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The Best Stocks With Dividend Growth From Last Week (July 30 – August 05, 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, 64 stocks and funds raised dividends of which 36 have a dividend growth of more than 10 percent. The average dividend growth amounts to 23.02 percent. Exactly 19 stocks have a yield over five percent and 35 are currently recommended to buy.

Here are my favorites with fast dividend growth:

American States Water (AWR) has a market capitalization of $781.50 million. The company employs 732 people, generates revenue of $419.27 million and has a net income of $42.01 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $133.45 million. The EBITDA margin is 31.83 percent (operating margin 22.68 percent and net profit margin 10.02 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 27.67 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 83.85 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 10.61 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $2.39. Last fiscal year, the company paid $1.10 in form of dividends to shareholders. The company announced to raise dividends by 26.8 percent.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 17.37, P/S ratio 1.86 and P/B ratio 1.91. Dividend Yield: 3.43 percent. The beta ratio is 0.37.

Norfolk Southern (NSC) has a market capitalization of $23.94 billion. The company employs 30,329 people, generates revenue of $11,172.00 million and has a net income of $1,916.00 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $4,075.00 million. The EBITDA margin is 36.48 percent (operating margin 28.70 percent and net profit margin 17.15 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 26.42 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 76.08 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 18.53 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $5.83. Last fiscal year, the company paid $1.66 in form of dividends to shareholders. The company announced to raise dividends by 6.4 percent.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 12.85, P/S ratio 2.14 and P/B ratio 2.50. Dividend Yield: 2.67 percent. The beta ratio is 1.07.

Dover Corporation (DOV) has a market capitalization of $9.97 billion. The company employs 34,000 people, generates revenue of $7,950.14 million and has a net income of $846.36 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $1,641.10 million. The EBITDA margin is 20.64 percent (operating margin 15.23 percent and net profit margin 10.65 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 23.02 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 44.36 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 17.90 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $4.48. Last fiscal year, the company paid $1.18 in form of dividends to shareholders. The company announced to raise dividends by 11.1 percent.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 12.18, P/S ratio 1.25 and P/B ratio 2.03. Dividend Yield: 2.57 percent. The beta ratio is 1.36.

Take a closer look at the full table of the stocks with recent dividend hikes. The average dividend growth amounts to 23.02 percent and the average dividend yield amounts to 4.53 percent. Stocks from the sheet are valuated with a P/E ratio of 18.08. The average P/S ratio is 5.26 and P/B 2.14.

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