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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 28, 2012. In total, 9 stocks and preferred shares go ex-dividend - of which 5 yield more than 3 percent. The average yield amounts to 3.60%.

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:

Partner Communications Company (NASDAQ:PTNR) has a market capitalization of USD 645.95 million and operates within the "Wireless Communications" industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 10.38, Forward P/E Ratio: 1.16, P/S Ratio: 0.41, P/B Ratio: 3.77, Dividend Yield: 12.32%.

Sun Life Financial (NYSE:SLF) has a market capitalization of USD 13.85 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: 8.57, P/S Ratio: 0.61, P/B Ratio: 0.81, Dividend Yield: 6.23%.

Great Plains Energy Incorporated (NYSE:GXP) has a market capitalization of USD 3.29 billion and operates within the "Electric Utilities" industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 17.02, Forward P/E Ratio: 13.23, P/S Ratio: 1.40, P/B Ratio: 1.00, Dividend Yield: 3.96%.

Mattel (NASDAQ:MAT) has a market capitalization of USD 12.15 billion and operates within the "Toys & Games" industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 16.06, Forward P/E Ratio: 13.15, P/S Ratio: 1.95, P/B Ratio: 4.70, Dividend Yield: 3.48%.

AMCOL International Corporation (NYSE:ACO) has a market capitalization of USD 968.82 million and operates within the "Industrial Metals & Minerals" industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 14.33, Forward P/E Ratio: 13.15, P/S Ratio: 0.99, P/B Ratio: 2.30, Dividend Yield: 2.63%.

Everest Re Group (NYSE:RE) has a market capitalization of USD 5.36 billion and operates within the "Property & Casualty Insurance" industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 8.85, Forward P/E Ratio: 7.67, P/S Ratio: 1.13, P/B Ratio: 0.84, Dividend Yield: 1.86%.

Barnes Group (NYSE:B) has a market capitalization of USD 1.28 billion and operates within the "Industrial Equipment & Components" industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 13.69, Forward P/E Ratio: 11.17, P/S Ratio: 1.08, P/B Ratio: 1.73, Dividend Yield: 1.69%.

Source: The Best Dividends On August 28, 2012