10/28/2012

The Best Stocks With Dividend Growth From Last Week (October 22 – 28, 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, 74 stocks and funds raised dividends of which 31 have a dividend growth of more than 10 percent. The average dividend growth amounts to 49.89 percent. Exactly 25 stocks/funds have a yield over five percent (high yield); 39 above three percent. 38 are currently recommended to buy.

Visa (V) is the Large Cap stock with the highest dividend hike. The company announced to increase dividends by 50 percent, from 22 to 33 cents per share. The business service company is on a very good growth path. The company grew yearly by 25.53 percent over the recent five years in sales and 44.62 percent in earnings per share. At the current EPS-level, the payout ratio is expected at 18.4 percent. In addition, there is no long-term debt.

Another good Large Cap company with recent dividend growth is AFLAC (AFL). The company is also low leveraged and has a good long-term business growth. The recent dividend hike of 6.1 percent was not as high as it should be but still high enough to compensate inflation costs. The payout ratio at the new level amounts to 25.64 percent. Regard the low geographically diversification. The company is a big insurer in Japan. 77.46 percent of sales are generated in Asia/Pacific and 25.54 percent in Americas.


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AFLAC Incorporated (NYSE:AFL) has a market capitalization of $23.24 billion. The company employs 8,562 people, generates revenue of $22,171.00 million and has a net income of $1,964.00 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $6,761.00 million. The EBITDA margin is 30.49 percent (operating margin 13.50 percent and net profit margin 8.86 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 2.81 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 24.32 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 15.99 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $6.04. Last fiscal year, the company paid $1.23 in form of dividends to shareholders. The company announced to raise dividends by 6.1 percent.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 8.21, P/S ratio 1.05 and P/B ratio 1.71. Dividend Yield: 2.82 percent. The beta ratio is 1.82.


Long-Term Stock History Chart Of AFLAC Incorporated (Click to enlarge)
Long-Term Dividends History of AFLAC Incorporated (AFL) (Click to enlarge)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of AFLAC Incorporated (NYSE: AFL) (Click to enlarge)

The Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY) has a market capitalization of $15.69 billion. The company employs 11,800 people, generates revenue of $6,080.79 million and has a net income of $628.96 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $1,270.79 million. The EBITDA margin is 20.90 percent (operating margin 17.35 percent and net profit margin 10.34 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 42.79 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 222.39 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 71.83 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $2.86. Last fiscal year, the company paid $1.38 in form of dividends to shareholders. The company announced to raise dividends by 10.5 percent.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 24.28, P/S ratio 2.39 and P/B ratio 18.39. Dividend Yield: 2.42 percent. The beta ratio is 0.27.


Long-Term Stock History Chart Of The Hershey Company (Click to enlarge)
Long-Term Dividends History of The Hershey Company (HSY) (Click to enlarge)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of The Hershey Company (NYSE: HSY) (Click to enlarge)

V.F. Corporation (NYSE:VFC) has a market capitalization of $17.00 billion. The company employs 58,000 people, generates revenue of $9,459.23 million and has a net income of $890.39 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $1,413.70 million. The EBITDA margin is 14.95 percent (operating margin 13.16 percent and net profit margin 9.41 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 22.72 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 46.76 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 21.18 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $9.01. Last fiscal year, the company paid $2.61 in form of dividends to shareholders. The company announced to raise dividends by 20.8 percent.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 17.16, P/S ratio 1.80 and P/B ratio 3.78. Dividend Yield: 2.25 percent. The beta ratio is 0.92.


Long-Term Stock History Chart Of V.F. Corporation (Click to enlarge)
Long-Term Dividends History of V.F. Corporation (VFC) (Click to enlarge)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of V.F. Corporation (NYSE: VFC) (Click to enlarge)

Visa (NYSE:V) has a market capitalization of $112.19 billion. The company employs 7,500 people, generates revenue of $9,188.00 million and has a net income of $3,646.00 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $5,744.00 million. The EBITDA margin is 62.52 percent (operating margin 59.38 percent and net profit margin 39.68 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 0.00 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 0.00 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 14.19 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $1.01. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.60 in form of dividends to shareholders. The company announced to raise dividends by 50.0 percent.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 136.58, P/S ratio 12.21 and P/B ratio 4.25. Dividend Yield: 0.95 percent. The beta ratio is 0.77.


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


Take a closer look at the full table of stocks with recent dividend hikes. The average dividend growth amounts to 49.89 percent and the average dividend yield amounts to 4.27 percent. Stocks from the sheet are valuated with a P/E ratio of 23.69. The average P/S ratio is 5.51 and P/B 4.09.

Here is the full table:




Here are the market ratios:

Ticker
Company
P/E
P/S
P/B
Dividend Yield
HGT
Hugoton Royalty Trust
6.04
5.92
2.42
11.70%
STON
Stonemor Partners LP
N/A
1.94
2.97
9.79%
CRT
Cross Timbers Royalty Trust
9.47
9.26
12.72
9.39%
MEMP
Memorial Production Partners LP
18.47
7.04
1.44
9.37%
GSJK
Compressco Partners, L.P.
21.91
2.73
1.46
8.95%
PBT
Permian Basin Royalty Trust
10.23
10.05
N/A
8.91%
MMLP
Martin Midstream Partners LP
45.71
0.64
2.28
8.66%
MTR
Mesa Royalty Trust
9.18
8.12
8.27
8.58%
PVR
Penn Virginia Resource Partners LP
N/A
2.13
2.64
8.23%
LGCY
Legacy Reserves Lp
8.30
4.04
2.63
7.75%
GLP
Global Partners LP
24.20
0.05
1.73
7.68%
SJT
San Juan Basin Royalty Trust
10.56
10.30
53.62
7.47%
NGL
NGL Energy Partners LP
N/A
0.87
1.54
7.41%
TAL
TAL International Group, Inc.
9.64
2.00
1.90
7.20%
NSH
NuStar GP Holdings, LLC
81.25
114.61
2.86
6.97%
BKEP
Blueknight Energy Partners, L.P.
10.97
1.33
2.46
6.69%
ARP
Atlas Resource Partners, L.P.
N/A
2.92
1.39
6.66%
EPB
El Paso Pipeline Partners, L.P.
17.71
5.32
3.81
6.42%
APL
Atlas Pipeline Partners LP
17.26
1.46
1.49
6.30%
SEP
Spectra Energy Partners, LP
18.60
13.12
1.79
6.28%
ASG
Liberty All Star Growth Fund Inc.
N/A
N/A
N/A
5.96%
WPZ
Williams Partners L.P.
17.29
2.82
2.22
5.92%
MWE
MarkWest Energy Partners LP
21.76
3.91
3.10
5.88%
GMLP
Golar LNG Partners LP
10.52
6.27
38.85
5.59%
AB
AllianceBernstein Holding L.P.
N/A
N/A
1.07
5.07%
RRMS
Rose Rock Midstream, L.P.
N/A
0.94
0.87
4.74%
ACMP
Access Midstream Partners, L.P.
23.97
4.57
2.18
4.74%
EVEP
EV Energy Partners LP
17.68
10.16
2.35
4.68%
MMP
Magellan Midstream Partners LP
21.46
5.20
6.43
4.39%
OKS
ONEOK Partners, L.P.
16.33
1.23
2.97
4.37%
SCCO
Southern Copper Corp.
13.56
4.68
7.08
4.35%
SIX
Six Flags Entertainment Corporation
78.44
2.84
4.75
4.25%
NPBC
National Penn Bancshares Inc.
14.48
4.01
1.11
4.08%
PAYX
Paychex, Inc.
21.66
5.33
7.24
3.89%
MAC
Macerich Co.
34.37
9.05
2.72
3.86%
MSEX
Middlesex Water Co.
24.30
2.93
1.67
3.85%
TMP
Tompkins Financial Corporation.
13.89
3.75
1.43
3.48%
BHB
Bar Harbor Bankshares
11.86
2.76
1.11
3.33%
MPR
Met-Pro Corp.
18.69
1.23
1.55
3.17%
EVR
Evercore Partners Inc.
161.71
1.38
1.92
2.91%
ATLS
Atlas Energy, L.P
N/A
1.14
3.93
2.84%
SPG
Simon Property Group Inc.
29.70
10.01
7.67
2.79%
RCKB
Rockville Financial Inc.
25.13
4.88
1.16
2.75%
WBCO
Washington Banking Co.
13.51
2.28
1.19
2.66%
AFL
AFLAC Inc.
9.08
0.96
1.64
2.66%
HSY
Hershey Co.
23.58
2.48
14.75
2.19%
PEBO
Peoples Bancorp Inc.
11.84
3.15
1.04
2.08%
CCF
Chase Corp.
15.59
1.26
1.70
1.93%
PB
Prosperity Bancshares Inc.
13.46
6.35
1.20
1.88%
ANCX
Access National Corp.
9.65
3.62
1.48
1.87%
VFC
V.F. Corporation
18.68
1.64
3.74
1.86%
UMBF
UMB Financial Corporation
14.13
5.24
1.43
1.86%
TNC
Tennant Company
17.96
0.92
3.12
1.82%
STEL
StellarOne Corporation
17.25
2.67
0.74
1.76%
TECH
Techne Corp.
22.20
7.90
3.69
1.66%
MCRL
Micrel Inc.
23.29
2.35
2.40
1.64%
VPFG
Viewpoint Financial Group
23.18
6.36
1.57
1.59%
FAF
First American Financial Corporation
14.45
0.59
1.10
1.44%
MSM
MSC Industrial Direct Co. Inc.
17.99
1.97
3.94
1.41%
HOMB
Home Bancshares, Inc. (Conway, AR)
16.23
5.56
1.90
1.40%
BRO
Brown & Brown Inc.
20.57
3.19
2.06
1.34%
SONA
Southern National Bancorp of Virginia Inc.
15.40
2.55
0.90
1.25%
SCL
Stepan Company
13.92
0.52
2.19
1.20%
BKI
Buckeye Technologies Inc.
9.11
1.19
1.74
1.19%
AIMC
Altra Holdings, Inc.
12.10
0.66
2.09
1.12%
WCN
Waste Connections Inc.
23.99
2.56
2.21
1.10%
HOT
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide
17.55
1.64
3.17
0.96%
NBL
Noble Energy, Inc.
26.09
4.24
2.17
0.93%
V
Visa, Inc.
136.94
11.14
4.28
0.64%
MBFI
MB Financial Inc.
14.74
3.02
0.89
0.20%
DVD
Dover Motorsports Inc.
N/A
1.08
1.12
N/A






Average




4.27%

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ACMP, ANCX, AFL, AB, AIMC, ATLS, APL, ARP, BHB, BJLB, BKEP, BRO, BKI, CCF, GSJK, CRT, DVD, EPB, EVEP, EVR, FAF, GLP, GMLP, HSY, HOMB, HBApF, HGT, LGCY, ASG, MAC, MMP, MWE, MMLP, MBFI, MEMP, MTR MPR, MCRL, MSEX, MSM, NPBC, NGL, NBL, NSH, OKS, PAYX, PEBO, PBT, PB, PVR, RCKB, RRMS, SJT, SPG, SIX, SCCO, SONA, SEP, HOT, STEL, SCL, STON, TAL, TECH, TNC, TMP, UMBF, VFC, VPFG, V, WBCO, WCN, WPZ

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