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5 Biggest Dividend Hikes Of The Past Week

Dividend growth slows a little bit. Last week, only 19 companies announced a higher dividend. I’ve published all stocks with dividend growth from the recent week in the attached dividend list for you. You can also find a compilation of price and yield ratios in this post.

In average, stocks from the list of the latest dividend growth stocks have increased their dividend payments by 30.57 percent. Big companies are on the list: Royal Bank of Canada, Altria, Toronto-Dominion Bank and Seadrill are well known stocks with recent dividend hikes from last week.

I have no special preference when I buy stocks. I like it to get diversified but my focus is also on cheaply priced stocks. Only 11 stocks of the recent dividend growers still have a forward P/E of less than 11.

Four of the results have a high yield of more than five percent and one stock yields over 10%. Analysts and brokerage firms recommend 10 of stocks with recent dividend boosts.

Here are the biggest dividend growth stocks:



Royal Bank of Canada (RY)
has a market capitalization of $100.81 billion. The company employs 75,376 people, generates revenue of $19.794 billion and has a net income of $7.205 billion. Royal Bank of Canada’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $12.492 billion. The EBITDA margin is 63.10 percent (the operating margin is 32.55 percent and the net profit margin 25.49 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 8.79 percent of Royal Bank of Canada’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 163.89 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 19.46 percent was realized by Royal Bank of Canada. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $5.12. Last fiscal year, Royal Bank of Canada paid $2.16 in the form of dividends to shareholders. RY hiked dividends by 6.3 percent last week.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 12.06, the P/S ratio is 3.14 and the P/B ratio is finally 2.38. The dividend yield amounts to 4.12 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 1.24.

Toronto-Dominion Bank (TD) has a market capitalization of $78.66 billion. The company employs 78,397 people, generates revenue of $21.110 billion and has a net income of $5.920 billion. Toronto-Dominion Bank’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $10.655 billion. The EBITDA margin is 50.48 percent (the operating margin is 31.70 percent and the net profit margin 26.97 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 17.60 percent of Toronto-Dominion Bank’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 300.32 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 14.82 percent was realized by Toronto-Dominion Bank. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $6.54. Last fiscal year, Toronto-Dominion Bank paid $2.74 in the form of dividends to shareholders. TD hiked dividends by 4.9 percent last week.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 13.08, the P/S ratio is 3.57 and the P/B ratio is finally 1.87. The dividend yield amounts to 3.78 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 1.23.

Altria Group (MO) has a market capitalization of $67.91 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. MO hiked dividends by 9.1 percent last week.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 15.47, the P/S ratio is 2.76 and the P/B ratio is finally 21.49. The dividend yield amounts to 5.67 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 0.43.

The Bank of Nova Scotia (BNS) has a market capitalization of $76.51 billion. The company employs 83,894 people, generates revenue of $16.284 billion and has a net income of $6.138 billion. The Bank of Nova Scotia’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $9.082 billion. The EBITDA margin is 55.78 percent (the operating margin is 40.84 percent and the net profit margin 32.82 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 10.25 percent of The Bank of Nova Scotia’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 172.70 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 19.55 percent was realized by The Bank of Nova Scotia. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $5.08. Last fiscal year, The Bank of Nova Scotia paid $2.08 in the form of dividends to shareholders. BNS hiked dividends by 3.3 percent last week.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 10.93, the P/S ratio is 3.57 and the P/B ratio is finally 1.96. The dividend yield amounts to 4.27 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 1.21.

Seadrill (SDRL) has a market capitalization of $21.70 billion. The company employs 8,700 people, generates revenue of $4.478 billion and has a net income of $1.205 billion. Seadrill’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $2.406 billion. The EBITDA margin is 53.73 percent (the operating margin is 40.00 percent and the net profit margin 26.91 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 60.24 percent of Seadrill’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 214.92 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 19.30 percent was realized by Seadrill. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $4.74. Last fiscal year, Seadrill paid $3.36 in the form of dividends to shareholders. SDRL hiked dividends by 3.4 percent last week.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 9.76, the P/S ratio is 4.86 and the P/B ratio is finally 3.94. The dividend yield amounts to 7.87 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 2.00.

Take a closer look at the full table of stocks with recent dividend hikes. The average dividend growth amounts to 30.57 percent and the average dividend yield amounts to 3.58 percent. Stocks from the sheet are valuated with a P/E ratio of 19.60. The average P/S ratio is 3.21 and P/B 3.04.

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