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The 6 Best Dividends On September 25, 2012

|Includes: Bancolombia S.A. (CIB), CY, ERJ, PM, PRA, ZBH

Here is a current overview of the best yielding stocks with a market capitalization over $1 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 25, 2012. In total, 8 stocks and preferred shares go ex-dividend - of which 2 yield more than 3 percent. The average yield amounts to 2.70%.

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:

Philip Morris International (NYSE:PM) has a market capitalization of $155.32 billion and operates within the Cigarettes industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 18.28, Forward P/E Ratio: 16.00, P/S Ratio: 2.00, P/B Ratio: not calculable, Dividend Yield: 3.69%.

Cypress Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ:CY) has a market capitalization of $1.78 billion and operates within the Broad Line Semiconductor industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 38.74, Forward P/E Ratio: 12.13, P/S Ratio: 2.00, P/B Ratio: 6.10, Dividend Yield: 3.66%.

Bancolombia S.A. (NYSE:CIB) has a market capitalization of $12.85 billion and operates within the Foreign Regional Banks industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 12.81, Forward P/E Ratio: 12.39, P/S Ratio: 3.37, P/B Ratio: 2.16, Dividend Yield: 2.56%.

ProAssurance Corporation (NYSE:PRA) has a market capitalization of $2.76 billion and operates within the Property & Casualty Insurance industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 9.30, Forward P/E Ratio: 12.31, P/S Ratio: 3.87, P/B Ratio: 1.21, Dividend Yield: 1.11%.

Zimmer Holdings (ZMH) has a market capitalization of $11.78 billion and operates within the Medical Appliances & Equipment industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 15.76, Forward P/E Ratio: 11.85, P/S Ratio: 2.64, P/B Ratio: 2.06, Dividend Yield: 1.07%.

Embraer SA (NYSE:ERJ) has a market capitalization of $5.00 billion and operates within the Aerospace/Defense Products & Services industry. These are the market ratios of the company: P/E Ratio: 180.07, Forward P/E Ratio: 8.91, P/S Ratio: 0.80, P/B Ratio: 1.58, Dividend Yield: 1.17%.

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