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The Best Stocks with Dividend Growth from Last Week (October 15–21, 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, 33 stocks and funds raised dividends of which 13 have a dividend growth of more than 10 percent. The average dividend growth amounts to 36.75 percent. Exactly 8 stocks have a yield over three percent and 16 are currently recommended to buy.

Here are my favorites with fast dividend growth:

Kinder Morgan Energy Partners (KMP) has a market capitalization of $29.40 billion. The company employs 8,120 people, generates revenue of $8,211.20 million and has a net income of $1,268.40 million. The firm's earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $2,617.60 million. The EBITDA margin is 31.88 percent (the operating margin is 20.34 percent and net profit margin is 15.45 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 53.18 percent of the company's assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 170.74 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 1.16 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $4.63. Last fiscal year, the company paid $4.61 in the form of dividends to shareholders. KMP announced to raise dividends by 2.4 percent.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 18.30, the P/S ratio is 3.58 and the P/B ratio 3.93. The dividend yield is 5.95 percent. The beta ratio is 0.36.

B&G Foods (BGS) has a market capitalization of $1.39 billion. The company employs 739 people, generates revenue of $543.87 million and has a net income of $50.24 million. The firm's earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $129.66 million. The EBITDA margin is 23.84 percent (the operating margin is 20.87 percent and the net profit margin is 9.24 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 63.56 percent of the company's assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 305.72 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 21.56 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $1.18. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.86 in the form of dividends to shareholders. BGS announced to raise dividends by 7.4 percent.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 24.34, the P/S ratio is 2.74 and the P/B ratio 5.81. The dividend yield is 4.04 percent. The beta ratio is 1.20.

Goldman Sachs (GS) has a market capitalization of $59.27 billion. The company employs 32,600 people, generates revenue 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. The EBITDA margin is 21.84 percent (the operating margin is 16.77 percent and the net profit margin is 12.07 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 49.30 percent of the company's assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 646.66 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 3.65 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $10.39. Last fiscal year, the company paid $1.40 in the form of dividends to shareholders. GS announced to raise dividends by 8.7 percent.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 11.89, the P/S ratio is 1.61 and the P/B ratio 0.89. The dividend yield is 1.62 percent. The beta ratio is 1.40.

Cintas Corporation (CTAS) has a market capitalization of $5.23 billion. The company employs 30,000 people, generates revenue of $4,102.00 million and has a net income of $297.64 million. The firm's earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $733.79 million. The EBITDA margin is 17.89 percent (the operating margin is 13.16 percent and the net profit margin is 7.26 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 30.88 percent of the company's assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 60.06 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 13.32 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $2.36. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.54 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 17.75, the P/S ratio is 1.28 and the P/B ratio 2.48. The dividend yield is 1.53 percent. The beta ratio is 0.93.

Take a closer look at the full table of stocks with recent dividend hikes. The average dividend growth amounts to 36.75 percent and the average dividend yield amounts to 7.17 percent. Stocks from the sheet are valuated with a P/E ratio of 20.95. The average P/S ratio is 5.17 and P/B 4.38.

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