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Best Dividend Paying Stock List as of February 2012

Here is a current dividend list (from low-yield to high-yield paying stocks) of stocks with interesting performance and valuation figures. Stocks from that list are mid and large-caps (market capitalization of more than USD1 billion) with double-digit long-term earnings growth rates. The companies are traded at AMEX, NYSE, NASDAQ and part of the Dow Jones, S&P 500 as well as Nasdaq Composite. Date of the screen is February, 1, 2012. The list contains 20 stocks and is selected by the following criteria:

Market capitalization: > 1 Billion

Price/Earnings Ratio: > 0< 100

Dividend Yield: > 3< 20

Return on investment: > 10< 100

Operating Margin: > 10< 100

10 Year Revenue Growth: > 8< 200

10 Year EPS Growth: > 10< 100

Here are my most promising stocks from the list:

1. Novartis (NVS) has a market capitalization of $130.83 billion. The company employs 123,686 people, generates revenues of $59,375.00 million and has a net income of $9,245.00 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $15,751.00 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 26.53 percent (operating margin 18.52 percent and the net profit margin finally 15.57 percent).

The total debt representing 17.22 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 30.72 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 14.12 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $3.80. Last fiscal year, the company paid $2.25 in form of dividends to shareholders.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 14.29, Price/Sales 2.53 and Price/Book ratio 1.98. Dividend Yield: 4.35 percent. The beta ratio is 0.52.

2. Companhia de Bebidas das Americas (ABV) has a market capitalization of $113.42 billion. The company employs 44,924 people, generates revenues of $14,420.68 million and has a net income of $4,354.33 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $6,535.66 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 45.32 percent (operating margin 39.72 percent and the net profit margin finally 30.20 percent).

The total debt representing 15.87 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 27.80 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 32.61 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $1.50. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.89 in form of dividends to shareholders.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 24.19, Price/Sales 7.10 and Price/Book ratio 8.16. Dividend Yield: 4.06 percent. The beta ratio is 0.99.

3. Strayer Education (STRA) has a market capitalization of $1.31 billion. The company employs 2,099 people, generates revenues of $636.73 million and has a net income of $131.26 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $233.08 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 36.61 percent (operating margin 33.89 percent and the net profit margin finally 20.61 percent).

The total debt representing 0.00 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 0.00 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 71.76 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $9.25. Last fiscal year, the company paid $3.25 in form of dividends to shareholders.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 11.76, Price/Sales 2.07 and Price/Book ratio 8.32. Dividend Yield: 3.64 percent. The beta ratio is 0.69.

Take a closer look at the full table of best dividend paying stocks. The average price to earnings ratio (P/E ratio) amounts to 12.93 while the dividend yield has a value of 4.75 percent. Price to book ratio is 3.74 and price to sales ratio 2.73. The operating margin amounts to 29.96 percent. Earnings per share grew by 19.88 yearly over the past decade.

Compared to the results of the last month, Mobile TeleSystems (MBT) lost his forth top yield position to Holly Energy Partners (HEP). PepsiCo joined our group of stocks and is now together with Companhia de Bebidas das Americas (ABV) the second beverage company in our list.

Related Stock Ticker Symbols:

YPF, VALE, SCCO, HEP, MBT, ARLP, TLK, NVS, EOC, PBR, CHL, ABV, GRMN, YZC, TSM, STRA, SSL, PEP, RES, LNCR

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