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20 Dividend Contenders with High Growth and Cheap Price Ratios

Dividend Contenders are the following class of the Dividend Champions league. Contenders raised dividend payments over a period of 10 to 25 years without a break. Most of them have huge potential to become a solid Dividend Champion.

The advantage of Contenders is that they are not in a main focus of many investors because of their smaller capitalization or lower media presence. As a result, we can often discover some high quality dividend growth stocks at a lower price.

I screened all 189 Contenders and selected those with an expected earnings growth of more than 10 percent as well as a low forward P/E ratio of less than 15. Exactly 20 companies fulfilled my criteria of which 17are currently recommended to buy.

[/b][b]Here are my favorite stocks:[/b]

[b]Norfolk Southern (NSC)
has a market capitalization of $22.69 billion. The company employs 30,329 people, generates revenue of $11.040 billion and has a net income of $1.749 billion. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $4.040 billion. The EBITDA margin is 36.59 percent (the operating margin is 28.30 percent and the net profit margin 15.84 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 28.61 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 88.95 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 17.69 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $5.36. Last fiscal year, the company paid $1.94 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 13.49, the P/S ratio is 2.09 and the P/B ratio is finally 2.36. The dividend yield amounts to 2.73 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 1.13.

Caterpillar (CAT) has a market capitalization of $60.96 billion. The company employs 129,113 people, generates revenue of $65.875 billion and has a net income of $5.708 billion. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $11.386 billion. The EBITDA margin is 17.28 percent (the operating margin is 13.01 percent and the net profit margin 8.66 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 44.92 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 228.97 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 37.36 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $8.49. Last fiscal year, the company paid $2.02 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 10.99, the P/S ratio is 0.93 and the P/B ratio is finally 3.48. The dividend yield amounts to 2.23 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 1.91.

CVS Caremark (CVS) has a market capitalization of $63.83 billion. The company employs 202,000 people, generates revenue of $123.133 billion and has a net income of $3.882 billion. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $10.386 billion. The EBITDA margin is 8.43 percent (the operating margin is 5.59 percent and the net profit margin 3.15 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 14.91 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 26.07 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 10.25 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $3.04. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.65 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 17.04, the P/S ratio is 0.52 and the P/B ratio is finally 1.69. The dividend yield amounts to 1.74 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 0.77.

Take a closer look at the full list of cheap Dividend Contenders with high growth. The average P/E ratio amounts to 14.81 and forward P/E ratio is 11.97. The dividend yield has a value of 1.85 percent. Price to book ratio is 2.62 and price to sales ratio 1.58. The operating margin amounts to 15.24 percent and the beta ratio is 1.15. Stocks from the list have an average debt to equity ratio of 0.53.

Related stock ticker symbols:

NTT, BANF, NSC, CAH, UTX, DGICB, CAT, MUR, NUS, PII, CNI, CVS, QCOM, LECO, CNQ, ANDE, MATW, VMI, FDX, AAN

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· 12 Best Dividend Contenders With High Growth And Low Debt

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