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The Best-Yielding Stocks from the Dow Jones and Nasdaq 100
Posted by: Dividend (IP Logged)
Date: January 3, 2013 09:41AM

I am not a very focused or specialized investor. All I try to do is to evaluate the values of a stock. Certainly I look at dividends, but they are not the reason I buy the stock or not. I am also not focused on indices but all bigger and broader diversified companies are part of one major index which I cover regularly in my Dividend Yield Fact Book.

Today I like to show you an unlimited list of the best yielding stocks from two major indices, the Dow Jones and the Nasdaq 100. Below are the results.

Dow Jones

Here are the best yielding Dow Jones 30 stocks in detail:

AT&T (T) has a market capitalization of $198.80 billion. The company employs 241,130 people, generates revenue of $126.72 billion and has a net income of $4.18 billion. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $27.6 billion. The EBITDA margin is 21.78 percent (the operating margin is 7.27 percent and the net profit margin 3.3 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 23.95 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 61.36 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 3.63 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $0.77. Last fiscal year, the company paid $1.73 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 45.41, the P/S ratio is 1.51 and the P/B ratio is finally 1.89. The dividend yield amounts to 5.34 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 0.55.

Verizon Communications (VZ) has a market capitalization of $126.34 billion. The company employs 184,500 people, generates revenue of $110.875 billion and has a net income of $10.2 billion. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $29.38 billion. The EBITDA margin is 26.49 percent (the operating margin is 11.62 percent and the net profit margin 9.20 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 23.93 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 153.33 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 6.45 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $1.07. Last fiscal year, the company paid $1.98 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 41.27, the P/S ratio is 1.11 and the P/B ratio is finally 3.41. The dividend yield amounts to 4.76 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 0.50.

The best yielding stocks are still AT&T and Verizon. Both have a yield above or around the five percent mark and they both pay stable dividends. The following stocks are Intel and Merck.

Take a close look at the full yield table of the Dow Jones. In average, dividend stocks from the Dow Jones have a yield of 2.96 percent. All 30 Dow Jones stocks pay dividends.

Nasdaq 100

The Nasdaq 100 Index includes 100 of the largest domestic and international non-financial securities listed on The Nasdaq stock market is based on market capitalization. The Index reflects companies across major industry groups including computer hardware and software, telecommunications, retail/wholesale trade and biotechnology. It does not contain securities of financial companies including investment companies.

Here Are the Best Yielding Nasdaq 100 Stocks in Detail:

Vodafone Group (VOD) has a market capitalization of $126.15 billion. The company employs 86,373 people, generates revenue of $75.395 billion and has a net income of $11.37 billion. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $16.84 billion. The EBITDA margin is 22.34 percent (the operating margin is 24.10 percent and the net profit margin 15.09 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 24.80 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 45.00 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 8.46 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $-0.56. Last fiscal year, the company paid $1.55 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is not calculable, the P/S ratio is 1.63 and the P/B ratio is finally 1.00. The dividend yield amounts to 6.07 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 0.73.

Seagate Technology (STX) has a market capitalization of $10.78 billion. The company employs 57,900 people, generates revenue of $14.94 billion and has a net income of $2.86 billion. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $3.89 billion. The EBITDA margin is 26.01 percent (the operating margin is 20.80 percent and the net profit margin 19.16 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 28.33 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 81.87 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 96.04 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $7.55. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.86 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 4.23, the P/S ratio is 0.77 and the P/B ratio is finally 3.45. The dividend yield amounts to 5.00 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 2.41.

Vodafone is still the best-yielding stock from the index, followed by Seagate Technology. Both are the only high-yield stocks the index has to offer. As you can see by the yields, technology stocks become friendlier for dividend investors.

Take a close look at the full yield table of the Nasdaq 100. In average, dividend stocks from the Nasdaq have a yield of 2.42 percent. Fifty stocks from the index pay dividends.

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Best Yielding Stocks from Dow Jones and Nasdaq originally published at Dividend Yields – Stock, Capital, Investment.


Stocks Discussed: VZ, T, MRK, INTC, VOD, STX,
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