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4/29/2013

50 Shares With Fastest Dividend Growth In April 2013

Shares with highest dividend growth researched by Dividend Yield – Stock, Capital, Investment. Only a growing business is a good business; that’s a major rule in economics. But growth is not all. Investors want a part of the company’s success; they want growing dividends at high rates.

Sometimes, predatory investors and some activists try to steal some of the company’s assets and force a dividend payment which is much higher than the current earnings. Those activities are bad for the stock price.

Good dividend hikes are such ones that are in-line with a healthy growing operational business. They reflect a solid growing business with a trustful management who wants to share the company’s success with the ownership.

It’s easy to discover good and bad dividend growth. All you need is to look at the earnings developments and debt changes.

Today I run my screen of the 50 fastest dividend growers from the recent month. Below the results are again some pretty good stocks with very good growth rates. All stocks have a double-digit growth rate. The average dividend growth of the 50 best stocks amounts to 73.26 percent. The average yield is still at 3.77 percent.

Here are the stocks with fast dividend growth:
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Wells Fargo & Co (NYSE:WFC) has a market capitalization of $200.34 billion. The company employs 269,200 people, generates revenue of $48.391 billion and has a net income of $19.368 billion. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $34.879 billion. The EBITDA margin is 72.07 percent (the operating margin is 33.07 percent and the net profit margin 22.50 percent).


Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 12.97 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 117.14 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 13.16 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $3.53. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.88 in the form of dividends to shareholders. WFC raised dividends by 20.0 percent.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 10.73, the P/S ratio is 2.33 and the P/B ratio is finally 1.38. The dividend yield amounts to 3.17 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 1.38.


Long-Term Stock Price Chart Of Wells Fargo & Co (WFC)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Wells Fargo & Co (WFC)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Wells Fargo & Co (WFC)

Metlife (NYSE:MET) has a market capitalization of $42.14 billion. The company employs 64,000 people, generates revenue of $68.150 billion and has a net income of $1.314 billion. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $14.729 billion. The EBITDA margin is 21.61 percent (the operating margin is 2.12 percent and the net profit margin 1.93 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 6.70 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 86.95 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 1.89 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $1.07. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.74 in the form of dividends to shareholders. MET raised dividends by 48.6 percent.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 35.97, the P/S ratio is 0.62 and the P/B ratio is finally 0.65. The dividend yield amounts to 2.85 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 2.03.


Long-Term Stock Price Chart Of Metlife (MET)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Metlife (MET)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Metlife (MET)

W.W. Grainger (NYSE:GWW) has a market capitalization of $17.05 billion. The company employs 21,100 people, generates revenue of $8.950 billion and has a net income of $698.85 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $1.290 billion. The EBITDA margin is 14.42 percent (the operating margin is 12.64 percent and the net profit margin 7.81 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 11.26 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 18.67 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 23.97 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $9.88. Last fiscal year, the company paid $3.06 in the form of dividends to shareholders. GWW raised dividends by 16.3 percent.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 24.81, the P/S ratio is 1.91 and the P/B ratio is finally 5.63. The dividend yield amounts to 1.52 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 0.88.


Long-Term Stock Price Chart Of W.W. Grainger (GWW)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of W.W. Grainger (GWW)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of W.W. Grainger (GWW)

Take a closer look at the full list of the 50 top stocks with fastest dividend growth from last month. The average P/E ratio amounts to 16.17. The dividend yield has a value of 2.16 percent. Price to book ratio is 2.41 and price to sales ratio 2.96. 

Here is the full list of the fastest dividend growth stocks:

50 Fastest Growing Dividend Stocks (Click to enlarge)


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These are the market price ratios:

Ticker
Company
P/E
P/S
P/B
Dividend Yield
PDH
PetroLogistics LP
N/A
2.57
5.83
8.11%
VOC
VOC Energy Trust
6.20
6.06
1.89
7.66%
NIF
Nuveen Premier Insured Municipal Income Fund
N/A
N/A
N/A
5.70%
NEA
Nuveen Insured Tax-Free
N/A
N/A
N/A
5.63%
NPX
Nuveen Insured Premium Income Municipal Fund 2
N/A
N/A
N/A
5.27%
NDRO
Enduro Royalty Trust
8.95
8.79
0.82
4.32%
ORIT
Oritani Financial Corp.
18.23
5.46
1.36
3.92%
DKL
Delek Logistics Partners, LP
10.32
0.69
6.74
3.07%
FCF
First Commonwealth Financial Corp.
17.37
3.22
0.92
2.88%
MET
MetLife, Inc.
36.01
0.62
0.65
2.85%
HBAN
Huntington Bancshares Incorporated
10.01
3.13
1.02
2.81%
SASR
Sandy Spring Bancorp Inc.
13.03
3.46
1.03
2.77%
STSA
Sterling Financial Corp.
3.44
3.53
1.09
2.76%
JNS
Janus Capital Group, Inc.
15.07
1.96
1.15
2.75%
DES
WisdomTree SmallCap Dividend
N/A
N/A
N/A
2.66%
WFC
Wells Fargo & Company
10.73
4.19
1.24
2.64%
AAPL
Apple Inc.
9.96
2.32
2.89
2.54%
DON
WisdomTree MidCap Dividend
N/A
N/A
N/A
2.48%
AMP
Ameriprise Financial Inc.
14.21
1.43
1.65
2.45%
SUSQ
Susquehanna Bancshares, Inc.
13.47
3.08
0.81
2.45%
PEBO
Peoples Bancorp Inc.
11.18
3.16
0.93
2.41%
STEL
StellarOne Corporation
14.98
2.94
0.78
2.18%
WHR
Whirlpool Corp.
16.60
0.51
2.05
2.15%
ALSN
Allison Transmission Holdings, Inc.
8.22
1.96
3.08
2.11%
WGP
Western Gas Equity Partners, LP
N/A
8.92
8.32
2.08%
DFS
Discover Financial Services
9.91
3.23
2.24
1.82%
WBS
Webster Financial Corp.
12.14
2.99
0.97
1.75%
CFNL
Cardinal Financial Corp.
10.25
4.20
1.47
1.57%
HOMB
Home Bancshares, Inc. (Conway, AR)
16.87
6.09
2.10
1.52%
LM
Legg Mason Inc.
N/A
1.55
0.81
1.42%
OII
Oceaneering International, Inc.
23.16
2.48
3.93
1.32%
GWW
W.W. Grainger, Inc.
24.82
1.89
5.30
1.30%
NRG
NRG Energy, Inc.
12.58
1.07
0.88
1.29%
FRC
First Republic Bank
12.76
3.73
1.40
1.28%
AOS
AO Smith Corp.
22.91
1.83
2.84
1.27%
AIMC
Altra Holdings, Inc.
28.24
0.94
2.96
1.25%
AYT
Barclays GEMS Asia-8 ETN
N/A
N/A
N/A
1.21%
PEOP
Peoples Federal Bancshares, Inc.
80.61
6.07
1.13
0.86%
LAD
Lithia Motors Inc.
17.08
0.36
2.49
0.82%
STI
SunTrust Banks, Inc.
7.69
2.76
0.74
0.69%
ZION
Zions Bancorp.
18.36
2.23
0.70
0.66%
CE
Celanese Corporation
13.49
1.19
4.14
0.63%
RF
Regions Financial Corp.
9.96
3.10
0.75
0.48%
WINA
Winmark Corp.
23.61
5.72
13.91
0.26%
CTO
Consolidated Tomoka Land Co.
N/A
12.63
1.83
0.11%
DKL
Delek Logistics Partners, LP
10.32
0.69
6.74
3.07%
CVX
Chevron Corporation
9.01
0.96
1.71
3.00%
DEST
Destination Maternity Corporation
14.78
0.58
2.94
3.00%
PCBK
Pacific Continental Corp.
15.71
3.46
1.05
2.95%
FCF
First Commonwealth Financial Corp.
17.37
3.15
0.93
2.88%
JNJ
Johnson & Johnson
23.19
3.47
3.65
2.87%
CNL
Cleco Corporation
17.83
2.95
1.94
2.80%
SASR
Sandy Spring Bancorp Inc.
13.03
3.46
1.03
2.77%
STSA
Sterling Financial Corp.
3.53
3.47
1.11
2.76%
JNS
Janus Capital Group, Inc.
15.89
1.96
1.16
2.75%
UN
Unilever NV
20.67
1.85
5.93
2.65%
WFC
Wells Fargo & Company
10.73
4.19
1.24
2.64%
AVY
Avery Dennison Corporation
25.43
0.69
2.62
2.61%
XOM
Exxon Mobil Corporation
9.08
0.87
2.39
2.59%
CBIN
Community Bank Shares of Indiana Inc.
7.57
1.61
0.61
2.56%
AAPL
Apple Inc.
9.46
2.38
3.08
2.54%
GLW
Corning Inc.
12.37
2.62
0.97
2.53%
AMP
Ameriprise Financial Inc.
15.80
1.45
1.65
2.45%
PEBO
Peoples Bancorp Inc.
10.26
3.09
0.95
2.41%
ATLS
Atlas Energy, L.P
N/A
1.71
5.60
2.36%
SXT
Sensient Technologies Corporation
16.50
1.32
1.67
2.28%
STEL
StellarOne Corporation
15.29
2.92
0.78
2.18%
TRV
The Travelers Companies, Inc.
13.56
1.25
1.27
2.16%
FFIN
First Financial Bankshares Inc.
20.53
9.56
2.72
2.06%
PH
Parker Hannifin Corporation
13.19
1.01
2.49
1.94%
AHL
Aspen Insurance Holdings Ltd.
11.07
1.14
0.76
1.81%
MEOH
Methanex Corp.
N/A
1.50
3.09
1.75%
WBS
Webster Financial Corp.
12.14
2.99
0.97
1.75%
DGICB
Donegal Group Inc.
16.77
1.99
2.18
1.69%
LM
Legg Mason Inc.
N/A
1.55
0.81
1.42%
HUM
Humana Inc.
9.84
0.30
1.32
1.42%
HOMB
Home Bancshares, Inc. (Conway, AR)
16.87
6.09
2.10
1.32%
GWW
W.W. Grainger, Inc.
24.82
1.89
5.30
1.30%
NRG
NRG Energy, Inc.
12.58
1.07
0.88
1.29%
AIMC
Altra Holdings, Inc.
28.24
0.94
2.96
1.25%
NBL
Noble Energy, Inc.
20.80
4.73
2.42
0.90%
LAD
Lithia Motors Inc.
18.94
0.38
2.92
0.82%
STI
SunTrust Banks, Inc.
7.69
2.76
0.74
0.69%
CE
Celanese Corporation
13.49
1.19
4.14
0.63%
MET
MetLife, Inc.
36.01
0.62
0.65
0.49%
RF
Regions Financial Corp.
11.16
3.03
0.76
0.48%
WINA
Winmark Corp.
23.61
5.72
13.91
0.26%
ZION
Zions Bancorp.
24.99
2.19
0.74
0.17%
CTO
Consolidated Tomoka Land Co.
N/A
12.63
1.91
0.11%






Average

16.17
2.96
2.41
2.16%

Related Stock Ticker:
DES,MYP,WGP,ZION,RF,PDH,NDRO,DON,STI,ALSN,VOC,GLDI,NPX,DKL,CTO,WBS,MET,NEA,NIF,DFS,AYT,STSA,PEOP,NRG,PGD,LAD,AIMC,STEL,HBAN,WINA,TCBC,WHR,OAKS,OII,CE,WFC,CFNL,AOS,FCF,FRC,LM,JNS,PEBO,ORIT,GWW,AMP,HOMB,AAPL,SASR,SUSQ

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* 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.

2 comments:

  1. Wow, this is a great list. Definitely a great source to start searching for new dividend candidates. I like it.

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  2. Thank you Martin. You have also a nice blog about investments. What are your favorite stocks?

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