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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 10, 2012. In total, 20 stocks and preferred shares go ex-dividend - of which 13 yield more than 3 percent. The average yield amounts to 5.58%.

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:

TECO Energy (NYSE:TE) has a market capitalization of USD 3.86 billion and operates within the "Electric Utilities" industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 14.44, Forward P/E Ratio: 13.57, P/S Ratio: 1.22, P/B Ratio: 1.68, Dividend Yield: 4.91%.

Home Properties (NYSE:HME) has a market capitalization of USD 3.09 billion and operates within the "REIT - Residential" industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 58.80, Forward P/E Ratio: 41.78, P/S Ratio: 4.98, P/B Ratio: 2.65, Dividend Yield: 4.16%.

Seagate Technology (NASDAQ:STX) has a market capitalization of USD 13.88 billion and operates within the "Data Storage Devices" industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 5.06, Forward P/E Ratio: 4.68, P/S Ratio: 0.93, P/B Ratio: 3.97, Dividend Yield: 3.92%.

CA Technologies (NASDAQ:CA) has a market capitalization of USD 11.97 billion and operates within the "Application Software" industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 13.02, Forward P/E Ratio: 9.55, P/S Ratio: 2.49, P/B Ratio: 2.17, Dividend Yield: 3.92%.

Cablevision Systems Corporation (NYSE:CVC) has a market capitalization of USD 4.32 billion and operates within the "CATV Systems" industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 19.65, Forward P/E Ratio: 15.31, P/S Ratio: 0.64, P/B Ratio: not calculable, Dividend Yield: 3.77%.

Wisconsin Energy (NYSE:WEC) has a market capitalization of USD 9.15 billion and operates within the "Electric Utilities" industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 17.34, Forward P/E Ratio: 16.55, P/S Ratio: 2.13, P/B Ratio: 2.23, Dividend Yield: 3.02%.

American Campus Communities (NYSE:ACC) has a market capitalization of USD 3.10 billion and operates within the "REIT - Residential" industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 71.40, Forward P/E Ratio: 37.73, P/S Ratio: 7.40, P/B Ratio: 2.43, Dividend Yield: 2.91%.

Herbalife (NYSE:HLF) has a market capitalization of USD 5.81 billion and operates within the "Drug Related Products" industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 13.96, Forward P/E Ratio: 11.62, P/S Ratio: 1.54, P/B Ratio: 21.45, Dividend Yield: 2.31%.

Booz Allen Hamilton (NYSE:BAH) has a market capitalization of USD 2.43 billion and operates within the "Management Services" industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 7.03, Forward P/E Ratio: 10.95, P/S Ratio: 0.41, P/B Ratio: 2.54, Dividend Yield: 1.99%.

CF Industries Holdings (NYSE:CF) has a market capitalization of USD 13.62 billion and operates within the "Agricultural Chemicals" industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 8.76, Forward P/E Ratio: 10.03, P/S Ratio: 2.11, P/B Ratio: 2.76, Dividend Yield: 0.77%.

Disclosure: I am long HLF.

Source: The Best Dividends On August 10, 2012