Of particular note on the list, with an upcoming ex-dividend date, is AT&T (T) with a dividend yield of 6.30% and 13.67% from the 52-week low. It pains me to say it but the one quarterly dividend payment from AT&T beats most savings and money market accounts.
|Name||Symbol||Pct from Yr Low||Ex-Dividend Date|
|WGL Holdings Inc||WGL||20.60%||4/6/2010|
|Progress Energy Inc||PGN||17.64%||4/7/2010|
Please verify the ex-dividend date and payout ratio before committing funds to these stocks. Additionally, do not base your next long or short-term purchase on the dividend payment or yield. Instead, get as much research in as you possibly can before the ex-dividend date "just in case" you're actually interested in buying the stock. Companies are ranked by ex-dividend dates.