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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. 130 common and preferred shares have their ex-dividend date between May 21 and May 27. Exactly 25 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 $300 million and a dividend yield below 10%. These are the results sorted by dividend yield:

1. Safe Bulkers (NYSE:SB) has a market capitalization of $457.99 million. The company generates revenues of $168.91 million and has a net income of $89.73 million. The firm's earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $132.57 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 78.49% (operating margin 64.49% and the net profit margin finally 53.13%).

The total debt representing 55.20% of the company's assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 145.94%. Last fiscal year, a return on equity of 31.16% was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $1.30. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.60 in form of dividends to shareholders. The ex-dividend date is on May 21, 2012.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 4.98, Price/Sales 2.97 and Price/Book ratio 1.40. Dividend Yield: 9.17%. The beta ratio is 2.14.

2. Seadrill (NYSE:SDRL) has a market capitalization of $16.68 billion. The company generates revenues of $4,192.00 million and has a net income of $1,506.00 million. The firm's earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $2,337.00 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 55.75% (operating margin 42.32% and the net profit margin finally 35.93%).

The total debt representing 57.09% of the company's assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 173.94%. Last fiscal year, a return on equity of 24.91% was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $2.86. Last fiscal year, the company paid $3.06 in form of dividends to shareholders. The ex-dividend date is on May 22, 2012.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 12.48, Price/Sales 4.06 and Price/Book ratio 2.81. Dividend Yield: 9.12%. The beta ratio is not calculable.

3. A.F.P Provida (NYSE:PVD) has a market capitalization of $1.70 billion. The company generates revenues of $335.76 million and has a net income of $181.67 million. The firm's earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $209.05 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 62.26% (operating margin 57.53% and the net profit margin finally 54.11%).

The total debt representing 0.12% of the company's assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 0.16%. Last fiscal year, a return on equity of 32.53% was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $6.65. Last fiscal year, the company paid $5.56 in form of dividends to shareholders. The ex-dividend date is on May 24, 2012.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 11.60, Price/Sales 5.16 and Price/Book ratio 2.94. Dividend Yield: 8.53%. The beta ratio is 1.16.

4. Eni S.p.A. (NYSE:E) has a market capitalization of $72.94 billion. The company generates revenues of $140,284.80 million and has a net income of $9,904.30 million. The firm's earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $32,667.80 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 23.29% (operating margin 15.78% and the net profit margin finally 7.06%).

The total debt representing 20.71% of the company's assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 53.35%. Last fiscal year, a return on equity of 12.86% was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $5.56. Last fiscal year, the company paid $2.64 in form of dividends to shareholders. The ex-dividend date is on May 21, 2012.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 7.25, Price/Sales 0.58 and Price/Book ratio 1.04. Dividend Yield: 6.87%. The beta ratio is 1.08.

5. Sun Life Financial (NYSE:SLF) has a market capitalization of $12.13 billion. The company generates revenues of $22,151.27 million and has a net income of $-180.50 million. The firm's earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $-2,043.36 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is -9.22% (operating margin -2.79% and the net profit margin finally -0.81%).

The total debt representing 3.57% of the company's assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 49.52%. Last fiscal year, a return on equity of -2.20% was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $-0.13. Last fiscal year, the company paid $1.41 in form of dividends to shareholders. The ex-dividend date is on May 22, 2012.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is not calculable, Price/Sales 0.56 and Price/Book ratio 0.95. Dividend Yield: 6.86%. The beta ratio is 1.66.

6. MI Developments (MIM) has a market capitalization of $1.52 billion. The company generates revenues of $182.95 million and has a net income of $59.20 million. The firm's earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $113.32 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 61.94% (operating margin 29.75% and the net profit margin finally 32.36%).

The total debt representing 21.14% of the company's assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 28.95%. Last fiscal year, a return on equity of 4.96% was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $1.38. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.80 in form of dividends to shareholders. The ex-dividend date is on May 23, 2012.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 23.35, Price/Sales 8.52 and Price/Book ratio 1.74. Dividend Yield: 6.02%. The beta ratio is 2.02.

7. Telecom Italia (NYSE:TI) has a market capitalization of $18.49 billion. The company generates revenues of $35,319.36 million and has a net income of $4,542.80 million. The firm's earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $14,396.32 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 40.76% (operating margin 20.86% and the net profit margin finally 12.86%).

The total debt representing 43.36% of the company's assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 134.10%. Last fiscal year, a return on equity of 11.42% was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $0.04. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.74 in form of dividends to shareholders. The ex-dividend date is on May 21, 2012.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 222.20, Price/Sales 0.51 and Price/Book ratio 0.51. Dividend Yield: 5.90%. The beta ratio is 1.02.

8. Park National (NYSEMKT:PRK) has a market capitalization of $995.84 million. The company generates revenues of $331.88 million and has a net income of $82.14 million. The firm's earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $158.66 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 47.81% (operating margin 31.66% and the net profit margin finally 22.31%).

The total debt representing 8.85% of the company's assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 83.14%. Last fiscal year, a return on equity of 11.95% was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $5.55. Last fiscal year, the company paid $3.76 in form of dividends to shareholders. The ex-dividend date is on May 21, 2012.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 11.65, Price/Sales 2.68 and Price/Book ratio 1.53. Dividend Yield: 5.87%. The beta ratio is 0.84.

9. LTC Properties (NYSE:LTC) has a market capitalization of $972.57 million. The company generates revenues of $85.16 million and has a net income of $49.67 million. The firm's earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $75.59 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 88.77% (operating margin 58.33% and the net profit margin finally 58.33%).

The total debt representing 24.60% of the company's assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 34.11%. Last fiscal year, a return on equity of 10.59% was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $1.54. Last fiscal year, the company paid $1.68 in form of dividends to shareholders. The ex-dividend date is on May 21, 2012.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 20.72, Price/Sales 11.49 and Price/Book ratio 2.28. Dividend Yield: 5.41%. The beta ratio is 0.87.

10. Six Flags Entertainment (NYSE:SIX) has a market capitalization of $2.39 billion. The company generates revenues of $1,013.17 million and has a net income of $11.94 million. The firm's earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $241.21 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 23.81% (operating margin 0.38% and the net profit margin finally 1.18%).

The total debt representing 36.15% of the company's assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 125.38%. Last fiscal year, a return on equity of -2.93% was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $0.06. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.18 in form of dividends to shareholders. The ex-dividend date is on May 24, 2012.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 728.07, Price/Sales 2.38 and Price/Book ratio 3.18. Dividend Yield: 5.40%. The beta ratio is not calculable.

11. ArcelorMittal (NYSE:MT) has a market capitalization of $22.41 billion. The company generates revenues of $93,973.00 million and has a net income of $1,798.00 million. The firm's earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $9,580.00 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 10.19% (operating margin 5.21% and the net profit margin finally 1.91%).

The total debt representing 21.68% of the company's assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 46.60%. Last fiscal year, a return on equity of 3.03% was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $0.49. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.75 in form of dividends to shareholders. The ex-dividend date is on May 23, 2012.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 29.58, Price/Sales 0.24 and Price/Book ratio 0.39. Dividend Yield: 5.27%. The beta ratio is 2.14.

Source: 11 Higher Capitalized High-Yield Stocks Going Ex-Dividend This Week (May 21-27, 2012)