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My 4 Favorite Stocks With Dividend Growth From Last Week

The overall dividend growth continued and ended in an old strength last week.

In total 89 stocks increased their dividend payments of which 30 are High-Yields and 54 are currently recommended to buy. The average dividend growth amounts to 21.05%.

Yields come down as a result of the strong stock price gains. The current hikes don’t change the situation because they grow much lower compared to the valuation. Quality dividend stocks are getting rare and better priced. That’s my main recognition over the recent months.

Here are my favorite dividend growth stocks:

Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) has a market capitalization of $231.90 billion. The company employs 127,600 people, generates revenue of $67.224 billion and has a net income of $10.514 billion. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $17.889 billion. The EBITDA margin is 26.61% (the operating margin is 20.49% and the net profit margin 15.64%). JNJ hiked dividend by 8.2%.

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 13.32% of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 24.94%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 17.81% was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $3.67. Last fiscal year, the company paid $2.40 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 23.17, the P/S ratio is 3.54 and the P/B ratio is 3.58. The dividend yield amounts to 3.10% and the beta ratio has a value of 0.56.

Unilever (UN) has a market capitalization of $117.63 billion. The company employs 173,000 people, generates revenue of $66.854 billion and has a net income of $6.445 billion. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $10.665 billion. The EBITDA margin is 15.95% (the operating margin is 13.62% and the net profit margin 9.64%).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 22.14% of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 67.43%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 30.42% was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $2.00. Last fiscal year, the company paid $1.26 in the form of dividends to shareholders. UN hiked dividend by 7.9%.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 20.76, the P/S ratio is 1.88 and the P/B ratio is 5.96. The dividend yield amounts to 3.09% and the beta ratio has a value of 0.84.

Travelers Companies (TRV) has a market capitalization of $32.05 billion. The company employs 30,000 people, generates revenue of $25.740 billion and has a net income of $2.473 billion. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $8.281 billion. The EBITDA margin is 32.17% (the operating margin is 12.30% and the net profit margin 9.61%).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 6.05% of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 25%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 9.84% was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $6.59. Last fiscal year, the company paid $1.79 in the form of dividends to shareholders. TRV hiked dividend by 8.7%.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 12.92, the P/S ratio is 1.25 and the P/B ratio is 1.26. The dividend yield amounts to 2.35% and the beta ratio has a value of 0.67.

W.W. Grainger (GWW) has a market capitalization of $17.05 billion. The company employs 21,100 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% (the operating margin is 12.64% and the net profit margin 7.81%).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 11.26% of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 18.67%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 23.97% was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $9.88. Last fiscal year, the company paid $3.06 in the form of dividends to shareholders. GWW hiked dividend by 16.3%.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 24.81, the P/S ratio is 1.91 and the P/B ratio is 5.63. The dividend yield amounts to 1.52% and the beta ratio has a value of 0.88.

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

Take a closer look at the full table of stocks with recent dividend hikes. The average dividend growth amounts to 21.05% and the average dividend yield amounts to 4.02%. Stocks from the sheet are valuated with a P/E ratio of 19.37. The average P/S ratio is 3.81 and a P/B 2.66.

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