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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 10, 2012. In total, 15 stocks and preferred shares go ex-dividend - of which 7 yield more than 3 percent. The average yield amounts to 4.39%.

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:

Ameren (AEE) has a market capitalization of USD 8.05 billion and operates within the Diversified Utilities industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 69.13, Forward P/E Ratio: 17.10, P/S Ratio: 1.12, P/B Ratio: 1.07, Dividend Yield: 4.82%.

Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) has a market capitalization of USD 34.68 billion and operates within the Diversified Computer Systems industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: not calculable, Forward P/E Ratio: 4.19, P/S Ratio: 0.28, P/B Ratio: 1.10, Dividend Yield: 3.00%.

Public Storage (PSA) has a market capitalization of USD 25.30 billion and operates within the REIT - Diversified industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 47.12, Forward P/E Ratio: 32.63, P/S Ratio: 14.07, P/B Ratio: 3.09, Dividend Yield: 2.98%.

W.R. Berkley (WRB) has a market capitalization of USD 5.24 billion and operates within the Property & Casualty Insurance industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 12.49, Forward P/E Ratio: 14.10, P/S Ratio: 0.96, P/B Ratio: 1.25, Dividend Yield: 0.94%.

News Corp. (NWSA) has a market capitalization of USD 57.99 billion and operates within the Entertainment - Diversified industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 55.67, Forward P/E Ratio: 12.43, P/S Ratio: 1.72, P/B Ratio: 2.37, Dividend Yield: 0.69%.

Amphenol (APH) has a market capitalization of USD 9.94 billion and operates within the Diversified Electronics industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 19.92, Forward P/E Ratio: 16.34, P/S Ratio: 2.47, P/B Ratio: 4.42, Dividend Yield: 0.68%.

Anadarko Petroleum (APC) has a market capitalization of USD 35.51 billion and operates within the Independent Oil & Gas industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: not calculable, Forward P/E Ratio: 16.41, P/S Ratio: 2.59, P/B Ratio: 1.76, Dividend Yield: 0.51%.

Source: The 7 Best Dividends On September 10, 2012