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My 3 Favorite Stocks With Recent Dividend Growth

There were 17 stocks announced to raise their dividends this past week. It’s good to see that dividend growth still works despite the fact the total number of stocks is still very weak.

United Technologies is the biggest dividend riser from the last week. The company announced to boost its future dividends by 10 percent. Other big stocks are Gladstone Investment and Johnson Outdoors.

You can find a detailed list about all dividend growth stocks from last week in the attached list. There is also a small sheet with price ratios which makes it easier to compare the results.

Most of the long-term dividend growers are high quality stocks with expensive price ratios. Only five shares have a current forward P/E of less than 15.

Here are my favorite stocks with the latest dividend growth:

United Technologies (UTX)
has a market capitalization of $98.18 billion. The company employs 218,000 people, generates revenue of $57.708 billion and has a net income of $5.200 billion. United Technologies’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $9.508 billion. The EBITDA margin is 16.48 percent (the operating margin is 13.32 percent and the net profit margin 9.01 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 25.97 percent of United Technologies’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 89.61 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 20.25 percent was realized by United Technologies. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $5.49. Last fiscal year, United Technologies paid $2.03 in the form of dividends to shareholders. UTX announced a dividend hike of 10.1 percent within the recent week.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 19.48, the P/S ratio is 1.70 and the P/B ratio is finally 3.79. The dividend yield amounts to 2.20 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 1.21.

RPM International (RPM) has a market capitalization of $4.95 billion. The company employs 10,553 people, generates revenue of $4.078 billion and has a net income of $109.85 million. RPM International’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $479.30 million. The EBITDA margin is 11.75 percent (the operating margin is 5.79 percent and the net profit margin 2.69 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 33.38 percent of RPM International’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 114.39 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 8.10 percent was realized by RPM International. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $1.26. Last fiscal year, RPM International paid $0.89 in the form of dividends to shareholders. RPM announced a dividend hike of 10.1 percent within the recent week.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 29.65, the P/S ratio is 1.21 and the P/B ratio is finally 4.11. The dividend yield amounts to 2.58 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 1.39.

Questcor Pharmaceuticals (QCOR) has a market capitalization of $3.61 billion. The company employs 557 people, generates revenue of $509.29 million and has a net income of $197.68 million. Questcor Pharmaceuticals’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $299.03 million. The EBITDA margin is 58.72 percent (the operating margin is 58.22 percent and the net profit margin 38.81 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 0.00 percent of Questcor Pharmaceuticals’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 103.59 percent was realized by Questcor Pharmaceuticals. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $3.70. Last fiscal year, Questcor Pharmaceuticals paid $0.40 in the form of dividends to shareholders. QCOR announced a dividend hike of 10.1 percent within the recent week.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 16.27, the P/S ratio is 7.09 and the P/B ratio is finally 21.78. The dividend yield amounts to 1.99 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 1.19.

Take a closer look at the full table of stocks with recent dividend hikes. The average dividend growth amounts to 17.62 percent and the average dividend yield amounts to 4.04 percent. Stocks from the sheet are valuated with a P/E ratio of 21.1. The average P/S ratio is 4.10 and P/B 4.04.

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