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The Best Dividends On May 03, 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 May 03, 2012. In total, 24 stocks and preferred shares go ex-dividend of which 15 yielding above 3 percent. The average yield amounts to 3.49 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:


New York Community Bancorp (NYB) has a market capitalization of USD 5.89 billion and operates within the “Savings & Loans” industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 12.42, Forward P/E Ratio: 12.42, P/S Ratio: 3.20, P/B Ratio: 1.06, Dividend Yield: 7.46%.


Long-Term Stock History Chart Of New York Community Bancorp Inc. (Click to enlarge)
Long-Term Dividend History of New York Community Bancorp Inc. (NYB) (Click to enlarge)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of New York Community Bancorp Inc. (NYB) (Click to enlarge)


Regency Energy Partners (RGP) has a market capitalization of USD 4.28 billion and operates within the “Oil & Gas Pipelines” industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 86.83, Forward P/E Ratio: 41.28, P/S Ratio: 2.99, P/B Ratio: 1.11, Dividend Yield: 7.31%.


Long-Term Stock History Chart Of Regency Energy Partners LP (Click to enlarge)
Long-Term Dividend History of Regency Energy Partners LP (RGP) (Click to enlarge)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Regency Energy Partners LP (RGP) (Click to enlarge)


FirstEnergy (FE) has a market capitalization of USD 19.82 billion and operates within the “Electric Utilities” industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 22.25, Forward P/E Ratio: 14.76, P/S Ratio: 1.22, P/B Ratio: 1.49, Dividend Yield: 4.64%.


Long-Term Stock History Chart Of FirstEnergy Corp. (Click to enlarge)
Long-Term Dividend History of FirstEnergy Corp. (FE) (Click to enlarge)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of FirstEnergy Corp. (FE) (Click to enlarge)


Southern Company (SO) has a market capitalization of USD 40.11 billion and operates within the “Electric Utilities” industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 18.09, Forward P/E Ratio: 16.42, P/S Ratio: 2.27, P/B Ratio: 2.14, Dividend Yield: 4.25%.


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


IdaCorp (IDA) has a market capitalization of USD 2.03 billion and operates within the “Electric Utilities” industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 12.06, Forward P/E Ratio: 12.62, P/S Ratio: 1.98, P/B Ratio: 1.22, Dividend Yield: 3.26%.


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


Eaton Corporation (ETN) has a market capitalization of USD 16.14 billion and operates within the “Industrial Electrical Equipment” industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 11.90, Forward P/E Ratio: 9.27, P/S Ratio: 1.00, P/B Ratio: 2.03, Dividend Yield: 3.17%.


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


Ternium S.A. (TX) has a market capitalization of USD 4.83 billion and operates within the “Steel & Iron” industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 9.27, Forward P/E Ratio: 7.24, P/S Ratio: 0.53, P/B Ratio: 0.82, Dividend Yield: 3.11%.


Long-Term Stock History Chart Of Ternium S.A. (Click to enlarge)
Long-Term Dividend History of Ternium S.A. (TX) (Click to enlarge)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Ternium S.A. (TX) (Click to enlarge)

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