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There are many different strategies to trade and one of them is to look for dividend stocks. Investors like dividend stocks as long-term investments, as these dividend payments tend to protect the stock price from the market volatility that affects non-dividend paying stocks. However, careful analysis of dividend stocks and choosing the right dividend stocks at the right time is critical for investors.

In this article, I will focus on mid-cap stocks with a high dividend yield and with their ex-dividend date within the next week (August 27 to August 31). These stocks are screened based on the following criteria:

  • Security Type: Common Stock
  • Market Cap: Greater than $2 billion and less than $10 billion
  • Dividend Yield: Greater than or equal to 3%
  • Ex-Dividend Date: Between August 27, 2012, and August 31, 2012

1. Bonavista Energy Corporation (OTCPK:BNPUF): Bonavista Energy Corporation engages in the acquisition, exploration, development, and production of oil and natural gas assets in Canada. Bonavista Energy has a market cap of $2.6 billion and is currently trading around $17.46 with a 52-week range of $13.55 to $26.90. The dividend amount is 12 cents per share which is 8.34% dividend yield. The Ex-Dividend date is August 29, 2012, Record date is August 31, 2012, and the dividend payout date is September 17, 2012. The stock has -32.09% returns for the year 2012.

2. TransAlta Corporation (TAC): TransAlta Corporation operates as a non-regulated electricity generation and energy marketing company. TransAlta Corp has a market cap of $3.6 billion and is currently trading around $16.07 with a 52-week range of $14.88 to $23.09. The dividend amount is 29 cents per share which is 7.3% dividend yield. The Ex-Dividend date is August 29, 2012, Record date is September 01, 2012, and the dividend payout date is October 1, 2012. The stock has -22.07% returns for the year 2012.

3. PetroBakken Energy Ltd (PBKEF.PK): PetroBakken Energy Ltd operates as a light oil exploration and production company in western Canada. PetroBakken Energy has a market cap of $2.6 billion and is currently trading around $13.81 with a 52-week range of $5.75 to $18.43. The dividend amount is 8 cents per share which is 7.03% dividend yield. The Ex-Dividend date is August 29, 2012, Record date is August 31, 2012, and the dividend payout date is September 17, 2012. The stock has 9.6% returns for the year 2012.

4. Baytex Energy Corporation (BTE): Baytex Energy is an oil and gas company, engages in the acquisition, development, and production of oil and natural gas in the western Canadian Sedimentary Basin and the United States. Baytex Energy has a market cap of $5.7 billion and is currently trading around $47.86 with a 52-week range of $36.89 to $59.50. The dividend amount is 22 cents per share which is 5.58% dividend yield. The Ex-Dividend date is August 29, 2012, Record date is August 31, 2012, and the dividend payout date is September 14, 2012. The stock has -14.37% returns for the year 2012.

5. Vermilion Energy Inc (VEMTF.PK): Vermilion Energy engages in the exploitation, acquisition, development, and production of oil and natural gas properties in Australia, Canada, France, Ireland, and the Netherlands. Vermilion Energy has a market cap of $4.7 billion and is currently trading around $47.54 with a 52-week range of $36.45 to $49.98. The dividend amount is 19 cents per share which is 4.85% dividend yield. The Ex-Dividend date is August 29, 2012, Record date is August 31, 2012, and the dividend payout date is September 17, 2012. The stock has 6.9% returns for the year 2012.

6. Six Flags Entertainment Corp (SIX): Six Flags Entertainment owns and operates regional theme, water, and zoological parks. Six Flags Entertainment has a market cap of $3.0 billion and is currently trading around $57.32 with a 52-week range of $24.72 to $62.37. The dividend amount is 60 cents per share which is 4.19% dividend yield. The Ex-Dividend date is August 30, 2012, Record date is September 04, 2012 and the dividend payout date is September 17, 2012. The stock has 38.99% returns for the year 2012.

7. Sealed Air Corporation (SEE): Sealed Air Corporation provides food safety and security, facility hygiene, and product protection solutions worldwide. Sealed Air has a market cap of $2.6 billion and is currently trading around $13.58 with a 52-week range of $11.51 to $21.50. The dividend amount is 13 cents per share which is 3.83% dividend yield. The Ex-Dividend date is August 29, 2012, Record date is August 31, 2012, and the dividend payout date is September 14, 2012. The stock has -21.09% returns for the year 2012.

8. Bank Of Hawaii Corp (BOH): Bank of Hawaii operates as the holding company for Bank of Hawaii that provides a range of financial services and products in Hawaii, Guam, and other Pacific Islands. Bank of Hawaii has a market cap of $2.1 billion and is currently trading around $47.13 with a 52-week range of $34.50 to $49.99. The dividend amount is 45 cents per share which is 3.82% dividend yield. The Ex-Dividend date is August 29, 2012, Record date is August 31, 2012, and the dividend payout date is September 17, 2012. The stock has 5.93% returns for the year 2012.

9. NV Energy Inc (NVE): NV Energy engages in the generation, transmission, distribution, and sale of electric energy in Nevada. NV Energy has a market cap of $4.3 billion and is currently trading around $18.39 with a 52-week range of $13.63 to $18.65. The dividend amount is 17 cents per share which is 3.7% dividend yield. The Ex-Dividend date is August 30, 2012, Record date is September 04, 2012 and the dividend payout date is September 19, 2012. The stock has 12.48% returns for the year 2012.

10. Cullen/Frost Bankers Inc (CFR): Cullen/Frost Bankers operates as the holding company for The Frost National Bank that offers commercial and consumer banking, and other financial products and services primarily in Texas. Cullen/Frost Bankers has a market cap of $3.5 billion and is currently trading around $56.75 with a 52-week range of $43.57 to $61.11. The dividend amount is 48 cents per share which is 3.38% dividend yield. The Ex-Dividend date is August 29, 2012, Record date is August 31, 2012, and the dividend payout date is September 14, 2012. The stock has 7.26% returns for the year 2012.

11. Avery Dennison Corp (AVY): Avery Dennison manufactures and sells pressure-sensitive materials, brand identification and information management products, and other converted products worldwide. Avery Dennison has a market cap of $3.3 billion and is currently trading around $32.04 with a 52-week range of $23.52 to $32.78. The dividend amount is 27 cents per share which is 3.37% dividend yield. The Ex-Dividend date is August 31, 2012, Record date is September 5, 2012, and the dividend payout date is September 19, 2012. The stock has 11.72% returns for the year 2012.

12. Brookfield Office Properties Inc (BPO): Brookfield Properties Corporation is a publicly owned real estate investment firm. The firm engages in the ownership, development, and management of premier commercial properties. Brookfield has a market cap of $8.6 billion and is currently trading around $17.16 with a 52-week range of $12.80 to $18.60. The dividend amount is 14 cents per share which is 3.26% dividend yield. The Ex-Dividend date is August 29, 2012, Record date is August 31, 2012, and the dividend payout date is September 28, 2012. The stock has 9.72% returns for the year 2012.

Sources: Some of the data is sourced from Google Finance, Yahoo Finance, Fidelity and investor sites.

Disclaimer: I am not a registered investment advisor and do not provide specific investment advice. The information contained herein is for informational purposes only. Nothing in this article should be taken as a solicitation to purchase or sell securities. Before buying or selling any stock you should do your own research and reach your own conclusion. It is up to investors to make the correct decision after necessary research.

Source: Mid Caps With Over 3% Yield Going Ex-Dividend Next Week