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13 High-Quality Dividend Income Stocks to Consider

Everybody is looking for a growing or high income. If you have reached your limits on the job market you can only boost your earnings in a passive way. One strategy to get a higher income is to increase your passive yield from capital investments, especially from dividend payments. Some also call it “Income Investing.”

A great source for a steadily growing income is dividend growth. The best income growth stocks are Dividend Champions. Those companies raised dividend payments over a period of more than 25 consecutive years and have built a huge trust basis to long-term investors.

Today I would like to post some interesting high-yielding Champs. Sure, yields go down. That’s a hard cognition I realized over the recent months. Stock prices rose faster than some companies hiked dividends. As a result, the yield plunges. As of now, only 13 stocks with a very long dividend growth history have a current yield over 4 percent and only two of them have a current buy or better rating.

Here are my favorite stocks:

Altria Group (MO) has a market capitalization of $68.71 billion. The company employs 9,900 people, generates revenue of $24.618 billion and has a net income of $4.183 billion. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $6.399 billion. The EBITDA margin is 25.99 percent (the operating margin is 25.91 percent and the net profit margin 16.99 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 39.28 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 437.79 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 121.99 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $2.06. Last fiscal year, the company paid $1.70 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 16.47, the P/S ratio is 2.77 and the P/B ratio is finally 21.68. The dividend yield amounts to 5.19 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 0.42.

AT&T (T) has a market capitalization of $198.96 billion. The company employs 241,130 people, generates revenue of $127.434 billion and has a net income of $7.539 billion. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $31.140 billion. The EBITDA margin is 24.44 percent (the operating margin is 10.20 percent and the net profit margin 5.92 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 25.65 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 75.62 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 7.34 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $1.22. Last fiscal year, the company paid $1.77 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 29.79, the P/S ratio is 1.56 and the P/B ratio is finally 2.19. The dividend yield amounts to 4.97 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 0.53.

Diebold (DBD) has a market capitalization of $1.75 billion. The company employs 17,000 people, generates revenue of $2.991 billion and has a net income of $87.52 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $203.36 million. The EBITDA margin is 6.80 percent (the operating margin is 4.17 percent and the net profit margin 2.93 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 25.13 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 80.47 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 9.97 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $1.28. Last fiscal year, the company paid $1.14 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 21.57, the P/S ratio is 0.58 and the P/B ratio is finally 2.16. The dividend yield amounts to 4.17 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 1.02.

Take a closer look at the full list of high quality income growth stocks. The average P/E ratio amounts to 22.58 and forward P/E ratio is 16.75. The dividend yield has a value of 5.28 percent. Price to book ratio is 5.25 and price to sales ratio 3.25. The operating margin amounts to 17.21 percent and the beta ratio is 0.68. Stocks from the list have an average debt to equity ratio of 4.06 because of the high PBI value. Excluded by this one-off tail figure, the value is at 1.58.

Related stock ticker symbols:

PBI, MCY, ORI, BWL-A, MO, T, UBSI, UHT, HCP, VVC, DBD, NWN, ED, ETE

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· High-Yield Income Investing With Dividend Contenders

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