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Here is a current overview of the best yielding stocks with a market capitalization 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 30, 2012. In total, 58 stocks and preferred shares go ex-dividend - of which 19 yield more than 3 percent. The average yield amounts to 3.12%.

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:

Old Republic International (ORI) has a market capitalization of USD 2.28 billion and operates within the Surety & Title Insurance industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: not calculable, Forward P/E Ratio: 13.95, P/S Ratio: 0.47, P/B Ratio: 0.61, Dividend Yield: 8.08%.

Six Flags Entertainment (SIX) has a market capitalization of USD 2.92 billion and operates within the General Entertainment industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 76.49, Forward P/E Ratio: 30.26, P/S Ratio: 2.77, P/B Ratio: 4.63, Dividend Yield: 4.36%.

Lockheed Martin (LMT) has a market capitalization of USD 30.00 billion and operates within the Aerospace/Defense Products & Services industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 10.83, Forward P/E Ratio: 11.02, P/S Ratio: 0.63, P/B Ratio: 13.52, Dividend Yield: 4.33%.

Realty Income (O) has a market capitalization of USD 5.73 billion and operates within the Retail REIT industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 47.21, Forward P/E Ratio: 40.91, P/S Ratio: 12.68, P/B Ratio: 3.08, Dividend Yield: 4.22%.

NV Energy (NVE) has a market capitalization of USD 4.19 billion and operates within the Diversified Utilities industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 18.89, Forward P/E Ratio: 14.10, P/S Ratio: 1.41, P/B Ratio: 1.23, Dividend Yield: 3.83%.

Kellogg Company (K) has a market capitalization of USD 18.48 billion and operates within the Processed & Packaged Goods industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 15.75, Forward P/E Ratio: 14.47, P/S Ratio: 1.40, P/B Ratio: 8.61, Dividend Yield: 3.41%.

LyondellBasell Industries (LYB) has a market capitalization of USD 27.30 billion and operates within the Specialty Chemicals industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 13.34, Forward P/E Ratio: 8.48, P/S Ratio: 0.55, P/B Ratio: 2.38, Dividend Yield: 3.37%.

BlackRock (BLK) has a market capitalization of USD 30.85 billion and operates within the Asset Management industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 14.27, Forward P/E Ratio: 12.21, P/S Ratio: 3.46, P/B Ratio: 1.27, Dividend Yield: 3.36%.

M&T Bank (MTB) has a market capitalization of USD 11.20 billion and operates within the Regional Northeast Banks industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 15.90, Forward P/E Ratio: 11.77, P/S Ratio: 3.88, P/B Ratio: 1.16, Dividend Yield: 3.17%.

McDonald's (MCD) has a market capitalization of USD 89.89 billion and operates within the Restaurants industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 16.76, Forward P/E Ratio: 14.98, P/S Ratio: 3.27, P/B Ratio: 6.41, Dividend Yield: 3.14%.

Source: The 10 Best Dividends On August 30, 2012