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The Best Stocks With Dividend Growth From Last Week (March 26 – April 01, 2012)
Posted by: Dividend (IP Logged)
Date: April 1, 2012 08:08AM

Stocks With Biggest Dividend Hikes From Last Week by Dividend Yield – Stock, Capital, Investment. Here is a current sheet of companies that have announced a dividend increase within the recent week. In total, five stocks raised dividends of which all have a dividend growth of more than 10 percent. The average dividend growth amounts to 15.28 percent. One stock has a yield over 3 percent and all five are currently recommended to buy.

Here are my favorite stocks with fast dividend growth:

1. American Express Company (AXP) has a market capitalization of $69.54 billion. The company employs 62,500 people, generates revenues of $32,282.00 million and has a net income of $4,899.00 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $10,194.00 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 31.58 percent (operating margin 21.55 percent and the net profit margin finally 15.18 percent).

The total debt representing 41.08 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 335.18 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 27.64 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $4.09. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.72 in form of dividends to shareholders.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 14.16, P/S ratio 2.09 and P/B ratio 3.58. Dividend Yield: 1.38 percent. The beta ratio is 1.84.

2. Freeport-McMoRan Copper (FCX) has a market capitalization of $36.08 billion. The company employs 31,800 people, generates revenues of $20,880.00 million and has a net income of $5,731.00 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $10,094.00 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 48.34 percent (operating margin 43.45 percent and the net profit margin finally 27.45 percent).

The total debt representing 11.03 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 22.61 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 32.40 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $4.77. Last fiscal year, the company paid $1.50 in form of dividends to shareholders.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 7.97, P/S ratio 1.73 and P/B ratio 2.31. Dividend Yield: 3.29 percent. The beta ratio is 1.93.

3. Oxford Industries (OXM) has a market capitalization of $838.49 million. The company employs 4,000 people, generates revenues of $758.91 million and has a net income of $29.24 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $86.94 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 11.46 percent (operating margin 7.88 percent and the net profit margin finally 3.85 percent).

The total debt representing 20.81 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 51.93 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 15.23 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $1.77. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.52 in form of dividends to shareholders.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 28.72, P/S ratio 1.10 and P/B ratio 4.11. Dividend Yield: 1.18 percent. The beta ratio is 2.19.

Take a closer look at the full table of the stocks with recent dividend hikes. The average dividend growth amounts to 15.28 percent and the average dividend yield amounts to 2.28 percent. Stocks from the sheet are valuated with a P/E ratio of 17.00. The average P/S ratio is 1.43 and P/B 2.65.


Stocks Discussed: AXP, EBF, FCX, OXM, BIN,
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