Seeking Alpha
Profile| Send Message| ()  

Dividend stocks are wonderful because they increase my cash with regular payments. One major date in relation to the payment is the ex-dividend date. If you own a stock before this date, you get the next payment. This is very interesting because in the case of a high yield stock, I can earn at least one percent in cash for a short period of investing.

I screened stocks with ex-dividend date within the upcoming week. 239 common and preferred shares have their ex-dividend date between November 28 and December 04. Exactly 3 of them have a yield above 10 percent and 47 stocks yielding above 5 percent (high yield). Many of them have a high yield because the market believes that the dividend is not sustainable. Because of this, I decided to select only those stocks with a market capitalization above $2 billion. These are the results sorted by dividend yield:

1. Pengrowth Energy (PGH) has a market capitalization of $3.10 billion. The company employs 582 people, generates revenues of $1,098.79 million and has a net income of $224.27 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (((EBITDA))) amounts to $661.08 million. Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 33.98, Price/Sales 3.28 and Price/Book ratio 1.06. Dividend Yield: 8.41 percent. The beta ratio is 1.39.

2. CenturyLink (CTL) has a market capitalization of $22.05 billion. The company employs 49,250 people, generates revenues of $7,041.53 million and has a net income of $949.13 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (((EBITDA))) amounts to $3,493.24 million. Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 20.07, Price/Sales 3.27 and Price/Book ratio 1.18. Dividend Yield: 7.79 percent. The beta ratio is 0.72.

3. Piedmont Office Realty Trust (PDM) has a market capitalization of $2.77 billion. The company employs 110 people, generates revenues of $588.84 million and has a net income of $126.22 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (((EBITDA))) amounts to $341.77 million. Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 27.79, Price/Sales 4.98 and Price/Book ratio 1.06. Dividend Yield: 7.42 percent. The beta ratio is not calculable.

4. VimpelCom (VIP) has a market capitalization of $18.17 billion. The company employs 42,025 people, generates revenues of $10,512.80 million and has a net income of $1,720.86 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization ((EBITDA)) amounts to $4,932.26 million. Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 10.90, Price/Sales 1.73 and Price/Book ratio 1.35. Dividend Yield: 7.08 percent. The beta ratio is not calculable.

5. STMicroelectronics (STM) has a market capitalization of $4.99 billion. The company employs 53,300 people, generates revenues of $10,346.00 million and has a net income of $542.00 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization ((EBITDA)) amounts to $1,705.00 million. Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 5.76, Price/Sales 0.60 and Price/Book ratio 0.78. Dividend Yield: 5.97 percent. The beta ratio is 1.72.

6. National Grid (NGG) has a market capitalization of $34.68 billion. The company employs 27,089 people, generates revenues of $22,646.25 million and has a net income of $3,415.17 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization ((EBITDA)) amounts to $7,899.27 million. Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 10.24, Price/Sales 1.59 and Price/Book ratio 2.49. Dividend Yield: 5.90 percent. The beta ratio is 0.62.

7. TransAlta Corp. (TAC) has a market capitalization of $4.52 billion. The company employs 2,389 people, generates revenues of $2,745.69 million and has a net income of $213.30 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization ((EBITDA)) amounts to $844.45 million. Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 16.37, Price/Sales 1.67 and Price/Book ratio 1.61. Dividend Yield: 5.69 percent. The beta ratio is 0.95.

8. Brookfield Infrastructure (BIP) has a market capitalization of $2.87 billion. The company generates revenues of $634.00 million and has a net income of $510.00 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization ((EBITDA)) amounts to $170.00 million. Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 9.18, Price/Sales 5.33 and Price/Book ratio 1.19. Dividend Yield: 5.48 percent. The beta ratio is 0.72.

9. Lockheed Martin (LMT) has a market capitalization of $24.39 billion. The company employs 126,000 people, generates revenues of $45,803.00 million and has a net income of $2,645.00 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization ((EBITDA)) amounts to $5,087.00 million. Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 9.46, Price/Sales 0.53 and Price/Book ratio 7.01. Dividend Yield: 5.33 percent. The beta ratio is 0.90.

10. Integrys Energy (TEG) has a market capitalization of $3.84 billion. The company employs 4,612 people, generates revenues of $5,203.20 million and has a net income of $223.50 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization ((EBITDA)) amounts to $693.90 million. Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 14.79, Price/Sales 0.78 and Price/Book ratio 1.37. Dividend Yield: 5.28 percent. The beta ratio is 0.87.

11. Weingarten Realty Investors (WRI) has a market capitalization of $2.36 billion. The company employs 380 people, generates revenues of $554.67 million and has a net income of $48.13 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization ((EBITDA)) amounts to $325.68 million. Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 277.54, Price/Sales 4.71 and Price/Book ratio 1.41. Dividend Yield: 5.23 percent. The beta ratio is 1.72.

12. Realty Income (O) has a market capitalization of $4.33 billion. The company employs 80 people, generates revenues of $345.01 million and has a net income of $121.42 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization ((EBITDA)) amounts to $312.12 million. Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 32.54, Price/Sales 13.02 and Price/Book ratio 2.64. Dividend Yield: 5.17 percent. The beta ratio is 0.78.

Source: 12 Mid-Cap High Yield Stocks Going Ex-Dividend This Week (Nov. 28 - Dec. 04)