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My 3 Favorite Stocks With Dividend Growth From Last Week

Last week, 25 companies announced a raise of their dividend distributions to shareholders. Many REITs and closed-end funds are on the list of the dividend grower.

My favorite is General Mills (GIS). General Mills increased its dividends by 15.2%. That’s a pretty good value in my view especially when you consider that General Mills is not a fast growing stock. I also put shares of GIS into my Dividend Yield Passive Income Portfolio. With the latest hike, the current yield is back above the 3% mark.

Another stock with monthly paying dividends is Realty Income. It seems ambitious how fast they grow dividends. The latest hike was 0.2% on a monthly basis. The dividend payments of Realty Income are still higher than the earnings per share income – How long can this go on?

From 25 stocks with dividend growth from last week 15 have a dividend growth of more than 10%. The average dividend growth amounts to 34.58%. Linked is a full free list of all companies and funds with some price ratios to compare.

Below are the results of the high-yields; 13 companies have a current buy or better rating.

Here are my favorite dividend growth stocks:

Realty Income (O) has a market capitalization of $8.00 billion. The company employs 97 people, generates revenue of $475.51 million and has a net income of $145.97 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $420.14 million. The EBITDA margin is 88.36% (the operating margin is 31% and the net profit margin 30.70%).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 52.98% of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 119.52%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 5.45% was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $0.76. Last fiscal year, the company paid $1.78 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 58.64, the P/S ratio is 18.25 and the P/B ratio is finally 3.31. The dividend yield amounts to 4.86% and the beta ratio has a value of 0.75.

General Mills (GIS) has a market capitalization of $29.90 billion. The company employs 35,000 people, generates revenue of $16.657 billion and has a net income of $1.5 billion. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $3.10 billion. The EBITDA margin is 18.63% (the operating margin is 15.38% and the net profit margin 9.01%).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 35.22% of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 115.70%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 24.51% was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $2.71. Last fiscal year, the company paid $1.22 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 17.06, the P/S ratio is 1.79 and the P/B ratio is finally 4.67. The dividend yield amounts to 2.85% and the beta ratio has a value of 0.17.

Zimmer Holdings (ZMH) has a market capitalization of $12.53 billion. The company employs 9,300 people, generates revenue of $4.471 billion and has a net income of $752.90 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $1.410 billion. The EBITDA margin is 31.54% (the operating margin is 23.42% and the net profit margin 16.84%).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 20.20% of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 31.07%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 13.28% was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $4.30. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.54 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 17.19, the P/S ratio is 2.80 and the P/B ratio is finally 2.17. The dividend yield amounts to 1.08% and the beta ratio has a value of 1.11.

Take a closer look at the full table of stocks with recent dividend hikes. The average dividend growth amounts to 34.58 % and the average dividend yield amounts to 3.18%. Stocks from the sheet are valuated with a P/E ratio of 33.35.The average P/S ratio is 7.28 and the P/B ratio is 2.37.

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

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