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GuruFocus Names Top Five Dividend Growers of the Week

January 12, 2015 | About:

During the past week, GuruFocus recognized five 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 five 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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Plains All American Pipeline LP (PAA)

On Jan. 9, Plains All American Pipeline declared a dividend of $0.675 per share, representing 5.30% dividend yield for the company. This dividend is payable on Feb. 13 to shareholders of the record at the close of business on Jan. 30, 2015.

The company’s historical dividend growth is as follows:

- 10-year: 7.40%

- 5-year: 6.40%

- 3-year: 7.40%

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Plains All American Pipeline is engaged in the transportation, storage, terminalling and marketing of crude oil and refined products, as well as in the processing, transportation, fractionation, storage and marketing of natural gas liquids. The company also owns and operates natural gas storage facilities.

Plains All American Pipeline’s historical revenue and net income:

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The analysis on Plains All American Pipeline reports that the company’s Piotroski F-Score is low, its operating margin is expanding and its dividend yield is near a 3-year high. The analysis also notes that the company’s revenue per share has declined over the past year and it has also issued $3.5 billion in debt over the past three years.

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

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Plains All American Pipeline has a market cap of $18.1 billion. Its shares are currently trading at around $48.62 with a P/E ratio of 21.00 and a P/S ratio of 0.40. The company had an annual average earnings growth of 12.90% over the past 10 years.

Enbridge Energy Partners (EEP)

On Jan. 7, Enbridge Energy Partners declared a dividend of $0.570 per share, representing 5.90% dividend yield for the company. This dividend is payable on Feb. 13 to shareholders of the record at the close of business on Feb. 6, 2015.

The company’s historical dividend growth is as follows:

- 10-year: 2.10%

- 5-year: 2.50%

- 3-year: 2.40%

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The company owns and operates crude oil and liquid petroleum transportation and storage assets, and natural gas gathering, treating, processing, transportation and marketing assets in the US.

Enbridge Energy Partner’s historical revenue and net income:

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The analysis on Enbridge Energy Partners reports that the company’s revenue per share has been in decline over the past five years, it has issued $1.1 billion in debt over the past three years and its operating margin is expanding. The analysis also noted that the company’s dividend yield is near a 10-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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Enbridge Energy Partners has a market cap of $15.5 billion. Its shares are currently trading at around $38.54 with a P/E ratio of 3854.00 and a P/S ratio of 1.60. The company had an annual average earnings growth of 1.60% over the past ten years.

Enterprise Products Partners LP (EPD)

On Jan. 6, Enterprise Products Partners LP declared a dividend of $0.370 per share, representing 4.20% dividend yield for the company. This dividend is payable on Feb. 6 to shareholders of the record at the close of business on Jan. 30, 2014.

The company’s historical dividend growth is as follows:

- 10-year: 6.40%

- 5-year: 5.60%

- 3-year: 5.70%

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Enterprise Products Partners owns and operates certain natural gas liquids (NGLs) related businesses of EPCO and North American provider of midstream energy services to producers and consumers of natural gas, NGLs, crude oil, petrochemicals and refined products.

Enterprise Products Partners’ historical revenue and net income:

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The analysis on the company reports that the company’s revenue per share has been in decline over the past five years, the company has issued $4.5 billion of debt over the past three years and its operating margin is expanding.

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

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Enterprise Products Partners has a market cap of $66.57 billion. Its shares are currently trading at around $32.69 with a P/E ratio of 22.10 and a P/S ratio of 1.30. The company had an annual average earnings growth of 13.70% over the past ten years.

Spectra Energy Corp (SE)

On January 5, Spectra Energy declared a dividend of $0.370 per share, representing 4.20% dividend yield for the company. This dividend is payable on March 16 to shareholders of the record at the close of business on Feb. 13, 2014.

The company’s historical dividend growth is as follows:

- 10-year: 0.00%

- 5-year: 5.50%

- 3-year: 6.90%

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Spectra Energy Corp through its subsidiaries and equity affiliates owns and operates a diversified portfolio of complementary natural gas-related energy assets and is North America's natural gas infrastructure companies.

Spectra Energy’s historical revenue and net income:

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The analysis on Spectra Energy reports that the company has issued $3.3 billion of debt over the past three years, its dividend yield is near a 1-year high and its asset growth is faster than its revenue growth.

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

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Spectra Energy has a market cap of $24.38 billion. Its shares are currently trading at around $33.70 with a P/E ratio of 22.60 and a P/S ratio of 3.80. The company had an annual average earnings growth of 1.20% over the past ten years.

Duke Energy Corporation (DUK)

On Jan. 2, Duke Energy Corporation declared a dividend of $0.795 per share, representing 3.70% dividend yield for the company. This dividend is payable on March 16 to shareholders of the record at the close of business on Feb. 13, 2014.

The company’s historical dividend growth is as follows:

- 10-year: -1.50%

- 5-year: 2.30%

- 3-year: 2.00%

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Duke Energy Corporation is an energy company. The company conducts its operations in three business segments; Regulated Utilities, International Energy and Commercial Power.

Duke Energy’s historical revenue and net income:

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The analysis on Duke Energy reports that the company has issued $9.9 billion of debt over the past three years, its operating margin is expanding and its price is sitting near a 10-year high.

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

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Duke Energy has a market cap of $59.14 billion. Its shares are currently trading at around $85.01 with a P/E ratio of 24.00 and a P/S ratio of 2.30. The company had an annual average earnings growth of 3.30% over the past five years.

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