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The Best Stocks with Dividend Growth from Last Week (May 28 to June 3, 2012)
Posted by: Dividend (IP Logged)
Date: June 4, 2012 09:00AM

Here is a current sheet of companies that have announced a dividend increase within the recent week. In total, nine stocks and funds raised dividends of which four have a dividend growth of more than 10 percent. The average dividend growth amounts to 12.56 percent. Exactly four stocks have a yield over five percent and seven are currently recommended to buy.

Here are the stocks with fast dividend growth:

Golar LNG (GLNG) has a market capitalization of $2.73 billion. The company employs 535 people, generates revenues of $299.85 million and has a net income of $70.18 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $197.37 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 65.82 percent (operating margin 42.18 percent and the net profit margin finally 23.40 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt representing 52.74 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 173.72 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 8.57 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $0.57. Last fiscal year, the company paid $1.15 in form of dividends to shareholders. The company announced to raise dividends by 7.7 percent.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 59.95, P/S ratio 9.07 and P/B ratio 4.02. Dividend Yield: 3.68 percent. The beta ratio is 2.00.

El Paso Electric (EE) has a market capitalization of $1.25 billion. The company employs 1,000 people, generates revenues of $918.01 million and has a net income of $103.54 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $272.13 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 29.64 percent (operating margin 20.78 percent and the net profit margin finally 11.28 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt representing 36.85 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 116.17 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 13.12 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $2.40. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.66 in form of dividends to shareholders. The company announced to raise dividends by 13.6 percent.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 13.00, P/S ratio 1.36 and P/B ratio 1.63. Dividend Yield: 3.21 percent. The beta ratio is 0.55.

Post Properties (PPS) has a market capitalization of $2.56 billion. The company employs 609 people, generates revenues of $305.32 million and has a net income of $25.60 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $148.45 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 48.62 percent (operating margin 23.59 percent and the net profit margin finally 8.38 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt representing 45.37 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 92.64 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 1.91 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $0.77. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.84 in form of dividends to shareholders. The company announced to raise dividends by 13.6 percent.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 61.52, P/S ratio 8.38 and P/B ratio 2.41. Dividend Yield: 2.10 percent. The beta ratio is 1.49.

Take a closer look at the full table of the stocks with recent dividend hikes. The average dividend growth amounts to 12.56 percent and the average dividend yield amounts to 3.50 percent. Stocks from the sheet are valuated with a P/E ratio of 36.36. The average P/S ratio is 4.25 and P/B 1.80.

Related Stock Ticker:
AIN, DAKT, DFT, EE, EPIQ, GLNG, PPR, PPS, TCAP


Stocks Discussed: AIN, DAKT, DFT, EE, EPIQ, GLNG, PPR, PPS, TCAP,
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