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My 3 Favorites from the 20 Best Recommended Services Dividend Stocks

Today I would like to go forward with my best stock recommendation list for January 2013 and analyze the services sector. The services sector has 888 companies listed of which 348 pay dividends and 213 are recommended to buy.

The total market capitalization of all stocks amounts to $56.93 trillion. An average stock from the sector has a dividend yield of 1.72 percent and is valuated with a P/E of 20.1. The best yielding industries are consumer services and electronic stores, which are followed by computers wholesale.

I screened for the 20 most recommended and higher capitalized stocks with positive dividend payments. Two high-yields are part of the results.

Here are my favorite stocks:

CVS Caremark (CVS) has a market capitalization of $63.96 billion. The company employs 202,000 people, generates revenue of $107.100 billion and has a net income of $3.488 billion. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $7.898 billion. The EBITDA margin is 7.37 percent (the operating margin is 5.91 percent and the net profit margin is 3.26 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 15.52 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 26.32 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 9.22 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $2.98. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.50 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 17.23, the P/S ratio is 0.60 and the P/B ratio is 1.75. The dividend yield amounts to 1.75 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 0.76.

Mastercard (MA) has a market capitalization of $65.83 billion. The company employs 6,700 people, generates revenue of $6.714 billion and has a net income of $1.904 billion. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $2.907 billion. The EBITDA margin is 43.30 percent (the operating margin is 40.41 percent and the net profit margin is 28.36 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 0.00 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 0.00 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 34.43 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $17.26. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.60 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 30.63, the P/S ratio is 9.78 and the P/B ratio is 11.43. The dividend yield amounts to 0.23 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 0.91.

Starbucks (SBUX) has a market capitalization of $40.91 billion. The company employs 160,000 people, generates revenue of $13.299 billion and has a net income of $1.384 billion. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $2.337 billion. The EBITDA margin is 17.57 percent (the operating margin is 15.02 percent and the net profit margin is 10.41 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 6.69 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 10.76 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 29.15 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $1.79. 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 30.72, the P/S ratio is 3.08 and the P/B ratio is 8.07. The dividend yield amounts to 1.53 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 1.19.

Take a closer look at the full list of the most recommended services dividend stocks. The average P/E ratio amounts to 19.82 and forward P/E ratio is 14.63. The dividend yield has a value of 2.30 percent. Price to book ratio is 3.79 and price to sales ratio 2.06. The operating margin amounts to 16.24 percent and the beta ratio is 16.24. Stocks from the list have an average debt to equity ratio of 1.31.

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The most recommended dividend stocks from the services sector was originally published at long-term-investments.blogspot.com.

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