5/17/2013

14 Large Caps Dividend Stocks Close To New 52-Week Highs

Large capitalized dividend stocks near 52-Week Highs originally published at "long-term-investments.blogspot.com". The markets are bullish and stocks move up. It’s getting hard to find real bargains or low valuated high-quality dividend stocks. The good thing is that in a bullish market, you can make money with different kind of stocks. Everything goes up and the main reason behind the expansive monetary policy.

Today I like to discover some large caps that are on the jump to reach new 52-Week Highs (up to 10 percent) or to hit All-Time-Highs. Only 14 companies are on the edge to touch new highs. That’s a small number compared to the strong market.

I love it when stocks make a home run. It seems that nobody can stop them but take care about the valuation. Some stocks have a P/E over 20! It could be dangerous to buy highly priced assets. Below the results are five with a yield over three percent. Ten have a buy or better recommendation.


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Mattel (NASDAQ:MAT) has a market capitalization of $16.16 billion. The company employs 28,000 people, generates revenue of $6.420 billion and has a net income of $776.46 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $1.333 billion. The EBITDA margin is 20.76 percent (the operating margin is 15.90 percent and the net profit margin 12.09 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 23.13 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 49.23 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 27.08 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $2.28. Last fiscal year, the company paid $1.24 in the form of dividends to shareholders. MAT is 3.49 percent below 52-Week Highs.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 20.53, the P/S ratio is 2.48 and the P/B ratio is finally 5.16. The dividend yield amounts to 3.12 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 0.98.


Long-Term Stock Price Chart Of Mattel (MAT)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Mattel (MAT)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Mattel (MAT)

McGraw Hill Companies (NYSE:MHFI) has a market capitalization of $15.27 billion. The company employs 21,687 people, generates revenue of $4.450 billion and has a net income of $726.00 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $1.420 billion. The EBITDA margin is 31.91 percent (the operating margin is 27.21 percent and the net profit margin 16.31 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 17.81 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 163.75 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 59.43 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $2.36. Last fiscal year, the company paid $1.02 in the form of dividends to shareholders. MHFI is 4.39 percent below 52-Week Highs.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 23.63, the P/S ratio is 3.42 and the P/B ratio is finally 20.19. The dividend yield amounts to 2.02 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 1.08.


Long-Term Stock Price Chart Of McGraw Hill Companies (MHFI)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of McGraw Hill Companies (MHFI)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of McGraw Hill Companies (MHFI)

Tenaris (NYSE:TS) has a market capitalization of $25.68 billion. The company employs 26,673 people, generates revenue of $10.834 billion and has a net income of $1.701 billion. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $2.924 billion. The EBITDA margin is 26.99 percent (the operating margin is 21.75 percent and the net profit margin 15.70 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 10.94 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 15.34 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 15.52 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $2.85. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.86 in the form of dividends to shareholders. TS is 2.55 percent below 52-Week Highs.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 15.29, the P/S ratio is 2.37 and the P/B ratio is finally 2.24. The dividend yield amounts to 1.99 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 1.74.


Long-Term Stock Price Chart Of Tenaris (TS)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Tenaris (TS)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Tenaris (TS)


Take a closer look at the full list of large cap dividend stocks close to All-Time-Highs. The average P/E ratio amounts to 19.71 and forward P/E ratio is 13.78. The dividend yield has a value of 2.54 percent. Price to book ratio is 4.39 and price to sales ratio 1.85. The operating margin amounts to 14.29 percent and the beta ratio is 1.34. Stocks from the list have an average debt to equity ratio of 2.33.

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

Large Capitalized Dividend Stocks Close to 52-Week Highs (Click to enlarge)

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*I am long CA, MAT. 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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