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GuruFocus Names Dividend Growers: June 24-28

July 01, 2013 | About:
Monica Wolfe

Monica Wolfe

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During the past week, GuruFocus recognized four companies as dividend growers. In order to be qualified for this list, the company had to:

· Have a dividend yield of greater than 3%.

· Have a strong history of stable and increasing dividends.

· Maintain Guru ownership.

· Have a market cap of greater than $10 billion.

The following four companies come from various industries and sectors of the market, but they all fit the necessary criteria needed to qualify them as dividend growers.

A comparison of the companies’ historical dividend growth:

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AT&T Inc. (T)

On June 29, AT&T declared a dividend of $0.45 per share, representing a 5.00% dividend yield for the company. This dividend is payable on Aug. 1 to shareholders of the record at the close of business on July 7, 2013.

The company’s historical dividend growth is as follows:

· 10-year: 5%

· 5-year: 2.4%

· 3-year: 1.8%

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AT&T operates as a holding Company whose subsidiaries and affiliates operate in the communications services industry both in the United States and internationally providing wireless and wireline telecommunications services and equipment as well as directory advertising and publishing services. The Company has four reportable segments: Wireless, Wireline, Advertising Solutions and Other.

The analysis on AT&T reports:

· The operating and gross margins have been in long-term decline.

· The company has issued $5 billion over the past three times.

· The price is near a 5-year high

· The P/B ratio is near a 10-year high of 2.43.

· The dividend yield is at a 1-year high.

AT&T has a market cap of $191.31 billion; its shares were traded at around $35.33 with a P/E ratio of 27.40 and a P/S ratio of 1.60. The dividend yield is at 5%. The company had an annual average earnings growth of 3.8%.

AT&T’s historical price, revenue and net income:

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There are currently 17 gurus that hold stake in AT&T. Click here to see their holding histories.

Lockheed Martin Corporation (LMT)

On June 27, Lockheed Martin declared a dividend of $1.15 per share, representing a 4.10% dividend yield for the company. This dividend is payable on Sept. 27 to shareholders of the record at the close of business on Sept. 3, 2013.

The company’s historical dividend growth is as follows:

· 10-year: 22.4%

· 5-year: 21.7%

· 3-year: 15.4%

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Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that employs about 118,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. The corporation’s net sales for 2012 were $47.2 billion.

The analysis on Lockheed Martin reports:

· The stock price is close to a 10-year high of $117.27.

· The revenue has slowed down in the past year

· The P/S ratio is at a 3-year high.

· The gross and operating margins have been in a long-term decline.

Lockheed Martin has a market cap of $34.31 billion; its shares were traded at around $108.17 with a P/E ratio of 12.40 and a P/S ratio of 0.80. The company had an annual average earnings growth of 11.9% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Lockheed Martin the business predictability rank of 3-star.

Lockheed Martin’s historical price, revenue and net income:

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There are currently 20 gurus that hold a stake in Lockheed Martin. Click here to see their holding histories.

Pfizer Inc. (PFE)

On June 27, Pfizer Inc. declared a dividend of $0.24 per share, representing a 3.20% dividend yield for the company. This dividend is payable on Sept. 4 to shareholders of the record at the close of business on Aug. 2, 2013.

The company’s historical dividend growth is as follows:

· 10-year: 2.7%

· 5-year: -7.2%

· 3-year: 2.4%

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Pfizer is a research-based global pharmaceutical company applying innovative science to improve world health. It discovers, develops, manufactures and markets prescription medicines for humans and animals.

The analysis on Pfizer reports:

· The revenue has been in decline this past year.

· The operating margin is expanding.

· The price is close to a 5-year high of $31.06.

· The P/S ratio is near a 5-year high of 4.

Pfizer has a market cap of $197.48 billion; its shares were traded at around $27.78 with a P/E ratio of 19.60 and a P/S ratio of 3.60. The company had an annual average earnings growth of 4.9% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Pfizer the business predictability rank of 3-star.

Pfizer’s historical price, revenue and net income:

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There are currently 37 gurus with holdings in Pfizer. Click here to see their holding histories.

Duke Energy Corp. (DUK)

On June 25, Duke Energy declared a dividend of $0.78 per share, representing a 4.50% dividend yield for the company. This dividend is payable on Sept. 16 to shareholders of the record at the close of business on Aug. 16, 2013.

The company’s historical dividend growth is as follows:

· 10-year: -2%

· 5-year: 2.9%

· 3-year: 1.8%

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Duke Energy Corporation is an energy company headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina. Its regulated utility operations serve 4 million customers located in five states in the Southeast and Midwest United States, representing a population of approximately 12 million people.

The analysis on Duke Energy reports:

· The company has issued $7.2 billion of debt over the past three years.

· The P/E ratio is close to a 1-year low of 19.21.

· The price is getting close to a 10-year high of $74.86

Duke Energy has a market cap of $47.19 billion; its shares were traded at around $66.84 with a P/E ratio of 20.60 and a P/S ratio of 2.00. The company had an annual average earnings growth of 0.9% over the past 10 years

Duke Energy’s historical price, revenue and net income:

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There are currently nine gurus that hold a stake in Duke Energy. Click here to see their holding histories.

To view a complete list of high yielding dividend stocks found among the gurus’ portfolios, click here.

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