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Stocks with Fastest Dividend Growth in April 2012

Here is a current sheet of companies with fastest dividend growth compared to the previous dividend declaration. The dividend growth is often a good indicator for the financial health of a stock. Companies with a strong increase in dividends judge the future of their company as rosy and they want to give money back to shareholders that they don’t need for their business.

In total, 49 companies announced a dividend growth of more than 10% within the recent month. The average dividend yield of the fastest dividend growth stocks from last month amounts to 3.37% and the dividend growth is 70.76%.

Here are my favorite stocks with fastest dividend growth in April 2012:

The Travelers Companies (TRV) has a market capitalization of $24.90 billion. The company employs 30,000 people, generates revenues of $25,446.00 million and has a net income of $1,426.00 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $6,416.00 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 25.21% (operating margin 5.31% and the net profit margin finally 5.60%).

Financial Analysis: The total debt representing 6.31% of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 26.98%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 5.67% was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $3.46. Last fiscal year, the company paid $1.59 in form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 18.51, P/S ratio 0.98 and P/B ratio 1.03. Dividend Yield: 2.87 percent. The beta ratio is 0.68.

Goldman Sachs Group (GS) has a market capitalization of $56.65 billion. The company employs 34,700 people, generates revenues of $36,793.00 million and has a net income of $4,442.00 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $8,034.00 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 21.84% (operating margin 16.77% and the net profit margin finally 12.07%).

Financial Analysis: The total debt representing 31.48% of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 412.92%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 3.65% was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $6.78. Last fiscal year, the company paid $1.40 in form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 16.88, P/S ratio 1.54 and P/B ratio 0.83. Dividend Yield: 1.61 percent. The beta ratio is 1.43.

W.W. Grainger (GWW) has a market capitalization of $14.93 billion. The company employs 20,000 people, generates revenues of $8,078.18 million and has a net income of $666.41 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $1,201.63 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 14.87% (operating margin 13.03% and the net profit margin finally 8.25 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt representing 10.95% of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 19.65%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 26.71% was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $9.47. Last fiscal year, the company paid $2.52 in form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 22.49, P/S ratio 1.85 and P/B ratio 5.66. Dividend Yield: 1.50 percent. The beta ratio is 0.93.

Take a closer look at the full list of stocks with highest dividend growth from last month. The average dividend yield of the fastest dividend growth stocks from last month amounts to 3.37% and the dividend growth is 70.76%.

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