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These 32 Stocks Announced a Dividend Hike Last Week

Here is a current list of companies that have announced a dividend increase within the recent week. In total, 32 stocks and funds raised dividends of which 17 have a dividend growth of more than 10 percent. The average dividend growth amounts to 24.26 percent. Below the results are six high-yields and 18 companies currently recommended to buy.

My favorites are low leveraged stocks. I believe that these companies could give investors a solid chance of further dividend hikes. If not, they could boost growth without capital increases.

I do not own any stocks mentioned below. They performed well but Disney beats this return despite the fact that the current dividend yield is still lonesome Disney shares. Last year, I bought stocks from its rivals Hasbro (HAS) and Mattel (MAT) because of the higher yield, low and below the two percent mark.

Here are my favorite dividend growth stocks:

McCormick (MKC ) has a market capitalization of $8.56 billion. The company employs 9,000 people, generates revenue of $3.697 billion and has a net income of $348.8 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $626.1 million. The EBITDA margin is 16.93 percent (the operating margin is 14.61 percent and the net profit margin is 9.43 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 30.63 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 78.17 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 24.49 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $2.91. Last fiscal year, the company paid $1.12 in the form of dividends to shareholders. MKC announced to raise dividend payments by 9.7 percent.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 22.17, the P/S ratio is 2.1 and the P/B ratio is 5.36. The dividend yield amounts to 2.11 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 0.45.

Walt Disney (DIS) has a market capitalization of $88 billion. The company employs 166,000 people, generates revenue of $42.278 billion and has a net income of $6.173 billion. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to about $11 billion. The EBITDA margin is 25.99 percent (the operating margin is 21.9 percent and the net profit margin is 14.6 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 19.49 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 36.71 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 14.73 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $3.13. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.60 in the form of dividends to shareholders. DIS announced to raise dividend payments by 25.0 percent.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 15.88, the P/S ratio is 2.08 and the P/B ratio is 2.25. The dividend yield amounts to 1.51 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 1.18.

J&J Snack Foods (JJSF) has a market capitalization of $1.18 billion. The company employs 3,200 people, generates revenue of $830.8 million and has a net income of $54.12 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $115.62 million. The EBITDA margin is 13.92 percent (the operating margin is 10.23 percent and the net profit margin 6.51 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 0.11 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 0.14 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 11.92 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $2.86. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.52 in the form of dividends to shareholders. JJSF announced to raise dividend payments by 23.1 percent.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 22, the P/S ratio is 1.42 and the P/B ratio is 2.48. The dividend yield amounts to 1.02 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 0.68.

Take a closer look at the full table of stocks with recent dividend hikes. The average dividend growth amounts to 24.26 percent and the average dividend yield amounts to 3.56 percent. Stocks from the sheet are valuated with a P/E ratio of 24.06. The average P/S ratio is 9.31 and P/B 1.87.

* I have no positions in any stocks mentioned, and no plans to initiate any positions within the next 72 hours. I receive no compensation to write about any specific stock, sector or theme.

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