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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 1% in cash for a short period of investing.

I screened stocks with ex-dividend dates within the upcoming week. Some 238 common and preferred shares have their ex-dividend date between May 07 and May 13. Exactly 41 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 low capitalized stocks or stocks with very high yields over 10%, the possibility of a dividend cut is much higher as for stocks with a higher capitalization at normal yields. Because of this, I decided to select only those stocks with a market capitalization over $2 billion and a dividend yield below 10%. These are the results sorted by dividend yield:

1. Pitney Bowes (NYSE:PBI) has a market capitalization of $3.42 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 company has $3.68 billion in long-term debt as of Q4/2011 while cash and short-term investments amounted to $0.87 billion. The total debt represented 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 9.88, Price/Sales 0.66 and Price/Book ratio is not calculable. Dividend Yield: 8.65%. The beta ratio is 1.00.

2. AmeriGas Partners (NYSE:APU) has a market capitalization of $3.48 billion. The company generates revenues of $2,537.96 million and has a net income of $140.92 million. The firm's earnings before EBITDA amounts to $284.43 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 11.21% (operating margin 8.07% and the net profit margin finally 5.55%).

The total debt, representing 57.30% of the company's assets and the total debt in relation to the equity, amounts to 303.85%. Last fiscal year, a return on equity of 36.92% was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $1.90. Last fiscal year, the company paid $2.89 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 21.33, Price/Sales 1.48 and Price/Book ratio 6.89. Dividend Yield: 7.91%. The beta ratio is 0.36.

3. Boardwalk Pipeline Partners (NYSE:BWP) has a market capitalization of $5.81 billion. The company generates revenues of $1,138.80 million and has a net income of $220.00 million. The firm's earnings before EBITDA amounts to $604.70 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 53.10% (operating margin 33.32% and the net profit margin finally 19.32%).

The total debt, representing 47.24% of the company's assets and the total debt in relation to the equity, amounts to 99.80%. Last fiscal year, a return on equity of 6.06% was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $0.99. Last fiscal year, the company paid $2.10 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 28.24, Price/Sales 5.05 and Price/Book ratio 1.75. Dividend Yield: 7.70%. The beta ratio is 0.20.

4. Buckeye Partners (NYSE:BPL) has a market capitalization of $5.31 billion. The company generates revenues of $4,759.61 million and has a net income of $114.66 million. The firm's earnings before EBITDA amounts to $307.77 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 6.47% (operating margin 3.97% and the net profit margin finally 2.41%).

The total debt, representing 47.48% of the company's assets and the total debt in relation to the equity, amounts to 114.83%. Last fiscal year, a return on equity of 5.87% was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $1.00. Last fiscal year, the company paid $4.02 in form of dividends to shareholders. The ex-dividend date is on May 10, 2012.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 54.29, Price/Sales 1.18 and Price/Book ratio 2.33. Dividend Yield: 7.21%. The beta ratio is 0.24.

5. Terra Nitrogen (NYSE:TNH) has a market capitalization of $4.46 billion. The company generates revenues of $798.90 million and has a net income of $508.00 million. The firm's earnings before EBITDA amounts to $527.70 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 66.05% (operating margin 63.57% and the net profit margin finally 63.59%).

The company has no long-term debt. Last fiscal year, a return on equity of 127.46% was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $15.51. Last fiscal year, the company paid $13.91 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 15.38, Price/Sales 5.91 and Price/Book ratio 20.21. Dividend Yield: 6.69%. The beta ratio is 0.69.

6. Southern Copper (NYSE:SCCO) has a market capitalization of $27.39 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 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 year, a return on equity of 59.11% was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $2.91. 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 11.09, Price/Sales 4.14 and Price/Book ratio 7.03. Dividend Yield: 6.10%. The beta ratio is 1.57.

7. Alliance Holdings (NASDAQ:AHGP) has a market capitalization of $2.67 billion. The company generates revenues of $1,843.20 million and has a net income of $386.34 million. The firm's earnings before EBITDA amounts to $570.24 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 30.94% (operating margin 22.24% and the net profit margin finally 20.96%).

The total debt, representing 40.77% of the company's assets and the total debt in relation to the equity, amounts to 178.31%. Last fiscal year, a return on equity of 59.58% was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $3.54. Last fiscal year, the company paid $2.28 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 12.59, Price/Sales 1.44 and Price/Book ratio 6.71. Dividend Yield: 6.00%. The beta ratio is 0.73.

8. Exelon Corporation (NYSE:EXC) has a market capitalization of $25.57 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 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 year, a return on equity of 17.86% was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $3.03. 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 12.72, Price/Sales 1.75 and Price/Book ratio 1.79. Dividend Yield: 5.41%. The beta ratio is 0.54.

9. Entergy Corporation (NYSE:ETR) has a market capitalization of $11.53 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 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 year, 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 12.34, Price/Sales 1.03 and Price/Book ratio 1.28. Dividend Yield: 5.10%. The beta ratio is 0.53.

10. Companhia Siderurgica Nacional (NYSE:SID) has a market capitalization of $12.41 billion. The company generates revenues of $7,572.85 million and has a net income of $1,318.62 million. The firm's earnings before EBITDA amounts to $3,044.81 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 40.21% (operating margin 34.59% and the net profit margin finally 17.41%).

The total debt, representing 53.14% of the company's assets and the total debt in relation to the equity, amounts to 263.20%. Last fiscal year, a return on equity of 34.90% was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $0.31. Last fiscal year, the company paid no 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 27.79, Price/Sales 1.61 and Price/Book ratio 3.20. Dividend Yield: 4.91%. The beta ratio is 1.74.

Source: 10 Higher-Capitalized, High-Yield Stocks Going Ex-Dividend Next Week