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Pfizer and Lockheed Martin Top Dividend Growers of the Week

April 28, 2014 | About:
Monica Wolfe

Monica Wolfe

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During the past week, GuruFocus recognized four companies as dividend growers. In order to be qualified for this list, the company had to:

  • Have a dividend of greater than 3%.
  • Have a strong history of stable and increasing dividends.
  • Maintain Guru ownership.
  • Have a market cap of greater than $10 billion.

The following four companies come from various industries and sectors of the market, but they all fit the necessary criteria needed to qualify them as dividend growers.

A comparison of the companies’ historical dividend growth:

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Pfizer (PFE)

On April 24, Pfizer declared a dividend of $0.260 per share, representing 3.10% dividend yield for the company. This dividend is payable on June 3 to shareholders of the record at the close of business on May 9, 2014.

The company’s historical dividend growth is as follows:

- 10-year: 1.20%

- 5-year: 5.80%

- 3-year: 10.100%

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Pfizer is a global pharmaceutical firm which develops and produces medicines and vaccines for a range of conditions which include areas of immunology, inflammation, oncology, cardiovascular and metabolic diseases, neuroscience and pain.

Pfizer’s historical revenue and net income:

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The analysis on Pfizer reports that the company’s revenue has been in decline over the past year, the dividend yield is near a 5-year low, the price is near a 5-year high and its operating margin is expanding.

The Peter Lynch Chart suggests that the company is currently overvalued:

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Pfizer has a market cap of $203.36 billion. Its shares are currently trading at around $31.86 with a P/E ratio of 10.20, a P/S ratio of 4.20 and a P/B ratio of 2.70. The company had an annual average earnings growth of 3.20% over the past ten years.

GuruFocus rated Pfizer the business predictability rank of 3-star.

Lockheed Martin (LMT)

On April 24, Lockheed Martin declared a dividend of $1.33 per share, representing 3.10% dividend yield for the company. This dividend is payable on June 27 to shareholders of the record at the close of business on June 2, 2014.

The company’s historical dividend growth is as follows:

- 10-year: 22.40%

- 5-year: 21.70%

- 3-year: 21.00%

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Lockheed Martin is a security company that is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration, and sustainment of advanced technology systems and products. It also provides a range of management, engineering, technical, scientific, logistic, and information services.

Lockheed Martin’s historical revenue and earnings growth:

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The analysis on Lockheed Martin reports that the company’s revenue has been in decline over the past month, its dividend yield is near a 3-year low and its price is near a 10-year high.

The Peter Lynch Chart suggests that the company is currently overvalued:

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Lockheed Martin has a market cap of $51.87 billion. Its shares are currently trading at around $161.37 with a P/E ratio of 1.20, a P/S ratio of 1.20 and a P/B ratio of 10.50. The company had an annual average earnings growth of 12.20% over the past ten years.

GuruFocus rated Lockheed Martin the business predictability rank of 3-star.

Ameren (AEE)

On April 17, Mattel declared a dividend of $0.40 per share, representing 3.90% dividend yield for the company. This dividend is payable on June 30 to shareholders of the record at the close of business on June 11, 2014.

The company’s historical dividend growth is as follows:

- 10-year: -6.90%

- 5-year: 1.20%

- 3-year: 1.30%

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Ameren Corp is a utility holding company. The company's subsidiaries are Union Electric Company, Ameren Illinois Company and Ameren Energy Resources Company. The company operates in three segments: Ameren Missouri, Ameren Illinois and Merchant Generation.

Ameren’s historical revenue and net income:

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The analysis on Ameren reports that the company’s revenue has been in decline for the past five years, its operating margin is expanding and its price is near a 5-year high.

The Peter Lynch Chart suggests that the company is currently overvalued:

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Ameren has a market cap of $10.02 billion. Its shares are currently trading at around $41.29 with a P/E ratio of 35.50 and a P/S ratio of 1.70.

CenterPoint Energy (CNP)

On April 24, CenterPoint Energy declared a dividend of $0.238 per share, representing 3.50% dividend yield for the company. This dividend is payable on June 10 to shareholders of the record at the close of business on June 11, 2014.

The company’s historical dividend growth is as follows:

- 10-year: 9.80%

- 5-year: 1.20%

- 3-year: 1.30%

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CenterPoint Energy is an electric and natural gas utility company. Its operations are segmented into five areas - Electric Transmission & Distribution, Natural Gas Distribution, Competitive Natural Gas Sales and Services, Interstate Pipelines, Field Services and Other Operations.

CenterPoint Energy’s historical revenue and net income:

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The analysis on CenterPoint reports that the company’s revenue has been in decline over the past five years and that its dividend yield is near a 5-year low. It also notes that the company’s price is near a 10-year high, its operating margin is expanding and its P/B ratio is trading near a 1-year low.

The Peter Lynch Chart suggests that the company is currently overvalued:

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CenterPoint Energy has a market cap of $10.64 billion. Its shares are currently trading at around $24.82 with a P/E ratio of 34.30, a P/S ratio of 1.30 and a P/B ratio of 2.50.

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