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The Best Dividends Between May 28 – June 03, 2012

Here is a current overview of the 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 May 28 – June 03, 2012. In total, 228 stocks and preferred shares go ex-dividend of which 88 yielding above 3 percent. The average yield amounts to 3.97 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:


CenturyLink (CTL) has a market capitalization of USD 24.19 billion and operates within the “Telecom Services - Domestic” industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 40.56, Forward P/E Ratio: 15.96, P/S Ratio: 1.32, P/B Ratio: 1.17, Dividend Yield: 7.45%.


Long-Term Stock History Chart Of CenturyLink, Inc. (Click to enlarge)
Long-Term Dividend History of CenturyLink, Inc. (CTL) (Click to enlarge)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of CenturyLink, Inc. (CTL) (Click to enlarge)


National Grid (NGG) has a market capitalization of USD 38.30 billion and operates within the “Gas Utilities” industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 11.95, Forward P/E Ratio: 11.06, P/S Ratio: 1.75, P/B Ratio: 2.62, Dividend Yield: 5.59%.


Long-Term Stock History Chart Of National Grid plc (Click to enlarge)
Long-Term Dividend History of National Grid plc (NGG) (Click to enlarge)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of National Grid plc (NGG) (Click to enlarge)


Lorillard (LO) has a market capitalization of USD 16.29 billion and operates within the “Cigarettes” industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 15.60, Forward P/E Ratio: 12.96, P/S Ratio: 2.52, P/B Ratio: -, Dividend Yield: 4.97%.


Long-Term Stock History Chart Of Lorillard, Inc. (Click to enlarge)
Long-Term Dividend History of Lorillard, Inc. (LO) (Click to enlarge)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Lorillard, Inc. (LO) (Click to enlarge)


Lockheed Martin Corporation (LMT) has a market capitalization of USD 26.85 billion and operates within the “Aerospace/Defense Products & Services” industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 10.03, Forward P/E Ratio: 9.78, P/S Ratio: 0.57, P/B Ratio: 17.09, Dividend Yield: 4.84%.


Long-Term Stock History Chart Of Lockheed Martin Corporation (Click to enlarge)
Long-Term Dividend History of Lockheed Martin Corporation (LMT) (Click to enlarge)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Lockheed Martin Corporation (LMT) (Click to enlarge)


Dominion Resources (D) has a market capitalization of USD 30.03 billion and operates within the “Electric Utilities” industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 21.10, Forward P/E Ratio: 15.28, P/S Ratio: 2.17, P/B Ratio: 2.47, Dividend Yield: 4.02%.


Long-Term Stock History Chart Of Dominion Resources, Inc. (Click to enlarge)
Long-Term Dividend History of Dominion Resources, Inc. (D) (Click to enlarge)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Dominion Resources, Inc. (D) (Click to enlarge)


Northeast Utilities (NU) has a market capitalization of USD 11.40 billion and operates within the “Diversified Utilities” industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 17.07, Forward P/E Ratio: 14.15, P/S Ratio: 2.63, P/B Ratio: 1.54, Dividend Yield: 3.77%.


Long-Term Stock History Chart Of Northeast Utilities (Click to enlarge)
Long-Term Dividend History of Northeast Utilities (NU) (Click to enlarge)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Northeast Utilities (NU) (Click to enlarge)


NextEra Energy (NEE) has a market capitalization of USD 27.25 billion and operates within the “Electric Utilities” industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 12.91, Forward P/E Ratio: 13.22, P/S Ratio: 1.75, P/B Ratio: 1.79, Dividend Yield: 3.67%.


Long-Term Stock History Chart Of NextEra Energy, Inc. (Click to enlarge)
Long-Term Dividend History of NextEra Energy, Inc. (NEE) (Click to enlarge)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of NextEra Energy, Inc. (NEE) (Click to enlarge)


M&T Bank Corporation (MTB) has a market capitalization of USD 10.36 billion and operates within the “Regional - Northeast Banks” industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 13.03, Forward P/E Ratio: 10.95, P/S Ratio: 3.65, P/B Ratio: 1.10, Dividend Yield: 3.42%.


Long-Term Stock History Chart Of M&T Bank Corporation (Click to enlarge)
Long-Term Dividend History of M&T Bank Corporation (MTB) (Click to enlarge)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of M&T Bank Corporation (MTB) (Click to enlarge)


Kellogg Company (K) has a market capitalization of USD 17.97 billion and operates within the “Processed & Packaged Goods” industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 14.87, Forward P/E Ratio: 13.81, P/S Ratio: 1.37, P/B Ratio: 8.71, Dividend Yield: 3.42%.


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

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