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50 Top Stocks with the Highest Dividend Growth in October 2012
Posted by: Dividend (IP Logged)
Date: October 30, 2012 09:20AM

Here is a current sheet of companies with fastest dividend growth compared to the previous dividend declaration. The dividend growth is often a good indicator for the financial health of a stock. Companies with a strong increase in dividends judge the future of their company rosy and they want to give money back to shareholders that they don't need for their business.

In total, the 50 fastest dividend growth companies realized an average dividend growth of 73.09 percent. The average dividend yield of the stocks amounts to 3.29. The P/E ratio is 22.05, P/B 3.41 and P/S finally 4.51.

Five companies had a triple digit-growth and 48 announced a double-digit dividend increase. Ninty percent of the ten highest dividend growth stocks came from the financial or services sector.

Here are my favorite stocks with fast dividend growth:

Honeywell (HON) has a market capitalization of $48.17 billion. The company employs 132,000 people, generates revenue of $36.53 billion and has a net income of $1.87 billion. The firm's earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $3.55 billion. The EBITDA margin is 9.71 percent (the operating margin is 6.25 percent and the net profit margin 5.11 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 18.98 percent of the company's assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 69.91 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 17.31 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $2.98. Last fiscal year, the company paid $1.37 in the form of dividends to shareholders. The Dividend was increased by 10.10 percent.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 20.61, the P/S ratio is 1.32 and the P/B ratio is finally 4.41. The dividend yield amounts to 2.67 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 1.35.

Hershey (HSY) has a market capitalization of $15.69 billion. The company employs 11,800 people, generates revenue of $6.08 billion and has a net income of $628.96 million. The firm's earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $1.27 billion. The EBITDA margin is 20.90 percent (the operating margin is 17.35 percent and the net profit margin 10.34 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 42.79 percent of the company's assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 222.39 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 71.83 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $2.86. Last fiscal year, the company paid $1.38 in the form of dividends to shareholders. The Dividend was increased by 10.50 percent.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 24.28, the P/S ratio is 2.39 and the P/B ratio is finally 18.39. The dividend yield amounts to 2.42 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 0.27.

Visa (V) has a market capitalization of $112.19 billion. The company employs 7,500 people, generates revenue of $9.188 billion and has a net income of $3.65 billion. The firm's earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $5.74 billion. The EBITDA margin is 62.52 percent (the operating margin is 59.38 percent and the net profit margin 39.68 percent).

Financial Analysis: The company has no long-term debt. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 14.19 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $1.01. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.60 in the form of dividends to shareholders. The Dividend was increased by 50.00 percent.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 136.58, the P/S ratio is 12.21 and the P/B ratio is finally 4.25. The dividend yield amounts to 0.95 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 0.77.

Take a closer look at the full table of the 50 fastest dividend growth companies. In average, they realized an average dividend growth of 73.09 percent. The average dividend yield of the stocks amounts to 3.29. The P/E ratio is 22.05, the P/B amounts to 3.41 and the P/S ratio finally 4.51.

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MBFI,MBWM,SJT,DVD,HOT,KKR,AB,WBCO,SONA,V,SIX,FAF,TCBB,

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