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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 September 06, 2012. In total, 44 stocks and preferred shares go ex-dividend - of which 20 yield more than 3 percent. The average yield amounts to 3.08%.

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:

Enerplus (NYSE:ERF) has a market capitalization of USD 3.12 billion and operates within the Oil & Gas Drilling & Exploration industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: not calculable, Forward P/E Ratio: 23.94, P/S Ratio: 2.55, P/B Ratio: 0.89, Dividend Yield: 6.92%.

Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE:RGC) has a market capitalization of USD 2.16 billion and operates within the Movie Production and Theaters industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 19.07, Forward P/E Ratio: 15.13, P/S Ratio: 0.78, P/B Ratio: not calculable, Dividend Yield: 6.03%.

Pepco Holdings (NYSE:POM) has a market capitalization of USD 4.45 billion and operates within the Electric Utilities industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 19.06, Forward P/E Ratio: 15.07, P/S Ratio: 0.83, P/B Ratio: 1.02, Dividend Yield: 5.56%.

Reynolds American (NYSE:RAI) has a market capitalization of USD 26.27 billion and operates within the Cigarettes industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 18.44, Forward P/E Ratio: 14.75, P/S Ratio: 3.13, P/B Ratio: 4.46, Dividend Yield: 5.08%.

PPL Corporation (NYSE:PPL) has a market capitalization of USD 17.17 billion and operates within the Electric Utilities industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 10.04, Forward P/E Ratio: 12.29, P/S Ratio: 1.23, P/B Ratio: 1.57, Dividend Yield: 4.86%.

SCANA (NYSE:SCG) has a market capitalization of USD 6.25 billion and operates within the Electric Utilities industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 15.91, Forward P/E Ratio: 14.43, P/S Ratio: 1.51, P/B Ratio: 1.57, Dividend Yield: 4.13%.

TELUS Corporation (NYSE:TU) has a market capitalization of USD 20.26 billion and operates within the Wireless Communications industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 16.11, Forward P/E Ratio: 14.33, P/S Ratio: 1.88, P/B Ratio: 2.58, Dividend Yield: 3.90%.

CME Group (NASDAQ:CME) has a market capitalization of USD 18.38 billion and operates within the National Investment Brokerage industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 11.67, Forward P/E Ratio: 15.15, P/S Ratio: 5.78, P/B Ratio: 0.85, Dividend Yield: 3.25%.

Source: The 8 Best Dividends From Large Caps On September 6, 2012