Seeking Alpha
Profile| Send Message| ()  

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 small cap stocks with a high dividend yield and with their ex-dividend date within the next week (September 10 to September 14). These stocks are screened based on the following criteria:

  • Security Type: Common Stock

  • Market Cap: Greater than $250 million and less than $2 billion

  • Dividend Yield: Greater than or equal to 4%

  • Ex-Dividend Date: Between September 10, 2012 and September 14, 2012

The following chart shows the dividend summary for these small-cap companies:

Click to enlarge

1. TICC Capital Corp (TICC): TICC Capital Corp is a business development company, operates as a closed-end, non-diversified management investment company. TICC Capital Corp has a market cap of $393.2 million and is currently trading around $10.4, with a 52-week range of $7.07 to $10.65. The dividend amount is 29 cents per share, which is 11.15% dividend yield. The Ex-Dividend date is September 12, 2012, Record date is September 14, 2012, and the dividend payout date is September 28, 2012. The stock has 20.23% returns for the year 2012.

2. Apollo Investment Corporation (AINV): Apollo Investment Corporation is business development company and operates as a closed-end management investment company. The company invests in middle market companies. It provides direct equity capital, mezzanine and senior secured loans, and subordinated debt and loans. Apollo Investment Corp has a market cap of $1.6 billion and is currently trading around $8.02, with a 52-week range of $5.97 to $9.00. The dividend amount is 20 cents per share, which is 9.98% dividend yield. The Ex-Dividend date is September 11, 2012, Record date is September 13, 2012 and the dividend payout date is October 04, 2012. The stock has 24.53% returns for the year 2012.

3. NTELOS Holdings Corp (NTLS): NTELOS Holdings Corp provides wireless communications services to consumers and businesses primarily in Virginia and West Virginia, as well as parts of Maryland, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Kentucky. NTELOS Holdings Corp has a market cap of $364.5 million and is currently trading around $17.17, with a 52-week range of $15.18 to $38.46. The dividend amount is 42 cents per share which is 9.79% dividend yield. The Ex-Dividend date is September 11, 2012, Record date is September 13, 2012, and the dividend payout date is October 11, 2012. The stock has -15.75% returns for the year 2012.

4. Ship Finance International Ltd (SFL): Ship Finance International Ltd engages in the ownership and operation of vessels and offshore related assets in Bermuda, Cyprus, Malta, Liberia, Norway, the United States, Singapore, the United Kingdom, and the Marshall Islands. Ship Finance International Ltd has a market cap of $1.3 billion and is currently trading around $16.14, with a 52-week range of $8.62 to $16.55. The dividend amount is 39 cents per share which is 9.66% dividend yield. The Ex-Dividend date is September 12, 2012, Record date is September 14, 2012, and the dividend payout date is September 28, 2012. The stock has 72.81% returns for the year 2012.

5. Logitech International SA (LOGI): Logitech International designs, manufactures, and markets hardware and software products that enable digital navigation, music and video entertainment, gaming, social networking, audio and video communication over the Internet, video security, and home-entertainment control. Logitech has a market cap of $1.44 billion and is currently trading around $9.25, with a 52-week range of $7.10 to $11.47. The dividend amount is 81 cents per share which is 9.19% dividend yield. The Ex-Dividend date is September 13, 2012, Record date is September 17, 2012, and the dividend payout date is September 18, 2012. The stock has 18.64% returns for the year 2012.

6. THL Credit Inc (TCRD): THL Credit Inc is a private equity and mezzanine firm specializing in mature, bridge, PIPES, industry consolidation, acquisition, recapitalization, change of control transactions, and growth capital investments in both sponsored and unsponsored middle-market companies. THL Credit Inc has a market cap of $281.9 million and is currently trading around $13.94, with a 52-week range of $10.41 to $13.99. The dividend amount is 32 cents per share which is 9.18% dividend yield. The Ex-Dividend date is September 12, 2012, Record date is September 14, 2012, and the dividend payout date is September 28, 2012. The stock has 14.17% returns for the year 2012.

7. TCP Capital Corp (TCPC): TCP Capital Corp is a business development company specializing in investments in debt of public and private middle market companies. TCP Capital Corp has a market cap of $330.9 million and is currently trading around $15.41, with a 52-week range of $13.07 to $15.65. The dividend amount is 35 cents per share which is 9.09% dividend yield. The Ex-Dividend date is September 12, 2012, Record date is September 14, 2012, and the dividend payout date is September 28, 2012. The stock has 4.83% returns for the year 2012.

8. Triangle Capital Corporation (TCAP): Triangle Capital Corporation is a business development company specializing in private equity and venture capital investments. Triangle Capital Corp has a market cap of $669.9 million and is currently trading around $24.55 with a 52 week range of $13.62 to $25.64. The dividend amount is 52 cents per share, which is 8.47% dividend yield. The Ex-Dividend date is September 10, 2012, Record date is September 12, 2012, and the dividend payout date is September 26, 2012. The stock has 28.4% returns for the year 2012.

9. Golub Capital BDC Inc (GBDC): Golub Capital BDC Inc is a business development company and operates as an externally managed closed-end non-diversified management investment company. Golub Capital BDC Inc has a market cap of $398.0 million and is currently trading around $15.51, with a 52-week range of $14.01 to $16.00. The dividend amount is 32 cents per share which is 8.25% dividend yield. The Ex-Dividend date is September 11, 2012, Record date is September 13, 2012, and the dividend payout date is September 27, 2012. The stock has 0.06% returns for the year 2012.

10. Valley National Bancorp (VLY): Valley National Bancorp operates as the bank holding company for the Valley National Bank that provides various commercial, retail, trust, and investment services. Its deposit products include savings accounts, NOW accounts, money market accounts, time deposits, and certificates of deposit. Valley National Bancorp has a market cap of $1.9 billion and is currently trading around $9.7, with a 52-week range of $9.10 to $12.69. The dividend amount is 16.25 cents per share, which is 6.7% dividend yield. The Ex-Dividend date is September 12, 2012, Record date is September 14, 2012, and the dividend payout date is October 01, 2012. The stock has -17.66% returns for the year 2012.

11. Navios Maritime Holdings Inc (NM): Navios Maritime Holdings operates as a seaborne shipping and logistics company. It focuses on the transportation and transshipment of dry bulk commodities, including iron ore, coal, fertilizers, and grains. Navios Maritime Holdings has a market cap of $367.7 million and is currently trading around $3.59, with a 52-week range of $2.88 to $4.49. The dividend amount is 6 cents per share which is 6.69% dividend yield. The Ex-Dividend date is September 14, 2012, Record date is September 18, 2012, and the dividend payout date is October 04, 2012. The stock has 0.56% returns for the year 2012.

12. OneBeacon Insurance Group Ltd (OB): OneBeacon Insurance Group operates as a property and casualty insurance writer focused on specialty lines. OneBeacon Insurance Group has a market cap of $1.2 billion and is currently trading around $12.91 with a 52 week range of $12.00 to $17.17. The dividend amount is 21 cents per share, which is 6.51% dividend yield. The Ex-Dividend date is September 12, 2012, Record date is September 14, 2012, and the dividend payout date is September 28, 2012. The stock has -16.11% returns for the year 2012.

13. World Wrestling Entertainment Inc (WWE): World Wrestling Entertainment is, an integrated media and entertainment company, engages in the sports entertainment business. WWE has a market cap of $663.7 million and is currently trading around $8.88, with a 52-week range of $7.44 to $10.80. The dividend amount is 12 cents per share which is 5.41% dividend yield. The Ex-Dividend date is September 12, 2012, Record date is September 14, 2012, and the dividend payout date is September 25, 2012. The stock has -4.72% returns for the year 2012.

14. United Bankshares Inc (UBSI): United Bankshares, through its subsidiaries, provides commercial and retail banking services and products in the United States. United Bankshares has a market cap of $1.2 billion and is currently trading around $24.33, with a 52-week range of $18.78 to $30.91. The dividend amount is 31 cents per share, which is 5.1% dividend yield. The Ex-Dividend date is September 12, 2012, Record date is September 14, 2012, and the dividend payout date is October 01, 2012. The stock has -13.94% returns for the year 2012.

15. State Auto Financial Corporation (STFC): State Auto Financial Corp writes personal and business lines of insurance to individuals and small-to-medium sized businesses. State Auto Financial has a market cap of $568.3 million and is currently trading around $14.05, with a 52-week range of $10.09 to $16.00. The dividend amount is 15 cents per share, which is 4.27% dividend yield. The Ex-Dividend date is September 10, 2012, Record date is September 12, 2012 and the dividend payout date is September 28, 2012. The stock has 3.38% returns for the year 2012.

16. Northwestern Corporation (NWE): Northwestern Corporation, doing business as NorthWestern Energy, provides electricity and natural gas in Montana, South Dakota, and Nebraska, the United States. Northwestern Corporation has a market cap of $1.4 billion and is currently trading around $36.6, with a 52-week range of $30.44 to $37.96. The dividend amount is 37 cents per share, which is 4.04% dividend yield. The Ex-Dividend date is September 12, 2012, Record date is September 14, 2012, and the dividend payout date is September 30, 2012. The stock has 2.26% returns for the year 2012.

17. Westwood Holdings Group Inc (WHG): Westwood Holdings Group Inc manages investment assets and provides services for its clients. Westwood Holdings Group has a market cap of $295.0 million and is currently trading around $36.75, with a 52-week range of $30.33 to $41.18. The dividend amount is 37 cents per share, which is 4.03% dividend yield. The Ex-Dividend date is September 12, 2012, Record date is September 14, 2012, and the dividend payout date is October 01, 2012. The stock has 0.55% returns for the year 2012.

Sources: Some of the data is sourced from Google Finance, Yahoo Finance, TD Ameritrade, 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: Small Caps With Over 4% Yields Going Ex-Dividend The Second Week Of September