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Here is a current overview of the best yielding stocks 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 07, 2012. In total, 11 stocks and preferred shares go ex-dividend - of which 5 yield more than 3 percent. The average yield amounts to 3.63%.

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:

Fidus Investment (FDUS) has a market capitalization of USD 155.97 million and operates within the Asset Management industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 10.27, Forward P/E Ratio: 9.09, P/S Ratio: 5.47, P/B Ratio: 1.10, Dividend Yield: 9.19%.

CenturyLink (CTL) has a market capitalization of USD 26.59 billion and operates within the Domestic Telecom Services industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 50.83, Forward P/E Ratio: 17.29, P/S Ratio: 1.44, P/B Ratio: 1.31, Dividend Yield: 6.79%.

Laclede Group (LG) has a market capitalization of USD 955.77 million and operates within the Gas Utilities industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 15.73, Forward P/E Ratio: 15.61, P/S Ratio: 0.78, P/B Ratio: 1.56, Dividend Yield: 3.91%.

Best Buy (BBY) has a market capitalization of USD 6.09 billion and operates within the Electronics Stores industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: not calculable, Forward P/E Ratio: 5.80, P/S Ratio: 0.12, P/B Ratio: 1.47, Dividend Yield: 3.80%.

Ventas (VTR) has a market capitalization of USD 19.57 billion and operates within the REIT Healthcare Facilities industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 49.80, Forward P/E Ratio: 48.35, P/S Ratio: 8.47, P/B Ratio: 2.05, Dividend Yield: 3.74%.

Evans Bancorp (EVBN) has a market capitalization of USD 64.53 million and operates within the Regional Northeast Banks industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 8.99, Forward P/E Ratio: 9.09, P/S Ratio: 1.94, P/B Ratio: 0.89, Dividend Yield: 2.83%.

The Men's Wearhouse (MW) has a market capitalization of USD 1.62 billion and operates within the Apparel Stores industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 13.84, Forward P/E Ratio: 10.41, P/S Ratio: 0.68, P/B Ratio: 1.60, Dividend Yield: 2.26%.

Beacon Federal Bancorp (BFED) has a market capitalization of USD 126.79 million and operates within the Savings & Loans industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 28.40, Forward P/E Ratio: 20.45, P/S Ratio: 2.73, P/B Ratio: 1.10, Dividend Yield: 1.37%.

Virgin Media (VMED) has a market capitalization of USD 7.45 billion and operates within the CATV Systems industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 95.55, Forward P/E Ratio: 0.17, P/S Ratio: 1.16, P/B Ratio: 9.86, Dividend Yield: 0.58%.

GAMCO Investors (GBL) has a market capitalization of USD 1.24 billion and operates within the Asset Management industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 17.58, Forward P/E Ratio: 13.71, P/S Ratio: 3.78, P/B Ratio: 3.24, Dividend Yield: 0.43%.

Maxygen (MAXY) has a market capitalization of USD 172.58 million and operates within the Research Services industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 7.57, Forward P/E Ratio: not calculable, P/S Ratio: 5.65, P/B Ratio: 0.92, Dividend Yield: 3.60%.

Source: The Best Dividends On September 7, 2012