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My 3 Favorite Stocks With Dividend Growth From Last Week

34 stocks announced a dividend hike last week. That’s a pretty increase compared to the recent weeks with only around 10 dividend hikers. We come back to old strength.

The biggest names on the list are the Brazil bank Itau Unibanco Holding, the oil and gas pipeline operator Kinder Morgan as well as the healthcare medical equipment stock Covidien.

24 of the dividend growth stocks from last week have a current buy or better rating and 10 are valuated with a P/E below 15.

Here are my favorite dividend growth stocks:

Covidien (COV)
has a market capitalization of $29.14 billion. The company employs 43,400 people, generates revenue of $11.852 billion and has a net income of $1.902 billion. The firm’s EBITDA amounts to $3.289 billion. The EBITDA margin is 27.75% (the operating margin is 20.34% and the net profit margin 16.05%).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 22.64% of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 47.70%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 18.66 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $3.85. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.94 in the form of dividends to shareholders. COV announced that they would be raise dividends by 9.9%.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 16.07, the P/S ratio is 2.46 and the P/B ratio is finally 2.77. The dividend yield amounts to 1.68% and the beta ratio has a value of 0.90.

The J.M. Smucker (SJM) has a market capitalization of $11.52 billion. The company employs 4,875 people, generates revenue of $5.897 billion and has a net income of $544.20 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $1.449 billion. The EBITDA margin is 24.5% (the operating margin is 15.44% and the net profit margin 9.23%).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 22.34 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 39.19 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 10.46 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $4.98. Last fiscal year, the company paid $2.08 in the form of dividends to shareholders. SJM announced that they would raise dividends by 11.5 percent.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 21.71, the P/S ratio is 1.94 and the P/B ratio is finally 2.24. The dividend yield amounts to 2.14 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 0.57.

Kinder Morgan Energy Partners (KMP) has a market capitalization of $32.87 billion. The company employs 10,685 people, generates revenue of $8.642 billion and has a net income of $2.025 billion. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $3.533 billion. The EBITDA margin is 40.88 percent (the operating margin is 27.08 percent and the net profit margin 23.43 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 54.13% of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 153.43%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 7.34% was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $2.14. Last fiscal year, the company paid $4.98 in the form of dividends to shareholders. KMP announced to raise dividends by 1.5 percent.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 40.27, the P/S ratio is 3.80 and the P/B ratio is finally 3.81. The dividend yield amounts to 6.12 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 0.38.

Take a closer look at the full table of stocks with recent dividend hikes. The average dividend growth amounts to 28.71 percent and the average dividend yield amounts to 2.70 percent. Stocks from the sheet are valuated with a P/E ratio of 26.51. The average P/S ratio is 4.11 and P/B 3.51.

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