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My 4 Favorites from the 20 Most-Recommended Dividend Aristocrats

Stocks from the S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats index are very popular because of the high-quality, long-term growth of the index members. Fifty-four companies are part of the index and every stock has managed to increase dividends over a period of more than 25 consecutive years.

Fifty-four stocks is still a huge number for an investor with small pockets. Over the whole world are more than 60,000 tradable equities and I believe that around 300 of them are very good long-term picks. Some of them come from a foreign country like Inditex, LVMH or Swatch.

I always look for good investments which give me a great long-term growing income. In the U.S. I have found the most of those stocks. I don’t know why; maybe it's because the U.S. is the world’s biggest economy with a strong focus on growth and investor satisfaction.

However, I need to limit my screen for today and I will highlight those stocks from the Dividend Aristocrats Index with the highest recommendation level. Linked is a list of the 20 Aristocrats most buy-rated stocks from the index. Please let me know if there are some interesting stocks for you.

Here are my favorite stocks:

Procter & Gamble (PG) has a market capitalization of $210.88 billion. The company employs 126,000 people, generates revenue of $83.680 billion and has a net income of $9.317 billion. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $16.496 billion. The EBITDA margin is 19.71 percent (the operating margin is 15.88 percent and the net profit margin 11.13 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 22.52 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 46.94 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 13.86 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $3.90. Last fiscal year, the company paid $2.14 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 19.79, the P/S ratio is 2.52 and the P/B ratio is finally 3.41. The dividend yield amounts to 2.91 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 0.45.

Coca-Cola (KO) has a market capitalization of $174.38 billion. The company employs 146,200 people, generates revenue of $48.017 billion and has a net income of $9.086 billion. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $12.761 billion. The EBITDA margin is 26.58 percent (the operating margin is 22.45 percent and the net profit margin 18.92 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 37.84 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 99.45 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 28.00 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $1.97. Last fiscal year, the company paid $1.02 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 19.84, the P/S ratio is 3.62 and the P/B ratio is finally 5.32. The dividend yield amounts to 2.87 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 0.51.

PepsiCo (PEP) has a market capitalization of $118.58 billion. The company employs 297,000 people, generates revenue of $65.492 billion and has a net income of $6.214 billion. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $11.796 billion. The EBITDA margin is 18.01 percent (the operating margin is 13.91 percent and the net profit margin 9.49 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 38.00 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 127.20 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 28.65 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $3.92. Last fiscal year, the company paid $2.13 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 19.58, the P/S ratio is 1.81 and the P/B ratio is finally 5.30. The dividend yield amounts to 2.80 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 0.47.

W.W. Grainger (GWW) has a market capitalization of $16.03 billion. The company employs 20,000 people, generates revenue of $8.950 billion and has a net income of $698.85 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $1.290 billion. The EBITDA margin is 14.42 percent (the operating margin is 12.64 percent and the net profit margin 7.81 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 11.26 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 18.67 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 23.57 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $9.50. Last fiscal year, the company paid $3.06 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 24.27, the P/S ratio is 1.80 and the P/B ratio is finally 5.33. The dividend yield amounts to 1.38 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 0.91.

Take a closer look at the full list of the most recommended stocks from the Dividend Aristocrats Index. The average P/E ratio amounts to 20.73 and forward P/E ratio is 14.68. The dividend yield has a value of 2.54 percent. Price to book ratio is 4.24 and price to sales ratio 2.11. The operating margin amounts to 15.32 percent and the beta ratio is 0.92. Stocks from the list have an average debt to equity ratio of 1.06.

Related stock ticker symbols:

CAH, MHP, ECL, VFC, PNR, PPG, TGT, PEP, CVX, DOV, JNJ, KO, PG, NUE, SWK, MDT, TROW, LEG, MCD, GWW, ETE

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· 19 Dividend Aristocrats With Over 10% EPS Forecasts

· My Best Dividend Aristocrat Growth Picks For 2013

· High Yielding S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats List

· The 10 Best And Cheapest S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats

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