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High-yield investing is very interesting especially in times of low interest rates. The best category of high-yield investing is to trade stocks with very high yields (double digit yields). But the risks (e.g. dividend cut) should not be underestimated.

For a margin trader it is still an attractive opportunity, especially shortly before ex-dividend date. 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) as well as ex-dividend date within the upcoming week (February 13 - 19). Exactly seven stocks fulfilled these criteria. These are the detailed results:

1. ARMOUR Residential REIT (NYSE:ARR) has a market capitalization of $989.86 million. The company generates revenue of $9.39 million and has a net income of $6.54 million. The earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization ((EBITDA)) amounts to $6.39 million.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 23.04, Price/Sales 105.44 and Price/Book ratio 1.08. Dividend Yield: 18.57 percent. The beta ratio is 0.17. The ex-dividend date is February 13, 2012.

2. Teekay Tankers (NYSE:TNK) has a market capitalization of $211.07 million. The company generates revenue of $139.48 million and has a net income of $16.31 million. The earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization amounts to $80.83 million.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 114.72, Price/Sales 2.24 and Price/Book ratio 0.48. Dividend Yield: 17.73 percent. The beta ratio is 1.25. The ex-dividend date is February 16, 2012.

3. PennyMac Mortgage Investment Trust (NYSE:PMT) has a market capitalization of $532.30 million. The company generates revenue of $128.61 million and has a net income of $64.44 million. The earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization amounts to $89.44 million.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 7.56, Price/Sales 4.06 and Price/Book ratio 0.97. Dividend Yield: 11.74 percent. The beta ratio is not calculable. The ex-dividend date is February 15, 2012.

4. Apollo Investment (NASDAQ:AINV) has a market capitalization of $1.39 billion. The company generates revenue of $348.02 million and has a net income of $180.41 million. The earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization amounts to $180.41 million.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is not calculable, Price/Sales 3.98 and Price/Book ratio 0.70. Dividend Yield: 11.38 percent. The beta ratio is 1.77. The ex-dividend date is February 15, 2012.

5. Fifth Street Finance (NASDAQ:FSC) has a market capitalization of $847.65 million. The company generates revenue of $125.16 million and has a net income of $30.21 million. The earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization amounts to $80.78 million.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 31.75, Price/Sales 6.77 and Price/Book ratio 1.02. Dividend Yield: 11.17 percent. The beta ratio is 1.00. The ex-dividend date is on February 13, 2012.

6. Eca Marcellus Trust I (NYSE:ECT) has a market capitalization of $389.25 million. The company generates revenue of $22.67 million and has a net income of $21.02 million. The earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization amounts to $21.02 million.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 9.67, Price/Sales 9.23 and Price/Book ratio 1.15. Dividend Yield: 10.76 percent. The beta ratio is not calculable. The ex-dividend date is on February 16, 2012.

7. AllianceBernstein (NYSE:AB) has a market capitalization of $1.51 billion. The company generates revenue of $162.22 million and has a net income of $134.16 million. The earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization amounts to $162.22 million.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 9.97, Price/Sales 8.48 and Price/Book ratio 0.93. Dividend Yield: 10.03 percent. The beta ratio is 1.76. The ex-dividend date is February 16, 2012.

Source: 7 Stocks With Very High Yields (>10 Percent) Going Ex-Dividend Next Week