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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. 104 common and preferred shares have their ex-dividend date between April 02 and April 08. Exactly 12 of them have a dividend yield above 5%. Many of them have a high yield because the market believes that the dividend is not sustainable. Especially in the case of very high yielding stocks, the possibility of a dividend cut is much higher as for stocks with a lower dividend yields. Because of this, I decided to select only those stocks with a dividend yield below 10%. These are the results sorted by dividend yield:

1. Enerplus (ERF) has a market capitalization of $4.40 billion. The company employs 709 people, generates revenues of $1,093.81 million and has a net income of $109.68 million. The firm's earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $626.33 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 57.26% (operating margin 13.01% and the net profit margin finally 10.03%).

The total debt representing 15.85% of the company's assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 27.68%. Last fiscal year, a return on equity of 3.31% was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $0.61. Last fiscal year, the company paid $2.16 in form of dividends to shareholders. The ex-dividend date is on April 05, 2012.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 36.46, Price/Sales 4.01 and Price/Book ratio 1.24. Dividend Yield: 9.67%. The beta ratio is 1.17.

2. Mack Cali Realty (CLI) has a market capitalization of $2.53 billion. The company employs 379 people, generates revenues of $724.28 million and has a net income of $81.39 million. The firm's earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $398.89 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 55.07% (operating margin 28.35% and the net profit margin finally 11.24%).

The total debt representing 44.56% of the company's assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 101.30%. Last fiscal year, a return on equity of 3.85% was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $0.81. Last fiscal year, the company paid $1.80 in form of dividends to shareholders. The ex-dividend date is on April 02, 2012.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 35.65, Price/Sales 3.49 and Price/Book ratio 1.34. Dividend Yield: 6.25%. The beta ratio is 1.47.

3. AT&T (T) has a market capitalization of $185.15 billion. The company employs 256,420 people, generates revenues of $126,723.00 million and has a net income of $4,184.00 million. The firm's earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $27,595.00 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 21.78% (operating margin 7.27% and the net profit margin finally 3.30%).

The total debt representing 23.95% of the company's assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 61.36%. Last fiscal year, a return on equity of 3.63% was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $0.66. Last fiscal year, the company paid $1.73 in form of dividends to shareholders. The ex-dividend date is on April 05, 2012.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 47.25, Price/Sales 1.46 and Price/Book ratio 1.75. Dividend Yield: 5.64%. The beta ratio is 0.59.

4. The First Bancorp (FNLC) has a market capitalization of $145.73 million. The company employs 207 people, generates revenues of $55.70 million and has a net income of $12.36 million. The firm's earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $22.76 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 40.86% (operating margin 30.63% and the net profit margin finally 23.44%).

The company has no long-term debt. Last fiscal year, a return on equity of 8.46% was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $1.14. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.78 in form of dividends to shareholders. The ex-dividend date is on April 03, 2012.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 13.02, Price/Sales 2.76 and Price/Book ratio 1.05. Dividend Yield: 5.26%. The beta ratio is 0.98.

5. Verizon Communications (VZ) has a market capitalization of $108.40 billion. The company employs 193,900 people, generates revenues of $110,875.00 million and has a net income of $10,198.00 million. The firm's earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $29,376.00 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 26.49% (operating margin 11.62% and the net profit margin finally 9.20%).

The total debt representing 23.93% of the company's assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 153.33%. Last fiscal year, a return on equity of 6.45% was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $0.85. Last fiscal year, the company paid $1.98 in form of dividends to shareholders. The ex-dividend date is on April 05, 2012.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 45.14, Price/Sales 0.98 and Price/Book ratio 3.01. Dividend Yield: 5.23%. The beta ratio is 0.55.

6. Brandywine Realty Trust (BDN) has a market capitalization of $1.64 billion. The company employs 402 people, generates revenues of $581.80 million and has a net income of $-13.23 million. The firm's earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $320.62 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 55.11% (operating margin 17.69% and the net profit margin finally -2.27%).

The total debt representing 52.53% of the company's assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 128.95%. Last fiscal year, a return on equity of -1.14% was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $-0.16. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.60 in form of dividends to shareholders. The ex-dividend date is on April 03, 2012.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is not calculable, Price/Sales 2.90 and Price/Book ratio 0.88. Dividend Yield: 5.23%. The beta ratio is 2.22.

7. Urstadt Biddle Properties (UBA) has a market capitalization of $588.35 million. The company employs 35 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) amounts to $53.87 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 59.19% (operating margin 42.39% and the net profit margin finally 35.10%).

The total debt representing 27.76% of the company's assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 40.15%. Last fiscal year, a return on equity of 7.62% was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $0.54. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.98 in form of dividends to shareholders. The ex-dividend date is on April 03, 2012.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 36.74, Price/Sales 6.36 and Price/Book ratio 2.42. Dividend Yield: 5.02%. The beta ratio is 0.66.

Source: 7 Stocks With A Yield Below 10% Going Ex-Dividend This Week