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For margin traders it is an attractive opportunity to look for stocks with upcoming ex-dividend dates. If you own a stock before this date, you get the next dividend payment. In the case of a double digit annual yield, you should earn at least 2.5 percent for a very short period of investing. I screened my database by stocks with a very high yield (more than 10 percent) that have their ex-dividend date within the upcoming week (December 26 – January 01). Exactly 14 stocks fulfilled these criteria.

These are the results in detail:

1. Alaska Communications (ALSK) has a market capitalization of $148.74 million. The company generates revenues of $341.52 million and has a net income of $-30.69 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $105.91 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 31.01 percent (operating margin 9.91 percent and the net profit margin finally -8.99 percent).

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is not calculable, Price/Sales 0.57 and Price/Book ratio is also not calculable. Dividend Yield: 20.14 percent. The Ex-Dividend Date is on December 28, 2011.

2. Chimera Investment (CIM) has a market capitalization of $2.81 billion. The company generates revenues of $755.44 million and has a net income of $532.85 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $540.90 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 71.60 percent (operating margin 70.64 percent and the net profit margin finally 70.54 percent).

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 5.23, Price/Sales 3.63 and Price/Book ratio 0.74. Dividend Yield: 16.48 percent. The Ex-Dividend Date is on December 27, 2011.

3. Resource Capital (RSO) has a market capitalization of $466.42 million. The company generates revenues of $103.91 million and has a net income of $19.45 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $52.37 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 50.40 percent (operating margin 46.54 percent and the net profit margin finally 18.72 percent).

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 15.78, Price/Sales 4.24 and Price/Book ratio 0.95. Dividend Yield: 17.61 percent. The Ex-Dividend Date is on December 28, 2011.

4. Portugal Telecom (PT) has a market capitalization of $5.12 billion. The company generates revenues of $4,893.75 million and has a net income of $332.99 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $2,226.69 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 45.50 percent (operating margin 11.06 percent and the net profit margin finally 6.80 percent).

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 10.70, Price/Sales 1.09 and Price/Book ratio 0.91. Dividend Yield: 15.70 percent. The Ex-Dividend Date is on December 29, 2011.

5. Arlington Asset Investment (AI) has a market capitalization of $178.83 million. The company generates revenues of $39.57 million and has a net income of $26.59 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $23.82 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 60.20 percent (operating margin 60.10 percent and the net profit margin finally 67.19 percent).

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 11.01, Price/Sales 4.24 and Price/Book ratio 0.77. Dividend Yield: 16.00 percent. The Ex-Dividend Date is on December 28, 2011.

6. Annaly Capital Management (NLY) has a market capitalization of $16.43 billion. The company generates revenues of $2,683.13 million and has a net income of $1,267.28 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $1,349.56 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 50.30 percent (operating margin 48.55 percent and the net profit margin finally 47.23 percent).

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 8.84, Price/Sales 6.01 and Price/Book ratio 1.08. Dividend Yield: 13.73 percent. The Ex-Dividend Date is on December 27, 2011.

7. MFA Financial (MFA) has a market capitalization of $2.55 billion. The company generates revenues of $391.34 million and has a net income of $269.76 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $181.53 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 46.39 percent (operating margin 59.94 percent and the net profit margin finally 68.93 percent).

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 7.76, Price/Sales 6.44 and Price/Book ratio 0.88. Dividend Yield: 14.14 percent. The Ex-Dividend Date is on December 28, 2011.

8. Capstead Mortgage (CMO) has a market capitalization of $1.11 billion. The company generates revenues of $199.78 million and has a net income of $126.90 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $126.86 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 63.50 percent (operating margin 63.52 percent and the net profit margin finally 63.52 percent).

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 7.89, Price/Sales 5.46 and Price/Book ratio 1.06. Dividend Yield: 13.44 percent. The Ex-Dividend Date is on December 28, 2011.

9. Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance (ARI) has a market capitalization of $283.74 million. The company generates revenues of $32.48 million and has a net income of $11.00 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $12.88 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 39.64 percent (operating margin 39.64 percent and the net profit margin finally 33.86 percent).

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 11.87, Price/Sales 8.65 and Price/Book ratio 0.81. Dividend Yield: 11.70 percent. The Ex-Dividend Date is on December 28, 2011.

10. Dynex Capital (DX) has a market capitalization of $388.06 million. The company generates revenues of $48.78 million and has a net income of $29.47 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $24.52 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 50.27 percent (operating margin 56.20 percent and the net profit margin finally 60.42 percent).

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 8.89, Price/Sales 7.81 and Price/Book ratio 0.98. Dividend Yield: 11.86 percent. The Ex-Dividend Date is on December 28, 2011.

11. Newcastle Investment (NCT) has a market capitalization of $515.36 million. The company generates revenues of $300.27 million and has a net income of $621.67 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $605.30 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 201.58 percent (operating margin 201.50 percent and the net profit margin finally 207.04 percent).

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 0.75, Price/Sales 1.75 and Price/Book ratio is not calculable. Dividend Yield: 11.98 percent. The Ex-Dividend Date is on December 28, 2011.

12. Great Northern Iron Ore (GNI) has a market capitalization of $184.27 million. The company generates revenues of $20.87 million and has a net income of $17.47 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $18.08 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 86.66 percent (operating margin 83.72 percent and the net profit margin finally 83.72 percent).

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 8.67, Price/Sales 8.58 and Price/Book ratio 17.69. Dividend Yield: 12.57 percent. The Ex-Dividend Date is on December 28, 2011.

13. Prospect Capital (PSEC) has a market capitalization of $1.07 billion. The company generates revenues of $169.48 million and has a net income of $118.24 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $111.82 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 65.98 percent (operating margin 55.60 percent and the net profit margin finally 69.77 percent).

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 6.95, Price/Sales 6.07 and Price/Book ratio 0.91. Dividend Yield: 12.96 percent. The Ex-Dividend Date is on December 28, 2011.

14. Crexus Investment (CXS) has a market capitalization of $821.37 million. The company generates revenues of $20.73 million and has a net income of $11.89 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $11.26 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 54.33 percent (operating margin 57.34 percent and the net profit margin finally 57.33 percent).

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 8.34, Price/Sales 38.84 and Price/Book ratio 0.71. Dividend Yield: 13.32 percent. The Ex-Dividend Date is on December 27, 2011.

Source: 14 Stocks With 10%+ Yields Going Ex-Dividend This Coming Week