The Safest Dividend AristocratsPop2370 views 2012-02-20 02:23
Dividend Aristocrats With Lowest Beta Ratio Researched By Dividend Yield - Stock, Capital, Investment. Dividend Aristocrats are stocks that have raised dividends over a period of more than 25 consecutive years and they are part of the S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats Index. The index measures the performance of large cap, blue chip companies within the S&P 500 that have followed a policy of increasing dividends every year for at least 25 consecutive years. The index covers only 25 percent of all stocks with such a long dividend payment history. The other stocks can be discovered as Dividend Champions. However, I’ve tried to summarize only stocks with a very low volatility, measured by a low beta ratio (a value of less than 0.5). Fourteen companies remained of which six have a yield of more than 3 percent. Five stocks have a buy or better recommendation.
Here is the full table with some fundamentals:
Take a closer look at the full table. The average price to earnings ratio (P/E ratio) amounts to 17.84 and forward P/E ratio is 14.05. The dividend yield has a value of 2.32 percent. Price to book ratio is 5.58 and price to sales ratio 1.72. The operating margin amounts to 14.33 percent.
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ED, KMB, CLX, ABT, PEP, PG, MCD, CL, MKC, WMT, ADM, HRL, FDO, BCR