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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. In total, 8 stocks and preferred shares go ex-dividend - of which 4 yield more than 3 percent. The average yield amounts to 5.33%.

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:

Warwick Valley Telephone Company (WWVY) has a market capitalization of $83.38 million and operates within the Domestic Telecom Services industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: not calculable, Forward P/E Ratio: not calculable, P/S Ratio: 2.99, P/B Ratio: 3.60, Dividend Yield: 7.50%.

Navios Maritime Holdings (NYSE:NM) has a market capitalization of $404.60 million and operates within the Shipping industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 11.62, Forward P/E Ratio: 12.74, P/S Ratio: 0.61, P/B Ratio: 0.38, Dividend Yield: 6.08%.

Alliance Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:ALNC) has a market capitalization of $176.48 million and operates within the Regional and Northeast Banks industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 14.59, Forward P/E Ratio: 15.85, P/S Ratio: 3.41, P/B Ratio: 1.20, Dividend Yield: 3.47%.

LS Starrett (NYSE:SCX) has a market capitalization of $76.93 million and operates within the Small Tools & Accessories industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 10.16, Forward P/E Ratio: 10.76, P/S Ratio: 0.29, P/B Ratio: 0.58, Dividend Yield: 3.12%.

Allied World Assurance Company Holdings (NYSE:AWH) has a market capitalization of $2.80 billion and operates within the Property & Casualty Insurance industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 6.20, Forward P/E Ratio: 11.34, P/S Ratio: 1.45, P/B Ratio: 0.86, Dividend Yield: 1.91%.

Ecolab (NYSE:ECL) has a market capitalization of $18.76 billion and operates within the Cleaning Products industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 36.03, Forward P/E Ratio: 18.22, P/S Ratio: 2.01, P/B Ratio: 3.34, Dividend Yield: 1.25%.

DSW (NYSE:DSW) has a market capitalization of $2.86 billion and operates within the Apparel Stores industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 22.81, Forward P/E Ratio: 16.96, P/S Ratio: 1.35, P/B Ratio: 3.17, Dividend Yield: 1.12%.

Altra Holdings (NASDAQ:AIMC) has a market capitalization of $498.39 million and operates within the Industrial Electrical Equipment industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 12.59, Forward P/E Ratio: 11.71, P/S Ratio: 0.68, P/B Ratio: 2.18, Dividend Yield: 1.08%.

Source: The 8 Best Dividends On September 14, 2012