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3/30/2012

The 20 Best Yielding Dividend Champions

Best Yielding Dividend Champions List Researched By Dividend Yield - Stock, Capital, Investment. Dividend Champions are stocks with a history of consecutive dividend increasing of more than 25 years. Only 102 companies or 1.5 percent of the listed stocks fulfilled these dividend growth criteria. Dividend Champions are wonderful stocks with a huge reliability. I screened the investment category by the 20 best yielding stocks. Among the results are seven are high yields and six are recommended to buy.

Here are my favorite stocks:
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Leggett & Platt (NYSE:LEG) has a market capitalization of $3.22 billion. The company employs 18,300 people, generates revenues of $3,636.00 million and has a net income of $156.40 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $354.70 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 9.76 percent (operating margin 6.54 percent and the net profit margin finally 4.30 percent).


Financial Analysis:
The total debt representing 29.25 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 65.74 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 10.93 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $1.04. Last fiscal year, the company paid $1.10 in form of dividends to shareholders. LEG raised distributions for 40 consecutive years.


Market Valuation:
Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 22.14, P/S ratio 0.88 and P/B ratio 2.47. Dividend Yield: 4.88 percent. The beta ratio is 1.15.


Long-Term Stock History Chart Of Leggett & Platt, Inc. (Click to enlarge)


Long-Term Dividends History of Leggett & Platt, Inc. (LEG) (Click to enlarge)


Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Leggett & Platt, Inc. (NYSE: LEG) (Click to enlarge)


Kimberly Clark (NYSE:KMB) has a market capitalization of $29.06 billion. The company employs 57,000 people, generates revenues of $20,846.00 million and has a net income of $1,523.00 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $3,533.00 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 16.95 percent (operating margin 11.71 percent and the net profit margin finally 7.31 percent).


Financial Analysis:
The total debt representing 34.48 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 127.24 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 28.50 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $3.99. Last fiscal year, the company paid $2.80 in form of dividends to shareholders. KMB raised distributions for 40 consecutive years.


Market Valuation:
Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 18.50, P/S ratio 1.39 and P/B ratio 5.57. Dividend Yield: 4.01 percent. The beta ratio is 0.32.


Long-Term Stock History Chart Of Kimberly Clark Corp (Click to enlarge)


Long-Term Dividends History of Kimberly Clark Corp (KMB) (Click to enlarge)


Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Kimberly Clark Corp (NYSE: KMB) (Click to enlarge)


Consolidated Edison (NYSE:ED) has a market capitalization of $17.11 billion. The company employs 15,016 people, generates revenues of $12,938.00 million and has a net income of $1,062.00 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $3,123.00 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 24.14 percent (operating margin 17.31 percent and the net profit margin finally 8.21 percent).


Financial Analysis:
The total debt representing 27.22 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 91.64 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 9.34 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $3.56. Last fiscal year, the company paid $2.40 in form of dividends to shareholders. ED raised distributions for 38consecutive years.


Market Valuation:
Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 16.39, P/S ratio 1.31 and P/B ratio 1.37. Dividend Yield: 4.17 percent. The beta ratio is 0.24.


Long-Term Stock History Chart Of Consolidated Edison, Inc. (Click to enlarge)


Long-Term Dividends History of Consolidated Edison, Inc. (ED) (Click to enlarge)


Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Consolidated Edison, Inc. (NYSE: ED) (Click to enlarge)


Take a closer look at the full table of the best yielding Dividend Champions. The average price to earnings ratio (P/E ratio) amounts to 22.90 and forward P/E ratio is 15.22. The dividend yield has a value of 4.93 percent. Price to book ratio is 2.59 and price to sales ratio 2.28. The operating margin amounts to 14.83 percent. The earnings per share is expected to grow 4.49 percent for the next year and 5.96 percent for the upcoming five years.

Here is the full table with some fundamentals (TTM):

Best Yielding Dividend Champions (Click to enlarge)

Related stock ticker symbols:
PBI, ORI, WRE, T, MCY, MO, HCP, LEG, VVC, BWL.A, CINF, BKH, UBSI, UVV, ED, KMB, WGL, NWN, MSEX, CTBI

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I am long MO, KMB. I receive no compensation to write about these specific stocks, sector or theme. I don't plan to increase or decrease positions or obligations within the next 72 hours.

For the other stocks: I have no positions in any stocks mentioned, and no plans to initiate any positions within the next 72 hours. I receive no compensation to write about any specific stock, sector or theme.

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