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The Best Stocks With Dividend Growth From Last Week (February 20-26, 2012)

February 26, 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, 44 stocks and fund vehicles raised dividends of which 26 have had a dividend growth of more than 10 percent. The average dividend growth amounts to 21.19 percent. The biggest hike was announced by Gannett (GCI) who increased its quarter dividends by 150 percent from 8 cents to 20 cents. 10 stocks yielding above 3 percent and 23 have a buy or better rating.

Here are my favorite stocks with recent dividend growth:1. BlackRock (BLK) has a market capitalization of $35.06 billion. The company employs 10,200 people, generates revenues of $9,081.00 million and has a net income of $2,339.00 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $3,405.00 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 37.50 percent (operating margin 35.78 percent and the net profit margin finally 25.76 percent).

BlackRock has $3 billion in cash and $4.6 billion in long-term debt. The total balance sheet amounted to $24.73 billion as of Q3/2011. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $12.38. Last fiscal year, the company paid $5.50 in form of dividends to shareholders. The company announced to raise dividends by 9.10 percent.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 15.83, P/S ratio 3.86 and P/B ratio 1.42. Dividend Yield: 3.06 percent. The beta ratio is 1.48.

2. Gap (GPS) has a market capitalization of $11.02 billion. The company employs 134,000 people, generates revenues of $14,549.00 million and has a net income of $833.00 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $1,944.00 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 13.36 percent (operating margin 9.88 percent and the net profit margin finally 5.73 percent).

The total debt representing 22.43 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 60.44 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 24.37 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $1.57. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.45 in form of dividends to shareholders. The company announced to raise dividends by 11.10 percent.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 14.39, P/S ratio 0.76 and P/B ratio 4.00. Dividend Yield: 2.22 percent. The beta ratio is 1.22.

3. Nordstrom (JWN) has a market capitalization of $11.04 billion. The company employs 52,000 people, generates revenues of $10,877.00 million and has a net income of $683.00 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $1,620.00 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 14.89 percent (operating margin 11.48 percent and the net profit margin finally 6.28 percent).

The total debt representing 42.95 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 186.45 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 34.35 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $3.15. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.92 in form of dividends to shareholders. The company announced to raise dividends by 17.40 percent.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 16.90, P/S ratio 1.01 and P/B ratio 5.64. Dividend Yield: 2.03 percent. The beta ratio is 1.58.

Take a closer look at the full table of the stocks with recent dividend hikes. The average dividend growth amounts to 21.19 percent and the average dividend yield amounts to 2.48 percent. Stocks from the sheet are highly valuated because of the P/E ratio of 23.43. The average P/S ratio is 2.99 and P/B 3.22.

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