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My 4 Favorite Stocks With Growing Dividends From Last Week

Last week, 36 stocks and two ETFs announced a raise in dividends. It’s great to see how the American dividend stock machine works. Compared to the number of stocks from the recent weeks, the current results are still thin but solid. The list of the weekly dividend grower is very volatile and the number of constituents is between 10 and 100. This week, the average growth rates amounts to 33.8, a value twice as much as the results from last week.

I love it to see how companies increase their dividend payments despite the fact that I would buy only a few of them. The biggest names on the list are Clorox Company, Coach Inc., Marriott International Inc., Macy’s Inc. and Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan Inc. Three of the results are high-yields and 20 have a current buy or better rating.

Here are my favorite dividend growth stocks:

Marsh & McLennan Companies Inc. (MMC) has a market capitalization of $22.65 billion. The company employs 54,000 people, generates revenue of $11.924 billion and has a net income of $1.204 billion. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $2.178 billion. The EBITDA margin is 18.27% (the operating margin is 15.34% and the net profit margin is 10.10%).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 17.92% of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 44.60%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 18.95% was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $2.22. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.90 in the form of dividends to shareholders. MMC announced a raise in dividends by 8.7%.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 18.49, the P/S ratio is 1.90 and the P/B ratio is 3.43. The dividend yield amounts to 2.43% and the beta ratio has a value of 0.73.

Tiffany & Co. (TIF) has a market capitalization of $9.92 billion. The company employs 9,900 people, generates revenue of $3.794 billion and has a net income of $416.16 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $862.55 million. The EBITDA margin is 22.73% (the operating margin is 18.38% and the net profit margin 10.97%).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 20.71% of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 36.91%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 16.82% was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $3.25. Last fiscal year, the company paid $1.25 in the form of dividends to shareholders. TIF announced a raise in dividends by 6.3%.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 23.98, the P/S ratio is 2.61 and the P/B ratio is 3.81. The dividend yield amounts to 1.74% and the beta ratio has a value of 1.78.

FactSet Research Systems Inc. (FDS) has a market capitalization of $4.29 billion. The company employs 6,048 people, generates revenue of $805.79 million and has a net income of $188.81 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $306.59 million. The EBITDA margin is 38.05% (the operating margin is 33.88% and the net profit margin is 23.43%).

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 35.38% was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $4.23. Last fiscal year, the company paid $1.16 in the form of dividends to shareholders. FDS announced a raise in dividends by 12.9%.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 23.07, the P/S ratio is 5.33 and the P/B ratio is 7.83. The dividend yield amounts to 1.43% and the beta ratio has a value of 1.15.

Jones Lang LaSalle Inc. (JLL) has a market capitalization of $4.27 billion. The company employs 48,000 people, generates revenue of $3.932 billion and has a net income of $208.84 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $426.66 million. The EBITDA margin is 10.85% (the operating margin is 7.36% and the net profit margin is 5.31%).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 10.94% of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 24.41%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 11.40% was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $4.60. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.40 in the form of dividends to shareholders. JLL announced a raise in dividends by 10%.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 21.06, the P/S ratio is 1.09 and the P/B ratio is 2.19. The dividend yield amounts to 0.45% and the beta ratio has a value of 1.94.

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. Take a closer look at the full table of stocks with recent dividend hikes. The average dividend growth amounts to 16.65% and the average dividend yield amounts to 2.24%. Stocks from the sheet are valuated with a P/E ratio of 17.36. The average P/S ratio is 1.91 and the P/B is 5.82.

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