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Stocks With Dividend Growth From Last Week I/2012

January 08, 2012
Here is a current sheet of companies that have announced a dividend increase within the recent week. In total, 7 stocks and preferred shares announced to raise dividends of which 4 have had a dividend growth of more than 10 percent. The average dividend growth amounts to 36.80 percent.

Here are my favorite stocks with fast dividend growth:Bank of the Ozarks (OZRK) has a market capitalization of $1.04 billion. The company employs 1,102 people, generates revenues of $157.97 million and has a net income of $63.92 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $104.45 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 66.12 percent (operating margin 46.68 percent and the net profit margin finally 32.96 percent).

The total debt representing 11.93 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 121.87 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 21.72 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $2.93. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.30 in form of dividends to shareholders. The company announced to raise its dividends by 10 percent to 11 cents per share.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 10.37, Price/Sales 5.37 and Price/Book ratio 3.23. Dividend Yield: 1.45 percent. The beta ratio is 0.84.

Watsco (WSO) has a market capitalization of $2.23 billion. The company employs 4,000 people, generates revenues of $2,844.60 million and has a net income of $111.72 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $176.34 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 6.20 percent (operating margin 5.82 percent and the net profit margin finally 3.93 percent).

The total debt representing 0.82 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 1.32 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 10.11 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $2.66. Last fiscal year, the company paid $2.04 in form of dividends to shareholders. The company announced to raise its dividends by 8.8 percent to 62 cents per share.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 25.39, Price/Sales 0.78 and Price/Book ratio 2.87. Dividend Yield: 3.67 percent. The beta ratio is 0.93.

Take a closer look at the full table of the stocks with recent dividend hikes. The average dividend growth amounts to 36.80 percent.

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