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Here is a current overview of the best yielding stocks 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 24, 2012. In total, 19 stocks and preferred shares go ex-dividend of which seven are yielding above 3 percent. The average yield amounts to 2.99 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:

Teekay Tankers (TNK) has a market capitalization of $332.12 million and operates within the "Shipping" industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: not calculable, Forward P/E Ratio: 27.00, P/S Ratio: 2.74, P/B Ratio: 0.46, Dividend Yield: 14.58%.

Intersections (INTX) has a market capitalization of $198.30 million and operates within the "Consumer Services" industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 10.48, Forward P/E Ratio: 9.26, P/S Ratio: 0.53, P/B Ratio: 1.78, Dividend Yield: 7.14%.

Seaspan (SSW) has a market capitalization of $1.00 billion and operates within the "Shipping" industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: not calculable, Forward P/E Ratio: 13.07, P/S Ratio: 1.78, P/B Ratio: 0.93, Dividend Yield: 6.27%.

Six Flags Entertainment Corporation (SIX) has a market capitalization of $2.36 billion and operates within the "General Entertainment" industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 728.17, Forward P/E Ratio: 34.67, P/S Ratio: 2.32, P/B Ratio: 3.74, Dividend Yield: 5.49%.

Strayer Education (STRA) has a market capitalization of$1.03 billion and operates within the "Education & Training Services" industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 10.66, Forward P/E Ratio: 11.85, P/S Ratio: 1.70, P/B Ratio: 18.32, Dividend Yield: 4.63%.

Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) has a market capitalization of $174.45 billion and operates within the "Drug Manufacturers - Major" industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 17.45, Forward P/E Ratio: 11.66, P/S Ratio: 2.68, P/B Ratio: 2.84, Dividend Yield: 3.84%.

Elbit Systems (ESLT) has a market capitalization of $1.44 billion and operates within the "Aerospace/Defense Products & Services" industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 38.10, Forward P/E Ratio: 8.70, P/S Ratio: 1.13, P/B Ratio: 1.61, Dividend Yield: 3.42%.

Source: The Best Dividends On May 24, 2012