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My 3 Favorites from the High-Yield Equity Dividend Achievers Index with Low Price Ratios

As you might have known, the research of high-quality equities is very expensive and hard work. There is a good way to find high-quality dividend stocks with less work and cost. You discover only indices which cover the best dividend stocks.

Bang, that’s a very good solution for lazy investors like me. The dividend aristocrats Index is a well-known index, created by the credit rating agency Standard & Poor’s. For advanced investors, dividend aristocrats are very boring and it’s annoying to read every time the same stuff from the same companies.

Today I would like to introduce you some of the cheapest dividend-paying stocks from the High-Yield Equity Dividend Achievers Index. Fifty members are part of the index which is based on the Nasdaq Dividend Achievers 50 Index. The Index is comprised of 50 stocks selected principally on the basis of dividend yield and consistent growth in dividends. If you are interested in a detailed list of all constituents with some major price ratios, you can purchase a current updated fact sheet of the 50 index members here.

Back to my screen: Only 11 companies from the index have a forward P/E below 15 and three of them are currently recommended to buy.

Here are my favorite stocks:

AT&T (T)
has a market capitalization of $189.18 billion. The company employs 243,340 people, generates revenue of $127.434 billion and has a net income of $7.539 billion. AT&T’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $32.168 billion. The EBITDA margin is 25.24 percent (the operating margin is 10.15 percent and the net profit margin 5.92 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 25.65 percent of AT&T’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 75.62 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 7.34 percent was realized by AT&T. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $1.32. Last fiscal year, AT&T paid $1.77 in the form of dividends to shareholders. Forward P/E: 13.17.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 26.77, the P/S ratio is 1.48 and the P/B ratio is finally 2.14. The dividend yield amounts to 5.08 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 0.45.

Altria Group (MO) has a market capitalization of $72.13 billion. The company employs 9,100 people, generates revenue of $24.618 billion and has a net income of $4.183 billion. Altria Group’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $7.487 billion. The EBITDA margin is 30.41 percent (the operating margin is 25.91 percent and the net profit margin 16.99 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 39.28 percent of Altria Group’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 438.07 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 121.70 percent was realized by Altria Group. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $2.19. Last fiscal year, Altria Group paid $1.70 in the form of dividends to shareholders. Forward P/E: 13.95.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 16.40, the P/S ratio is 2.92 and the P/B ratio is finally 22.78. The dividend yield amounts to 4.90 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 0.43.

ConocoPhillips (COP) has a market capitalization of $80.34 billion. The company employs 17,100 people, generates revenue of $62.004 billion and has a net income of $7.481 billion. ConocoPhillips’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $22.309 billion. The EBITDA margin is 35.98 percent (the operating margin is 24.87 percent and the net profit margin 12.07 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 18.55 percent of ConocoPhillips’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 45.27 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 13.09 percent was realized by ConocoPhillips. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $5.86. Last fiscal year, ConocoPhillips paid $2.64 in the form of dividends to shareholders. Forward P/E: 10.87.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 11.21, the P/S ratio is 1.30 and the P/B ratio is finally 1.67. The dividend yield amounts to 4.20 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 1.16.

Take a closer look at the full list of the 11 cheapest stocks from the High-Yield Equity Dividend Achievers Index. The average P/E ratio amounts to 15.26 and forward P/E ratio is 12.96. The dividend yield has a value of 4.21 percent. Price to book ratio is 7.34 and price to sales ratio 1.83. The operating margin amounts to 21.38 percent and the beta ratio is 0.74. Stocks from the list have an average debt to equity ratio of 7.81, excluded by Pitney Bowes: 3.03.

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Related Stock Ticker Symbols:

PBI, T, ORI, MO, PPL, COP, SCG, LMT, TMP, UVV, CTBI

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