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Ken Fisher's 3 Highest Yielding Dividend Stocks in Q3

American businessman, Kenneth Fisher, is founder, chairman and CEO of Fisher Investments, a money management firm headquartered in California. Fisher writes the monthly “Portfolio Strategy” column in Forbes magazine. He is one of the richest Americans and part of the Forbes 400 list of world billionaires. Funds ran by Fisher at Fisher Asset Management were valued at $34.91 billion.

During this year's third quarter, Ken Fisher had 458 total positions. His top new buys are: CMCSA, PBR, TM, RY, NVS, VOD, CHL, NTGR, SAM, WRC

Out of his top 30 list of investment positions as of Sept. 30, 2012, here are his three best-yielding dividend stocks:

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) has a market capitalization of $107.56 billion. The company employs 97,389 people, generates revenue of $44.150 billion and has a net income of $8.798 billion. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $14.844 billion. The EBITDA margin is 33.62 percent (the operating margin is 28.50 percent and the net profit margin is 19.93 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 36.27 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 185.52 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 62.19 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $3.20. Last fiscal year, the company paid $2.26 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 13.66, the P/S ratio is 2.42 and the P/B ratio is 8.48. The dividend yield amounts to 5.31 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 0.65.

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 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.

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 $218.32 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.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 15.45, the P/S ratio is 1.48 and the P/B ratio is 1.89. The dividend yield amounts to 3.65 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 1.61.

Take a closer look at all the top portfolio positions of Ken Fisher. The average P/E ratio amounts to 19.09. The dividend yield has a value of 2.71 percent. Price to book ratio is 4.03 and price to sales ratio 3.18.

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