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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 1% in cash for a short period of investing.

I screened stocks with ex-dividend date within the upcoming week. Seventy three common and preferred shares have their ex-dividend date between December 19 and December 25. Exactly 10 of them yielding above 10% and 14 have a yield between of more than 5% but less than 10%. These are the results sorted by dividend yield:

1. IDT Corporation (IDT) has a market capitalization of $221.52 million. The company employs 1,280 people, generates revenues of $1,555.48 million and has a net income of $19.87 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $42.87 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 2.76% (operating margin 1.41% and the net profit margin finally 1.28%).

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 59.39, Price/Sales 0.14 and Price/Book ratio 1.04. Dividend Yield: 9.57%. The beta ratio is 1.84. Ex. Dividend Date is on December 20, 2011.

2. Gladstone Commercial (GOOD) has a market capitalization of $189.61 million. The company employs 51 people, generates revenues of $41.93 million and has a net income of $4.93 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $31.71 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 75.64% (operating margin 44.16% and the net profit margin finally 11.75%).

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 145.02, Price/Sales 4.57 and Price/Book ratio 1.37. Dividend Yield: 8.58%. The beta ratio is 0.87. Ex. Dividend Date is on December 19, 2011.

3. Gladstone Investment (GAIN) has a market capitalization of $162.95 million. The company employs 52 people, generates revenues of $26.06 million and has a net income of $16.44 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $17.36 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 66.62% (operating margin 62.04% and the net profit margin finally 63.07%).

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 4.68, Price/Sales 6.20 and Price/Book ratio 0.81. Dividend Yield: 8.20%. The beta ratio is 0.87. Ex. Dividend Date is on December 19, 2011.

4. Main Street Capital (MAIN) has a market capitalization of $533.92 million. The company employs 18 people, generates revenues of $36.51 million and has a net income of $35.08 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $28.32 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 77.57% (operating margin 52.76% and the net profit margin finally 96.09%).

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 7.96, Price/Sales 14.43 and Price/Book ratio 1.51. Dividend Yield: 8.20%. The beta ratio is 0.69. Ex. Dividend Date is on December 21, 2011.

5. One Liberty Properties (OLP) has a market capitalization of $247.11 million. The company employs 5 people, generates revenues of $41.87 million and has a net income of $8.91 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $32.07 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 76.59% (operating margin 55.51% and the net profit margin finally 21.27%).

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 20.94, Price/Sales 5.90 and Price/Book ratio 1.06. Dividend Yield: 7.78%. The beta ratio is 1.99. Ex. Dividend Date is on December 22, 2011.

6. Ark Restaurants (ARKR) has a market capitalization of $47.25 million. The company employs 1,343 people, generates revenues of $117.77 million and has a net income of $2.32 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $6.87 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 5.84% (operating margin 2.55% and the net profit margin finally 1.97%).

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 27.28, Price/Sales 0.39 and Price/Book ratio 1.30. Dividend Yield: 7.58%. The beta ratio is 1.11. Ex. Dividend Date is on December 19, 2011.

7. Campus Crest Communities (CCG) has a market capitalization of $305.89 million. The company employs 525 people, generates revenues of $87.49 million and has a net income of $-22.26 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $18.69 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 21.36% (operating margin -0.67% and the net profit margin finally -25.44%).

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is is not calculable, Price/Sales 3.50 and Price/Book ratio 1.26. Dividend Yield: 6.43%. Ex. Dividend Date is on December 23, 2011.

8. Escalade (ESCA) has a market capitalization of $56.56 million. The company employs 608 people, generates revenues of $120.66 million and has a net income of $6.06 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $12.52 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 10.38% (operating margin 6.79% and the net profit margin finally 5.02%).

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 12.67, Price/Sales 0.47 and Price/Book ratio 0.65. Dividend Yield: 6.36%. The beta ratio is 1.85. Ex. Dividend Date is on December 20, 2011.

9. Provident Energy (PVX) has a market capitalization of $2.56 billion. The company employs 200 people, generates revenues of $1,560.28 million and has a net income of $107.96 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $136.18 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 8.73% (operating margin 3.97% and the net profit margin finally 6.92%).

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 18.31, Price/Sales 1.59 and Price/Book ratio 4.32. Dividend Yield: 5.81%. The beta ratio is 1.35. Ex. Dividend Date is on December 19, 2011.

10. LTC Properties (LTC) has a market capitalization of $898.38 million. The company employs 13 people, generates revenues of $74.30 million and has a net income of $45.52 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $64.19 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 86.39% (operating margin 61.26% and the net profit margin finally 61.26%).

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 22.41, Price/Sales 11.88 and Price/Book ratio 2.33. Dividend Yield: 5.77%. The beta ratio is 0.86. Ex. Dividend Date is on December 20, 2011.

11. Altria Group (MO) has a market capitalization of $59.92 billion. The company employs 10,000 people, generates revenues of $24,363.00 million and has a net income of $3,907.00 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $6,504.00 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 26.70% (operating margin 25.56% and the net profit margin finally 16.04%).

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 17.45, Price/Sales 2.43 and Price/Book ratio 11.56. Dividend Yield: 5.71%. The beta ratio is 0.43. Ex. Dividend Date is on December 22, 2011.

12. Companhia Energetica Minas Gerais (CIG) has a market capitalization of $12.06 billion. The company employs 8,859 people, generates revenues of $6,844.57 million and has a net income of $1,201.51 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $2,401.96 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 35.09% (operating margin 28.35% and the net profit margin finally 17.55%).

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is is not calculable, Price/Sales 1.55 and Price/Book ratio 1.97. Dividend Yield: 5.69%. The beta ratio is 0.79. Ex. Dividend Date is on December 21, 2011.

13. Cincinnati Financial (CINF) has a market capitalization of $4.86 billion. The company employs 4,060 people, generates revenues of $3,772.00 million and has a net income of $377.00 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $571.00 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 15.14% (operating margin 13.28% and the net profit margin finally 9.99%).

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 30.83, Price/Sales 1.27 and Price/Book ratio 0.95. Dividend Yield: 5.44%. The beta ratio is 0.76. Ex. Dividend Date is on December 19, 2011.

14. H&R Block (HRB) has a market capitalization of $4.50 billion. The company employs 7,900 people, generates revenues of $3,774.30 million and has a net income of $419.40 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $787.27 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 20.86% (operating margin 17.63% and the net profit margin finally 11.11%).

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 11.54, Price/Sales 1.19 and Price/Book ratio 3.24. Dividend Yield: 5.20%. The beta ratio is 0.66. Ex. Dividend Date is on December 20, 2011.

Source: 14 High Yield Stocks Going Ex-Dividend This Week