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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 13, 2012. In total, 67 stocks and preferred shares go ex-dividend - of which 34 yield more than 3 percent. The average yield amounts to 4.37%.

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:

Buckeye Partners (BPL) has a market capitalization of USD 5.18 billion and operates within the "Oil & Gas Pipelines" industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 94.64, Forward P/E Ratio: 15.82, P/S Ratio: 1.11, P/B Ratio: 2.05, Dividend Yield: 7.83%.

Avon Products (AVP) has a market capitalization of USD 7.10 billion and operates within the "Personal Products" industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 28.84, Forward P/E Ratio: 15.36, P/S Ratio: 0.65, P/B Ratio: 5.00, Dividend Yield: 5.60%.

Cliffs Natural Resources (CLF) has a market capitalization of USD 6.41 billion and operates within the "Steel & Iron" industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 4.49, Forward P/E Ratio: 5.62, P/S Ratio: 0.96, P/B Ratio: 1.02, Dividend Yield: 5.56%.

Exelon Corporation (EXC) has a market capitalization of USD 32.85 billion and operates within the "Diversified Utilities" industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 15.88, Forward P/E Ratio: 14.03, P/S Ratio: 1.65, P/B Ratio: 1.48, Dividend Yield: 5.44%.

Fortress Investment Group (FIG) has a market capitalization of USD 2.09 billion and operates within the "Asset Management" industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: not calculable, Forward P/E Ratio: 7.50, P/S Ratio: 2.48, P/B Ratio: 4.01, Dividend Yield: 4.94%.

Southern Copper (SCCO) has a market capitalization of USD 28.46 billion and operates within the "Copper" industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 11.96, Forward P/E Ratio: 13.09, P/S Ratio: 4.14, P/B Ratio: 6.24, Dividend Yield: 4.93%.

Shaw Communications (SJR) has a market capitalization of USD 8.86 billion and operates within the "CATV Systems" industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 11.91, Forward P/E Ratio: 13.08, P/S Ratio: 1.78, P/B Ratio: 2.44, Dividend Yield: 4.88%.

Duke Realty (DRE) has a market capitalization of USD 3.79 billion and operates within the "REIT - Office" industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: not calculable, Forward P/E Ratio: not calculable, P/S Ratio: 3.26, P/B Ratio: 1.47, Dividend Yield: 4.78%.

Vectren Corporation (VVC) has a market capitalization of USD 2.41 billion and operates within the "Diversified Utilities" industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 15.12, Forward P/E Ratio: 15.20, P/S Ratio: 1.07, P/B Ratio: 1.61, Dividend Yield: 4.77%.

Eli Lilly & Co. (LLY) has a market capitalization of USD 49.57 billion and operates within the "Drug Manufacturers - Major" industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 11.83, Forward P/E Ratio: 11.39, P/S Ratio: 2.12, P/B Ratio: 3.34, Dividend Yield: 4.59%.

Source: The Best Dividends On August 13, 2012