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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 31, 2012. In total, 21 stocks and preferred shares go ex-dividend of which 6 yielding above 3 percent. The average yield amounts to 3.94 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:

Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacifico S.A.B. (NYSE:PAC) has a market capitalization of USD 2.03 billion and operates within the "Air Services, Other" industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 17.99, Forward P/E Ratio: 16.98, P/S Ratio: 5.75, P/B Ratio: 1.29, Dividend Yield: 4.11%.

Principal Financial Group (NYSE:PFG) has a market capitalization of USD 7.54 billion and operates within the "Asset Management" industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 11.47, Forward P/E Ratio: 7.11, P/S Ratio: 0.88, P/B Ratio: 0.81, Dividend Yield: 2.87%.

ITC Holdings (NYSE:ITC) has a market capitalization of USD 3.55 billion and operates within the "Electric Utilities" industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 20.43, Forward P/E Ratio: 14.15, P/S Ratio: 4.58, P/B Ratio: 2.74, Dividend Yield: 2.04%.

Suncor Energy (NYSE:SU) has a market capitalization of USD 44.49 billion and operates within the "Independent Oil & Gas" industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 9.80, Forward P/E Ratio: 7.41, P/S Ratio: 1.13, P/B Ratio: 1.14, Dividend Yield: 1.85%.

Coach (NYSE:COH) has a market capitalization of USD 20.15 billion and operates within the "Textile - Apparel Footwear & Accessories" industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 20.93, Forward P/E Ratio: 16.85, P/S Ratio: 4.34, P/B Ratio: 10.40, Dividend Yield: 1.71%.

Nike (NYSE:NKE) has a market capitalization of USD 50.84 billion and operates within the "Textile - Apparel Footwear & Accessories" industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 23.11, Forward P/E Ratio: 19.16, P/S Ratio: 2.17, P/B Ratio: 5.00, Dividend Yield: 1.30%.

Fluor Corporation (NYSE:FLR) has a market capitalization of USD 8.54 billion and operates within the "Heavy Construction" industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 14.31, Forward P/E Ratio: 11.48, P/S Ratio: 0.35, P/B Ratio: 2.41, Dividend Yield: 1.27%.

Toro (NYSE:TTC) has a market capitalization of USD 2.26 billion and operates within the "Small Tools & Accessories" industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 18.05, Forward P/E Ratio: 14.97, P/S Ratio: 1.14, P/B Ratio: 7.28, Dividend Yield: 1.17%.

Joy Global (NYSE:JOY) has a market capitalization of USD 6.59 billion and operates within the "Farm & Construction Machinery" industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 9.91, Forward P/E Ratio: 7.21, P/S Ratio: 1.41, P/B Ratio: 3.13, Dividend Yield: 1.12%.

Source: The Best Dividends With 'Ex' Dates On May 31, 2012