7/30/2011

Dividend Stock Idea of the Day – Associated British Foods (LON:ABF)


Dividend Stock Ideas by Dividend Yield – Stock, Capital Investment. Our Dividend Idea of the day is the global food company British Foods (LON:ABF). The current dividend yield amounts to 2.25 percent.

Associated British Foods plc (ABF) is a holding company. The Company is engaged in the processing and manufacture of food worldwide and textile retailing in the United Kingdom and continental Europe. The Company operates in five segments: grocery, sugar, agriculture, ingredients and retail. Grocery segment is engaged in the manufacture of grocery products. Sugar segment is engaged in the growing and processing of sugar beet and sugar cane for sale to industrial users and to Silver Spoon. Agriculture segment is engaged in the manufacture of animal feeds and the provision of other products for the agriculture sector. Ingredients segment is engaged in the manufacture of bakers’ yeast, bakery ingredients, speciality proteins, enzymes, lipids and yeast extracts. Retail segment is engaged in the buying and merchandising value clothing and accessories through the Primark and Penneys retail chains (More on Reuters).

Here are some Fundamental Figures:


Sales
 10.58 Bil
Income
 538.00 Mil
Net Profit Margin
5.28%
Return on Equity
10.13%
Debt/Equity Ratio
0.31
Revenue/Share
13.43
Earnings/Share
0.68
Book Value/Share
6.94
Dividend Rate
24.1
Dividend Yield
2.25%
Payout Ratio
35.00%

Here are some Pricing Figures:


Price/Earnings
15.7
Price/Book
1.57
Price/Sales
0.82
Price/Cash Flow
9
Dividend Yield %
2.25

Here are some Trading Figures:


Previous Close
1,090
Open
1,080.00
Day's High
1,082.00
Day's Low
1,061
Volume
969,443
Avg Daily Vol (13 Wks)
 1.22 Mil
Bid
940
Bid Size
5,000
Ask
112500
Ask Size
57000
52-Wk High
119700
52-Wk Low
917

Sales and Income of Associated British Foods (Click to enlarge)


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