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5 Top Dividend Stocks With Fresh New Dividend Hikes

Only 14 stocks raised their dividend payments within the recent week. Despite the low number of growth stocks, the quality is still available.

Big names are again on the list. The biggest player is Lockheed Martin. The military group announced to boost dividends by 15.7 percent. I love this stock that is so deeply integrated into the U.S. economy.

Five High-Yields are part of the latest dividend growth stocks but only three companies are currently valuated with a forward P/E of less than 15. Also three of fourteen shares are currently recommended to buy.

Basic material stocks as well as financial stocks are dominating the results – A fact that we’ve also seen over the recent weeks. For the financial sector it’s reasonable because of the abnormal dividend cuts in 2008 but basic or raw material stocks? It’s really hard to explain why these stocks hike dividends when the whole sector is under pressure due to falling prices in anticipation of a slowing Chinese economy.

We will see how it develops over the time. I’ve attached, like every week, the full list of the latest dividend growth stocks. You can also find attached the current price ratios in order to find and compare the cheapest stocks from the list.

Here are the biggest stocks with recent dividend growth:



Lockheed Martin (LMT)
has a market capitalization of $41.48 billion. The company employs 120,000 people, generates revenue of $47.182 billion and has a net income of $2.745 billion. Lockheed Martin’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $5.470 billion. The EBITDA margin is 11.59 percent (the operating margin is 9.40 percent and the net profit margin 5.82 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 16.32 percent of Lockheed Martin’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 16,174.36 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 527.88 percent was realized by Lockheed Martin. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $8.93. Last fiscal year, Lockheed Martin paid $4.15 in the form of dividends to shareholders. LMT announced to raise dividends by 15.7 percent.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 14.47, the P/S ratio is 0.88 and the P/B ratio is finally 1,068.76. The dividend yield amounts to 4.10 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 0.96.

Campbell Soup (CPB) has a market capitalization of $12.78 billion. The company employs 17,700 people, generates revenue of $8.052 billion and has a net income of $680.00 million. Campbell Soup’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $1.212 billion. The EBITDA margin is 15.05 percent (the operating margin is 13.41 percent and the net profit margin 8.45 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 30.57 percent of Campbell Soup’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 210.25 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 65.37 percent was realized by Campbell Soup. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $2.17. Last fiscal year, Campbell Soup paid $1.16 in the form of dividends to shareholders. CPB announced to raise dividends by 7.6 percent.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 18.85, the P/S ratio is 1.61 and the P/B ratio is finally 10.64. The dividend yield amounts to 2.81 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 0.36.

Washington Federal (WAFD) has a market capitalization of $2.12 billion. The company employs 1,423 people, generates revenue of $590.27 million and has a net income of $138.18 million. Washington Federal’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $331.32 million. The EBITDA margin is 56.13 percent (the operating margin is 52.21 percent and the net profit margin 33.41 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 0.00 percent of Washington Federal’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 0.00 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 7.26 percent was realized by Washington Federal. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $1.37. Last fiscal year, Washington Federal paid $0.32 in the form of dividends to shareholders. WAFD announced to raise dividends by 11.1 percent.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 15.03, the P/S ratio is 5.11 and the P/B ratio is finally 1.14. The dividend yield amounts to 1.96 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 0.98.

Pall Corporation (PLL) has a market capitalization of $8.65 billion. The company employs 9,800 people, generates revenue of $2.648 billion and has a net income of $329.96 million. Pall Corporation’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $573.71 million. The EBITDA margin is 21.67 percent (the operating margin is 15.54 percent and the net profit margin 12.46 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 18.36 percent of Pall Corporation’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 35.14 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 19.85 percent was realized by Pall Corporation. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $2.88. Last fiscal year, Pall Corporation paid $0.50 in the form of dividends to shareholders. PLL announced to raise dividends by 10 percent.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 26.88, the P/S ratio is 3.27 and the P/B ratio is finally 4.77. The dividend yield amounts to 1.42 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 1.20.

PetSmart (PETM) has a market capitalization of $7.96 billion. The company employs 24,000 people, generates revenue of $6.758 billion and has a net income of $373.56 million. PetSmart’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $889.62 million. The EBITDA margin is 13.16 percent (the operating margin is 9.64 percent and the net profit margin 5.53 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 20.74 percent of PetSmart’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 46.83 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 34.21 percent was realized by PetSmart. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $3.87. Last fiscal year, PetSmart paid $0.64 in the form of dividends to shareholders. PETM announced to raise dividends by 18.2 percent.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 19.82, the P/S ratio is 1.14 and the P/B ratio is finally 6.94. The dividend yield amounts to 0.89 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 0.57.

Take a closer look at the full table of stocks with recent dividend hikes. The average dividend growth amounts to 13.92 percent and the average dividend yield amounts to 3.67 percent. Stocks from the sheet are valuated with a P/E ratio of 19.40. The average P/S ratio is 10.01 and P/B 8.85.

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