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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. 75 common and preferred shares have their ex-dividend date between March 19 and March 25. Exactly 24 of them have a dividend yield above 5%. Many of them have a high yield because the market believes 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 over $300 million and a yield below 10%. These are the results sorted by dividend yield:

1. Newcastle Investment (NYSE:NCT) has a market capitalization of $691.04 million. The company generates revenues of $292.30 million and has a net income of $259.14 million. The firm's earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $189.77 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 64.92% (operating margin 64.82% and the net profit margin finally 88.66%).

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $3.50. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.40 in form of dividends to shareholders. The ex-dividend date is on March 22, 2012. Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 1.88, Price/Sales 2.23 and Price/Book ratio 5.00. Dividend Yield: 9.68%. The beta ratio is 3.40.

2. Telecom Corp of New Zealand (NZT) has a market capitalization of $3.91 billion. The company generates revenues of $4,117.81 million and has a net income of $-65.01 million. The firm's earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $626.23 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 15.21% (operating margin 1.06% and the net profit margin finally -1.58%).

The total debt representing 32.81% of the company's assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 90.94%. Last fiscal year a return on equity of -3.34% was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $0.03. Last fiscal year the company paid $0.68 in form of dividends to shareholders. The ex-dividend date is on March 20, 2012.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 339.12, Price/Sales 0.94 and Price/Book ratio 2.07. Dividend Yield: 9.58%. The beta ratio is 1.01.

3. Pengrowth Energy (NYSE:PGH) has a market capitalization of $3.65 billion. The company generates revenues of $1,149.40 million and has a net income of $85.54 million. The firm's earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $632.90 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 55.06% (operating margin 16.51% and the net profit margin finally 7.44%).

The total debt representing 17.85% of the company's assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 30.10%. Last fiscal year, a return on equity of 2.59% was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $0.26. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.85 in form of dividends to shareholders. The ex-dividend date is on March 20, 2012.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 39.03, Price/Sales 3.11 and Price/Book ratio 1.05. Dividend Yield: 8.55%. The beta ratio is 1.36.

4. Main Street Capital (NYSE:MAIN) has a market capitalization of $673.67 million. The company generates revenues of $66.24 million and has a net income of $64.11 million. The firm's earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $52.80 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 79.70% (operating margin 59.30% and the net profit margin finally 96.78%).

The total debt representing 41.87% of the company's assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 76.13%. Last fiscal year, a return on equity of 19.34% was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $2.78. Last year the company paid $1.56 in form of dividends to shareholders. The ex-dividend date is on March 19, 2012.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 9.07, Price/Sales 10.27 and Price/Book ratio 1.68. Dividend Yield: 6.60%. The beta ratio is 0.70.

5. Giant Interactive Group (NYSE:GA) has a market capitalization of $1.18 billion. The company generates revenues of $283.28 million and has a net income of $144.57 million. The firm's earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $170.52 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 60.19% (operating margin 60.19% and the net profit margin finally 51.03%).

The company has no long-term debt outstanding and $1.87 billion in cash and short-term investments. Last fiscal year, a return on equity of 19.80% was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $0.59. Last year the company paid $0.30 in form of dividends to shareholders. The ex-dividend date is on March 21, 2012.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 8.48, Price/Sales 4.15 and Price/Book ratio 2.98. Dividend Yield: 6.00%. The beta ratio is 0.99.

6. Navios Maritime (NYSE:NM) has a market capitalization of $445.48 million. The company generates revenues of $689.36 million and has a net income of $41.33 million. The firm's earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $189.40 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 27.47% (operating margin 11.87% and the net profit margin finally 6.00%).

The total debt representing 50.96% of the company's assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 140.19%. Last year, a return on equity of 3.85% was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $0.37. Last fiscal year the company paid $0.24 in form of dividends to shareholders. The ex-dividend date is on March 20, 2012.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 11.76, Price/Sales 0.60 and Price/Book ratio 0.40. Dividend Yield: 5.85%. The beta ratio is 2.72.

7. LTC Properties (NYSE:LTC) has a market capitalization of $935.16 million. The company generates revenues of $85.16 million and has a net income of $49.67 million. The firm's earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $75.59 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 88.77% (operating margin 58.33% and the net profit margin finally 58.33%).

The total debt representing 24.60% of the company's assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 34.11%. Last fiscal year, a return on equity of 10.59% was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $1.35. The company paid $1.68 in form of dividends to shareholders last year. The ex-dividend date is on March 20, 2012.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 22.72, Price/Sales 11.12 and Price/Book ratio 2.21. Dividend Yield: 5.59%. The beta ratio is 0.84.

8. MI Developments (MIM) has a market capitalization of $1.72 billion. The company generates revenues of $182.95 million and has a net income of $59.20 million. The firm's earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $113.32 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 61.94% (operating margin 29.75% and the net profit margin finally 32.36%).

The total debt representing 21.14% of the company's assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 28.95%. Last fiscal, a return on equity of 4.96% was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $1.26. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.80 in form of dividends to shareholders. The ex-dividend date is on March 21, 2012.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 29.06, Price/Sales 9.54 and Price/Book ratio 1.95. Dividend Yield: 5.36%. The beta ratio is 2.03.

Source: 8 Yield Stocks Going Ex-Dividend Next Week