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The Best Dogs of the Dow Jones as of August 2012
Posted by: Dividend (IP Logged)
Date: August 27, 2012 10:41AM

Dogs of the Dow Jones by Dividend Yield – Stock, Capital, Investment. Here is an updated sheet of the 10 best Dogs of the Dow. Such stocks have the lowest expected price to earnings ratio and highest dividend yield within the Dow Jones Index. The ten cheapest stocks of the Dow Jones have an average dividend yield of 3.59 percent as well as a forward P/E ratio of 11.64. The average P/B ratio amounts to 2.50 and P/S ratio is 1.96. Compared to the results from last two months, no new dogs are available. The best yielding stock is still AT&T (T) with a yield of 4.76 percent. No high yields are below the dogs.

Here is the table with some fundamentals:

Merck & Co. (MRK) has a market capitalization of $131.33 billion. The company employs 84,000 people, generates revenue of $48,047.00 million and has a net income of $6,392.00 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $15,478.00 million. The EBITDA margin is 32.21 percent (operating margin 15.26 percent and net profit margin 13.30 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 16.66 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 32.13 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 11.49 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $2.19. Last fiscal year, the company paid $1.52 in form of dividends to shareholders. The earnings per share are expected to grow by -2.62 percent for the next year and 4.58 percent for the upcoming five years.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 19.72, P/S ratio 2.73 and P/B ratio 2.41. Dividend Yield: 3.90 percent. The beta ratio is 0.64.

Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) has a market capitalization of $185.94 billion. The company employs 117,900 people, generates revenue 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. The EBITDA margin is 24.59 percent (operating margin 19.01 percent and net profit margin 14.87 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 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 $3.14. Last fiscal year, the company paid $2.25 in form of dividends to shareholders. The earnings per share are expected to grow by 7.89 percent for the next year and 6.69 percent for the upcoming five years.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 21.50, P/S ratio 2.87 and P/B ratio 3.23. Dividend Yield: 3.61 percent. The beta ratio is 0.54.

General Electric (GE) has a market capitalization of $219.62 billion. The company employs 301,000 people, generates revenue of $147,300.00 million and has a net income of $14,366.00 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $31,015.00 million. The EBITDA margin is 21.06 percent (operating margin 13.64 percent and net profit margin 9.75 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 63.22 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 389.43 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 11.06 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $1.24. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.61 in form of dividends to shareholders. The earnings per share are expected to grow by 12.34 percent for the next year and 11.23 percent for the upcoming five years.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 16.76, P/S ratio 1.49 and P/B ratio 1.89. Dividend Yield: 3.27 percent. The beta ratio is 1.60.

Take a closer look at the full table of the Dogs of the Dow. The average dividend yield amounts to 3.59 percent and the forward P/E ratio is11.64. The average P/B ratio amounts to 2.50 and P/S ratio is 1.96.

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· 11 Most Profitable High Yields Within The S&P 500
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Stocks Discussed: T, VZ, MRK, PFE, GE, JNJ, PG, DD, CVX, JPM,
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