billion and operates within the “Restaurants” industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 33.18, Forward P/E Ratio: 17.70, P/S Ratio: 1.06, P/B Ratio: 5.75, Dividend Yield: 1.29%.


Long-Term Stock History Chart Of Arcos Dorados Holdings Inc. Cla (Click to enlarge)
Long-Term Dividend History of Arcos Dorados Holdings Inc. Cla (ARCO) (Click to enlarge)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Arcos Dorados Holdings Inc. Cla (ARCO) (Click to enlarge)


ASML Holding NV (ASML) has a market capitalization of USD 21.64 billion and operates within the “Semiconductor Equipment & Materials” industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 12.21, Forward P/E Ratio: 11.50, P/S Ratio: 3.00, P/B Ratio: 4.50, Dividend Yield: 1.15%.


Long-Term Stock History Chart Of ASML Holding NV (Click to enlarge)
Long-Term Dividend History of ASML Holding NV (ASML) (Click to enlarge)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of ASML Holding NV (ASML) (Click to enlarge)

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