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My 4 Favorites of the 32 Stocks with Dividend Growth from Last Week

I love dividends and dividend growth stocks because they are one of my major wealth drivers. 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 companies with rising dividends should 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 hike within the recent week. In total, 32 stocks and funds raised dividends of which 18 have a dividend growth of more than 10 percent. The average dividend growth amounts to 25.33 percent.

Below the top dividend growth stocks are eight with a high yield; 16 companies are currently recommended to buy or even have a strong buy rating.

If I scroll through the list, I find many oil and gas companies as well as financial stocks. Banks pay more dividends in order to establish pre-financial crises level. Well, that’s still far away.

Oil and gas pipeline operators raised dividends very continuously in the past. They benefit from the fact that America experiences a new oil rush with shale gas and shale oil. The new energy sources must be transported with an infrastructure that does not exist for the time being.

It could be more interesting to look at railroad stocks. I will try to make a screen for it in the near future. What are your thoughts about the latest dividend growth stocks? Do you own some of them? Would you buy one of them? Please let me know and leave a comment in the box below!

Here are my favorite dividend growth stocks:

Kinder Morgan Energy (KMP) has a market capitalization of $32.35 billion. The company employs 8,120 people, generates revenue of $8,642 billion and has a net income of $2.025 billion. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $3.433 billion. The EBITDA margin is 39.72 percent (the operating margin is 27.08 percent and the net profit margin is 23.43 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 45.80 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 129.94 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 6.21 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $1.65. Last fiscal year, the company paid $4.98 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 53.86, the P/S ratio is 3.74 and the P/B ratio is 2.86. The dividend yield amounts to 5.82 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 0.40.

Williams Companies (WMB) has a market capitalization of $21.79 billion. The company employs 4,293 people, generates revenue of $7.930 billion and has a net income of $1.078 billion. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $2.257 billion. The EBITDA margin is 28.46 percent (the operating margin is 20.13 percent and the net profit margin is 13.59 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 52.85 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 672.99 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 19.83 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $1.06. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.78 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 32.71, the P/S ratio is 2.95 and the P/B ratio is 15.86. The dividend yield amounts to 3.9 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 1.3.

BlackRock (BLK) has a market capitalization of $40.81 billion. The company employs 10,400 people, generates revenue of $9.337 billion and has a net income of $2.440 billion. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $3.681 billion. The EBITDA margin is 39.42 percent (the operating margin is 37.74 percent and the net profit margin is 26.13 percent).

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $13.76. Last fiscal year, the company paid $6.00 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 17.00, the P/S ratio is 4.25 and the P/B ratio is not calculable. The dividend yield amounts to 2.87 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 1.55.

Schlumberger (SLB) has a market capitalization of $101.56 billion. The company employs 113,000 people, generates revenue of $42.321 billion and has a net income of $5.468 billion. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $11.031 billion. The EBITDA margin is 26.07 percent (the operating margin is 16.99 percent and the net profit margin is 12.92 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 18.90 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 33.36 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 16.45 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $4.06. Last fiscal year, the company paid $1.10 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 18.85, the P/S ratio is 2.40 and the P/B ratio is finally 2.91. The dividend yield amounts to 1.63 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 1.37.

Take a closer look at the full table of stocks with recent dividend hikes. The average dividend growth amounts to 25.33 percent and the average dividend yield amounts to 3.36 percent. Stocks from the sheet are valuated with a P/E ratio of 22.96.The average P/S ratio is 3.17 and P/B 3.76.

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