The 9 Best Dividends On August 31, 2012

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 |  Includes: AVY, CSC, GES, HAL, HBHC, HSNI, ITUB, KSS, PTR
by: Dividend Screen

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 31, 2012. In total, 19 stocks and preferred shares go ex-dividend - of which 9 yield more than 3 percent. The average yield amounts to 2.75%.

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:

PetroChina (NYSE:PTR) has a market capitalization of USD 222.43 billion and operates within the Major Integrated Oil & Gas industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 10.96, Forward P/E Ratio: 7.89, P/S Ratio: 0.67, P/B Ratio: 1.38, Dividend Yield: 4.24%.

Avery Dennison (NYSE:AVY) has a market capitalization of USD 3.18 billion and operates within the Diversified Machinery industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 28.01, Forward P/E Ratio: 13.24, P/S Ratio: 0.53, P/B Ratio: 2.04, Dividend Yield: 3.44%.

Hancock Holding (NASDAQ:HBHC) has a market capitalization of USD 2.56 billion and operates within the Regional and Southeast Banks industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 24.20, Forward P/E Ratio: 11.46, P/S Ratio: 3.30, P/B Ratio: 1.07, Dividend Yield: 3.17%.

Guess' Inc. (NYSE:GES) has a market capitalization of USD 2.36 billion and operates within the Apparel Stores industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 10.27, Forward P/E Ratio: 9.81, P/S Ratio: 0.90, P/B Ratio: 1.98, Dividend Yield: 3.05%.

Computer Sciences Corporation (NYSE:CSC) has a market capitalization of USD 5.05 billion and operates within the Information Technology Services industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: not calculable, Forward P/E Ratio: 11.52, P/S Ratio: 0.32, P/B Ratio: 1.88, Dividend Yield: 2.46%.

Kohl's Corp. (NYSE:KSS) has a market capitalization of USD 12.54 billion and operates within the Department Stores industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 12.36, Forward P/E Ratio: 10.21, P/S Ratio: 0.67, P/B Ratio: 2.01, Dividend Yield: 2.45%.

HSN (NASDAQ:HSNI) has a market capitalization of USD 2.50 billion and operates within the Specialty Retail, Other industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 20.14, Forward P/E Ratio: 14.78, P/S Ratio: 0.78, P/B Ratio: 5.00, Dividend Yield: 1.11%.

Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL) has a market capitalization of USD 31.09 billion and operates within the Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 9.88, Forward P/E Ratio: 9.33, P/S Ratio: 1.12, P/B Ratio: 2.13, Dividend Yield: 1.07%.

Itau Unibanco Holding (NYSE:ITUB) has a market capitalization of USD 73.36 billion and operates within the Foreign Money Center Banks industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 10.92, Forward P/E Ratio: 8.72, P/S Ratio: 2.54, P/B Ratio: 1.94, Dividend Yield: 0.55%.

Disclosure: I have no positions in any stocks mentioned, and no plans to initiate any positions within the next 72 hours. I wrote this article myself, and it expresses my own opinions. I am not receiving compensation for it (other than from Seeking Alpha). I have no business relationship with any company whose stock is mentioned in this article.