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The Safest Dividend Achievers with Highest Yield and Buy Recommendation

Here is a current overview of the best-yielding Dividend Achievers. Dividend Achievers stocks have raised dividends over a period of more than 10 years. Out there are 185 companies with an impressive dividend history. I’ve tried to summarize such stocks with the lowest beta ratio and a buy or better rating. Twelve companies fulfilled my criteria, of which five are high yields.

Here are my favorite stocks:

1. Altria Group (MO) has a market capitalization of $57.53 billion. The company employs 10,000 people, generates revenues of $23,800.00 million and has a net income of $3,393.00 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $6,321.00 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 26.56 percent (operating margin 25.50 percent and the net profit margin finally 14.26 percent).

The total debt representing 37.04 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 371.98 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 76.13 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $1.64. Last fiscal year, the company paid $1.58 in form of dividends to shareholders.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 17.18, Price/Sales 2.43 and Price/Book ratio 15.63. Dividend Yield: 5.83 percent. The beta ratio is 0.41.

2. The Procter & Gamble (PG) has a market capitalization of $176.91 billion. The company employs 129,000 people, generates revenues of $82,559.00 million and has a net income of $11,797.00 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $18,656.00 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 22.60 percent (operating margin 19.16 percent and the net profit margin finally 14.29 percent).

The total debt representing 23.14 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 47.33 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 18.32 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $3.40. Last fiscal year, the company paid $1.97 in form of dividends to shareholders.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 18.91, Price/Sales 2.14 and Price/Book ratio 2.68. Dividend Yield: 3.27 percent. The beta ratio is 0.43.

3. Plains All American Pipelines (PAA) has a market capitalization of $11.45 billion. The company employs 3,500 people, generates revenues of $25,893.00 million and has a net income of $514.00 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $1,016.00 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 3.92 percent (operating margin 2.96 percent and the net profit margin finally 1.99 percent).

The total debt representing 43.47 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 137.19 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 8.01 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $4.18. Last fiscal year, the company paid $3.76 in form of dividends to shareholders.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 18.31, Price/Sales 0.46 and Price/Book ratio 2.56. Dividend Yield: 5.35 percent. The beta ratio is 0.49.

Take a closer look at the full table of the safest Dividend Achievers. The average P/E ratio amounts to 17.03. The dividend yield has a value of 3.88 percent. Price to book ratio is 1.82 and price to sales ratio 1.48. The operating margin amounts to 17.41 percent.

Related stock ticker symbols:

IRET, BPL, MO, PAA, PPL, MSEX, UGI, NWN, CWT, PG, NU, AWR

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