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High yield investing is very interesting, especially in times of low interest rates. The royal class of high yield investing is to trade stocks with very high yields (double-digit yields). For a trader it is still an attractive opportunity to buy short-term before the next 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 expect at least 2.5 percent cash.

I screened my database for stocks with a very high yield (more than 10%) as well as ex-dividend date within the upcoming week (May 14 - May 21). Exactly 5 stocks fulfilled these criteria. These are the detailed results:

1. Telefonica S.A. (NYSE:TEF) has a market capitalization of $21.59 billion. The company generates revenues of $81,279.27 million and has a net income of $8,002.85 million. The firm's earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $26,141.51 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 32.16% (operating margin 16.02% and the net profit margin finally 9.85%).

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $4.65. Last fiscal year, the company paid $6.21 in form of dividends to shareholders. The ex-dividend date is on May 15, 2012.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 3.05, Price/Sales 0.82 and Price/Book ratio 0.79. Dividend Yield: 14.50%.

2. Diana Containerships (NASDAQ:DCIX) has a market capitalization of $179.07 million. The company generates revenues of $26.99 million and has a net income of $3.63 million. The firm's earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $11.04 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 40.88% (operating margin 18.82% and the net profit margin finally 13.45%).

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $0.15. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.18 in form of dividends to shareholders. The ex-dividend date is on May 15, 2012.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 51.04, Price/Sales 6.48 and Price/Book ratio 0.85. Dividend Yield: 13.19%.

3. Eca Marcellus Trust I (NYSE:ECT) has a market capitalization of $349.11 million. The company generates revenues of $43.53 million and has a net income of $41.89 million. The firm's earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $41.89 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 96.24% (operating margin 96.24% and the net profit margin finally 96.24%).

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $2.38. Last fiscal year, the company paid no dividends to shareholders. The ex-dividend date is on May 17, 2012.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 8.33, Price/Sales 8.16 and Price/Book ratio 1.16. Dividend Yield: 12.04%.

4. PennyMac Mortgage Investment Trust (NYSE:PMT) has a market capitalization of $602.23 million. The company generates revenues of $128.61 million and has a net income of $64.44 million. The firm's earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $89.44 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 69.54% (operating margin 56.37% and the net profit margin finally 50.10%).

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $2.72. Last fiscal year, the company paid $1.42 in form of dividends to shareholders. The ex-dividend date is on May 14, 2012.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 7.12, Price/Sales 6.19 and Price/Book ratio 1.01. Dividend Yield: 11.37%.

5. DHT Holdings (NYSE:DHT) has a market capitalization of $45.32 million. The company generates revenues of $100.12 million and has a net income of $-40.27 million. The firm's earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $-3.28 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is -3.27% (operating margin -33.51% and the net profit margin finally -40.22%).

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $-0.62. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.33 in form of dividends to shareholders. The ex-dividend date is on May 14, 2012.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is not calculable, Price/Sales 0.47 and Price/Book ratio 0.23. Dividend Yield: 10.96%.

6. Tsakos Energy Navigation (NYSE:TNP) has a market capitalization of $262.62 million. The company generates revenues of $395.16 million and has a net income of $-88.95 million. The firm's earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $63.81 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 16.15% (operating margin -9.54% and the net profit margin finally -22.51%).

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $-1.94. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.60 in form of dividends to shareholders. The ex-dividend date is on May 17, 2012.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is not calculable, Price/Sales 0.83 and Price/Book ratio is also not calculable. Dividend Yield: 10.27%.

7. BGC Partners (NASDAQ:BGCP) has a market capitalization of $931.21 million. The company generates revenues of $1,464.68 million and has a net income of $38.36 million. The firm's earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $116.76 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 7.97% (operating margin 3.71% and the net profit margin finally 2.62%).

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $0.11. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.65 in form of dividends to shareholders. The ex-dividend date is on May 15, 2012.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 59.11, Price/Sales 0.64 and Price/Book ratio 2.20. Dividend Yield: 10.12%.

8. Pengrowth Energy (NYSE:PGH) has a market capitalization of $3.03 billion. The company generates revenues of $1,135.84 million and has a net income of $84.53 million. The firm's earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $652.79 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 57.47% (operating margin 16.51% and the net profit margin finally 7.44%).

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $0.26. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.84 in form of dividends to shareholders. The ex-dividend date is on May 16, 2012.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 32.38, Price/Sales 2.70 and Price/Book ratio 0.91. Dividend Yield: 10.05%.

Source: 8 Stocks With Yields Over 10% Going Ex-Dividend This Week