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My 4 Top Dividend Growth Stocks from Last Week

Here is a current sheet of companies that have announced a dividend increase within the recent week. In total, 41 stocks and funds raised dividends of which 18 have a dividend growth of more than 10 percent. The average dividend growth amounts to 39.01 percent. Exactly 9 stocks and funds have a yield over 5 percent (high-yield); 19 yield above three percent. Eighteen companies are currently recommended to buy.

Here are my favorite dividend growth stocks:

SYSCO Corp. (SYY) has a market capitalization of $17.65 billion. The company employs 47,800 people, generates revenue of $42.38 billion and has a net income of $1.12 billion. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $2.33 billion. The EBITDA margin is 5.5 percent (the operating margin is 4.46 percent and the net profit margin is 2.65 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 24.96 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 64.43 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 23.89 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $1.88. Last fiscal year, the company paid $1.07 in the form of dividends to shareholders. The company announced to raise dividends by 3.7 percent.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: the P/E ratio is 15.98, the P/S ratio is 0.42 and the P/B ratio is 3.76. The dividend yield amounts to 3.73 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 0.71.

Automatic Data Processing (ADP) has a market capitalization of $26.57 billion. The company employs 57,000 people, generates revenue of $10.66 billion and has a net income of $1.38 billion. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $2.34 billion. The EBITDA margin is 21.97 percent (the operating margin is 19.9 percent and the net profit margin 13.02 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 0.05 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 0.27 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 22.9 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $2.82. Last fiscal year, the company paid $1.55 in the form of dividends to shareholders. The company announced to raise dividends by 10.1 percent.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: the P/E ratio is 19.38, the P/S ratio is 2.49 and the P/B ratio is finally 4.34. The dividend yield amounts to 3.18 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 0.69.

Union Pacific (UNP) has a market capitalization of $55.30B billion. The company employs 46,205 people, generates revenue of $19.557 billion and has a net income of $3.292 billion. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $7.336 billion. The EBITDA margin is 37.51 percent (the operating margin is 29.24 percent and the net profit margin 16.83 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 19.75 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 47.94 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 18.12 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $8.07. Last fiscal year, the company paid $1.93 in the form of dividends to shareholders. The company announced to raise dividends by 15 percent.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: the P/E ratio is 14.56, the P/S ratio is 2.83 and the P/B ratio is 3.04. The dividend yield amounts to 2.35 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 1.16.

Brown-Forman (BF.A) has a market capitalization of $13.68 billion. The company employs 3,800 people, generates revenue of $3.614 billion and has a net income of $513 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $837 million. The EBITDA margin is 23.16 percent (the operating margin is 21.80 percent and the net profit margin 14.19 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 14.67 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 24.65 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 24.85 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $2.52. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.89 in the form of dividends to shareholders. The company announced to raise dividends by 9.3 percent.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: the P/E ratio is 24.72, the P/S ratio is 3.79 and the P/B ratio is 6.73. The dividend yield amounts to 1.56 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 0.68.

The average dividend growth amounts to 39.01 percent and the average dividend yield amounts to 2.85 percent. Stocks from the sheet are valuated with a P/E ratio of 20.84. The average P/S ratio is 4.57 and the P/B 1.89.

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