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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 17, 2012. In total, 14 stocks and preferred shares go ex-dividend - of which 7 yield more than 3 percent. The average yield amounts to 3.73%.

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:

Manulife Financial Corporation (MFC) has a market capitalization of USD 20.74 billion and operates within the "Life Insurance" industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: not calculable, Forward P/E Ratio: 7.23, P/S Ratio: 0.43, P/B Ratio: 0.80, Dividend Yield: 4.58%.

Cinemark Holdings (CNK) has a market capitalization of USD 2.74 billion and operates within the "Movie Production, Theaters" industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 17.26, Forward P/E Ratio: 13.38, P/S Ratio: 1.14, P/B Ratio: 2.56, Dividend Yield: 3.53%.

Alterra Capital Holdings Limited (ALTE) has a market capitalization of USD 2.21 billion and operates within the "Property & Casualty Insurance" industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 10.04, Forward P/E Ratio: 9.96, P/S Ratio: 1.34, P/B Ratio: 0.81, Dividend Yield: 2.78%.

Timken (TKR) has a market capitalization of USD 3.91 billion and operates within the "Machine Tools & Accessories" industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 7.09, Forward P/E Ratio: 7.18, P/S Ratio: 0.73, P/B Ratio: 1.70, Dividend Yield: 2.29%.

Bunge Limited (BG) has a market capitalization of USD 9.42 billion and operates within the "Farm Products" industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 13.52, Forward P/E Ratio: 8.80, P/S Ratio: 0.16, P/B Ratio: 0.84, Dividend Yield: 1.67%.

AmerisourceBergen Corporation (ABC) has a market capitalization of USD 9.62 billion and operates within the "Drugs Wholesale" industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 15.21, Forward P/E Ratio: 12.07, P/S Ratio: 0.12, P/B Ratio: 3.27, Dividend Yield: 1.37%.

Woodward (WWD) has a market capitalization of USD 2.50 billion and operates within the "Industrial Electrical Equipment" industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 18.75, Forward P/E Ratio: 15.15, P/S Ratio: 1.37, P/B Ratio: 2.54, Dividend Yield: 0.88%.

Source: The Best Dividends On August 17, 2012