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9/19/2012

The 10 Best And Cheapest S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats

Best Yielding And Cheapest Dividend Aristocrats Shares by Dividend Yields - Stock, Capital, Investment. Stocks with a long dividend history are popular. If the company increased dividends for a long period too, there could no better investment for income investors. One famous index that reflects consecutive dividend increasing is the S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats Index. The index measures the performance of large cap, blue chip companies within the S&P 500 that have followed a policy of increasing dividends every year for at least 25 consecutive years. 51 stocks are part of the index with a total market capitalization of roughly USD 1 trillion. In order discover the cheapest Dividend Aristocrats; I screened all stocks from the index with a P/E ratio below 15. Ten stocks fulfilled these criteria of which two yield over three percent and eight are currently recommended. One stock has a double-digit yield.


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Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) has a market capitalization of $43.83 billion. The company employs 45,000 people, generates revenue of $16,184.00 million and has a net income of $3,415.00 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $5,127.00 million. The EBITDA margin is 31.68 percent (operating margin 25.61 percent and net profit margin 21.10 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 32.14 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 62.13 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 20.65 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $3.29. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.97 in form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 13.07, P/S ratio 2.71 and P/B ratio 2.60. Dividend Yield: 2.42 percent. The beta ratio is 0.84.


Long-Term Stock History Chart Of Medtronic (Click to enlarge)
Long-Term Dividends History of Medtronic (MDT) (Click to enlarge)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Medtronic (NYSE: MDT) (Click to enlarge)

Dover Corporation (NYSE:DOV) has a market capitalization of $11.08 billion. The company employs 34,000 people, generates revenue of $7,950.14 million and has a net income of $846.36 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $1,641.10 million. The EBITDA margin is 20.64 percent (operating margin 15.23 percent and net profit margin 10.65 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 23.02 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 44.36 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 17.90 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $4.48. Last fiscal year, the company paid $1.18 in form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 13.53, P/S ratio 1.39 and P/B ratio 2.26. Dividend Yield: 2.31 percent. The beta ratio is 1.36.


Long-Term Stock History Chart Of Dover Corporation (Click to enlarge)
Long-Term Dividends History of Dover Corporation (DOV) (Click to enlarge)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Dover Corporation (NYSE: DOV) (Click to enlarge)

Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) has a market capitalization of $42.10 billion. The company employs 365,000 people, generates revenue of $69,865.00 million and has a net income of $2,929.00 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $7,453.00 million. The EBITDA margin is 10.67 percent (operating margin 6.38 percent and net profit margin 4.19 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 38.73 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 114.14 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 18.71 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $4.37. Last fiscal year, the company paid $1.15 in form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 14.71, P/S ratio 0.60 and P/B ratio 2.72. Dividend Yield: 2.24 percent. The beta ratio is 0.88.


Long-Term Stock History Chart Of Target Corporation (Click to enlarge)
Long-Term Dividends History of Target Corporation (TGT) (Click to enlarge)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT) (Click to enlarge)


Take a closer look at the full table of the cheapest Dividend Aristocrats. The average price to earnings ratio (P/E ratio) amounts to 12.19 and forward P/E ratio is 11.06. The dividend yield has a value of 3.11 percent. Price to book ratio is 5.55 and price to sales ratio 1.28. The operating margin amounts to 14.74 percent and the beta ratio is 1.00. The average stock has a debt to equity ratio of 4.91. If we eliminate the high value from PBI, the average debt ratio is at solid 0.42.

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

Best And Cheapest S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats (Click to enlarge)

Related stock ticker symbols:
CTL, PBI, CINF, ED, LEG, KMB, ABT, JNJ, CTAS, CLX, MCD, VFC, PG, PEP, BMS, ADP, KO, PPG, CB, MHP, EMR, MMM, MKC, APD, XOM, WMT, SWK, AFL, BF.B, DOV, BDX, ADM, HRL, SHW, LOW, WAG, TGT, GWW, FDO, ECL, SIAL, BCR,

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I am long MDT, WAG. 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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