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Dividend stocks are wonderful because they increase my cash with regular payments. One major date in relation to the payment is the ex-dividend date. If you own a stock before this date, you get the next payment. This is very interesting because in the case of a high yield stock, I can earn at least one percent in cash for a short period of investing.

I screened stocks with ex-dividend date within the upcoming week - 150 common and preferred shares have their ex-dividend date between September 03 and September 09. Exactly 24 of them have a dividend yield above 5%. Many of them have a high yield because the market believes that the dividend is not sustainable. Especially in the case of low capitalized stocks or stocks with very high yields over 10%, the possibility of a dividend cut is much higher than for stocks with a higher capitalization at normal yields. Because of this, I decided to select only those stocks with a market capitalization over $2 billion and a dividend yield below 10%. These are the results:

1. China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation (NYSE:SNP) has a market capitalization of $81.83 billion. The company generates revenue of $394,695.20 million and has a net income of $12,356.66 million. The firm's EBITDA amounts to $26,696.18 million. The EBITDA margin is 6.76% (operating margin 4.21% and net profit margin 3.13%).

The total debt represents 20.52% of the company's assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 49.72%. Last fiscal year, a return on equity of 16.42% was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $12.80. Last fiscal year, the company paid $4.73 in form of dividends to shareholders. The ex-dividend date is on September 05, 2012.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 7.36, Price/Sales 0.21 and Price/Book ratio 1.10. Dividend Yield: 5.05%. The beta ratio is 1.09.

2. CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL) has a market capitalization of $26.31 billion. The company generates revenue of $15,351.00 million and has a net income of $573.00 million. The firm's EBITDA amounts to $6,029.00 million. The EBITDA margin is 39.27% (operating margin 13.05% and net profit margin 3.73%).

The total debt represents 38.90% of the company's assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 104.84%. Last fiscal year, a return on equity of 3.76% was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $0.84. Last fiscal year, the company paid $2.90 in form of dividends to shareholders. The ex-dividend date is on September 07, 2012.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 50.06, Price/Sales 1.71 and Price/Book ratio 1.26. Dividend Yield: 6.86%. The beta ratio is 0.68.

3. Reynolds American, Inc. (NYSE:RAI) has a market capitalization of $26.07 billion. The company generates revenue of $8,541.00 million and has a net income of $1,406.00 million. The firm's EBITDA amounts to $2,537.00 million. The EBITDA margin is 29.70% (operating margin 28.09% and net profit margin 16.46%).

The total debt represents 22.54% of the company's assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 58.60%. Last fiscal year, a return on equity of 22.04% was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $2.52. Last fiscal year, the company paid $2.15 in form of dividends to shareholders. The ex-dividend date is on September 06, 2012.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 18.27, Price/Sales 3.05 and Price/Book ratio 4.25. Dividend Yield: 5.12%. The beta ratio is 0.55.

4. Seadrill Limited (NYSE:SDRL) has a market capitalization of $19.30 billion. The company generates revenue of $4,192.00 million and has a net income of $1,482.00 million. The firm's EBITDA amounts to $2,337.00 million. The EBITDA margin is 55.75% (operating margin 42.32% and net profit margin 35.35%).

The total debt represents 56.97% of the company's assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 174.47%. Last fiscal year, a return on equity of 24.63% was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $1.90. Last fiscal year, the company paid $3.06 in form of dividends to shareholders. The ex-dividend date is on September 04, 2012.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 21.68, Price/Sales 4.58 and Price/Book ratio 3.23. Dividend Yield: 8.15%. The beta ratio is 2.02.

5. Frontier Communications Corporation (NASDAQ:FTR) has a market capitalization of $4.61 billion. The company generates revenue of $5,243.04 million and has a net income of $157.61 million. The firm's EBITDA amounts to $2,311.90 million. The EBITDA margin is 44.09% (operating margin 17.33% and net profit margin 3.01%).

The total debt represents 47.53% of the company's assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 186.30%. Last fiscal year, a return on equity of 3.02% was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $0.11. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.75 in form of dividends to shareholders. The ex-dividend date is on September 05, 2012.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 43.95, Price/Sales 0.88 and Price/Book ratio 1.03. Dividend Yield: 8.66%. The beta ratio is 0.73.

6. Pepco Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:POM) has a market capitalization of $4.42 billion. The company generates revenue of $5,920.00 million and has a net income of $260.00 million. The firm's EBITDA amounts to $1,058.00 million. The EBITDA margin is 17.87% (operating margin 10.68% and net profit margin 4.39%).

The total debt represents 33.75% of the company's assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 116.05%. Last fiscal year, a return on equity of 6.07% was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $1.02. Last fiscal year, the company paid $1.08 in form of dividends to shareholders. The ex-dividend date is on September 06, 2012.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 18.88, Price/Sales 0.75 and Price/Book ratio 1.01. Dividend Yield: 5.59%. The beta ratio is 0.46.

7. Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE:GCI) has a market capitalization of $3.53 billion. The company generates revenue of $5,239.99 million and has a net income of $500.13 million. The firm's EBITDA amounts to $1,012.42 million. The EBITDA margin is 19.32% (operating margin 15.55% and net profit margin 9.54%).

The total debt represents 26.61% of the company's assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 75.62%. Last fiscal year, a return on equity of 20.43% was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $1.69. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.24 in form of dividends to shareholders. The ex-dividend date is on September 05, 2012.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 9.05, Price/Sales 0.67 and Price/Book ratio 1.55. Dividend Yield: 5.24%. The beta ratio is 2.45.

8. Enerplus Corporation (NYSE:ERF) has a market capitalization of $3.12 billion. The company generates revenue of $1,106.68 million and has a net income of $110.97 million. The firm's EBITDA amounts to $633.70 million. The EBITDA margin is 57.26% (operating margin 13.01% and net profit margin 10.03%).

The total debt represents 15.85% of the company's assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 27.68%. Last fiscal year, a return on equity of 3.31% was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $-0.72. Last fiscal year, the company paid $2.19 in form of dividends to shareholders. The ex-dividend date is on September 06, 2012.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is not calculable, Price/Sales 2.81 and Price/Book ratio 0.86. Dividend Yield: 6.92%. The beta ratio is 1.21.

9. Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE:RGC) has a market capitalization of $2.16Billion. The company generates revenue of $2,681.70 million and has a net income of $40.10 million. The firm's EBITDA amounts to $383.10 million. The EBITDA margin is 14.29% (operating margin 6.92% and net profit margin 1.50%).

The total debt represents 86.12% of the company's assets. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $0.73. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.84 in form of dividends to shareholders. The ex-dividend date is on September 06, 2012.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 19.10, Price/Sales 0.81 and Price/Book ratio is not calculable. Dividend Yield: 6.04%. The beta ratio is 0.92.

Source: 9 Higher-Capitalized, High-Yield Stocks Going Ex-Dividend Next Week