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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 13, 2012. In total, 23 stocks and preferred shares go ex-dividend - of which 10 yield more than 3 percent. The average yield amounts to 4.45%.

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 higher capitalized stocks:

Investors Real Estate Trust (NASDAQ:IRETP) has a market capitalization of $2.47 billion and operates within the Diversified REIT industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 390.29, Forward P/E Ratio: not calculable, P/S Ratio: 10.20, P/B Ratio: 6.03, Dividend Yield: 7.55%.

DTE Energy (NYSE:DTE) has a market capitalization of $10.24 billion and operates within the Electric Utilities industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 15.98, Forward P/E Ratio: 14.90, P/S Ratio: 1.18, P/B Ratio: 1.43, Dividend Yield: 4.16%.

Merck & Co. (NYSE:MRK) has a market capitalization of $135.01 billion and operates within the Major Drug Manufacturers industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 20.24, Forward P/E Ratio: 11.92, P/S Ratio: 2.79, P/B Ratio: 2.44, Dividend Yield: 3.79%.

H. J. Heinz Company (NYSE:HNZ) has a market capitalization of $17.96 billion and operates within the Major Diversified Food industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 18.57, Forward P/E Ratio: 14.84, P/S Ratio: 1.55, P/B Ratio: 6.97, Dividend Yield: 3.67%.

Packaging Corp. of America (NYSE:PKG) has a market capitalization of $3.17 billion and operates within the Packaging & Containers industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 22.10, Forward P/E Ratio: 13.22, P/S Ratio: 1.17, P/B Ratio: 3.43, Dividend Yield: 3.10%.

Dr Pepper Snapple Group (NYSE:DPS) has a market capitalization of $9.44 billion and operates within the Beverages and Soft Drinks industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 16.07, Forward P/E Ratio: 13.92, P/S Ratio: 1.58, P/B Ratio: 4.12, Dividend Yield: 3.03%.

Huntington Bancshares Incorporated (NASDAQ:HBAN) has a market capitalization of $5.85 billion and operates within the Regional and Midwest Banks industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 10.81, Forward P/E Ratio: 10.32, P/S Ratio: 3.01, P/B Ratio: 1.03, Dividend Yield: 2.35%.

Domtar Corporation (NYSE:UFS) has a market capitalization of $3.26 billion and operates within the Paper & Paper Products industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 11.03, Forward P/E Ratio: 9.83, P/S Ratio: 0.59, P/B Ratio: 0.93, Dividend Yield: 2.35%.

Taubman Centers (NYSE:TCO) has a market capitalization of $4.90 billion and operates within the Retail REIT industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 61.46, Forward P/E Ratio: 42.28, P/S Ratio: 7.05, P/B Ratio: not calculable, Dividend Yield: 2.32%.

NewMarket (NYSE:NEU) has a market capitalization of $3.41 billion and operates within the Specialty Chemicals industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 15.14, Forward P/E Ratio: 13.85, P/S Ratio: 1.54, P/B Ratio: 5.25, Dividend Yield: 1.18%.

Source: The 10 Best Dividends On September 13, 2012