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3 of the Best Stocks with Dividend Growth From Last Week

I love dividends and dividend growth stocks. I believe that those companies could have a well running business and could have 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, 22 stocks and funds raised dividends of which 15 have a dividend growth of more than 10 percent. The average dividend growth amounts to 110.63 percent.

Twelve of the dividend growth stocks/funds from last week are currently recommended to buy; 15 yielding over three percent.

Here are my favorite dividend growth stocks:

Pfizer (PFE) has a market capitalization of $184.65 billion. The company employs 103,700 people, generates revenue of $67.425 billion and has a net income of $8.739 billion. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $23.011 billion. The EBITDA margin is 34.13 percent (the operating margin is 18.93 percent and the net profit margin is 12.96 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 20.72 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 47.39 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 10.24 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $1.25. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.80 in the form of dividends to shareholders. PFE announced to raise dividends by 9.1 percent.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 20.03, the P/S ratio is 2.74 and the P/B ratio is finally 2.31. The dividend yield amounts to 3.83 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 0.70.

General Electric (GE) has a market capitalization of $218.95 billion. The company employs 301,000 people, generates revenue of $147.300 billion and has a net income of $14.366 billion. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $31.015 billion. The EBITDA margin is 21.06 percent (the operating margin is 13.64 percent and the net profit margin is 9.75 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 63.22 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 389.43 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 11.06 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $1.35. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.61 in the form of dividends to shareholders. GE announced to raise dividends by 11.8 percent.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 15.50, the P/S ratio is 1.49 and the P/B ratio is 1.90. The dividend yield amounts to 3.64 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 1.61.

KBR (KBR) has a market capitalization of $4.36 billion. The company employs 27,000 people, generates revenue of $9.261 billion and has a net income of $540.00 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $658.00 million. The EBITDA margin is 7.11 percent (the operating margin is 6.34 percent and the net profit margin is 5.83 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 1.75 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 3.97 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 20.16 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $1.36. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.20 in the form of dividends to shareholders. KBR announced to raise dividends by 60 percent.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 21.73, the P/S ratio is 0.47 and the P/B ratio is finally 1.76. The dividend yield amounts to 1.08 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 1.29.

Take a closer look at the full table of stocks with recent dividend hikes. The average dividend growth amounts to 110.63 percent and the average dividend yield amounts to 6.10 percent. Stocks from the sheet are valuated with a P/E ratio of 16.43.The average P/S ratio is 5.05 and P/B 4.79.

* I am long GE. I receive no compensation to write about these specific stocks, sector or theme. I don't plan to increase or decrease positions or obligations within the next 72 hours.

For the other stocks: 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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