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High yield investing is popular especially just before the next dividend payout. In order to receive the next dividend, investors must take a look at the ex-dividend date. If you own a share or fund before this day, you will receive the next dividend. I screened some interesting high yielding stocks going ex-dividend within the next month - May 2012. As result, we found 72 stocks with an average dividend yield of 5.98%.

I´ve tried to figure out the cheapest stocks from the results. Here is a detailed overview of stocks with a P/E ratio below 15, a dividend yield over 5% and, finally, a market capitalization of more than $2 billion:

1. Pitney Bowes (PBI) has a market capitalization of $3.44 billion. The company generates revenues of $5,277.97 million and has a net income of $369.70 million. The firm's earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $795.85 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 15.08% (operating margin 7.85% and the net profit margin finally 7.00%).

The total debt representing 51.97% of the company's assets. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $1.73. Last fiscal year, the company paid $1.48 in form of dividends to shareholders. The ex-dividend date is on May 09, 2012.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 9.93, Price/Sales 0.65 and Price/Book ratio is not calculable. Dividend Yield: 8.73%. The beta ratio is 1.00.

2. New York Community Bancorp (NYB) has a market capitalization of $5.98 billion. The company generates revenues of $1,866.66 million and has a net income of $480.04 million. The firm's earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $941.35 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 50.43% (operating margin 51.16% and the net profit margin finally 33.43%).

The total debt representing 11.06% of the company's assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 83.48%. Last fiscal, a return on equity of 8.59% was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $1.08. Last fiscal year, the company paid $1.00 in form of dividends to shareholders. The ex-dividend date is on May 03, 2012.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 12.59, Price/Sales 4.17 and Price/Book ratio 1.07. Dividend Yield: 7.34%. The beta ratio is 0.83.

3. Southern Copper (SCCO) has a market capitalization of $27.59 billion. The company generates revenues of $6,818.72 million and has a net income of $2,344.35 million. The firm's earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $3,913.52 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 57.39% (operating margin 53.17% and the net profit margin finally 34.38%).

The total debt representing 34.05% of the company's assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 68.38%. Last fiscal, a return on equity of 59.11% was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $2.73. Last fiscal year, the company paid $2.43 in form of dividends to shareholders. The ex-dividend date is on May 09, 2012.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 11.88, Price/Sales 4.05 and Price/Book ratio 6.87. Dividend Yield: 6.24%. The beta ratio is 1.58.

4. Exelon Corporation (EXC) has a market capitalization of $25.83 billion. The company generates revenues of $18,924.00 million and has a net income of $2,495.00 million. The firm's earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $5,815.00 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 30.73% (operating margin 23.67% and the net profit margin finally 13.18%).

The total debt representing 24.49% of the company's assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 93.79%. Last fiscal, a return on equity of 17.86% was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $3.75. Last fiscal year, the company paid $2.10 in form of dividends to shareholders. The ex-dividend date is on May 11, 2012.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 10.37, Price/Sales 1.75 and Price/Book ratio 1.79. Dividend Yield: 5.40%. The beta ratio is 0.54.

5. Entergy Corporation (ETR) has a market capitalization of $11.57 billion. The company generates revenues of $11,229.07 million and has a net income of $1,367.37 million. The firm's earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $3,115.30 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 27.74% (operating margin 17.93% and the net profit margin finally 12.18%).

The total debt representing 30.43% of the company's assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 134.03%. Last fiscal, a return on equity of 15.43% was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $5.28. Last fiscal year, the company paid $3.32 in form of dividends to shareholders. The ex-dividend date is on May 08, 2012.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 12.37, Price/Sales 1.03 and Price/Book ratio 1.29. Dividend Yield: 5.08%. The beta ratio is 0.53.

Take a closer look at the full table of interesting high yielding stocks with Ex-Dividend Date in May 2012. The average yield amounts to 5.98 percent. The 72 best selected stocks have an average P/E ratio of 22.23; P/S ratio amounts to 2.96 and P/B 4.72

Source: Cheapest High-Yield Stocks With Ex-Dividend Dates In May