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Here is a current overview of the best-yielding stocks with a market capitalization over $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 their ex-dividend dates can be found here: "Ex-Dividend Stocks For June 7, 2012." In total, 35 stocks and preferred shares go ex-dividend, of which 18 are yielding above 3%. The average yield amounts to 3.13%.

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 for the best-yielding stocks.

Reynolds American (NYSE:RAI) has a market capitalization of $23.18 billion and operates within the cigarettes industry. These are the market ratios for the company -- P/E Ratio: 17.86, Forward P/E Ratio: 12.79, P/S Ratio: 2.73, P/B Ratio: 3.85, Dividend Yield: 5.82%.

Pepco Holdings (NYSE:POM) has a market capitalization of $4.41 billion and operates within the electric utilities industry. These are the market ratios for the company -- P/E Ratio: 16.51, Forward P/E Ratio: 14.75, P/S Ratio: 0.79, P/B Ratio: 1.01, Dividend Yield: 5.59%.

H&R Block (NYSE:HRB) has a market capitalization of $4.56 billion and operates within the personal services industry. These are the market ratios for the company -- P/E Ratio: 11.68, Forward P/E Ratio: 10.28, P/S Ratio: 1.42, P/B Ratio: 5.67, Dividend Yield: 5.15%.

Scana (NYSE:SCG) has a market capitalization of $6.13 billion and operates within the electric utilities industry. These are the market ratios for the company -- P/E Ratio: 16.21, Forward P/E Ratio: 14.12, P/S Ratio: 1.45, P/B Ratio: 1.54, Dividend Yield: 4.21%.

Prologis (NYSE:PLD) has a market capitalization of $14.35 billion and operates within the industrial REITs industry. These are the market ratios for the company -- P/E Ratio: not calculable, Forward P/E Ratio: 164.00, P/S Ratio: 7.95, P/B Ratio: 1.04, Dividend Yield: 3.59%.

Booz Allen Hamilton (NYSE:BAH) has a market capitalization of $2.16 billion and operates within the management services industry. These are the market ratios for the company -- P/E Ratio: 9.61, Forward P/E Ratio: 9.33, P/S Ratio: 0.37, P/B Ratio: 1.97, Dividend Yield: 2.20%.

PT Indosat Tbk (IIT) has a market capitalization of $2.18 billion and operates within the foreign telecom services industry. These are the market ratios for the company -- P/E Ratio: 35.80, Forward P/E Ratio: not calculable, P/S Ratio: 1.00, P/B Ratio: 1.09, Dividend Yield: 2.03%.

Source: The Best-Yielding Stocks Going Ex-Dividend On June 7, 2012