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The Best Dogs of the Dow Jones as of April 2012
Posted by: Dividend (IP Logged)
Date: April 27, 2012 09:25AM

Here is an updated sheet of the 10 best Dogs of the Dow. Such stocks have the lowest expected P/E ratios and highest dividend yield within the Dow Jones Index. The ten cheapest stocks of the Dow Jones have an average dividend yield of 3.62% as well as a forward P/E ratio of 11.82. The average P/B ratio amounts to 2.65 and P/S ratio to 1.75. The two best results are still AT&T (T) and Verizon (VZ). Both companies come from the domestic telecom services industry. The second strongly represented industry is the major drug manufacturing industry, covering the following positions. The only new stock in our list is Chevron (CVX) who replaced Intel (INTC).

Here are my favorite dogs:

Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) has a market capitalization of $177.76 billion. The company employs 117,900 people, generates revenues of $65,030.00 million and has a net income of $9,672.00 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $15,993.00 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 24.59 percent (operating margin 19.01 percent and the net profit margin finally 14.87 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt representing 17.27 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 34.39 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 17.02 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $3.64. Last fiscal year, the company paid $2.25 in form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 17.80, P/S ratio 2.72 and P/B ratio 3.08. Dividend Yield: 3.54 percent. The beta ratio is 0.53.

The Procter & Gamble Co. (PG) has a market capitalization of $184.19 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 percent (operating margin 19.16 percent and the net profit margin finally 14.29 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt representing 23.14 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 47.33 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 18.32 percent 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.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 19.67, P/S ratio 2.23 and P/B ratio 2.79. Dividend Yield: 3.36 percent. The beta ratio is 0.44.

Kraft Foods (KFT) has a market capitalization of $69.11 billion. The company employs 126,000 people, generates revenues of $54,365.00 million and has a net income of $3,547.00 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $8,142.00 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 14.98 percent (operating margin 12.25 percent and the net profit margin finally 6.52 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt representing 28.70 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 76.47 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 9.93 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $1.99. Last fiscal year, the company paid $1.16 in form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 19.59, P/S ratio 1.26 and P/B ratio 1.94. Dividend Yield: 2.99 percent. The beta ratio is 0.53.

Related Stock Ticker Symbols:

T, VZ, MRK, PFE, GE, JNJ, PG, DD, CVX, KFT

Selected Articles:
· The Best Growing Dividend Stocks From The Dow Jones
· The Best Dogs of the Dow Jones As Of March 2012
· Dividend Yield Update For Dow Jones And NASDAQ As Of March 2012
· 12 Of The S&P 500 Dividend Stocks With Highest Expected Growth


Stocks Discussed: T, VZ, MRK, PFE, GE, JNJ, PG, DD, CVX, KFT,
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