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My 4 Favorites from the 20 Most Recommended Dividend Stocks at All-Time Highs

People love watching stocks go up. In my blog long-term-investments.blogspot.com I present on a regular basis some interesting stocks at new 52-week highs or even better, stocks at all-time highs. Recently, 100 companies realized price marks they have never reached before; 58 of them pay dividends.

All-time highs are very good signals to show strong investor confidence, as well as indicating a well-running business.

If I look at the huge number of stocks at all-time highs, I can’t believe that it is really true. Remember the world economy is still in a recession and growth is weaker than predicted, but the financial markets do not care about it. Stocks rally and we are close to all-time Highs in some of the world’s most important indices. The main question for me is: is this rally sustainable and correct or do you believe that this is a small bubble which becomes bigger and bigger. Let me know and we will discuss it in the comment area.

Below is a small list taken from the 20 most recommended dividend stocks which realized a new all-time high within the recent trading days. Two high-yields are part of the results.

Here are my favorite stocks:

Covidien (COV) has a market capitalization of $28.88 billion. The company employs 43,400 people, generates revenue of $11.852 billion and has a net income of $1.902 billion. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $3.044 billion. The EBITDA margin is 25.68 percent (the operating margin is 20.34 percent and the net profit margin is 16.05 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 22.64 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 47.70 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 18.66 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $3.92. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.94 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 15.57, the P/S ratio is 2.41 and the P/B ratio is 2.69. The dividend yield amounts to 1.73 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 0.87.

CVS Caremark (CVS) has a market capitalization of $64.97 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 17.50, the P/S ratio is 0.61 and the P/B ratio is 1.78. The dividend yield amounts to 1.73 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 0.76.

Comcast Corporation (CMCSA) has a market capitalization of $106.99 billion. The company employs 126,000 people, generates revenue of $55.842 billion and has a net income of $5.157 billion. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $18.357 billion. The EBITDA margin is 32.87 percent (the operating margin is 19.20 percent and the net profit margin is 9.23 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 24.91 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 83.15 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 9.08 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $2.19. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.45 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 18.36, the P/S ratio is 1.89 and the P/B ratio is 2.29. The dividend yield amounts to 1.63 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 1.10.

Allergan (AGN) has a market capitalization of $31.55 billion. The company employs 10,500 people, generates revenue of $5.419 billion and has a net income of $938.10 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $1.615 billion. The EBITDA margin is 29.81 percent (the operating margin is 25.13 percent and the net profit margin is 17.31 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 18.80 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 30.12 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 18.57 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $3.42. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.20 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 30.70, the P/S ratio is 5.95 and the P/B ratio is finally 6.03. The dividend yield amounts to 0.19 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 0.85.

Take a closer look at the full table of the 20 highest buy rated dividend stocks at all-time highs. The average P/E ratio amounts to 21.17 and forward P/E ratio is 16.06. The dividend yield is 1.7 percent. Price to book ratio is 2.98 and price to sales ratio is 3.95. The operating margin amounts to 17.98 percent. The average stock has a debt to equity ratio of 0.74.

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