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The Best Stocks With Dividend Growth From Last Week (February 27 - March 04, 2012)

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, 34 stocks and funds raised distributions of which 15 have a dividend growth of more than 10 percent. The average dividend growth amounts to 28.32 percent. The biggest hike was announced by North Central Bancshares (FFFD). The NASADQ listed company raised its quarterly dividends from $0.01 to $0.0625, representing a growth of 525 percent.

Here are the stocks with fast dividend growth:1. Sempra Energy (SRE) has a market capitalization of $14.17 billion. The company employs 17,483 people, generates revenues of $10,036.00 million and has a net income of $1,355.00 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $2,722.00 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 27.12 percent (operating margin 17.38 percent and the net profit margin finally 13.50 percent).

The total debt representing 32.57 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 110.19 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 14.39 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $5.62. Last fiscal year, the company paid $1.92 in form of dividends to shareholders.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 10.47, P/S ratio 1.41 and P/B ratio 1.44. Dividend Yield: 4.08 percent. The beta ratio is 0.54.

2. Wal-Mart Stores (WMT) has a market capitalization of $202.09 billion. The company employs 2,100,000 people, generates revenues of $446,950.00 million and has a net income of $16,454.00 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $34,688.00 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 7.76 percent (operating margin 5.94 percent and the net profit margin finally 3.68 percent).

The total debt representing 27.62 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 74.92 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 22.55 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $4.54. 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 12.99, P/S ratio 0.45 and P/B ratio 2.83. Dividend Yield: 2.69 percent. The beta ratio is 0.34.

3. ENSCO PLC (ESV) has a market capitalization of $13.20 billion. The company employs 8,000 people, generates revenues of $2,842.70 million and has a net income of $605.60 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $1,213.20 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 42.68 percent (operating margin 27.94 percent and the net profit margin finally 21.30 percent).

The total debt representing 28.26 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 46.42 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 7.05 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $2.92. Last fiscal year, the company paid $1.40 in form of dividends to shareholders.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 19.58, P/S ratio 4.64 and P/B ratio 1.21. Dividend Yield: 2.63 percent. The beta ratio is 1.29.

4. Deere & Company (DE) has a market capitalization of $33.19 billion. The company employs 61,300 people, generates revenues of $32,012.50 million and has a net income of $2,799.20 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $5,903.20 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 18.44 percent (operating margin 13.19 percent and the net profit margin finally 8.74 percent).

The total debt representing 55.16 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 391.01 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 42.76 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $6.73. Last fiscal year, the company paid $1.52 in form of dividends to shareholders.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 12.23, P/S ratio 1.03 and P/B ratio 4.91. Dividend Yield: 2.24 percent. The beta ratio is 1.53.

Take a closer look at the full table of the stocks with recent dividend hikes. The average dividend growth amounts to 28.32 percent and the average dividend yield amounts to 2.81 percent. Stocks from the sheet are highly valuated because of the P/E ratio of 19.16. The average P/S ratio is 2.39 and P/B 2.10.

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