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The Best Stocks With Dividend Growth From Last Week (May 14 – May 20, 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, 36 stocks and funds raised dividends of which 24 have a dividend growth of more than 10 percent. The average dividend growth amounts to 26.33 percent. Exactly 10 stocks have a yield over five percent and 17 are currently recommended to buy.

Here are the stocks with fast dividend growth:

Williams Companies (WMB ) has a market capitalization of $18.56 billion. The company employs 4,293 people, generates revenues of $7,930.00 million and has a net income of $1,078.00 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $3,209.00 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 40.47 percent (operating margin 20.11 percent and the net profit margin finally 13.59 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt representing 52.85 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 486.45 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 17.69 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $1.32. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.78 in form of dividends to shareholders. WMB raised dividends by 15.9 percent.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 22.50, P/S ratio 2.34 and P/B ratio 9.79. Dividend Yield: 4.04 percent. The beta ratio is 1.33.

ACE Limited (ACE) has a market capitalization of $24.39 billion. The company employs 16,500 people, generates revenues of $16,834.00 million and has a net income of $1,585.00 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $4,861.00 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 28.88 percent (operating margin 12.68 percent and the net profit margin finally 9.42 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt representing 5.27 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 18.81 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 6.68 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $6.72. Last fiscal year, the company paid $1.38 in form of dividends to shareholders. ACE raised dividends by 69.0 percent.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 10.72, P/S ratio 1.45 and P/B ratio 0.99. Dividend Yield: 2.72 percent. The beta ratio is 0.75.

Tiffany & Co. (TIF) has a market capitalization of $7.66 billion. The company employs 9,800 people, generates revenues of $3,642.94 million and has a net income of $439.19 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $858.55 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 23.57 percent (operating margin 19.45 percent and the net profit margin finally 12.06 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt representing 17.12 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 30.32 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 19.41 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $3.41. Last fiscal year, the company paid $1.12 in form of dividends to shareholders. TIF raised dividends by 10.3 percent.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 17.80, P/S ratio 2.10 and P/B ratio 3.27. Dividend Yield: 2.11 percent. The beta ratio is 1.79.

Coach (COH) has a market capitalization of $18.93 billion. The company employs 5,200 people, generates revenues of $4,158.51 million and has a net income of $880.80 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $1,430.03 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 34.39 percent (operating margin 31.38 percent and the net profit margin finally 21.18 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt representing 0.92 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 1.50 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 56.50 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $3.35. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.68 in form of dividends to shareholders. COH raised dividends by 33.3 percent.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 19.69, P/S ratio 4.55 and P/B ratio 11.79. Dividend Yield: 1.82 percent. The beta ratio is 1.63.

Take a closer look at the full table of the stocks with recent dividend hikes. The average dividend growth amounts to 26.33 percent and the average dividend yield amounts to 4.04 percent. Stocks from the sheet are valuated with a P/E ratio of 17.51. The average P/S ratio is 2.74 and P/B 1.98.

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