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Stocks with Fastest Dividend Growth November 2011

Fastest Dividend Growth Stocks by Dividend Yield – Stock, Capital, Investment. Here is a current sheet of companies with fastest dividend growth compared to the previous dividend declaration. The dividend growth is often a good indicator for the financial health of a stock. Companies with a strong increases in dividends judge the future of their company rosy. They give money that they don’t need for their business back to shareholders. In total, 102 stocks increased dividends of which 49 raised dividends by more than 10 percent.

Here are the 3 top stocks with fast dividend growth by market capitalization:

The Home Depot (HD) has a market capitalization of $59.26 billion. The company employs 189,390 people, generates revenues of $67,997.00 million and has a net income of $3,338.00 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $7,455.00 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 10.96% (operating margin 8.59% and the net profit margin finally 4.91%).

The total debt representing 24.30 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 51.61%. Due to the financial situation, the return on equity amounts to 17.44%. Finally, earnings per share amounts to $2.33 of which $0.94 were paid in form of dividends to shareholders last fiscal. HD raised dividends by 16%.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 16.24, Price/Sales 0.87 and Price/Book ratio 3.23. Dividend Yield: 3.08%. The beta ratio is 0.76.

NIKE (NKE) has a market capitalization of $43.01 billion. The company employs 38,000 people, generates revenues of $20,862.00 million and has a net income of $2,133.00 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $3,165.00 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 15.17% (operating margin 13.63% and the net profit margin finally 10.22%).

The total debt representing 4.42% of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 6.74%. Due to the financial situation, the return on equity amounts to 21.77%. Finally, earnings per share amounts to $4.62 of which $1.20 were paid in form of dividends to shareholders last fiscal. NKE raised dividends by 16.1%.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 20.10, Price/Sales 2.04 and Price/Book ratio 4.3. Dividend Yield: 1.35 percent. The beta ratio is 0.90.

Honeywell (HON) has a market capitalization of $40.80 billion. The company employs 130,000 people, generates revenues of $33,370.00 million and has a net income of $2,035.00 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $4,160.00 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 12.47% (operating margin 8.52% and the net profit margin finally 6.10%).

The total debt representing 17.56% of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 62.29%. Due to the financial situation, the return on equity amounts to 20.71%. Finally, earnings per share amounts to $3.20 of which $1.21 were paid in form of dividends to shareholders last fiscal. HON raised dividends by 12%.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 16.50, Price/Sales 1.22 and Price/Book ratio 3.86. Dividend Yield: 2.83%. The beta ratio is 1.39.

Take a closer look at the full table of the fastest dividend growth stocks. The average dividend-yield amounts to 3.78% and the average dividend growth is 38.38%.

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