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The Best-Yielding Dividend Aristocrats
Posted by: Dividend (IP Logged)
Date: April 19, 2012 09:32AM

The Best Yielding Dividend Aristocrats List Researched By Dividend Yield - Stock, Capital, Investment. Dividend Aristocrats are stocks that have raised dividends over a period of more than 25 consecutive years and being part of the S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats Index. The index summarizes 51 large cap, blue chip companies within the S&P 500 that have followed a policy of increasing dividends every year for at least 25 consecutive years.

I screened all Dividend Aristocrats by the best yields. Forty-seven stocks are yielding over 1%, 39 exceeding the two% mark and 17 stocks have a yield over three%. The index has only three high yields and six companies with a yield over four%. The low yields are compensated by a higher growth in dividend payments and lower stock volatility. Below are the stocks with a yield over 3%.

Here are my favorite stocks:

SYSCO Corporation (SYY) has a market capitalization of $17.34 billion. The company employs 46,000 people, generates revenues of $39,323.49 million and has a net income of $1,152.03 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $2,355.99 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 5.99% (operating margin 4.91% and the net profit margin finally 2.93%).

The total debt representing 23.44% of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 56.71%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 27.00% was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $1.95. Last fiscal year, the company paid $1.03 in form of dividends to shareholders. SYY raised dividends for 42 consecutive years.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 15.24, P/S ratio 0.45 and P/B ratio 3.78. Dividend Yield: 3.59%. The beta ratio is 0.71.

Kimberly Clark (KMB) has a market capitalization of $29.76 billion. The company employs 57,000 people, generates revenues of $20,846.00 million and has a net income of $1,523.00 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $3,533.00 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 16.95% (operating margin 11.71% and the net profit margin finally 7.31%).

The total debt representing 34.48% of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 127.24%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 28.50% was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $3.99. Last fiscal year, the company paid $2.80 in form of dividends to shareholders. KMB raised dividends for 40 consecutive years.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 18.94, P/S ratio 1.42 and P/B ratio 5.69. Dividend Yield: 3.92%. The beta ratio is 0.32.

The Procter & Gamble (PG) has a market capitalization of $183.86 billion. The company employs 129,000 people, generates revenues of $82,559.00 million and has a net income of $11,797.00 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $18,656.00 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 22.60% (operating margin 19.16% and the net profit margin finally 14.29%).

The total debt representing 23.14% of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 47.33%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 18.32% was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $3.40. Last fiscal year, the company paid $1.97 in form of dividends to shareholders. PG raised dividends for 55 consecutive years.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 19.64, P/S ratio 2.24 and P/B ratio 2.79. Dividend Yield: 3.35%. The beta ratio is 0.44.

PepsiCo (PEP) has a market capitalization of $105.11 billion. The company employs 297,000 people, generates revenues of $66,504.00 million and has a net income of $6,462.00 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $12,242.00 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 18.41% (operating margin 14.48% and the net profit margin finally 9.72%).

The total debt representing 36.73% of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 130.04%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 30.66% was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $4.03. Last fiscal year, the company paid $2.02 in form of dividends to shareholders. PEP raised dividends for 40 consecutive years.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 16.43, P/S ratio 1.58 and P/B ratio 5.02. Dividend Yield: 3.10%. The beta ratio is 0.50.

Take a closer look at the full table of the best yielding Dividend Aristocrats. The average price to earnings ratio (P/E ratio) amounts to 20.46 and forward P/E ratio is 14.04. The dividend yield has a value of 4.11%. Price to book ratio is 2.90 and price to sales ratio 1.86. The operating margin amounts to 12.41%.

Related stock ticker symbols:
PBI, T, HCP, LEG, CINF, ED, KMB, SYY, JNJ, CLX, ABT, EMR, BMS, PG, PEP, AFL, GPC

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Stocks Discussed: PBI, T, HCP, LEG, CINF, ED, KMB, SYY, JNJ, CLX, ABT, EMR, BMS,
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