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The Best Stocks with Dividend Growth from Last Week (Nov. 5-11, 2012)

Here is a current sheet of companies that have announced a dividend increase within the recent week. In total, 45 stocks and funds raised dividends, 25 of which have a dividend growth of more than 10 percent. The average dividend growth amounts to 42.41 percent. Exactly 11 stocks/funds have a yield over five percent (high-yield); 21 above three percent, and 31 companies are currently recommended to buy.

Below is a selection of the four best dividend growth stocks to invest in. Not all of the results are cheap stocks but they have some kind of value in their business model.

Here are the stocks with fast dividend growth:

The Wendy's Co. (WEN) has a market capitalization of $1.74 billion. The company employs 42,800 people, generates revenue of $2.431 billion and has a net income of $17.91 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $281.80 million. The EBITDA margin is 11.59 percent (the operating margin is 5.64 percent and the net profit margin is 0.74 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 31.55 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 67.98 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 0.86 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $-0.04. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.08 in the form of dividends to shareholders. The company announced to double dividends.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is not calculable, the P/S ratio is 0.72 and the P/B ratio is 0.87. The dividend yield amounts to 3.6 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 0.94.

HollyFrontier (HFC) has a market capitalization of $8.29 billion. The company employs 2,382 people, generates revenue of $15.439 billion and has a net income of $1 billion. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $1.876 billion. The EBITDA margin is 12.15 percent (the operating margin is 11.12 percent and the net profit margin is 6.86 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 11.78 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 23.34 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 34.68 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $7.55. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.34 in the form of dividends to shareholders. The company announced to raise dividends by one third.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 5.40, the P/S ratio is 0.54 and the P/B ratio is 1.64. The dividend yield amounts to 1.96 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 0.96.

DeVry (DV) has a market capitalization of $1.58 billion. The company employs 10,863 people, generates revenue of $2.089 billion and has a net income of $142.38 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $292.93 million. The EBITDA margin is 14.02 percent (the operating margin is 9.77 percent and the net profit margin 6.81 percent).

Financial Analysis: DV has no long-term debt outstanding. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 10.31 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $1.74. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.30 in the form of dividends to shareholders. The company announced to raise dividends by 13.3 percent.

Thermo Fisher Scientific (TMO) has a market capitalization of $21.86 billion. The company employs 39,000 people, generates revenue of $11.725 billion and has a net income of $1.019 billion. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $2.108 billion. The EBITDA margin is 17.98 percent (the operating margin is 10.62 percent and the net profit margin 8.70 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 26.19 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 46.73 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 6.71 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $3.14. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.13 in the form of dividends to shareholders. The company announced to raise dividends by 15.4 percent.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 19.33, the P/S ratio is 1.86 and the P/B ratio is 1.5. The dividend yield amounts to 0.99 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 0.78.

Take a closer look at the full table of stocks with recent dividend hikes. The average dividend growth amounts to 42.41 percent and the average dividend yield has a value of 3.64 percent. Stocks from the sheet are valuated with a P/E ratio of 18.16. The average P/S ratio is 4.77 and the P/B ratio is 1.92.

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