6 Best Dividends Ideas On June 08, 2012

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 |  Includes: BBY, HFC, LM, NEM, VMED, WRB
by: Dividend Screen

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 08, 2012. In total, 11 stocks and preferred shares go ex-dividend, of which 4 yield above 3 percent. The average yield amounts to 3.13 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:

Best Buy Co. (NYSE:BBY) has a market capitalization of USD 6.81 billion and operates within the "Electronics Stores" industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: -, Forward P/E Ratio: 5.36, P/S Ratio: 0.13, P/B Ratio: 1.58, Dividend Yield: 3.22%.

Newmont Mining (NYSE:NEM) has a market capitalization of USD 25.62 billion and operates within the "Gold" industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 48.77, Forward P/E Ratio: 9.63, P/S Ratio: 2.42, P/B Ratio: 1.96, Dividend Yield: 2.71%.

HollyFrontier Corporation (NYSE:HFC) has a market capitalization of USD 6.42 billion and operates within the "Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing" industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 4.78, Forward P/E Ratio: 7.69, P/S Ratio: 0.36, P/B Ratio: 1.25, Dividend Yield: 1.93%.

Legg Mason (NYSE:LM) has a market capitalization of USD 3.59 billion and operates within the "Asset Management" industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 16.51, Forward P/E Ratio: 10.38, P/S Ratio: 1.35, P/B Ratio: 0.63, Dividend Yield: 1.73%.

W.R. Berkley Corporation (NYSE:WRB) has a market capitalization of USD 5.24 billion and operates within the "Property & Casualty Insurance" industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 13.19, Forward P/E Ratio: 13.86, P/S Ratio: 0.99, P/B Ratio: 1.27, Dividend Yield: 0.95%.

Virgin Media (NASDAQ:VMED) has a market capitalization of USD 6.22 billion and operates within the "CATV Systems" industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 57.46, Forward P/E Ratio: 0.14, P/S Ratio: 1.00, P/B Ratio: 8.18, Dividend Yield: 0.71%.

Disclosure: I have no positions in any stocks mentioned, and no plans to initiate any positions within the next 72 hours.