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Here is a current overview of the best yielding stocks with a market capitalization of over $2 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 August 06, 2012. In total, 28 stocks and preferred shares go ex-dividend - of which 12 yield more than 3 percent. The average yield amounts to 3.20%.

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:

Hudson City Bancorp (HCBK) has a market capitalization of USD 3.24 billion and operates within the "Savings & Loans" industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: not calculable, Forward P/E Ratio: 11.58, P/S Ratio: 1.73, P/B Ratio: 0.70, Dividend Yield: 5.21%.

Federated Investors (FII) has a market capitalization of USD 2.06 billion and operates within the "Asset Management" industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 12.82, Forward P/E Ratio: 11.15, P/S Ratio: 2.32, P/B Ratio: 3.62, Dividend Yield: 4.86%.

Sunoco Logistics Partners (SXL) has a market capitalization of USD 4.15 billion and operates within the "Oil & Gas Pipelines" industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 13.60, Forward P/E Ratio: 15.14, P/S Ratio: 0.34, P/B Ratio: 3.68, Dividend Yield: 4.26%.

Xilinx (XLNX) has a market capitalization of USD 8.61 billion and operates within the "Semiconductor - Specialized" industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 17.54, Forward P/E Ratio: 15.31, P/S Ratio: 3.90, P/B Ratio: 3.19, Dividend Yield: 2.70%.

Sunoco (SUN) has a market capitalization of USD 4.95 billion and operates within the "Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing" industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: not calculable, Forward P/E Ratio: 26.61, P/S Ratio: 0.10, P/B Ratio: 6.98, Dividend Yield: 1.69%.

Starbucks Corporation (SBUX) has a market capitalization of USD 32.74 billion and operates within the "Specialty Eateries" industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 24.95, Forward P/E Ratio: 19.01, P/S Ratio: 2.60, P/B Ratio: 6.38, Dividend Yield: 1.58%.

Beam (BEAM) has a market capitalization of USD 9.52 billion and operates within the "Beverages - Wineries & Distillers" industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 64.97, Forward P/E Ratio: 22.89, P/S Ratio: 4.10, P/B Ratio: 2.21, Dividend Yield: 1.36%.

Brown & Brown (BRO) has a market capitalization of USD 3.63 billion and operates within the "Insurance Brokers" industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 21.27, Forward P/E Ratio: 17.34, P/S Ratio: 3.30, P/B Ratio: 2.11, Dividend Yield: 1.34%.

Source: The Best Dividends On August 6, 2012