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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 June 01, 2012. In total, 20 stocks and preferred shares go ex-dividend of which 6 are yielding above 3 percent. The average yield amounts to 3.66 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:

CenturyLink (NYSE:CTL) has a market capitalization of USD 24.38 billion and operates within the "Telecom Services - Domestic" industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 40.89, Forward P/E Ratio: 16.09, P/S Ratio: 1.33, P/B Ratio: 1.18, Dividend Yield: 7.39%.

Old Republic International (NYSE:ORI) has a market capitalization of USD 2.56 billion and operates within the "Surety & Title Insurance" industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: not calculable, Forward P/E Ratio: 14.11, P/S Ratio: 0.55, P/B Ratio: 0.68, Dividend Yield: 7.19%.

REGAL ENTERTAINMENT GROUP (NYSE:RGC) has a market capitalization of USD 2.15 billion and operates within the "Movie Production, Theaters" industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 19.48, Forward P/E Ratio: 15.03, P/S Ratio: 0.77, P/B Ratio: not calculable, Dividend Yield: 6.07%.

NV Energy (NYSE:NVE) has a market capitalization of USD 4.03 billion and operates within the "Diversified Utilities" industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 8.34, Forward P/E Ratio: 13.67, P/S Ratio: 1.38, P/B Ratio: 1.19, Dividend Yield: 3.98%.

Hancock Holding (NASDAQ:HBHC) has a market capitalization of USD 2.54 billion and operates within the "Regional - Southeast Banks" industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 29.42, Forward P/E Ratio: 11.03, P/S Ratio: 3.63, P/B Ratio: 1.07, Dividend Yield: 3.20%.

Deutsche Bank (NYSE:DB) has a market capitalization of USD 34.19 billion and operates within the "Foreign Regional Banks" industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 7.94, Forward P/E Ratio: 4.73, P/S Ratio: 0.78, P/B Ratio: 0.48, Dividend Yield: 2.72%.

China Telecom (NYSE:CHA) has a market capitalization of USD 37.26 billion and operates within the "Telecom Services - Foreign" industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 14.34, Forward P/E Ratio: 11.66, P/S Ratio: 0.96, P/B Ratio: 0.92, Dividend Yield: 2.38%.

Tidewater (NYSE:TDW) has a market capitalization of USD 2.31 billion and operates within the "Shipping" industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 26.52, Forward P/E Ratio: 8.05, P/S Ratio: 2.17, P/B Ratio: 0.91, Dividend Yield: 2.22%.

Source: The Best Dividends On June 01, 2012