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Here is a current overview of the best yielding stocks with a market capitalization over USD 10 billion that have their ex-dividend date on the next trading day. So 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 on June 27, 2012. In total, 155 stocks and preferred shares go ex-dividend, of which 82 yield above 3 percent. The average yield amounts to 5.21 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:

Annaly Capital Management (NLY) has a market capitalization of USD 16.69 billion and operates within the "REIT - Diversified" industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 34.24, Forward P/E Ratio: 8.35, P/S Ratio: 4.65, P/B Ratio: 1.05, Dividend Yield: 12.85%.

TransCanada (TRP) has a market capitalization of USD 28.82 billion and operates within the "Gas Utilities" industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 20.05, Forward P/E Ratio: 16.63, P/S Ratio: 3.35, P/B Ratio: 1.88, Dividend Yield: 4.37%.

Nucor Corporation (NUE) has a market capitalization of USD 11.43 billion and operates within the "Steel & Iron" industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 15.03, Forward P/E Ratio: 10.27, P/S Ratio: 0.56, P/B Ratio: 1.51, Dividend Yield: 4.05%.

The Dow Chemical Company (DOW) has a market capitalization of USD 38.54 billion and operates within the "Conglomerates" industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 17.33, Forward P/E Ratio: 9.89, P/S Ratio: 0.64, P/B Ratio: 2.03, Dividend Yield: 3.97%.

Kraft Foods (KFT) has a market capitalization of USD 68.46 billion and operates within the "Food - Major Diversified" industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 19.40, Forward P/E Ratio: 13.84, P/S Ratio: 1.25, P/B Ratio: 1.85, Dividend Yield: 3.00%.

Edison International (EIX) has a market capitalization of USD 14.55 billion and operates within the "Electric Utilities" industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: not calculable, Forward P/E Ratio: 16.92, P/S Ratio: 1.13, P/B Ratio: 1.46, Dividend Yield: 2.91%.

Avalonbay Communities (AVB) has a market capitalization of USD 13.07 billion and operates within the "REIT - Residential" industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 68.54, Forward P/E Ratio: 42.05, P/S Ratio: 13.17, P/B Ratio: 2.98, Dividend Yield: 2.83%.

Illinois Tool Works (ITW) has a market capitalization of USD 24.95 billion and operates within the "Diversified Machinery" industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 13.61, Forward P/E Ratio: 11.10, P/S Ratio: 1.38, P/B Ratio: 2.47, Dividend Yield: 2.76%.

Source: The Best Dividends On June 27, 2012