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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 21, 2012. In total, 19 stocks and preferred shares go ex-dividend - of which 5 yield more than 3 percent. The average yield amounts to 2.68%.

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:

Thomson Reuters (NYSE:TRI) has a market capitalization of USD 24.72 billion and operates within the "Information & Delivery Services" industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: not calculable, Forward P/E Ratio: 14.14, P/S Ratio: 1.81, P/B Ratio: 1.48, Dividend Yield: 4.27%.

Applied Materials (NASDAQ:AMAT) has a market capitalization of USD 15.38 billion and operates within the "Semiconductor Equipment & Materials" industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 14.46, Forward P/E Ratio: 14.63, P/S Ratio: 1.66, P/B Ratio: 1.85, Dividend Yield: 3.00%.

Limited Brands (LTD) has a market capitalization of USD 14.41 billion and operates within the "Apparel Stores" industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 18.83, Forward P/E Ratio: 15.33, P/S Ratio: 1.40, P/B Ratio: 107.63, Dividend Yield: 2.02%.

Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE:WYN) has a market capitalization of USD 7.47 billion and operates within the "Lodging" industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 20.76, Forward P/E Ratio: 14.63, P/S Ratio: 1.70, P/B Ratio: 3.73, Dividend Yield: 1.75%.

Marriott International (NASDAQ:MAR) has a market capitalization of USD 12.28 billion and operates within the "Lodging" industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 62.38, Forward P/E Ratio: 18.93, P/S Ratio: 1.03, P/B Ratio: not calculable, Dividend Yield: 1.37%.

Allergan (NYSE:AGN) has a market capitalization of USD 26.64 billion and operates within the "Drug Manufacturers - Other" industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 25.40, Forward P/E Ratio: 18.16, P/S Ratio: 4.74, P/B Ratio: 4.81, Dividend Yield: 0.23%.

Zions Bancorp. (NASDAQ:ZION) has a market capitalization of USD 3.63 billion and operates within the "Regional - Pacific Banks" industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 19.13, Forward P/E Ratio: 11.26, P/S Ratio: 1.70, P/B Ratio: 0.56, Dividend Yield: 0.20%.

PVH Corp. (NYSE:PVH) has a market capitalization of USD 6.27 billion and operates within the "Textile - Apparel Clothing" industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 20.23, Forward P/E Ratio: 12.33, P/S Ratio: 1.05, P/B Ratio: 2.21, Dividend Yield: 0.17%.

Source: The Best Dividends On August 21, 2012