The Best Dividends On September 17, 2012

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 |  Includes: ATI, CINF, IFF, MDLZ, TUP
by: Dividend Screen

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 17, 2012. In total, 14 stocks and preferred shares go ex-dividend - of which 6 yield more than 3 percent. The average yield amounts to 5.49%.

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:

Cincinnati Financial (NASDAQ:CINF) has a market capitalization of $6.47 billion and operates within the Property & Casualty Insurance industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 24.00, Forward P/E Ratio: 24.90, P/S Ratio: 1.66, P/B Ratio: 1.26, Dividend Yield: 4.09%.

Kraft Foods (KFT) has a market capitalization of $71.22 billion and operates within the Major Diversified Food Diversified industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 19.87, Forward P/E Ratio: 14.54, P/S Ratio: 1.31, P/B Ratio: 1.96, Dividend Yield: 2.89%.

Tupperware Brands (NYSE:TUP) 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: 19.51, Forward P/E Ratio: 10.47, P/S Ratio: 1.24, P/B Ratio: 6.90, Dividend Yield: 2.53%.

International Flavors & Fragrances (NYSE:IFF) has a market capitalization of $4.96 billion and operates within the Specialty Chemicals industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 18.11, Forward P/E Ratio: 14.09, P/S Ratio: 1.78, P/B Ratio: 4.05, Dividend Yield: 2.23%.

Allegheny Technologies (NYSE:ATI) has a market capitalization of $3.73 billion and operates within the Metal Fabrication industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 18.79, Forward P/E Ratio: 11.21, P/S Ratio: 0.70, P/B Ratio: 1.45, Dividend Yield: 2.07%.

Disclosure: I have no positions in any stocks mentioned, and no plans to initiate any positions within the next 72 hours. I wrote this article myself, and it expresses my own opinions. I am not receiving compensation for it (other than from Seeking Alpha). I have no business relationship with any company whose stock is mentioned in this article.