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The Best Stocks With Dividend Growth From Last Week (March 12 - 18, 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, 22 stocks and funds raised dividends of which 15 have a dividend growth of more than 10 percent. The average dividend growth amounts to 25.29 percent. The biggest hike was announced by Cliffs Natural Resources (CLF) who raised its quarterly distributions by 123.2 percent from $0.28 to $0.625.

Here are the stocks with fast dividend growth:

1. Wells Fargo & Company (WFC)
has a market capitalization of $178.71 billion. The company employs 264,200 people, generates revenues of $49,412.00 million and has a net income of $16,211.00 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $31,310.00 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 63.34 percent (operating margin 29.22 percent and the net profit margin finally 20.03 percent).[/b]

The total debt representing 13.28 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 124.39 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 12.19 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $2.82. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.48 in form of dividends to shareholders. WFC announced to raise dividends by 83.3 percent.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 12.01, P/S ratio 2.17 and P/B ratio 1.36. Dividend Yield: 1.44 percent. The beta ratio is 1.33.

[b]2. JPMorgan Chase (JPM)
has a market capitalization of $170.14 billion. The company employs 260,157 people, generates revenues of $61,293.00 million and has a net income of $18,976.00 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $41,603.00 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 67.79 percent (operating margin 27.51 percent and the net profit margin finally 19.52 percent).

The total debt representing 30.22 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 373.04 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 10.21 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $4.47. Last fiscal year, the company paid $1.00 in form of dividends to shareholders. JPM announced to raise dividends by 20.0 percent.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 9.98, P/S ratio 1.70 and P/B ratio 0.93. Dividend Yield: 2.77 percent. The beta ratio is 1.26.

3. Air Products & Chemicals (APD) has a market capitalization of $19.31 billion. The company employs 18,500 people, generates revenues of $10,082.00 million and has a net income of $1,252.60 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $2,499.00 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 24.79 percent (operating margin 16.09 percent and the net profit margin finally 12.42 percent).

The total debt representing 32.18 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 79.35 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 21.43 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $5.52. Last fiscal year, the company paid $2.23 in form of dividends to shareholders. APD announced to raise dividends by 10.3 percent.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 16.61, P/S ratio 1.90 and P/B ratio 3.29. Dividend Yield: 2.56 percent. The beta ratio is 1.14.

Take a closer look at the full table of the stocks with recent dividend hikes. The average dividend growth amounts to 25.29 percent and the average dividend yield amounts to 3.08 percent. Stocks from the sheet are highly valuated because of the P/E ratio of 24.99. The average P/S ratio is 7.02 and P/B 1.93.

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APD, AEC, BBT, BMR, BTH, CLF, CNS, VMM, VCF, EFT, EFR, INDB, JPM, MGU, NTRS, PDCO, O, STT, USB, WASH, WFC, XLNX,

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