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The 20 Best-Yielding Dividend Achievers

Dividend Achievers are stocks with continuously rising dividends at least ten years in a row. Only 189 companies have such an impressive dividend growth history. The dividend yield structure is mixed. The investment class has 62 stocks with a yield below two percent, 113 stocks with a yield up to three percent and 150 yielding below four percent. Exactly 11 percent of the Dividend Achievers are high yields.

I screened the investment category by the best yielding stocks. All of the 20 high yields have a market capitalization over USD300 million but only eight of them are recommended to buy.

Here are my favorite stocks:

1. Kinder Morgan Energy Partners (KMP)
has a market capitalization of $27.88 billion. The company employs 8,120 people, generates revenues of $8,211.20 million and has a net income of $1,268.40 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $2,617.60 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 31.88 percent (operating margin 20.34 percent and the net profit margin finally 15.45 percent).

The total debt representing 53.18 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 170.74 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 1.16 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $0.25. Last fiscal year, the company paid $4.61 in form of dividends to shareholders. KMP raised dividends for 15 consecutive years.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 335.32, P/S ratio 3.39 and P/B ratio 3.86. Dividend Yield: 5.58 percent. The beta ratio is 0.36.

2. Altria Group (MO) has a market capitalization of $62.43 billion. The company employs 9,900 people, generates revenues of $23,800.00 million and has a net income of $3,393.00 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $6,321.00 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 26.56 percent (operating margin 25.50 percent and the net profit margin finally 14.26 percent).

The total debt representing 37.04 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 371.98 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 76.13 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $1.64. Last fiscal year, the company paid $1.58 in form of dividends to shareholders. MO raised dividends for 39 consecutive years.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 18.64, P/S ratio 2.63 and P/B ratio 17.01. Dividend Yield: 5.36 percent. The beta ratio is 0.41.

3. Plains All American Pipelines (PAA) has a market capitalization of $12.19 billion. The company employs 3,800 people, generates revenues of $34,275.00 million and has a net income of $994.00 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $1,530.00 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 4.46 percent (operating margin 3.79 percent and the net profit margin finally 2.90 percent).

The total debt representing 33.80 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 95.39 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 15.47 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $4.93. Last fiscal year, the company paid $3.91 in form of dividends to shareholders. PAA raised dividends for 12 consecutive years.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 15.91, P/S ratio 0.37 and P/B ratio 2.35. Dividend Yield: 5.17 percent. The beta ratio is 0.49.

Take a closer look at the full table of the best yielding Dividend Achievers. The average price to earnings ratio (P/E ratio) amounts to 24.56 and forward P/E ratio is 20.43. The dividend yield has a value of 6.34 percent. Price to book ratio is 2.80 and price to sales ratio 4.25. The operating margin amounts to 32.48 percent. The earnings per share is expected to grow 9.14 percent for the next year and 5.71 percent for the upcoming five years.

Related stock ticker symbols:

VGR, PBI, SPH, CTL, TCP, BPL, IRET, GTY, ORI, UHT, WRE, NNN, T, KMP, MCY, MO, PAA, PPL, UBA, HCP

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