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The Best Stocks With Dividend Growth From Last Week

February 05, 2012 | About:


Stocks With Biggest Dividend Hikes From Last Week by Dividend Yield – Stock, Capital, Investment. Here is a current sheet of companies that have announced a dividend increase within the recent week. In total, 31 stocks and funds raised dividends of which 23 have a dividend growth of more than 10 percent. The average dividend growth amounts to 24.69 percent. The biggest hike was announced by Blackstone Group (BX). The company raised dividends from $0.1 to $0.22, representing a growth of 120 percent. The highest yielding stock is Pitney Bowes (PBI) who offers a yield of 7.67 percent. The new dividend yield is now 7.8 percent.

Here are my favorite stocks:

1. Pitney Bowes (PBI)
has a market capitalization of $3.85 billion. The company employs 30,700 people, generates revenues of $5,425.25 million and has a net income of $328.81 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $951.31 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 17.53 percent (operating margin 9.85 percent and the net profit margin finally 6.06 percent).

The total debt representing 50.84 percent of the company’s assets. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $1.84. Last fiscal year, the company paid $1.46 in form of dividends to shareholders.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 10.48, Price/Sales 0.71 and Price/Book ratio not calculable. Dividend Yield: 7.78 percent. The beta ratio is 1.03.

2. Hasbro (HAS) has a market capitalization of $4.63 billion. The company employs 5,800 people, generates revenues of $4,002.16 million and has a net income of $397.75 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $739.14 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 18.47 percent (operating margin 14.81 percent and the net profit margin finally 9.94 percent).

The total debt representing 34.50 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 87.42 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 24.78 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $2.91. Last fiscal year, the company paid $1.00 in form of dividends to shareholders.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 12.34, Price/Sales 1.16 and Price/Book ratio 3.05. Dividend Yield: 4.02 percent. The beta ratio is 0.95.

3. TECO Energy (TE) has a market capitalization of $3.94 billion. The company employs 4,233 people, generates revenues of $3,343.40 million and has a net income of $272.90 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $946.30 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 28.30 percent (operating margin 18.59 percent and the net profit margin finally 8.16 percent).

The total debt representing 41.97 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 135.60 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 12.29 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $1.26. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.86 in form of dividends to shareholders.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 14.50, Price/Sales 1.18 and Price/Book ratio 1.74. Dividend Yield: 4.81 percent. The beta ratio is 0.81.

Take a closer look at the full tables and charts of the stocks with recent dividend hikes. The average dividend growth amounts to 24.69 percent.

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AVY, BMS, BX, BRCM, EVF, AGMA, AGM, FLR, HAS, HFWA, HSY, JBHT, VVR, LTD, MIN, MRO, MKTX, MAT, MCHP, NATI, NP, NUS, ONB, PAG, PBI, PX, APTS, SMP, SUN, TE, TUP, VPFG, ZTR

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