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Here is a current overview of the best yielding stocks with a market capitalization over USD 300 million that have their ex-dividend date on the next trading day. If your broker settles your trade today, you will receive the next dividend. A full list of all stocks with ex-dividend date can be found here: Ex-Dividend Stocks May 18, 2012. In total, 12 stocks and preferred shares go ex-dividend of which 6 yielding above 3 percent. The average yield amounts to 3.44 percent.

The ex-dividend date is a major date related to the payment of dividends. If you purchase a stock on its ex-dividend date or later, you will not receive the next dividend payment. Instead, the seller gets the dividend. If you purchase before the ex-dividend date, you get the dividend. It is important that your broker settles your trade before the ex-dividend date.

These are the results of the best yielding stocks:

Baldwin & Lyons (NASDAQ:BWINB) has a market capitalization of USD 315.56 million and operates within the "Property & Casualty Insurance" industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: not calculable, Forward P/E Ratio: 17.00, P/S Ratio: 1.24, P/B Ratio: 0.94, Dividend Yield: 4.71%.

CA Technologies (NASDAQ:CA) has a market capitalization of USD 11.99 billion and operates within the "Application Software" industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 13.47, Forward P/E Ratio: 9.50, P/S Ratio: 2.49, P/B Ratio: 2.29, Dividend Yield: 3.89%.

AEGON N.V. (NYSE:AEG) has a market capitalization of USD 8.27 billion and operates within the "Life Insurance" industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 13.97, Forward P/E Ratio: 5.77, P/S Ratio: 0.17, P/B Ratio: 0.24, Dividend Yield: 3.04%.

Alterra Capital Holdings Limited (NASDAQ:ALTE) has a market capitalization of USD 2.34 billion and operates within the "Property & Casualty Insurance" industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 12.79, Forward P/E Ratio: 9.95, P/S Ratio: 1.44, P/B Ratio: 0.82, Dividend Yield: 2.41%.

Royal Caribbean Cruises (NYSE:RCL) has a market capitalization of USD 5.45 billion and operates within the "Resorts & Casinos" industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 9.51, Forward P/E Ratio: 9.37, P/S Ratio: 0.71, P/B Ratio: 0.63, Dividend Yield: 1.60%.

Employers Holdings (NYSE:EIG) has a market capitalization of USD 666.75 million and operates within the "Property & Casualty Insurance" industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 12.98, Forward P/E Ratio: 22.93, P/S Ratio: 1.36, P/B Ratio: 1.15, Dividend Yield: 1.43%.

Delek US Holdings (NYSE:DK) has a market capitalization of USD 943.42 million and operates within the "Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing" industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 5.03, Forward P/E Ratio: 8.06, P/S Ratio: 0.11, P/B Ratio: 1.35, Dividend Yield: 0.93%.

Solera Holdings (NYSE:SLH) has a market capitalization of USD 3.14 billion and operates within the "Business Software & Services" industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 31.18, Forward P/E Ratio: 15.98, P/S Ratio: 4.06, P/B Ratio: 4.29, Dividend Yield: 0.88%.

Source: The Best Dividends On May 18, 2012