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My 4 Favorite Stocks With Recent Dividend Growth

I enjoy it really to see how dividends grow. One company with monthly payments that hiked its dividends with an impressive speed is the retail real estate trust Realty Income. Last week they announced only a small hike of 0.2 percent but this bigger dividend will be paid every month.

I personally don’t like REITs and financials because of the high debt. They also invested huge amounts into assets of which I have no idea how they could perform. I stay by my core research competence and let them do their work.

Last week, 19 companies and one fund announced a dividend hike. Only half of them have a current buy or better rating. The average dividend growth of the top dividend growers from last week amounts to 53.73 percent.

Here are my favorite dividend growth stocks:

Realty Income (O)
has a market capitalization of $9.04 billion. The company employs 92 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 $430.44 million. The EBITDA margin is 90.52 percent (the operating margin is 31.00 percent and the net profit margin 30.70 percent).

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 $0.71. Last fiscal year, the company paid $1.78 in the form of dividends to shareholders. Realty Income announced that it would increase its dividends by 0.2 percent.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 57.53, the P/S ratio is 18.54 and the P/B ratio is finally 3.32. The dividend yield amounts to 4.35 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 0.74.

U.S. Bancorp (USB) has a market capitalization of $65.80 billion. The company employs 64,486 people, generates revenue of $12.883 billion and has a net income of $5.490 billion. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $9.734 billion. The EBITDA margin is 75.56% (the operating margin is 38.51% and the net profit margin 27.36%).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 14.64% of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 132.87%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 16.41 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $2.89. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.78 in the form of dividends to shareholders. U.S. Bancorp announced to hike its dividends by 17.9 percent.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 12.29, the P/S ratio is 3.23 and the P/B ratio is finally 1.91. The dividend yield amounts to 2.23 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 1.00.

Medtronic (MDT) has a market capitalization of $53.33 billion. The company employs 45,000 people, generates revenue of $16.590 billion and has a net income of $3.467 billion. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $5.589 billion. The EBITDA margin is 33.69 percent (the operating margin is 25.62 percent and the net profit margin 20.90 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 30.61 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 57.05 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 19.38 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $3.38. Last fiscal year, the company paid $1.04 in the form of dividends to shareholders. Medtronic announced to hike its dividends by 7.7 percent.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 15.55, the P/S ratio is 3.23 and the P/B ratio is finally 2.88. The dividend yield amounts to 1.97 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 0.99.

Host Hotels and Resorts (HST) has a market capitalization of $12.05 billion. The company employs 233 people, generates revenue of $5.286 billion and has a net income of $13.00 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $1.180 billion. The EBITDA margin is 22.32 percent (the operating margin is 7.25 percent and the net profit margin 0.25 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 41.64 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 79.28 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 0.16 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $0.14. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.30 in the form of dividends to shareholders. Host Hotels and Resorts announced to hike its dividends by 10.0 percent.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 119.68, the P/S ratio is 2.43 and the P/B ratio is finally 1.83. The dividend yield amounts to 2.32 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 2.33.

Take a closer look at the full table of stocks with recent dividend hikes. The average dividend growth amounts to 53.73 percent and the average dividend yield amounts to 4.58 percent. Stocks from the sheet are valuated with a P/E ratio of 15.41. The average P/S ratio is 4.86 and P/B 1.87.

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