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Alberto Abaterusso
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3 Large Caps Announce Quarterly Dividends

Yum Brands tops the list

August 11, 2019 | About:

Thee large cap, long-term dividend payers declared quarterly dividends on Friday.

Shares of Yum Brands Inc. (NYSE:YUM) moved up 0.48% to $119.59 in after-hours trading on Friday after the company announced a cash quarterly dividend of 42 cents per common share, in line with the previous payment. The company will pay the dividend on Sept. 6 to shareholders of record Aug. 19. The ex-dividend date is Aug. 16.

Based on Friday’s closing price, the distribution generates a forward dividend yield of 1.41%, which is below the industry median of 1.79% and the S&P 500 index’s yield of 1.92%.

The Louisville, Kentucky-based fast-food company has continuously paid dividends since Aug. 6, 2004.

The trailing 12-month dividend per share increased 4.4% on average every year over the last five years.

The stock has climbed 29.5% year to date, outperforming the S&P 500 index by 13%. The 52-week range is $82.01 to $119.72. The market capitalization is $36.18 billion, the price-earnings ratio is 28.41 and the price-sales ratio is 6.88.

The Peter Lynch chart suggests the stock is not cheap.

Shares of Tyson Foods Inc. (NYSE:TSN) were slightly higher 0.03% to $88.40 in after-hours trading on Friday after the company announced a 37.5-cent cash quarterly dividend per common share, in line with the previous. The dividend will be paid on Dec. 13 to shareholders of record Nov. 29. The ex-dividend date is scheduled for Nov. 27.

Based on the closing price on Friday, the distribution produces a forward dividend yield of 1.7% compared to the industry median of 2.25% and versus the S&P 500 index’s yield of 1.92%.

The Springdale, Arkansas-based global food company has paid dividends since March 15, 1985. The trailing 12-month dividend per share grew 8.2% on average every year over the past 60 months.

The stock has gained 65.5% year to date, outperforming the S&P 500 index by 49%. The 52-week range is $49.77 to $89.34.

The stock has a market capitalization of $32.23billion, a price-earnings ratio of 15.74, a price-book ratio of 2.4 and a price-sales ratio of 0.79.

The Peter Lynch chart indicates the stock is still cheap.

Shares of Cincinnati Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:CINF) moved up 0.21% to $109.97 at close on Friday after the company announced a 56-cent cash quarterly dividend per common share, in line with the previous. The company will pay the dividend on Oct. 15 to shareholders of record Sept. 18. The ex-dividend date is scheduled for Sept. 17.

Based on Friday’s closing price, the payment produces a forward dividend yield of 2.04%, which is between the S&P 500 index’s yield of 1.92% and the industry median of 2.89%.

The Fairfield, Ohio-based property and casualty insurer has paid dividends for 34 years.

The trailing 12-month dividend per share went up 1.4% on average every year over the last five years.

The stock has climbed 42% year to date outperforming the S&P 500 index by 25.6%. The 52-week range is $71.01 to $110.46.

The market capitalization is $17.96 billion, the price-earnings ratio is 14.84, the price-book ratio is 1.96 and the price-sales ratio is 2.7.

The Peter Lynch chart suggests the stock is not expensive.

Disclosure: I have no positions in any securities mentioned.

About the author:

Alberto Abaterusso
If somebody asks what being a value investor means, Alberto Abaterusso would answer, “The value investor is not just the possessor of the security that represents the company, but he is the owner of that company. As an owner of the company the value investor is actively involved in the dynamics of that company and his first concern is how to have sales progressively growing. Also, the value investor is probably one of the most demanding persons in the world concerning sales.”

Abaterusso is a freelance writer based in The Netherlands. He primarily writes about gold, silver and precious metals mining stocks. His articles have also been widely linked by popular sites, including MarketWatch, Financial Times, 24hGold, Investopedia, Financial.org, CNBS, MSN Money, Zachs, Reuters and others. Alberto holds an MBA from Università degli Studi di Bari (Italy), Aldo Moro.

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