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The 20 Biggest Dividend Stocks Within the Service Sector
Posted by: Dividend (IP Logged)
Date: October 12, 2012 09:30AM

Largest Dividend Stocks from the Services Sector Researched by “long-term-investments.blogspot.com.” Service is good. A wealthy economy has a highly developed consumer-based economy with a large service sector. In America, 897 companies with a stock market listing are available for investors. They all together have a market capitalization of USD53.37 trillion. The average P/E-ratio within the sector amounts to 19.94 and the dividend yield has a value of 1.81 percent.

I made a screen of the 20 biggest stocks from the services sector with positive dividend payments. Below the 20 biggest dividend payers are no high-yields, but nearly all stocks (19) are currently recommended to buy.

Here are my favorite stocks:

McDonald's (MCD) has a market capitalization of $93.14 billion. The company employs 420,000 people, generates revenue of $27,006.00 million and has a net income of $5,503.10 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $9,766.70 million. The EBITDA margin is 36.16 percent (operating margin 31.58 percent and net profit margin 20.38 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 37.89 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 86.87 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 37.92 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $5.32. Last fiscal year, the company paid $2.53 in form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 17.35, P/S ratio 3.45 and P/B ratio 6.56. Dividend Yield: 3.33 percent. The beta ratio is 0.40.

Wal-Mart Stores (WMT) has a market capitalization of $252.14 billion. The company employs 2,200,000 people, generates revenue of $446,950.00 million and has a net income of $16,454.00 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $34,688.00 million. The EBITDA margin is 7.76 percent (operating margin 5.94 percent and net profit margin 3.68 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 27.62 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 74.92 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 22.55 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $4.75. Last fiscal year, the company paid $1.46 in form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 15.79, P/S ratio 0.57 and P/B ratio 3.61. Dividend Yield: 2.11 percent. The beta ratio is 0.31.

Union Pacific (UNP) has a market capitalization of $57.27 billion. The company employs 45,797 people, generates revenue of $19,557.00 million and has a net income of $3,292.00 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $7,336.00 million. The EBITDA margin is 37.51 percent (operating margin 29.24 percent and net profit margin 16.83 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 19.75 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 47.94 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 18.12 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $7.73. Last fiscal year, the company paid $1.93 in form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 15.64, P/S ratio 2.93 and P/B ratio 3.12. Dividend Yield: 1.98 percent. The beta ratio is 1.16.

CVS Caremark (CVS) has a market capitalization of $60.56 billion. The company employs 202,000 people, generates revenue of $107,100.00 million and has a net income of $3,488.00 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $7,898.00 million. The EBITDA margin is 7.37 percent (operating margin 5.91 percent and net profit margin 3.26 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 15.52 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 26.32 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 9.22 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $2.83. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.50 in form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 16.81, P/S ratio 0.57 and P/B ratio 1.64. Dividend Yield: 1.35 percent. The beta ratio is 0.74.

Take a closer look at the full table of the biggest dividend payers from the services sector. The average price to earnings ratio (P/E ratio) amounts to 21.65 and forward P/E ratio is 15.80. The dividend yield has a value of 1.74 percent. Price to book ratio is 4.88 and price to sales ratio 2.59. The operating margin amounts to 17.04 percent and the beta ratio is 1.05. The average stock has a debt to equity ratio of 0.61.

Related stock ticker symbols:
WMT, V, CMCSA, MCD, DIS, HD, UPS, CVS, MA, UNP, NWSA, TWX, COST, TGT, CNI, SBUX, LVS, LOW, TJX, YUM

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Stocks Discussed: WMT, V, CMCSA, MCD, DIS, HD, UPS, CVS, MA, UNP, NWSA, TWX, COS,
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