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20 Cheapest Dividend Champions to Buy Now
Posted by: Dividend (IP Logged)
Date: January 7, 2013 10:16AM

Many people want to make money by stock trading but most of them fail. I often tell you that you can only make money if you buy stocks at fair prices with attractive financial ratios. To buy stocks at normal prices gives you the possibility to find more investment opportunities at lower risk.

I don’t want the cheapest stocks with the highest yields because there is something wrong with the business model and the market knows it. I prefer stocks with a P/E ratio in the range of 10 to 20 with positive or even high growth rates for the mid-term. In addition, the business environment should be low volatility and slow changing.

Today I like to focus on the best class of dividend growth stocks, the Dividend Champions league. Those stocks have raised dividends over a period of more than 25 consecutive years. Exactly 105 companies fulfilled these criteria. Below is a nice list of 20 Dividend Champs at low P/E levels (under 15) with the highest earnings per share growth for the next five years.

Cheap or not is often a question of growth. Only 2 companies have a yield over 3 percent, and 13 are currently recommended to buy now.

Here are my favorite stocks:

3M (MMM ) has a market capitalization of $65.99 billion. The company employs 84,000 people, generates revenue of $29.611 billion and has a net income of $4.36 billion. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $7.41 billion. The EBITDA margin is 25.04 percent (the operating margin is 20.86 percent and the net profit margin 14.71 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 16.34 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 33.50 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 27.56 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $6.25. Last fiscal year, the company paid $2.20 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 15.25, the P/S ratio is 2.26 and the P/B ratio is finally 4.30. The dividend yield amounts to 2.47 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 0.88.

Walgreen Company (WAG) has a market capitalization of $35.14 billion. The company employs 171,000 people, generates revenue of $71.63 billion and has a net income of $2.13 billion. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $4.63 billion. The EBITDA margin is 6.46 percent (the operating margin is 4.84 percent and the net profit margin 2.97 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 16.11 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 29.57 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 12.86 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $2.23. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.95 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 16.67, the P/S ratio is 0.49 and the P/B ratio is finally 1.92. The dividend yield amounts to 2.96 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 0.99.

Illinois Tool Works (ITW) has a market capitalization of $28.92 billion. The company employs 65,000 people, generates revenue of $17.79 billion and has a net income of $2.02 billion. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $3.32 billion. The EBITDA margin is 18.67 percent (the operating margin is 15.35 percent and the net profit margin 11.34 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 22.19 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 39.83 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 20.60 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $4.10. Last fiscal year, the company paid $1.40 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 15.23, the P/S ratio is 1.63 and the P/B ratio is finally 3.01. The dividend yield amounts to 2.44 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 1.17.

Take a closer look at the full list of 20 cheap dividend growth stocks. The average P/E ratio amounts to 16.33 and forward P/E ratio is 12.89. The dividend yield has a value of 2.24 percent. Price to book ratio is 3.18 and price to sales ratio 1.58. The operating margin amounts to 14.62 percent and the beta ratio is 1.14. Stocks from the list have an average debt to equity ratio of 0.62.

Related stock ticker symbols:
CTBI, DBD, WAG, RPM, AFL, SWK, MMM, ITW, EV, ADM, TGT, VFC, BRC, DOV, MHP, FDO, CSL, SCL, NDSN, BEN

Selected Articles:
· 20 Most Recommended Dividend Champions
· 17 Of The Safest Dividend Champions With Acceptable P/E Ratios
· 10 Of The Best Performing Growth Stocks From The Past Decade
· My Best Dividend Aristocrat Growth Picks For 2013

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Dividend Champions with highest growth at low pricing figures originally published at "long-term-investments.blogspot.com."


Stocks Discussed: CTBI, DBD, WAG, RPM, AFL, SWK, MMM, ITW, EV, ADM, TGT, VFC, BR,
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