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My Three Favorite Stocks With Recent Dividend Growth

A total of 19 companies increased their dividend payments last week and additional seven other vehicles boosted dividends to new levels.

The retailer TJX Companies is a popular name on the list. The company announced a raise in dividends by 26.1%. Another big player is the financial services group PNC who operates money center banks within the states. PNC Financial Services raise d its dividends by 10%.

In total, 26 stocks and fund vehicles increased its dividend payments last week of which six are High-Yields and ten are currently recommended to buy. The average dividend growth amounts to 16.83%.

Here are my favorite dividend growth stocks:

Stewart Enterprises (STEI)has a market capitalization of $775.33 million. The company employs 3,700 people, generates revenue of $516.10 million and has a net income of $37.48 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $105.84 million. The EBITDA margin is 20.51% (the operating margin is 15.39% and the net profit margin is 7.26%).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 14.49% of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 75.86%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 8.74% was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $0.51. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.20 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 17.73, the P/S ratio is 1.50 and the P/B ratio is 1.82. The dividend yield amounts to 1.98% and the beta ratio has a value of 1.64.

The TJX Companies (TJX) has a market capitalization of $34.12 billion. The company employs 179,000 people, generates revenue of $25.878 billion and has a net income of $1.906 billion. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $3.615 billion. The EBITDA margin is 13.97% (the operating margin is 11.89% and the net profit margin is 7.37%).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 8.14% of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 21.13%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 55.47% was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $2.55. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.46 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 18.46, the P/S ratio is 1.32 and the P/B ratio is 9.31. The dividend yield amounts to 1.23% and the beta ratio has a value of 0.66.

Signet Jewelers (SIG) has a market capitalization of $5.43 billion. The company employs 16,555 people, generates revenue of $3.749 billion and has a net income of $324.40 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $474.40 million. The EBITDA margin is 12.65% (the operating margin is 13.53% and the net profit margin is 8.65%).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 0% of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 0%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 15.38% was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $4.03. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.20 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 16.64, the P/S ratio is 1.45 and the P/B ratio is 2.55. The dividend yield amounts to 0.89% and the beta ratio has a value of 2.06.

Take a closer look at the full table of stocks with recent dividend hikes. The average dividend growth amounts to 16.83% and the average dividend yield amounts to 3.94%. Stocks from the sheet are valuated with a P/E ratio of 15.35.The average P/S ratio is 6.55 and a P/B 2.54.

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



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