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Here is a current overview of the best yielding stocks with a market capitalization over $300 million 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 on July 31, 2012. In total, 14 stocks and preferred shares go ex-dividend of which 4 yielding above 3 percent. The average yield amounts to 3.63%.

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:

Rhino Resource Partners (RNO) has a market capitalization of $2.30 billion and operates within the "Nonmetallic Mineral Mining" industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 8.99, Forward P/E Ratio: 13.52, P/S Ratio: 7.14, P/B Ratio: 1.30, Dividend Yield: 13.03%.

Pioneer Southwest Energy Partners (PSE) has a market capitalization of $931.32 million and operates within the "Oil & Gas Drilling & Exploration" industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 5.74, Forward P/E Ratio: 9.62, P/S Ratio: 4.35, P/B Ratio: 4.19, Dividend Yield: 7.98%.

Northwest Bancshares (NWBI) has a market capitalization of $1.14 billion and operates within the "Savings & Loans" industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 18.20, Forward P/E Ratio: 15.96, P/S Ratio: 3.20, P/B Ratio: 0.98, Dividend Yield: 4.12%.

Kansas City Life Insurance Company (KCLI) has a market capitalization of $427.52 million and operates within the "Life Insurance" industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 10.53, Forward P/E Ratio: not calculable, P/S Ratio: 0.99, P/B Ratio: 0.59, Dividend Yield: 2.86%.

Matson (MATX) has a market capitalization of $1.07 billion and operates within the "Shipping" industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 21.85, Forward P/E Ratio: 16.35, P/S Ratio: 0.61, P/B Ratio: 0.95, Dividend Yield: 2.37%.

Viewpoint Financial Group (VPFG) has a market capitalization of $702.09 million and operates within the "Diversified Investments" industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 21.31, Forward P/E Ratio: 18.45, P/S Ratio: 5.96, P/B Ratio: 1.46, Dividend Yield: 1.79%.

The Mosaic Company (MOS) has a market capitalization of $24.99 billion and operates within the "Specialty Chemicals" industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 13.32, Forward P/E Ratio: 10.53, P/S Ratio: 2.25, P/B Ratio: 2.09, Dividend Yield: 1.70%.

Source: The Best Dividends On July 31, 2012