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Here is a current overview of the best yielding stocks with a market capitalization over USD 2 billion 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 29, 2012. In total, 53 stocks and preferred shares go ex-dividend of which 21 yielding above 3 percent. The average yield amounts to 4.62 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:

Atlantic Power Corporation (NYSE:AT) has a market capitalization of USD 4.71 billion and operates within the "Electric Utilities" industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 5.14, Forward P/E Ratio: 195.43, P/S Ratio: 0.55, P/B Ratio: 1.86, Dividend Yield: 8.38%.

Etablissements Delhaize Freres et Cie Le Lion S.A. (NYSE:DEG) has a market capitalization of USD 4.01 billion and operates within the "Grocery Stores" industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 9.40, Forward P/E Ratio: not calculable, P/S Ratio: 0.15, P/B Ratio: 0.60, Dividend Yield: 5.68%.

Baytex Energy (NYSE:BTE) has a market capitalization of USD 5.54 billion and operates within the "Independent Oil & Gas" industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 21.98, Forward P/E Ratio: 16.58, P/S Ratio: 4.96, P/B Ratio: 4.72, Dividend Yield: 5.65%.

Integrys Energy Group (NYSE:TEG) has a market capitalization of USD 4.28 billion and operates within the "Gas Utilities" industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 21.46, Forward P/E Ratio: 15.04, P/S Ratio: 0.99, P/B Ratio: 1.40, Dividend Yield: 4.97%.

Brookfield Infrastructure Partners L.P. (NYSE:BIP) has a market capitalization of USD 4.89 billion and operates within the "Electric Utilities" industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 35.17, Forward P/E Ratio: 20.46, P/S Ratio: 2.88, P/B Ratio: 1.37, Dividend Yield: 4.79%.

Bank of Hawaii Corporation (NYSE:BOH) has a market capitalization of USD 2.16 billion and operates within the "Regional - Pacific Banks" industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 13.71, Forward P/E Ratio: 13.32, P/S Ratio: 4.95, P/B Ratio: 2.17, Dividend Yield: 3.80%.

Source: The Best Dividends On May 29, 2012