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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 one percent in cash for a short period of investing.

I screened stocks with ex-dividend date within the upcoming week. 77 common and preferred shares have their ex-dividend date between January 02 and January 08. Exactly 12 of them have a yield of more than 5 percent. Many of them have a high yield because the market believes that the dividend is not sustainable. Especially in the case of low capitalized stocks, the possibility of a dividend cut is much higher than for stocks with a higher capitalization. Because of this, I decided to select only those stocks with a market capitalization above $300 million. These are the results sorted by dividend yield:

1. Cellcom Israel (CEL) has a market capitalization of $1.68 billion. The company employs 4,681 people, generates revenues of $1,749.20 million and has a net income of $338.97 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amount to $698.94 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 39.96 percent (operating margin 29.09 percent and the net profit margin finally 19.38 percent).

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 5.99, Price/Sales 0.95 and Price/Book ratio 18.77. Dividend Yield: 16.84 percent. The beta ratio is 0.72. Ex-Dividend Date is on January 03, 2012.

2. Enerplus (ERF) has a market capitalization of $4.58 billion. The company employs 709 people, generates revenues of $1,106.64 million and has a net income of $-176.59 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amount to $213.87 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 19.33 percent (operating margin -27.57 percent and the net profit margin finally -15.96 percent).

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 9.90, Price/Sales 4.15 and Price/Book ratio 1.37. Dividend Yield: 8.37 percent. The beta ratio is 1.21. Ex-Dividend Date is on January 06, 2012.

3. Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria (BBVA) has a market capitalization of $40.55 billion. The company employs 110,625 people, generates revenues of $27,895.15 million and has a net income of $6,068.61 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amount to $17,288.03 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 61.98 percent (operating margin 24.80 percent and the net profit margin finally 19.34 percent).

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 7.47, Price/Sales 1.35 and Price/Book ratio 0.69. Dividend Yield: 7.29 percent. The beta ratio is 1.80. Ex-Dividend Date is on January 05, 2012.

4. Mack-Cali Realty (CLI) has a market capitalization of $2.33 billion. The company employs 390 people, generates revenues of $787.48 million and has a net income of $58.75 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amount to $396.88 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 50.40 percent (operating margin 26.12 percent and the net profit margin finally 7.46 percent).

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 37.22, Price/Sales 2.95 and Price/Book ratio 1.23. Dividend Yield: 6.74 percent. The beta ratio is 1.49. Ex-Dividend Date is on January 03, 2012.

5. Brandywine Realty Trust (BDN)has a market capitalization of $1.29 billion. The company employs 409 people, generates revenues of $566.90 million and has a net income of $-29.64 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amount to $311.02 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 54.86 percent (operating margin 17.33 percent and the net profit margin finally -5.23 percent).

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is not calculable, Price/Sales 2.36 and Price/Book ratio 0.69. Dividend Yield: 6.32 percent. The beta ratio is 2.22. Ex-Dividend Date is on January 06, 2012.

6. AT&T (T) has a market capitalization of $179.20 billion. The company employs 256,210 people, generates revenues of $124,280.00 million and has a net income of $19,400.00 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amount to $38,952.00 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 31.34 percent (operating margin 15.75 percent and the net profit margin finally 15.61 percent).

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 15.35, Price/Sales 1.44 and Price/Book ratio 1.60. Dividend Yield: 5.82 percent. The beta ratio is 0.60. Ex-Dividend Date is on January 06, 2012.

7. Urstadt Biddle Properties (UBA) has a market capitalization of $534.42 million. The company employs 32 people, generates revenues of $91.01 million and has a net income of $31.95 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amount to $53.87 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 59.19 percent (operating margin 42.39 percent and the net profit margin finally 35.10 percent).

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 27.91, Price/Sales 5.77 and Price/Book ratio is not calculable. Dividend Yield: 5.48 percent. The beta ratio is 0.67. Ex-Dividend Date is on January 04, 2012.

Source: 7 High Yield Stocks With An Ex-Dividend Date Soon (January 2-8)