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Here is a current overview of the best yielding stocks with a market capitalization 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 19, 2012. In total, 19 stocks and preferred shares go ex-dividend - of which 7 yield more than 3 percent. The average yield amounts to 4.72%.

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:

American Capital Agency (NASDAQ:AGNC) has a market capitalization of $12.53 billion and operates within the Residential REIT industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 8.82, Forward P/E Ratio: 8.30, P/S Ratio: 7.38, P/B Ratio: 1.22, Dividend Yield: 13.63%.

Aviva (NYSE:AV) has a market capitalization of $5.34 billion and operates within the Life Insurance industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 24.85, Forward P/E Ratio: not calculable, P/S Ratio: 1.01, P/B Ratio: 0.81, Dividend Yield: 7.01%.

Total SA (NYSE:TOT) has a market capitalization of $127.62 billion and operates within the Major Integrated Oil & Gas industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 8.58, Forward P/E Ratio: 7.37, P/S Ratio: 0.55, P/B Ratio: 1.30, Dividend Yield: 5.60%.

Federal Realty Investment Trust (NYSE:FRT) has a market capitalization of $6.95 billion and operates within the Retail REIT industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 55.01, Forward P/E Ratio: 46.31, P/S Ratio: 12.12, P/B Ratio: 5.59, Dividend Yield: 2.69%.

Equity Residential (NYSE:EQR) has a market capitalization of $18.13 billion and operates within the Residential REIT industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 172.11, Forward P/E Ratio: 41.83, P/S Ratio: 8.59, P/B Ratio: 3.08, Dividend Yield: 2.24%.

Chubb Corporation (NYSE:CB) has a market capitalization of $20.20 billion and operates within the Property & Casualty Insurance industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 12.77, Forward P/E Ratio: 12.62, P/S Ratio: 1.49, P/B Ratio: 1.30, Dividend Yield: 2.16%.

Kinross Gold Corporation (NYSE:KGC) has a market capitalization of $11.61 billion and operates within the Gold industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: not calculable, Forward P/E Ratio: 9.99, P/S Ratio: 2.88, P/B Ratio: 0.92, Dividend Yield: 1.57%.

Coventry Health Care (CVH) has a market capitalization of $5.58 billion and operates within the Health Care Plans industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 12.67, Forward P/E Ratio: 12.63, P/S Ratio: 0.42, P/B Ratio: 1.24, Dividend Yield: 1.20%.

Advance Auto Parts (NYSE:AAP) has a market capitalization of $4.98 billion and operates within the Auto Parts Stores industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 12.48, Forward P/E Ratio: 11.28, P/S Ratio: 0.80, P/B Ratio: 4.70, Dividend Yield: 0.35%.

Source: The 9 Best Dividends On September 19, 2012