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Three Large Cap Dividend Stocks Near 52-Week-Highs and Eleven More

The markets are bullish and stocks are moving up. It’s getting hard to find real bargains or low-valuated, high-quality dividend stocks. The good thing is that in a bullish market, you can make money with different kinds of stocks. Everything goes up and that's the main reason behind the expansive monetary policy.

Today I'd like to discover some large caps that are on the jump to reach new 52-week highs (up to 10%) or to hit all-time-highs. Only 14 companies are on the edge to touch new highs. That’s a small number compared to the strong market.

I love it when stocks make a home run. It seems that nobody can stop them but take care about the valuation. Some stocks have a P/E over 20! It could be dangerous to buy highly priced assets. Below the results are five with a yield over 3%. Ten have a buy or better recommendation.

Here are my favorite stocks:

Mattel Inc. (MAT) has a market capitalization of $16.16 billion. The company employs 28,000 people, generates revenue of $6.420 billion and has a net income of $776.46 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $1.333 billion. The EBITDA margin is 20.76% (the operating margin is 15.90% and the net profit margin is 12.09%).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 23.13% of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 49.23%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 27.08% was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $2.28. Last fiscal year, the company paid $1.24 in the form of dividends to shareholders. MAT is 3.49% below a 52-week high.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 20.53, the P/S ratio is 2.48 and the P/B ratio is 5.16. The dividend yield amounts to 3.12% and the beta ratio has a value of 0.98.

McGraw Hill Financial Inc. (MHFI) has a market capitalization of $15.27 billion. The company employs 21,687 people, generates revenue of $4.450 billion and has a net income of $726.00 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $1.420 billion. The EBITDA margin is 31.91% (the operating margin is 27.21% and the net profit margin 16.31%).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 17.81% of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 163.75%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 59.43% was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $2.36. Last fiscal year, the company paid $1.02 in the form of dividends to shareholders. MHFI is 4.39% below a 52-week high.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 23.63, the P/S ratio is 3.42 and the P/B ratio is 20.19. The dividend yield amounts to 2.02% and the beta ratio has a value of 1.08.

Tenaris SA (TS) has a market capitalization of $25.68 billion. The company employs 26,673 people, generates revenue of $10.834 billion and has a net income of $1.701 billion. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $2.924 billion. The EBITDA margin is 26.99% (the operating margin is 21.75% and the net profit margin is 15.70%).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 10.94% of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 15.34%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 15.52% was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $2.85. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.86 in the form of dividends to shareholders. TS is 2.55% below a 52-week high.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 15.29, the P/S ratio is 2.37 and the P/B ratio is 2.24. The dividend yield amounts to 1.99% and the beta ratio has a value of 1.74.

Take a closer look at the full list of large cap dividend stocks close to all-time-highs. The average P/E ratio amounts to 19.71 and the forward P/E ratio is 13.78. The dividend yield has a value of 2.54%. The price to book ratio is 4.39 and the price to sales ratio is1.85. The operating margin amounts to 14.29% and the beta ratio is 1.34. Stocks from the list have an average debt to equity ratio of 2.33.

Large capitalized dividend stocks near 52-week highs originally published at "long-term-investments.blogspot.com."

Related stock ticker symbols:

SLF, E, TRI, CA, MAT, AMAT, AFL, MHP, VLO, HSY, DB, TS, MAR, LUX

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