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The Best Stocks with Dividend Growth from Last Week

I love dividends and dividend growth stocks. That’s the main reason why I make a regular screen of the latest stocks with dividend growth on my blog long-term-investments.blogspot.com. I believe that those companies could have a well running business and could have a better performance in the long-run. Below is a current list of companies that have announced a dividend increase within the recent week. In total, 72 stocks and funds raised dividends of which 28 have a dividend growth of more than 10 percent. The average dividend growth amounts to 48.6 percent.

Out of the dividend growth stocks/funds from last week, 25 are currently recommended to buy.

Here are my favorite dividend growth stocks:

Stryker (SYK) has a market capitalization of $20.75 billion. The company employs 21,241 people, generates revenue of $8.307 billion and has a net income of $1.345 billion. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $2.167 billion. The EBITDA margin is 26.09 percent (the operating margin is 20.3 percent and the net profit margin is 16.19 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 14.25 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 23.01 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 18.11 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $3.73. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.75 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 14.63, the P/S ratio is 2.50 and the P/B ratio is 2.71. The dividend yield amounts to 1.94 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 0.9.

Ecolab (ECL) has a market capitalization of $21.3 billion. The company employs 40,200 people, generates revenue of $6.798 billion and has a net income of $463.30 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $1.149 billion. The EBITDA margin is 16.91 percent (the operating margin is 11.09 percent and the net profit margin is 6.81 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 41.86 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 134.76 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 11.87 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $1.93. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.72 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 37.74, the P/S ratio is 3.13 and the P/B ratio is 3.75. The dividend yield amounts to 1.27 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 0.69.

Franklin Resources (BEN) has a market capitalization of $27.11 billion. The company employs 8,600 people, generates revenue of $7.101 billion and has a net income of $1.915 billion. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $2.593 billion. The EBITDA margin is 36.53 percent (the operating margin is 35.42 percent and the net profit margin is 26.98 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 18.83 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 30.18 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 21.66 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $8.93. Last fiscal year, the company paid $1.08 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 14.30, the P/S ratio is 3.82 and the P/B ratio is 2.94. The dividend yield amounts to 0.91 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 1.5.

Take a closer look at the full table of stocks with recent dividend hikes. The average dividend growth amounts to 48.60 percent and the average dividend yield amounts to 3.03 percent. Stocks from the sheet are valuated with a P/E ratio of 22.53. The average P/S ratio is 14.48 and P/B 2.86.

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