New Threads Only:  Add to Google Reader or Homepage
New Threads & Replies:  Add to Google Reader or Homepage
Forums are for serious investors only. GuruFocus Forum Rules.

Forum List » Income Investors' Forum
Ideas for Income Investors. High Dividend Stocks, Mutual Funds etc.
New Topic
Goto Thread: PreviousNext
Goto: Forum ListMessage ListNew TopicLog In
The Best S&P 500 Dividend Stocks With Highest Expected Growth
Posted by: Dividend (IP Logged)
Date: March 24, 2012 08:34AM

Fastest Growing S&P 500 Dividend Stocks Researched By Dividend Yield - Stock, Capital, Investment. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index is of huge importance and often used by investors for their asset allocation. The index includes 500 leading companies in leading industries of the U.S. economy, capturing 75 percent coverage of U.S. equities. Year-to-date, the index is up 11.64 percent which is roughly four percentage points above the performance of the Dow Jones but also six percentage points below the performance of the NASDAQ Composite. Growth and expectations are driving the performance of the indices.

I screened stocks from the S&P 500 by dividend yield and growth figures: First, the dividend yield should be positive and second, the expected earnings per share growth for the next five years should be over 25 percent. Twelve companies fulfilled these criteria of which nine are recommended to buy.


Here are my favorite stocks:

1. The Washington Post (WPO)
has a market capitalization of $2.93 billion. The company employs 18,000 people, generates revenues of $4,214.83 million and has a net income of $121.33 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $520.28 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 12.34 percent (operating margin 5.66 percent and the net profit margin finally 2.88 percent).

The total debt representing 11.27 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 21.63 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 4.40 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $15.12. Last fiscal year, the company paid $9.40 in form of dividends to shareholders.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 25.48, P/S ratio 0.70 and P/B ratio 1.13. Dividend Yield: 2.54 percent. The beta ratio is 0.95.

2. Baker Hughes Incorporated (BHI) has a market capitalization of $19.13 billion. The company employs 57,700 people, generates revenues of $19,831.00 million and has a net income of $1,743.00 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $3,877.00 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 19.55 percent (operating margin 12.91 percent and the net profit margin finally 8.79 percent).

The total debt representing 16.38 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 25.84 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 11.65 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $3.97. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.60 in form of dividends to shareholders.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 11.02, P/S ratio 0.95 and P/B ratio 1.20. Dividend Yield: 1.39 percent. The beta ratio is 1.65.

3. Halliburton Company (HAL) has a market capitalization of $30.85 billion. The company employs 68,000 people, generates revenues of $24,829.00 million and has a net income of $3,010.00 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $6,096.00 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 24.55 percent (operating margin 19.08 percent and the net profit margin finally 12.12 percent).

The total debt representing 20.36 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 36.52 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 25.50 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $3.26. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.36 in form of dividends to shareholders.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 10.26, P/S ratio 1.23 and P/B ratio 2.30. Dividend Yield: 1.09 percent. The beta ratio is 1.57.

Take a closer look at the full table of the fastest growing S&P 500 dividend stocks. The average price to earnings ratio (P/E ratio) amounts to 30.14 and forward P/E ratio is 13.85. The dividend yield has a value of 1.34 percent. Price to book ratio is 2.10 and price to sales ratio 2.00. The operating margin amounts to 13.78 percent. The earnings per share is expected to grow 35.45 percent for the next year and 34.26 percent for the upcoming five years.

Related stock ticker symbols:
EOG, TXT, COG, ATI, NEM, LEN, HAR, WPO, EQT, HAL, BHI, AKS

Selected Articles:
· The Cheapest High Yield Stocks On The S&P 500
· Five S&P 500 High Yield Stocks With Double Digit Earnings Growth
· 5 Low Leveraged High Yield Stocks From The S&P 500
· Cheap S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats With Highest Expected Growth For The Next Half Decade
· S&P 500 High Yield Stocks With Low Forward P/E Ratios


Stocks Discussed: EOG, TXT, COG, ATI, NEM, LEN, HAR, WPO, EQT, HAL, BHI, AKS,
Rate this post:

Rating: 3.2/5 (6 votes)





Sorry, only registered users may post in this forum.

Please Login if you have an account or Create a Free Account if you don't
Get WordPress Plugins for easy affiliate links on Stock Tickers and Guru Names | Earn affiliate commissions by embedding GuruFocus Charts
GuruFocus Affiliate Program: Earn up to $400 per referral. ( Learn More)
Free 7-day Trial
FEEDBACK