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The Best Stocks With Dividend Growth From Last Week (September 24 – September 30, 2012)
Posted by: Dividend (IP Logged)
Date: September 30, 2012 02:32PM

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, 12 stocks and funds raised dividends of which 7 have a dividend growth of more than 10 percent. The average dividend growth amounts to 10.47 percent. Exactly 6 stocks have a yield over three percent and 7 are currently recommended to buy.

Here are the stocks with fast dividend growth:

Lockheed Martin (LMT) has a market capitalization of $30.29 billion. The company employs 123,000 people, generates revenue of $46,499.00 million and has a net income of $2,667.00 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $4,903.00 million. The EBITDA margin is 10.54 percent (operating margin 8.56 percent and net profit margin 5.74 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 17.04 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 645.35 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 118.59 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $8.54. Last fiscal year, the company paid $3.25 in form of dividends to shareholders. The company announced to raise dividends by 15.00 percent.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 10.94, P/S ratio 0.65 and P/B ratio 30.17. Dividend Yield: 4.93 percent. The beta ratio is 0.93.

Covidien (COV) has a market capitalization of $28.53 billion. The company employs 41,300 people, generates revenue of $11,574.00 million and has a net income of $1,883.00 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $2,974.00 million. The EBITDA margin is 25.70 percent (operating margin 20.52 percent and net profit margin 16.27 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 20.65 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 42.86 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 20.04 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $3.89. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.83 in form of dividends to shareholders. The company announced to raise dividends by 15.60 percent.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 15.28, P/S ratio 2.48 and P/B ratio 2.93. Dividend Yield: 1.74 percent. The beta ratio is 0.84.

CLARCOR (CLC) has a market capitalization of $2.23 billion. The company employs 5,447 people, generates revenue of $1,126.60 million and has a net income of $124.36 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $213.70 million. The EBITDA margin is 18.97 percent (operating margin 16.09 percent and net profit margin 11.04 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 1.52 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 2.07 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 15.59 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $2.43. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.44 in form of dividends to shareholders. The company announced to raise dividends by 12.50 percent.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 18.36, P/S ratio 1.98 and P/B ratio 2.68. Dividend Yield: 1.21 percent. The beta ratio is 0.87.

Take a closer look at the full table of stocks with recent dividend hikes. The average dividend growth amounts to 10.47 percent and the average dividend yield amounts to 3.22 percent. Stocks from the sheet are valuated with a P/E ratio of 27.75. The average P/S ratio is 11.02 and P/B 3.40.

Related Stock Ticker:
ARTNA, AZZ, BWL-A, CLC, COV, HTCO, HBNC, KYN, LMNR, LMT, PLL, UTG


Stocks Discussed: ARTNA, AZZ, BWL.A, CLC, COV, HTCO, HBNC, KYN, LMNR, LMT, PLL,
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