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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. 86 common and preferred shares have their ex-dividend date between January 23 and January 29. Exactly 33 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 as for stocks with a higher capitalization. Because of this, I decided to select only those stocks with a market capitalization above $2 billion. These are the results in detail, sorted by dividend yield:

1. R.R. Donnelley & Sons Co. (NASDAQ:RRD) has a market capitalization of $2.29 billion. The company generates revenues of $10,018.90 million and has a net income of $217.10 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amount to $1,079.40 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 10.77 percent (operating margin 5.54 percent and the net profit margin finally 2.17 percent). The total debt representing 38.86 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 158.70 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 10.17 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $1.18. Last fiscal year, the company paid $1.04 in form of dividends to shareholders. Ex-Dividend Date is on January 25, 2012.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 10.35, Price/Sales 0.23 and Price/Book ratio 1.13. Dividend Yield: 8.52 percent. The beta ratio is 1.89.

2. Omega Healthcare Investors (NYSE:OHI) has a market capitalization of $2.15 billion. The company generates revenues of $258.32 million and has a net income of $58.44 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $233.56 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 90.41 percent (operating margin 22.62 percent and the net profit margin finally 22.62 percent). The total debt representing 51.08 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 117.22 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 5.97 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $0.30. Last fiscal year, the company paid $1.37 in form of dividends to shareholders. Ex-Dividend Date is on January 27, 2012.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 68.87, Price/Sales 8.31 and Price/Book ratio 2.30. Dividend Yield: 7.88 percent. The beta ratio is 0.95.

3. Atlantic Power Corporation (NYSE:AT) has a market capitalization of $1.68 billion. The company generates revenues of $197.76 million and has a net income of $-3.90 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $83.05 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 41.99 percent (operating margin 7.72 percent and the net profit margin finally -1.97 percent). The total debt representing 48.03 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 113.17 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of -0.89 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $-0.12. Last fiscal year, the company paid $1.07 in form of dividends to shareholders. Ex-Dividend Date is on January 29, 2012.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is not calculable, Price/Sales 8.50 and Price/Book ratio 2.28. Dividend Yield: 7.77 percent. The beta ratio is also not calculable.

4. Hospitality Properties Trust (NYSE:HPT) has a market capitalization of $3.08 billion. The company generates revenues of $1,085.49 million and has a net income of $21.35 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $398.53 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 36.71 percent (operating margin 2.00 percent and the net profit margin finally 1.97 percent). The total debt representing 40.66 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 73.81 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of -0.33 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $0.24. Last fiscal year, the company paid $1.80 in form of dividends to shareholders. Ex-Dividend Date is on January 25, 2012.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 104.92, Price/Sales 2.84 and Price/Book ratio 1.25. Dividend Yield: 7.21 percent. The beta ratio is 1.43.

5. Copano Energy (NASDAQ:CPNO) has a market capitalization of $2.29 billion. The company generates revenues of $995.16 million and has a net income of $-8.68 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $140.02 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 14.07 percent (operating margin 4.60 percent and the net profit margin finally -0.87 percent). The total debt representing 31.08 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 51.33 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of -2.76 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $-2.86. Last fiscal year, the company paid $2.30 in form of dividends to shareholders. Ex-Dividend Date is on January 24, 2012.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is not calculable, Price/Sales 2.48 and Price/Book ratio 2.62. Dividend Yield: 6.64 percent. The beta ratio is 0.89.

6. TC Pipelines (TCLP) has a market capitalization of $2.52 billion. The company generates revenues of $195.10 million and has a net income of $137.10 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $160.30 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 82.16 percent (operating margin 70.27 percent and the net profit margin finally 70.27 percent). The total debt representing 31.14 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 46.19 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 12.39 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $3.13. Last fiscal year, the company paid $2.94 in form of dividends to shareholders. Ex-Dividend Date is on January 27, 2012.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 15.04, Price/Sales 12.89 and Price/Book ratio 2.00. Dividend Yield: 6.55 percent. The beta ratio is 0.48.

7. National Retail Properties (NYSE:NNN) has a market capitalization of $2.56 billion. The company generates revenues of $229.06 million and has a net income of $70.77 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $183.24 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 80.00 percent (operating margin 58.90 percent and the net profit margin finally 30.90 percent). The total debt representing 41.78 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 74.22 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 4.38 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $0.83. Last fiscal year, the company paid $1.51 in form of dividends to shareholders. Ex-Dividend Date is on January 27, 2012.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 32.02, Price/Sales 12.16 and Price/Book ratio 1.55. Dividend Yield: 5.77 percent. The beta ratio is 0.86.

8. El Paso Pipeline Partners (NYSE:EPB) has a market capitalization of $8.17 billion. The company generates revenues of $1,344.10 million and has a net income of $605.10 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $899.80 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 66.94 percent (operating margin 55.58 percent and the net profit margin finally 45.02 percent). The total debt representing 55.73 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 240.92 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 12.26 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $2.05. Last fiscal year, the company paid $1.63 in form of dividends to shareholders. Ex-Dividend Date is on January 27, 2012.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 17.03, Price/Sales 5.46 and Price/Book ratio 2.07. Dividend Yield: 5.72 percent. The beta ratio is 0.21.

9. Kinder Morgan Energy Partners (NYSE:KMP) has a market capitalization of $28.93 billion. The company generates revenues of $8,077.70 million and has a net income of $1,327.10 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $2,555.40 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 31.64 percent (operating margin 19.87 percent and the net profit margin finally 16.43 percent). The total debt representing 52.94 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 160.49 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 6.44 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $0.16. Last fiscal year, the company paid $4.40 in form of dividends to shareholders. Ex-Dividend Date is on January 27, 2012.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 546.56, Price/Sales 3.58 and Price/Book ratio 3.94. Dividend Yield: 5.34 percent. The beta ratio is 0.37.

10. Enterprise Products Partners (NYSE:EPD) has a market capitalization of $42.81 billion. The company generates revenues of $33,739.30 million and has a net income of $1,383.70 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $2,968.50 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 8.80 percent (operating margin 6.36 percent and the net profit margin finally 4.10 percent). The total debt representing 43.25 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 119.25 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 4.82 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $1.88. Last fiscal year, the company paid $2.32 in form of dividends to shareholders. Ex-Dividend Date is on January 27, 2012.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 25.87, Price/Sales 1.28 and Price/Book ratio 3.65. Dividend Yield: 5.09 percent. The beta ratio is 0.59.

Disclosure: I have no positions in any stocks mentioned, and no plans to initiate any positions within the next 72 hours.

Source: 10 Mid Cap High Yield Stocks Going Ex-Dividend This Week (January 23 - 29)