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My 5 Favorites Stocks With Dividend Growth From Last Week

77! That’s the number of stocks and funds which raised dividends last week. It’s the highest amount this year and the highest for several months.

Dividend growth is often a good sign for a healthy business. Corporate leaders like to give money back that they don’t need for their business. They also expect a strong incoming cash flow.

Yesterday, I started to tweet some of those stocks with recent dividend growth via my @DividendSheet account on twitter. You can also follow me there in order get more dividend stock ideas - quick and short, informative with current yield and price-earnings figures. I even try to limit my thoughts but I cover over 50,000 stocks around the world and a few hundred of them are very good dividend growth investments.

However, 77 stocks and funds raised dividends last week, of which 44 have a dividend growth of more than 10 percent. The average dividend growth amounts to 40.67%. Linked is a small list of all companies and funds with some price ratios to compare.

Below the results are 14 High-Yields, stocks with over 5 percent dividend yield. Forty-seven companies have a current buy or better rating.

Here are my favorite dividend growth stocks:

Home Depot (HD) has a market capitalization of $103.27 billion. The company employs 331,000 people, generates revenue of $74.754 billion and has a net income of $4.535 billion. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $9.450 billion. The EBITDA margin is 12.64% (the operating margin is 10.39% and the net profit margin 6.07%).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 26.28% of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 60.7%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 25.42% was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $3.10. Last fiscal year, the company paid $1.26 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 22.27, the P/S ratio is 1.38 and the P/B ratio is finally 5.81. The dividend yield amounts to 2.26 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 0.86.

Novo Nordisk (NVO) has a market capitalization of $95.28 billion. The company employs 34,286 people, generates revenue of $13.629 billion and has a net income of $3.743 billion. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $5.598 billion. The EBITDA margin is 41.07% (the operating margin is 37.77% and the net profit margin 27.47%).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 0.76% of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 1.23%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 54.90% was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $6.79. Last fiscal year, the company paid $3.14 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 25.85, the P/S ratio is 5.86 and the P/B ratio is finally 13.42. The dividend yield amounts to 1.81% and the beta ratio has a value of 0.58.

Deere & Company (DE) has a market capitalization of $34.11 billion. The company employs 66,900 people, generates revenue of $36.157 billion and has a net income of $3.075 billion. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $6.521 billion. The EBITDA margin is 18.04% (the operating margin is 13.09% and the net profit margin 8.50%).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 57.62% of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 473.84%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 44.92% was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $7.98. Last fiscal year, the company paid $1.79 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 11.01, the P/S ratio is 0.95 and the P/B ratio is finally 4.98. The dividend yield amounts to 2.32 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 1.58.

Gap (GPS) has a market capitalization of $16.24 billion. The company employs 132,000 people, generates revenue of $14.549 billion and has a net income of $833.00 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $2.028 billion. The EBITDA margin is 13.94% (the operating margin is 9.88% and the net profit margin 5.73%).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 22.43% of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 60.44%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 24.37% was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $2.04. 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 16.60, the P/S ratio is 1.12 and the P/B ratio is finally 5.96. The dividend yield amounts to 1.77 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 1.29.

Mead Johnson Nutrition (MJN) has a market capitalization of $15.24 billion. The company employs 6,800 people, generates revenue of $3.901 billion and has a net income of $612.40 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $943.80 million. The EBITDA margin is 24.19% (the operating margin is 20.63% and the net profit margin 15.70%).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 51.69% of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 9,006.42%. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $2.96. Last fiscal year, the company paid $1.20 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 25.45, the P/S ratio is 3.91 and the P/B ratio is finally 815.09. The dividend yield amounts to 1.81% and the beta ratio has a value of 0.73.

Take a closer look at the full table of stocks with recent dividend hikes. The average dividend growth amounts to 40.67% and the average dividend yield amounts to 2.89%. Stocks from the sheet are valuated with a P/E ratio of 20.08.The average P/S ratio is 3.12 and P/B 2.71.

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Stocks with dividend hikes from last week originally published at “long-term-investments.blogspot.com”.

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