7 Higher Capitalized, High-Yield Stocks Go Ex-Dividend Next Week

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Includes: AHGP, APU, AZN, BWP, ERF, HCBK, RRD
by: Dividend Screen

Dividend stocks are wonderful because they increase my cash with regular payments. One major date in relation to the payment is the ex-dividend date. If you own a stock before this date, you get the next payment. This is very interesting because in the case of a high yield stock, I can earn at least one percent in cash for a short period of investing.

I screened stocks with ex-dividend date within the upcoming week. 183 common and preferred shares have their ex-dividend date between August 06 and August 12. Exactly 28 of them have a dividend yield above 5%. Many of them have a high yield because the market believes that the dividend is not sustainable. Especially in the case of low capitalized stocks or stocks with very high yields over 10%, the possibility of a dividend cut is much higher as for stocks with a higher capitalization at normal yields. Because of this, I decided to select only those stocks with a market capitalization over $2 billion and a dividend yield below 10%. These are the results:

1. R.R. Donnelley & Sons (NASDAQ:RRD) has a market capitalization of $2.30 billion. The company generates revenue of $10,611.00 million and has a net income of $-121.10 million. The firm's EBITDA amounts to $657.40 million. The EBITDA margin is 6.20% (operating margin -0.04% and net profit margin -1.14%).

The total debt represents 44.20% of the company's assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 351.06%. Last fiscal year, a return on equity of -7.51% was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $-0.26. Last fiscal year, the company paid $1.04 in form of dividends to shareholders. The ex-dividend date is on August 08, 2012.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is not calculable, Price/Sales 0.21 and Price/Book ratio 2.14. Dividend Yield: 8.32%. The beta ratio is 1.91.

2. Enerplus (NYSE:ERF) has a market capitalization of $2.77 billion. The company generates revenue of $1,083.60 million and has a net income of $108.65 million. The firm's EBITDA amounts to $620.48 million. The EBITDA margin is 57.26% (operating margin 13.01% and net profit margin 10.03%).

The total debt represents 15.85% of the company's assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 27.68%. Last fiscal year, a return on equity of 3.31% was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $0.27. Last fiscal year, the company paid $2.14 in form of dividends to shareholders. The ex-dividend date is on August 08, 2012.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 51.97, Price/Sales 2.46 and Price/Book ratio 0.75. Dividend Yield: 7.98%. The beta ratio is 1.20.

3. Boardwalk Pipeline Partners (NYSE:BWP) has a market capitalization of $5.76 billion. The company generates revenue of $1,138.80 million and has a net income of $220.00 million. The firm's EBITDA amounts to $604.70 million. The EBITDA margin is 53.10% (operating margin 33.32% and net profit margin 19.32%).

The total debt represents 47.24% of the company's assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 99.80%. Last fiscal year, a return on equity of 6.06% was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $1.21. Last fiscal year, the company paid $2.10 in form of dividends to shareholders. The ex-dividend date is on August 07, 2012.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 22.81, Price/Sales 5.02 and Price/Book ratio 1.74. Dividend Yield: 7.75%. The beta ratio is 0.24.

4. AmeriGas Partners (NYSE:APU) has a market capitalization of $3.99 billion. The company generates revenue of $2,537.96 million and has a net income of $140.92 million. The firm's EBITDA amounts to $284.43 million. The EBITDA margin is 11.21% (operating margin 8.07% and net profit margin 5.55%).

The total debt represents 57.30% of the company's assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 303.85%. Last fiscal year, a return on equity of 36.92% was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $1.83. Last fiscal year, the company paid $2.89 in form of dividends to shareholders. The ex-dividend date is on August 08, 2012.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 23.45, Price/Sales 1.55 and Price/Book ratio 7.25. Dividend Yield: 7.53%. The beta ratio is 0.38.

5. AstraZeneca (NYSE:AZN) has a market capitalization of $60.34 billion. The company generates revenue of $33,591.00 million and has a net income of $10,016.00 million. The firm's EBITDA amounts to $14,792.00 million. The EBITDA margin is 44.04% (operating margin 38.09% and net profit margin 29.82%).

The total debt represents 17.66% of the company's assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 40.13%. Last fiscal year, a return on equity of 42.98% was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $6.24. Last fiscal year, the company paid $2.80 in form of dividends to shareholders. The ex-dividend date is on August 08, 2012.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 7.73, Price/Sales 1.75 and Price/Book ratio 2.62. Dividend Yield: 6.05%. The beta ratio is 0.65.

6. Alliance Holdings (NASDAQ:AHGP) has a market capitalization of $2.83 billion. The company generates revenue of $1,843.20 million and has a net income of $386.34 million. The firm's EBITDA amounts to $570.24 million. The EBITDA margin is 30.94% (operating margin 22.24% and net profit margin 20.96%).

The total debt represents 40.77% of the company's assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 178.31%. Last fiscal year, a return on equity of 59.58% was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $3.56. Last fiscal year, the company paid $2.28 in form of dividends to shareholders. The ex-dividend date is on August 08, 2012.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 13.27, Price/Sales 1.53 and Price/Book ratio 7.13. Dividend Yield: 5.90%. The beta ratio is 0.78.

7. Hudson City Bancorp (NASDAQ:HCBK) has a market capitalization of $3.35 billion. The company generates revenue of $2,167.64 million and has a net income of $-735.99 million. The firm's EBITDA amounts to $-280.97 million. The EBITDA margin is -12.96% (operating margin -114.66% and net profit margin -67.22%).

The total debt represents 15.32% of the company's assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 152.40%. Last fiscal year, a return on equity of -14.62% was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $-0.26. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.39 in form of dividends to shareholders. The ex-dividend date is on August 06, 2012.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is not calculable, Price/Sales 2.96 and Price/Book ratio 0.71. Dividend Yield: 5.21%. The beta ratio is 0.80.

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