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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. 89 common and preferred shares have their ex-dividend date between October 08 and October 14. Exactly 14 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 dividend yield below 10%. These are the results:

1. Consolidated Communications Holdings (NASDAQ:CNSL) has a market capitalization of $694.56 million. The company generates revenue of $374.26 million and has a net income of $26.98 million. The firm's EBITDA amounts to $151.30 million. The EBITDA margin is 40.43% (operating margin 16.71% and net profit margin 7.21%).

The total debt represents 74.09% of the company's assets. Last fiscal year, a return on equity of 47.55% was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $0.60. Last fiscal year, the company paid $1.55 in form of dividends to shareholders. The ex-dividend date is on October 11, 2012.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 29.09, Price/Sales 1.86 and Price/Book ratio 12.28. Dividend Yield: 8.91%. The beta ratio is 1.02.

2. Sabine Royalty Trust (NYSE:SBR) has a market capitalization of $751.71 million. The company generates revenue of $60.69 million and has a net income of $58.56 million. The firm's EBITDA amounts to $58.63 million. The EBITDA margin is 96.60% (operating margin 96.49% and net profit margin 96.49%).

The company has no long-term debt. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $4.02. Last fiscal year, the company paid $3.97 in form of dividends to shareholders. The ex-dividend date is on October 11, 2012.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 12.82, Price/Sales 12.39 and Price/Book ratio 130.63. Dividend Yield: 7.17%. The beta ratio is 0.72.

3. RAIT Financial Trust (NYSE:RAS) has a market capitalization of $266.00 million. The company generates revenue of $234.15 million and has a net income of $-38.46 million. The firm's EBITDA amounts to $58.95 million. The EBITDA margin is 25.17% (operating margin 12.58% and net profit margin -16.42%).

The total debt represents 60.23% of the company's assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 192.05%. Last fiscal year, a return on equity of -5.67% was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $-3.49. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.27 in form of dividends to shareholders. The ex-dividend date is on October 09, 2012.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is , Price/Sales 1.14 and Price/Book ratio 0.24. Dividend Yield: 6.75%. The beta ratio is 3.07.

4. Gas Natural (NYSEMKT:EGAS) has a market capitalization of $81.65 million. The company generates revenue of $99.22 million and has a net income of $5.37 million. The firm's EBITDA amounts to $15.66 million. The EBITDA margin is 15.79% (operating margin 11.29% and net profit margin 5.41%).

The total debt represents 35.51% of the company's assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 74.28%. Last fiscal year, a return on equity of 7.23% was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $0.40. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.54 in form of dividends to shareholders. The ex-dividend date is on October 11, 2012.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 24.84, Price/Sales 0.82 and Price/Book ratio 1.09. Dividend Yield: 5.39%. The beta ratio is 0.28.

Source: These High-Yield Stocks Go Ex-Dividend Next Week (10/8-10/14)