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Stocks With Dividend Growth From Last Week (February 13-19, 2012)

Here is a current sheet of companies that have announced a dividend increase within the recent week. In total, 42 stocks and funds raised dividends of which 18 have a dividend growth of more than 10 percent. The average dividend growth amounts to 29.00 percent. The biggest hike was announced by Associated Banc (ASBC) and Fidelity National (FIS). ASBC raised dividends by 400 percent and FIS by 300 percent. 14 stocks yielding above 3 percent and 28 have a buy or better rating.

Here are my favorite stocks with recent dividend growth:



TransCanada (TRP)
has a market capitalization of $29.68 billion. The company employs 4,230 people, generates revenues of $9,178.47 million and has a net income of $1,718.39 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $4,827.76 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 52.60 percent (operating margin 35.24 percent and the net profit margin finally 18.72 percent).

The total debt representing 45.47 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 128.60 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 9.66 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $2.18. Last fiscal year, the company paid $1.69 in form of dividends to shareholders. The company raised dividend by 4.8 percent.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 19.32, Price/Sales 3.23 and Price/Book ratio 1.84. Dividend Yield: 4.18 percent. The beta ratio is 0.73.

The Coca-Cola Company (KO) has a market capitalization of $156.26 billion. The company employs 700,000 people, generates revenues of $46,542.00 million and has a net income of $8,634.00 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $12,686.00 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 27.26 percent (operating margin 23.06 percent and the net profit margin finally 18.55 percent).

The total debt representing 35.72 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 90.31 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 27.37 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $3.69. Last fiscal year, the company paid $1.88 in form of dividends to shareholders. The company raised dividend by 8.5 percent.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 18.72, Price/Sales 3.37 and Price/Book ratio 4.94. Dividend Yield: 2.95 percent. The beta ratio is 0.53.

Comcast Corporation (CMCSA) has a market capitalization of $79.48 billion. The company employs 102,000 people, generates revenues of $55,842.00 million and has a net income of $5,157.00 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $18,357.00 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 32.87 percent (operating margin 19.20 percent and the net profit margin finally 9.23 percent).

The total debt representing 24.91 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 83.15 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 9.08 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $1.50. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.45 in form of dividends to shareholders. The company raised dividend by 44.4 percent.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 19.43, Price/Sales 1.41 and Price/Book ratio 1.68. Dividend Yield: 2.23 percent. The beta ratio is 1.04.

Take a closer look at the full table of the stocks with recent dividend hikes. The average dividend growth amounts to 29.00 percent and the average dividend yield amounts to 2.62 percent; the price-to- earnings ratio is 21.91.

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