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The Best Stocks With Dividend Growth From Last Week (March 19 - 25, 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, seven stocks and funds raised dividends of which two have a dividend growth of more than 10 percent. The average dividend growth amounts to 23.66 percent. One stock has a high yield (over 5 percent) and five are currently recommended to buy.

Here are the stocks with fast dividend growth:

1. Raytheon Company (RTN)
has a market capitalization of $17.73 billion. The company employs 71,000 people, generates revenues of $24,857.00 million and has a net income of $1,897.00 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $3,304.00 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 13.29 percent (operating margin 11.49 percent and the net profit margin finally 7.63 percent).

The total debt representing 17.81 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 56.29 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 20.82 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $5.29. Last fiscal year, the company paid $1.72 in form of dividends to shareholders. The company announced to raise dividends by 16.3 percent.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 9.85, P/S ratio 0.71 and P/B ratio 2.16. Dividend Yield: 3.83 percent. The beta ratio is 0.68.

2. AvalonBay Communities (AVB) has a market capitalization of $13.05 billion. The company employs 2,095 people, generates revenues of $968.71 million and has a net income of $165.94 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $575.66 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 59.43 percent (operating margin 16.60 percent and the net profit margin finally 17.13 percent).

The total debt representing 42.82 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 82.65 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 4.27 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $1.81. Last fiscal year, the company paid $3.57 in form of dividends to shareholders. The company announced to raise dividends by 8.7 percent.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 75.62, P/S ratio 13.47 and P/B ratio 2.97. Dividend Yield: 2.83 percent. The beta ratio is 1.29.

3. UDR (UDR) has a market capitalization of $5.72 billion. The company employs 1,652 people, generates revenues of $708.68 million and has a net income of $-111.64 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $415.56 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 58.64 percent (operating margin -15.65 percent and the net profit margin finally -15.75 percent).

The total debt representing 58.30 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 169.33 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of -6.65 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $-0.63. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.80 in form of dividends to shareholders. The company announced to raise dividends by 2.3 percent.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is not calculable, P/S ratio 8.07 and P/B ratio 2.57. Dividend Yield: 3.44 percent. The beta ratio is 1.22.

Take a closer look at the full table of the stocks with recent dividend hikes. The average dividend growth amounts to 23.66 percent and the average dividend yield amounts to 3.45 percent. Stocks from the sheet are highly valuated because of the P/E ratio of 21.10. The average P/S ratio is 16.65 and P/B 1.70.

Related Stock Ticker:

AVB, CLF, HBNC, IBOC, KYN, RTN, UDR

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