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Dividend stocks are wonderful because they increase my cash with regular payments. One major date in relation to the payment is the ex-dividend date. If you own a stock before this date, you get the next payment. This is very interesting because in the case of a high yield stock, I can earn at least one percent in cash for a short period of investing.

I screened stocks with ex-dividend date within the upcoming week. 81 common and preferred shares have their ex-dividend date between September 17 and September 24. Exactly 25 of them have a dividend yield above 5%. Many of them have a high yield because the market believes that the dividend is not sustainable. Especially in the case of low capitalized stocks or stocks with very high yields over 10%, the possibility of a dividend cut is much higher as for stocks with a higher capitalization at normal yields. Because of this, I decided to select only those stocks with a market capitalization over $300 million and a dividend yield below 10%. These are the results:

1. PennantPark Investment (PNNT) has a market capitalization of $640.87 million. The company generates revenue of $91.74 million and has a net income of $10.26 million. The firm's EBITDA amounts to $52.87 million. The EBITDA margin is 57.64% (operating margin 57.64% and net profit margin 11.19%).

The total debt represents 41.86% of the company's assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 84.03%. Last fiscal year, a return on equity of 2.42% was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $0.22. Last fiscal year, the company paid $1.07 in form of dividends to shareholders. The ex-dividend date is on September 18, 2012.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 50.92, Price/Sales 6.99 and Price/Book ratio 1.12. Dividend Yield: 9.88%. The beta ratio is 1.70.

2. Blackrock Kelso Capital (BKCC) has a market capitalization of $776.75 million. The company generates revenue of $131.50 million and has a net income of $76.92 million. The firm's EBITDA amounts to $91.94 million. The EBITDA margin is 69.91% (operating margin 55.42% and net profit margin 58.49%).

The total debt represents 31.43% of the company's assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 48.93%. Last fiscal year, a return on equity of 10.99% was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $0.83. Last fiscal year, the company paid $1.10 in form of dividends to shareholders. The ex-dividend date is on September 17, 2012.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 12.62, Price/Sales 5.91 and Price/Book ratio 1.10. Dividend Yield: 9.87%. The beta ratio is 1.47.

3. Vector Group (VGR) has a market capitalization of $1.43 billion. The company generates revenue of $1,133.38 million and has a net income of $75.02 million. The firm's EBITDA amounts to $152.71 million. The EBITDA margin is 13.47% (operating margin 12.54% and net profit margin 6.62%).

The total debt represents 58.66% of the company's assets. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $0.26. Last fiscal year, the company paid $1.54 in form of dividends to shareholders. The ex-dividend date is on September 19, 2012.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 68.60, Price/Sales 1.26 and Price/Book ratio is not calculable. Dividend Yield: 9.10%. The beta ratio is 0.43.

4. Pengrowth Energy (PGH) has a market capitalization of $3.66 billion. The company generates revenue of $1,169.16 million and has a net income of $87.01 million. The firm's EBITDA amounts to $643.77 million. The EBITDA margin is 55.06% (operating margin 16.51% and net profit margin 7.44%).

The total debt represents 17.85% of the company's assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 30.10%. Last fiscal year, a return on equity of 2.59% was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $0.05. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.86 in form of dividends to shareholders. The ex-dividend date is on September 20, 2012.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 160.31, Price/Sales 3.15 and Price/Book ratio 0.76. Dividend Yield: 6.78%. The beta ratio is 1.37.

5. Main Street Capital (MAIN) has a market capitalization of $906.35 million. The company generates revenue of $66.24 million and has a net income of $64.11 million. The firm's EBITDA amounts to $52.80 million. The EBITDA margin is 79.70% (operating margin 59.30% and net profit margin 96.78%).

The total debt represents 41.87% of the company's assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 76.13%. Last fiscal year, a return on equity of 19.34% was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $3.37. Last fiscal year, the company paid $1.56 in form of dividends to shareholders. The ex-dividend date is on September 18, 2012.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 8.51, Price/Sales 13.68 and Price/Book ratio 1.89. Dividend Yield: 6.27%. The beta ratio is 0.74.

6. LTC Properties (LTC) has a market capitalization of $1.04 billion. The company generates revenue of $85.16 million and has a net income of $49.67 million. The firm's EBITDA amounts to $75.59 million. The EBITDA margin is 88.77% (operating margin 58.33% and net profit margin 58.33%).

The total debt represents 24.60% of the company's assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 34.11%. Last fiscal year, a return on equity of 10.59% was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $1.57. Last fiscal year, the company paid $1.68 in form of dividends to shareholders. The ex-dividend date is on September 18, 2012.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 21.67, Price/Sales 12.16 and Price/Book ratio 2.41. Dividend Yield: 5.47%. The beta ratio is 0.83.

7. TOTAL S.A. (TOT) has a market capitalization of $122.92 billion. The company generates revenue of $218,581.00 million and has a net income of $16,511.37 million. The firm's EBITDA amounts to $42,243.69 million. The EBITDA margin is 19.33% (operating margin 15.00% and net profit margin 7.55%).

The total debt represents 19.65% of the company's assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 47.37%. Last fiscal year, a return on equity of 19.11% was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $6.29. Last fiscal year, the company paid $2.99 in form of dividends to shareholders. The ex-dividend date is on September 19, 2012.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 8.66, Price/Sales 0.59 and Price/Book ratio 1.38. Dividend Yield: 5.32%. The beta ratio is 1.03.

Source: 7 Higher Capitalized High-Yield Stocks Go Ex-Dividend Next Week