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6 High-Yielding Dividend Challengers Close to 52-Week Highs

November 15, 2011 | About:
Here is a current sheet stocks that have raised their dividend payments for at least five years but not more than nine years in a row (Dividend Challengers). Roughly 200 of the U.S.-listed companies have such a dividend history, of which 31 are high-yields with a dividend yield of more than 5%. Exactly three of them are on the way to one-year highs and don’t participate in the crisis atmosphere of the capital market.

Here are the three top dividend stocks by market capitalization:

1. Verizon Communications (VZ) hasa market capitalization of $104.75 billion. The company employs 195,400 people, generates revenues of $106,565.00 million and has a net income of $10,217.00 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $32,862.00 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 30.84% (operating margin 13.74% and the net profit margin finally 9.59%).

The total debt representing 24.00% of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 136.88%. Due to the financial situation, the return on equity amounts to 6.38%. Finally, earnings per share amounts to $2.49 of which $1.92 were paid in form of dividends to shareholders last fiscal.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 14.84, P/S 1.00 and P/B ratio 2.75. Dividend Yield: 5.33%. The beta ratio is 0.58.

2. Lockheed Martin (LMT) hasa market capitalization of $25.03Billion. The company employs 126,000 people, generates revenues of $45,803.00 million and has a net income of $2,645.00 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $5,087.00 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 11.11% (operating margin 8.94% and the net profit margin finally 5.77%).

The total debt representing 14.31% of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 135.36%. Due to the financial situation, the return on equity amounts to 67.50%. Finally, earnings per share amounts to $7.97 of which $2.64 were paid in form of dividends to shareholders last fiscal.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 9.70, P/S 0.55 and P/B ratio 7.22. Dividend Yield: 5.17%. The beta ratio is 0.90.

3. Reynolds American (RAI) hasa market capitalization of $22.57 billion. The company employs 5,700 people, generates revenues of $8,551.00 million and has a net income of $1,329.00 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $2,570.00 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 30.05% (operating margin 28.29% and the net profit margin finally 15.54%).

The total debt representing 24.01% of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 63.00%. Due to the financial situation, the return on equity amounts to 20.43%. Finally, earnings per share amounts to $2.28 of which $1.84 were paid in form of dividends to shareholders last fiscal.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 17.02, P/S 2.65 and P/B ratio 3.48. Dividend Yield: 5.76%. The beta ratio is 0.59.

Take a closer look at the full table of dividend challengers. The average price to earnings ratio (P/E ratio) amounts to 17.2 while the forward price to earnings ratio is 15.2. The dividend yield has a value of 5.7%. Price to book ratio is 5.6 and price to sales ratio 2.3. The operating margin amounts to 22.6%.

Related stock ticker symbols:NGLS, HEP, RAI, VZ, WPZ, LMT

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