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4 Biggest Dividend Stock Buys Preferred by James Barrow
Posted by: Dividend (IP Logged)
Date: July 11, 2013 10:08AM

James Barrow is a relatively unknown fund managers but he has big influence on Wall Street. His assets under management exceeded the $55 billion mark in his investment firm Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss. This money was spread across 159 stocks of which seven were completely new. Barrow follows a value-oriented investment strategy.

Barrow is a real dividend large cap lover. Nearly all of his latest 20 big stock acquisitions pay dividends. In addition, James is a very diversified manager. None of his stakes is extremely overweight. The biggest position is the tobacco company Philip Morris, which has a portfolio share of 3.5 percent while the 10th biggest stock holding weights only at 1.8 percent.

Compared to other fund managers, his performance is also weak in the short term. Over the past three years, the excess return was only 3.3 percent in total. His five-year advance is a bit better with 14 percent excess gain but over 10 years, his performance is 27.8 percent weaker than the S&P 500. Over a very long period of 15 years, he beat the market by 49.4 percent excess gain.

Here are the biggest dividend stock aqcuisitions from James Barrow:

Merck (MRK)
has a market capitalization of $144.82 billion. The company employs 82,000 people, generates revenue of $47.267 billion and has a net income of $6.299 billion. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $22.343 billion. The EBITDA margin is 47.27 percent (the operating margin is 18.49 percent and the net profit margin 13.33 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 19.38 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 38.79 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 11.47 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $1.96. Last fiscal year, the company paid $1.68 in the form of dividends to shareholders. The MRK stake purchase had an influence of 0.99 percent to his portfolio. The position is currently 12 percent in gain.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 24.44, the P/S ratio is 3.06 and the P/B ratio is finally 2.74. The dividend yield amounts to 3.59 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 0.58.

BP (BP) has a market capitalization of $133.86 billion. The company employs 85,700 people, generates revenue of $388.285 billion and has a net income of $11.816 billion. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $39.891 billion. The EBITDA margin is 10.27 percent (the operating margin is 5.08 percent and the net profit margin 3.04 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 16.26 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 41.21 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 10.07 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $6.99. Last fiscal year, the company paid $1.98 in the form of dividends to shareholders. The BP stake purchase had an influence of 0.76 percent to his portfolio. The position is currently 1 percent in loss.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 6.03, the P/S ratio is 0.34 and the P/B ratio is finally 1.13. The dividend yield amounts to 4.99 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 1.23.

SYSCO (SYY) has a market capitalization of $20.74 billion. The company employs 47,800 people, generates revenue of $42.380 billion and has a net income of $1.121 billion. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $2.332 billion. The EBITDA margin is 5.50 percent (the operating margin is 4.46 percent and the net profit margin 2.65 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 24.96 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 64.43 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 23.89 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $1.73. Last fiscal year, the company paid $1.07 in the form of dividends to shareholders. The SYY stake purchase had an influence of 0.34 percent to his portfolio. The position is currently 8 percent in gain.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 20.24, the P/S ratio is 0.49 and the P/B ratio is finally 4.37. The dividend yield amounts to 3.20 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 0.66.

E I Du Pont De Nemours (DD) has a market capitalization of $49.62 billion. The company employs 70,000 people, generates revenue of $35.310 billion and has a net income of $2.493 billion. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $6.358 billion. The EBITDA margin is 18.01 percent (the operating margin is 8.82 percent and the net profit margin 7.06 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 23.60 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 116.38 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 27.00 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $2.60. Last fiscal year, the company paid $1.70 in the form of dividends to shareholders. The DD stake purchase had an influence of 0.3 percent to his portfolio. The position is currently 13 percent in gain.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 20.76, the P/S ratio is 1.41 and the P/B ratio is finally 5.11. The dividend yield amounts to 3.34 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 1.55.

Take a closer look at the full list of the latest large dividend stock aqcuisitions from James Barrow and his biggest portfolio positions. The average P/E ratio amounts to 20.57 and forward P/E ratio is 12.82. The dividend yield has a value of 2.69 percent. Price to book ratio is 2.82 and price to sales ratio 1.72. The operating margin amounts to 18.05 percent and the beta ratio is 1.16. Stocks from the list have an average debt to equity ratio of 0.84.

Related stock ticker symbols:
SDRL, BP, MRK, OKE, DD, SYY, TEVA, CAH, TGT, LTD, STJ, MDT, TSS, CYN, DLPH, LUV, POL, L, GTE

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James Barrow’s latest dividend stock buys and his portfolio originally published at long-term-investments.blogspot.com.



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