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The Best Stocks with Dividend Growth from Last Week (Oct. 8–14, 2012)
Posted by: Dividend (IP Logged)
Date: October 14, 2012 08:58PM

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, 23 stocks and funds raised dividends, 11 of which have a dividend growth of more than 10 percent. The average dividend growth amounts to 78.53 percent. Exactly 19 stocks have a yield over three percent and eight are currently recommended to buy.

Here are my favorite stocks with fast dividend growth:

Targa Resources (TRGP) has a market capitalization of $2.12 billion. The company employs 1096 people, generates revenue of $6.9 million and has a net income of $215 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $532 million. The EBITDA margin is 7.61 percent (it has an operating margin of 5.02 percent and a net profit margin of 3.08 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 40.9 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 991.14 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 20.3 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $0.76. Last fiscal year, the company paid $1.21 in the form of dividends to shareholders. The company announced to raise dividends by 7.3 percent.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 66.09, the P/S ratio is 0.3 and the P/B ratio is 13.41. The dividend yield is 3.38 percent. The beta ratio is not calculable.

International Paper (IP) has a market capitalization of $16.09 billion. The company employs 61,500 people, generates a revenue of $26 million and has a net income of $1.1 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $3.2 million. The EBITDA margin is 12.65 percent (it has an operating margin of 5.6 percent and a net profit margin of 4.41 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 36.71 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 149.67 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 19.21 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $2.52. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.98 in the form of dividends to shareholders. The company announced to raise dividends by 14.3 percent.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 14.58, the P/S ratio is 0.62 and the P/B ratio is 2.43. The dividend yield is 3.26 percent. The beta ratio is 2.22.

Weyerhaeuser (WY) has a market capitalization of $14.12 billion. The company employs 12,800 people, generates a revenue of $6.2 million and has a net income of $319 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $1 million. The EBITDA margin is 16.88 percent (it has an operating margin of 9.14 percent and a net profit margin 5.13 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 35.55 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 105.04 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 7.19 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $0.55. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.60 in the form of dividends to shareholders. The company announced to raise dividends by 13.3 percent.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 48.04, the P/S ratio is 2.27 and the P/B ratio is 3.3. It has a dividend yield of 2.59 percent. The beta ratio is 1.51.

Fastenal (FAST) has a market capitalization of $13.43 billion. The company employs 15,578 people, generates revenue of $2,766.86 million and has a net income of $357.93 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $619.32 million. The EBITDA margin is 22.38 percent (operating margin 20.77 percent and net profit margin 12.94 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents zero percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to zero percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 26.11 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $1.38. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.65 in the form of dividends to shareholders. The company announced to raise dividends by 10.5 percent.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 32.88, the P/S ratio is 4.85 and the P/B ratio is 9.17. The dividend yield is 1.85 percent. The beta ratio is 0.96.

Take a closer look at the full table of stocks with recent dividend hikes. The average dividend growth amounts to 78.53 percent and the average dividend yield amounts to 5.15 percent. Stocks from the sheet are valuated with a P/E ratio of 28.76. The average P/S ratio is 3.99 and the P/B ratio is 3.82.


Stocks Discussed: FAST, FEN, GHI, GOV, HCSG, HPT, IP, VTJ, IQT, IQM, IMC, IMS, V,
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