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The Best Stocks With Dividend Growth From Last Week (August 20 – August 26, 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, 25 stocks and funds raised dividends of which 12 have a dividend growth of more than 10 percent. The average dividend growth amounts to 16.17 percent. Exactly 10 stocks have a yield over three percent and 10 are currently recommended to buy.

Here are the stocks with fast dividend growth:

Brinker International (EAT ) has a market capitalization of $2.60 billion. The company employs 100,400 people, generates revenue of $2,820.72 million and has a net income of $151.23 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $356.89 million. The EBITDA margin is 12.65 percent (operating margin 8.22 percent and net profit margin 5.36 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 42.84 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 198.54 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 40.39 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $1.89. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.64 in form of dividends to shareholders. The company announced to raise dividends by 25.0 percent.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 18.28, P/S ratio 0.92 and P/B ratio 8.40. Dividend Yield: 2.32 percent. The beta ratio is 1.40.

Bolt Technology (BOLT) has a market capitalization of $127.01 million. The company employs 165 people, generates revenue of $38.86 million and has a net income of $5.53 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $8.91 million. The EBITDA margin is 22.94 percent (operating margin 20.52 percent and net profit margin 14.22 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 0.00 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 0.00 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 7.40 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $0.66. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.00 in form of dividends to shareholders. The company announced to raise dividends by 40.0 percent.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 22.47, P/S ratio 3.27 and P/B ratio 1.65. Dividend Yield: 1.89 percent. The beta ratio is 1.55.

Intuit (INTU) has a market capitalization of $17.16 billion. The company employs 8,000 people, generates revenue of $4,151.00 million and has a net income of $767.00 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $1,401.00 million. The EBITDA margin is 33.75 percent (operating margin 28.35 percent and net profit margin 18.48 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 10.65 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 18.19 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 28.62 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $2.48. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.60 in form of dividends to shareholders. The company announced to raise dividends by 13.3 percent.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 23.56, P/S ratio 4.13 and P/B ratio 6.25. Dividend Yield: 1.16 percent. The beta ratio is 0.76.

Westlake Chemical (WLK) has a market capitalization of $4.63 billion. The company employs 1,811 people, generates revenue of $3,619.85 million and has a net income of $258.97 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $578.19 million. The EBITDA margin is 15.97 percent (operating margin 12.34 percent and net profit margin 7.15 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 23.40 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 43.53 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 15.74 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $4.45. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.27 in form of dividends to shareholders. The company announced to raise dividends by 154.2 percent.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 15.62, P/S ratio 1.28 and P/B ratio 2.63. Dividend Yield: 1.08 percent. The beta ratio is 1.85.

Take a closer look at the full table of the stocks with recent dividend hikes. The average dividend growth amounts to 16.17 percent and the average dividend yield amounts to 2.94 percent. Stocks from the sheet are valuated with a P/E ratio of 30.01. The average P/S ratio is 3.26 and P/B 2.25.

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FCT, ATRI, BKYF, BOLT, EAT, CFFI, CHFI, CHFC, CINF, CBU, DGAS, ESBK, GJI, GLNG, HCC, HOME, INTU, MGEE, MTSC, NRIM, PKY, PFG, PSEC, O, SLH, GJT, TW, WLK

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