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My 3 Favorite Stocks with Recent Dividend Growth
Posted by: Dividend (IP Logged)
Date: June 16, 2013 05:47PM

Summer days are coming and the financial market goes to hibernation.

Last week was the weakest week in terms of dividend growth. Only 11 companies announced a dividend hike within the recent week and additional three funds followed to hike dividends. Five of them are yielding over three percent and eight have a current buy or better rating.

The biggest stocks with recent dividend growth are Caterpillar, the retail discounter Target as well as the medical instruments and supplies company CR Bard.

Here are my favorite dividend growth stocks:

Caterpillar (CAT) has a market capitalization of $55.14 billion. The company employs 124,874 people, generates revenue of $65.875 billion and has a net income of $5.708 billion. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $12.167 billion. The EBITDA margin is 18.47 percent (the operating margin is 13.01 percent and the net profit margin 8.66 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 44.92 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 228.97 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 37.36 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $7.43. Last fiscal year, the company paid $2.02 in the form of dividends to shareholders. CAT announced a dividend hike of 15.4 percent.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 11.29, the P/S ratio is 0.84 and the P/B ratio is finally 3.13. The dividend yield amounts to 2.86 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 1.92.

Target (TGT) has a market capitalization of $44.27 billion. The company employs 361,000 people, generates revenue of $73.301 billion and has a net income of $2.999 billion. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $7.513 billion. The EBITDA margin is 10.25 percent (the operating margin is 7.33 percent and the net profit margin 4.09 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 37.86 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 110.13 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 18.52 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $4.26. Last fiscal year, the company paid $1.38 in the form of dividends to shareholders. TGT announced a dividend hike of 19.4 percent.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 16.22, the P/S ratio is 0.60 and the P/B ratio is finally 2.69. The dividend yield amounts to 2.49 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 0.90.

C.R. Bard (BCR) has a market capitalization of $8.94 billion. The company employs 12,200 people, generates revenue of $2.958 billion and has a net income of $530.10 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $944.50 million. The EBITDA margin is 31.93 percent (the operating margin is 24.76 percent and the net profit margin 17.92 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 33.96 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 73.20 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 28.14 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $5.63. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.78 in the form of dividends to shareholders. BCR announced a dividend hike of 5.0 percent.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 19.71, the P/S ratio is 3.02 and the P/B ratio is finally 4.71. The dividend yield amounts to 0.76 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 0.38.

Take a closer look at the full table of stocks with recent dividend hikes. The average dividend growth amounts to 30.33 percent and the average dividend yield amounts to 1.66 percent. Stocks from the sheet are valuated with a P/E ratio of 21.54. The average P/S ratio is 2.34 and P/B 2.78.

Related Stock Ticker:
IAF, ARE, CASY, CAT, BCR, CFI, CYS, LBF, HCAP, HEI, NFG, RIF, GJK, GJP, GJJ, TGT, TCBK

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Stocks with dividend hikes from last week originally published at “long-term-investments.blogspot.com”.


Stocks Discussed: IAF, ARE, CASY, CAT, BCR, CFI, CYS, LBF, HCAP, HEI, NFG, RIF,
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