5/26/2012

The Best Stocks With Dividend Growth From Last Week (May 21 – May 27, 2012)

Stocks With Biggest Dividend Hikes From Last Week by Dividend Yield – Stock, Capital, Investment. Here is a current sheet of companies that have announced a dividend increase within the recent week. In total, 21 stocks and funds raised dividends of which 14 have a dividend growth of more than 10 percent. The average dividend growth amounts to 19.29 percent. Exactly four stocks have a yield over five percent and seven are currently recommended to buy.

Here are the stocks with fast dividend growth:
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H.J. Heinz Company (NYSE:HNZ) has a market capitalization of $17.11 billion. The company employs 34,800 people, generates revenues of $11,649.08 million and has a net income of $939.91 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $1,746.87 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 15.00 percent (operating margin 12.46 percent and the net profit margin finally 8.07 percent). 


Financial Analysis: The company has USD 4.65 billion in long-term debt outstanding. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $2.85. Last fiscal year, the company paid $1.92 in form of dividends to shareholders. The company announced to raise dividends by 7.3 percent.


Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 18.77, P/S ratio 1.47 and P/B ratio is not calculable. Dividend Yield: 3.85 percent. The beta ratio is 0.53.


Long-Term Stock History Chart Of H.J. Heinz Company (Click to enlarge)
Long-Term Dividends History of H.J. Heinz Company (HNZ) (Click to enlarge)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of H.J. Heinz Company (NYSE: HNZ) (Click to enlarge)


Hewlett-Packard Company (NYSE:HPQ) has a market capitalization of $44.15 billion. The company employs 349,600 people, generates revenues of $127,245.00 million and has a net income of $7,074.00 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $14,661.00 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 11.52 percent (operating margin 7.61 percent and the net profit margin finally 5.56 percent). 


Financial Analysis: The total debt representing 23.65 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 79.31 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 17.89 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $2.58. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.40 in form of dividends to shareholders. The company announced to raise dividends by 10.0 percent.


Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 8.65, P/S ratio 0.35 and P/B ratio 1.15. Dividend Yield: 2.36 percent. The beta ratio is 1.08.


Long-Term Stock History Chart Of Hewlett-Packard C... (Click to enlarge)
Long-Term Dividends History of Hewlett-Packard C... (HPQ) (Click to enlarge)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Hewlett-Packard C... (NYSE: HPQ) (Click to enlarge)


Bunge Limited (NYSE:BG) has a market capitalization of $8.91Billion. The company employs 32,000 people, generates revenues of $58,743.00 million and has a net income of $896.00 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $1,685.00 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 2.87 percent (operating margin 1.60 percent and the net profit margin finally 1.53 percent). 


Financial Analysis: The total debt representing 17.53 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 34.86 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 8.05 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $5.08. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.98 in form of dividends to shareholders. The company announced to raise dividends by 8.0 percent.


Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 12.01, P/S ratio 0.15 and P/B ratio 0.81. Dividend Yield: 1.77 percent. The beta ratio is 1.19.


Long-Term Stock History Chart Of Bunge Limited (Click to enlarge)
Long-Term Dividends History of Bunge Limited (BG) (Click to enlarge)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Bunge Limited (NYSE: BG) (Click to enlarge)


Ralph Lauren (NYSE:RL) has a market capitalization of $13.84 billion. The company employs 24,000 people, generates revenues of $6,859.50 million and has a net income of $681.00 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $1,264.60 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 18.44 percent (operating margin 15.15 percent and the net profit margin finally 9.93 percent). 


Financial Analysis: The total debt representing 5.07 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 7.51 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 19.58 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $7.13. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.80 in form of dividends to shareholders. The company announced to raise dividends by 100.0 percent.


Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 21.00, P/S ratio 2.03 and P/B ratio 3.79. Dividend Yield: 1.07 percent. The beta ratio is 1.53.


Long-Term Stock History Chart Of Ralph Lauren Corp (Click to enlarge)
Long-Term Dividends History of Ralph Lauren Corp (RL) (Click to enlarge)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Ralph Lauren Corp (NYSE: RL) (Click to enlarge)


Take a closer look at the full table of the stocks with recent dividend hikes. The average dividend growth amounts to 19.29 percent and the average dividend yield amounts to 2.54 percent. Stocks from the sheet are valuated with a P/E ratio of 15.86. The average P/S ratio is 1.75 and P/B 2.02.

Here is the full table:

Stocks with dividend growth from last week (Click to enlarge)


Here are the market ratios of the dividend growth stocks:

Ticker
Company
P/E
P/S
P/B
Dividend Yield
FHY
First Trust Strategic High Inco
N/A
N/A
N/A
9.31%
PBT
Permian Basin Royalty Trust
13.15
12.94
N/A
7.64%
SFL
Ship Finance International Limited
9.91
4.42
1.52
7.29%
FCT
First Trust Senior Floating Rat
N/A
N/A
N/A
6.43%
POR
Portland General Electric Company
15.00
1.05
1.13
4.21%
HNZ
H. J. Heinz Company
17.83
1.49
6.00
3.59%
CATO
Cato Corp.
13.33
0.92
2.33
3.14%
FISI
Financial Institutions Inc.
10.51
2.41
0.95
3.13%
SPAN
Span-America Medical Systems Inc.
10.57
0.76
1.84
2.46%
HPQ
Hewlett-Packard Company
7.89
0.35
1.13
2.15%
BG
Bunge Limited
12.02
0.15
0.73
1.64%
BRS
Bristow Group, Inc.
19.99
1.20
1.02
1.38%
MNRO
Monro Muffler Brake Inc.
20.81
1.56
3.25
1.07%
DSW
DSW Inc.
17.43
1.32
3.37
0.98%
FFCO
FedFirst Financial Corp.
49.14
2.67
0.70
0.84%
WRB
W.R. Berkley Corporation
13.48
1.01
1.30
0.83%
IHC
Independence Holding Co.
11.04
0.37
0.58
0.53%
RL
Ralph Lauren Corporation
21.75
2.08
3.92
0.53%
PL
Protective Life Corp.
6.03
0.61
0.54
2.87%
ACE
ACE Limited
10.72
1.42
0.96
2.72%
NSP
Insperity, Inc.
18.24
0.32
2.50
2.72%
PCBK
Pacific Continental Corp.
25.31
2.81
0.92
2.63%
AIZ
Assurant Inc.
5.81
0.36
0.61
2.38%
OPNT
OPNET Technologies Inc.
32.53
3.40
4.89
2.31%
CBT
Cabot Corp.
13.83
0.71
1.34
2.17%
HFC
HollyFrontier Corporation
4.35
0.32
1.14
2.13%
TIF
Tiffany & Co.
17.78
2.10
3.27
2.11%
SPTN
Spartan Stores Inc.
13.70
0.15
1.19
1.84%
COH
Coach, Inc.
19.67
4.08
9.78
1.82%
KEY
KeyCorp
8.05
2.51
0.70
1.62%
ASH
Ashland Inc.
N/A
0.64
1.14
1.47%
HVT
Haverty Furniture Companies Inc.
16.45
0.42
0.99
1.33%
PRI
Primerica, Inc.
10.23
1.26
1.10
0.85%
LUV
Southwest Airlines Co.
23.29
0.38
0.89
0.49%
WAB
Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corporation
17.79
1.59
2.97
0.29%






Average

15.86
1.75
2.02
2.54%


Related Stock Ticker:
FCT, BRS, BG, CATO, DSW, FFCO, FISI, FHY, HPQ, HNZ, IHC, MNRO, PBT, POR, RL, RIF, SFL, SPAN, VIA, VIA.B, WRB

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