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The Best Dividends On May 14, 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 14, 2012. In total, 35 stocks and preferred shares go ex-dividend of which 16 yielding above 3 percent. The average yield amounts to 3.85 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:

Duke Realty (DRE) has a market capitalization of USD 3.93 billion and operates within the “REIT - Office” industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: -, Forward P/E Ratio: -, P/S Ratio: 3.25, P/B Ratio: 1.45, Dividend Yield: 4.61%.


Long-Term Stock History Chart Of Duke Realty Corp. (Click to enlarge)
Long-Term Dividend History of Duke Realty Corp. (DRE) (Click to enlarge)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Duke Realty Corp. (DRE) (Click to enlarge)


Consolidated Edison (ED) has a market capitalization of USD 17.58 billion and operates within the “Electric Utilities” industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 17.40, Forward P/E Ratio: 15.63, P/S Ratio: 1.39, P/B Ratio: 1.40, Dividend Yield: 4.03%.


Long-Term Stock History Chart Of Consolidated Edison Inc. (Click to enlarge)
Long-Term Dividend History of Consolidated Edison Inc. (ED) (Click to enlarge)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Consolidated Edison Inc. (ED) (Click to enlarge)


CenterPoint Energy (CNP) has a market capitalization of USD 8.65 billion and operates within the “Diversified Utilities” industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 11.31, Forward P/E Ratio: 16.33, P/S Ratio: 1.09, P/B Ratio: 2.02, Dividend Yield: 4.00%.


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


Regency Centers Corporation (REG) has a market capitalization of USD 4.25 billion and operates within the “REIT - Retail” industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 152.61, Forward P/E Ratio: 63.08, P/S Ratio: 8.42, P/B Ratio: 2.34, Dividend Yield: 3.91%.


Long-Term Stock History Chart Of Regency Centers Corporation (Click to enlarge)
Long-Term Dividend History of Regency Centers Corporation (REG) (Click to enlarge)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Regency Centers Corporation (REG) (Click to enlarge)


Grupo Aeroportuario Del Sureste SA de CV (ASR) has a market capitalization of USD 2.36 billion and operates within the “Air Services, Other” industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 19.50, Forward P/E Ratio: 15.20, P/S Ratio: 6.79, P/B Ratio: 1.97, Dividend Yield: 3.25%.


Long-Term Stock History Chart Of Grupo Aeroportuario Del Sureste SA de CV (Click to enlarge)
Long-Term Dividend History of Grupo Aeroportuario Del Sureste SA de CV (ASR) (Click to enlarge)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Grupo Aeroportuario Del Sureste SA de CV (ASR) (Click to enlarge)


Bemis Company (BMS) has a market capitalization of USD 3.27 billion and operates within the “Packaging & Containers” industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 18.98, Forward P/E Ratio: 13.55, P/S Ratio: 0.62, P/B Ratio: 1.99, Dividend Yield: 3.15%.


Long-Term Stock History Chart Of Bemis Company, Inc. (Click to enlarge)
Long-Term Dividend History of Bemis Company, Inc. (BMS) (Click to enlarge)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Bemis Company, Inc. (BMS) (Click to enlarge)


AFLAC (AFL) has a market capitalization of USD 20.14 billion and operates within the “Accident & Health Insurance” industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 8.57, Forward P/E Ratio: 6.30, P/S Ratio: 0.86, P/B Ratio: 1.48, Dividend Yield: 3.06%.


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

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