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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 07, 2012. In total, 20 stocks and preferred shares go ex-dividend - of which 10 yield more than 3 percent. The average yield amounts to 3.28%.

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:

Boardwalk Pipeline Partners (NYSE:BWP) has a market capitalization of USD 5.76 billion and operates within the "Oil & Gas Pipelines" industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 22.89, Forward P/E Ratio: 19.10, P/S Ratio: 4.99, P/B Ratio: 1.71, Dividend Yield: 7.69%.

Entergy Corporation (NYSE:ETR) has a market capitalization of USD 12.88 billion and operates within the "Electric Utilities" industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 13.05, Forward P/E Ratio: 13.46, P/S Ratio: 1.19, P/B Ratio: 1.38, Dividend Yield: 4.57%.

Alexander's (NYSE:ALX) has a market capitalization of USD 2.24 billion and operates within the "REIT - Retail" industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 27.74, Forward P/E Ratio: not calculable, P/S Ratio: 8.78, P/B Ratio: 6.23, Dividend Yield: 3.42%.

AptarGroup (NYSE:ATR) has a market capitalization of USD 3.33 billion and operates within the "Packaging & Containers" industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 19.79, Forward P/E Ratio: 16.97, P/S Ratio: 1.44, P/B Ratio: 2.41, Dividend Yield: 1.76%.

The TJX Companies (NYSE:TJX) has a market capitalization of USD 33.42 billion and operates within the "Department Stores" industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 20.88, Forward P/E Ratio: 16.52, P/S Ratio: 1.41, P/B Ratio: 10.05, Dividend Yield: 1.02%.

Companhia Brasileira de Distribuicao (NYSE:CBD) has a market capitalization of USD 11.17 billion and operates within the "Grocery Stores" industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 31.22, Forward P/E Ratio: 17.19, P/S Ratio: 0.49, P/B Ratio: 2.97, Dividend Yield: 0.83%.

Source: The Best Dividends On August 7, 2012