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The Best Stocks With Dividend Growth From Last Week (September 17 – September 23, 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, 34 stocks and funds raised dividends of which 17 have a dividend growth of more than 10 percent. The average dividend growth amounts to 15.08 percent. Exactly 14 stocks have a yield over three percent and 22 are currently recommended to buy.

Here are my favorites with fast dividend growth:

ConAgra Foods (CAG) has a market capitalization of $11.22 billion. The company employs 26,100 people, generates revenue of $13,262.60 million and has a net income of $429.40 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $1,201.00 million. The EBITDA margin is 9.06 percent (operating margin 4.71 percent and net profit margin 3.24 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 25.67 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 66.15 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 10.24 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $1.51. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.95 in form of dividends to shareholders. CAG announced to raise dividends by 4.2 percent.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 18.17, P/S ratio 0.84 and P/B ratio 2.53. Dividend Yield: 3.64 percent. The beta ratio is 0.68.

McDonald's (MCD) has a market capitalization of $94.50 billion. The company employs 420,000 people, generates revenue of $27,006.00 million and has a net income of $5,503.10 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $9,766.70 million. The EBITDA margin is 36.16 percent (operating margin 31.58 percent and net profit margin 20.38 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 37.89 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 86.87 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 37.92 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $5.32. Last fiscal year, the company paid $2.53 in form of dividends to shareholders. MCD announced to raise dividends by 10.0 percent.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 17.60, P/S ratio 3.50 and P/B ratio 6.65. Dividend Yield: 3.29 percent. The beta ratio is 0.41.

Microsoft (MSFT) has a market capitalization of $261.48 billion. The company employs 94,000 people, generates revenue of $73,723.00 million and has a net income of $16,978.00 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $24,819.00 million. The EBITDA margin is 33.67 percent (operating margin 29.92 percent and net profit margin 23.03 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 9.85 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 18.00 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 27.51 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $2.00. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.80 in form of dividends to shareholders. MSFT announced to raise dividends by 15.0 percent.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 15.59, P/S ratio 3.55 and P/B ratio 3.94. Dividend Yield: 2.95 percent. The beta ratio is 1.01.

Texas Instruments (TXN) has a market capitalization of $32.98 billion. The company employs 34,759 people, generates revenue of $13,735.00 million and has a net income of $2,236.00 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $4,007.00 million. The EBITDA margin is 29.17 percent (operating margin 21.78 percent and net profit margin 16.28 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 27.28 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 51.06 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 20.58 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $1.37. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.56 in form of dividends to shareholders. TXN announced to raise dividends by 23.50 percent.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 21.18, P/S ratio 2.40 and P/B ratio 3.02. Dividend Yield: 2.90 percent. The beta ratio is 1.08.

Yum! Brands (YUM) has a market capitalization of $31.23 billion. The company employs 60,580 people, generates revenue of $12,626.00 million and has a net income of $1,335.00 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $2,392.00 million. The EBITDA margin is 18.95 percent (operating margin 14.38 percent and net profit margin 10.57 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 37.55 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 181.95 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 77.61 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $3.19. Last fiscal year, the company paid $1.07 in form of dividends to shareholders. YUM announced to raise dividends by 4.2 percent.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 21.45, P/S ratio 2.47 and P/B ratio 17.29. Dividend Yield: 1.96 percent. The beta ratio is 0.90.

Take a closer look at the full table of stocks with recent dividend hikes. The average dividend growth amounts to 15.08 percent and the average dividend yield amounts to 4.78 percent. Stocks from the sheet are valuated with a P/E ratio of 19.02. The average P/S ratio is 4.63 and P/B 3.36.

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AVD, AMT, AMTG, ATNI, AVGO, CAG, CBRL, NDRO, CXS, EPD, FITB, FLIC, FULT, IDA, INGR, LII, MCD, MTR; MSFT, MSpA, NCT, ROYT, PBT, RAS, O, TXN, USBpL, USBpA, USBpH, USBpN, WASH, WMC, YUM

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