1/12/2012

11 Service Dividend Stocks With Buy Or Better Rating

The Best Yielding Services Shares With Buy Or Better Recommendation Researched by Dividend Yield - Stock, Capital, Investment. Here is a current overview of stocks from the services sector with a market capitalization of more than USD 2 billion (mid capitalized), a dividend yield of more than 3 percent and finally a buy or better analyst rating. 11 companies from the services sector fulfilled these criteria of which 2 are high yields. One stocks has a strong buy rating.

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American Eagle Outfitters (NYSE: AEO) has a market capitalization of $2.53 billion. The company employs 6,900 people, generates revenues of $2,967.56 million and has a net income of $181.93 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $456.51 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 15.38 percent (operating margin 10.65 percent and the net profit margin finally 6.13 percent).


The total debt representing 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 12.42 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $0.95. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.43 in form of dividends to shareholders.


Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 13.71, Price/Sales 0.85 and Price/Book ratio 1.88. Dividend Yield: 3.36 percent. The beta ratio is 1.01.


Long-Term Stock History Chart Of American Eagle Outfitters (Click to enlarge)


Long-Term History of Dividends from American Eagle Outfitters (NYSE: AEO) (Click to enlarge)


Long-Term Dividend Yield History of American Eagle Outfitters (NYSE: AEO) (Click to enlarge)


Pearson PLC (NYSE: PSO) has a market capitalization of $15.46 billion. The company employs 36,317 people, generates revenues of $8,674.54 million and has a net income of $802.66 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $1,413.84 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 16.30 percent (operating margin 13.12 percent and the net profit margin finally 9.25 percent).


The total debt representing 21.67 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 41.75 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 10.71 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $1.00. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.59 in form of dividends to shareholders.


Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 19.00, Price/Sales 1.79 and Price/Book ratio 1.79. Dividend Yield: 3.38 percent. The beta ratio is 0.78.


Long-Term Stock History Chart Of Pearson PLC (ADR) (Click to enlarge)


Long-Term History of Dividends from Pearson PLC (ADR) (NYSE: PSO) (Click to enlarge)


Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Pearson PLC (ADR) (NYSE: PSO) (Click to enlarge)


Watsco (NYSE: WSO) has a market capitalization of $2.26 billion. The company employs 4,000 people, generates revenues of $2,844.60 million and has a net income of $111.72 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $176.34 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 6.20 percent (operating margin 5.82 percent and the net profit margin finally 3.93 percent).


The total debt representing 0.82 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 1.32 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 10.11 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $2.66. Last fiscal year, the company paid $2.04 in form of dividends to shareholders.


Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 25.72, Price/Sales 0.79 and Price/Book ratio 2.91. Dividend Yield: 3.62 percent. The beta ratio is 0.93.


Long-Term Stock History Chart Of Watsco, Incorporated (Click to enlarge)


Long-Term History of Dividends from Watsco, Incorporated (NYSE: WSO) (Click to enlarge)


Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Watsco, Incorporated (NYSE: WSO) (Click to enlarge)


Darden Restaurants (NYSE: DRI) has a market capitalization of $5.72 billion. The company employs 180,000 people, generates revenues of $7,500.20 million and has a net income of $478.70 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $1,057.60 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 14.10 percent (operating margin 8.63 percent and the net profit margin finally 6.38 percent).


The total debt representing 30.16 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 85.16 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 25.00 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $3.26. Last fiscal year, the company paid $1.28 in form of dividends to shareholders.


Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 13.66, Price/Sales 0.76 and Price/Book ratio 3.10. Dividend Yield: 3.86 percent. The beta ratio is 0.87.


Long-Term Stock History Chart Of Darden Restaurants, Inc. (Click to enlarge)


Long-Term History of Dividends from Darden Restaurants, Inc. (NYSE: DRI) (Click to enlarge)


Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Darden Restaurants, Inc. (NYSE: DRI) (Click to enlarge)


H&R Block (NYSE: HRB) has a market capitalization of $4.79 billion. The company employs 7,900 people, generates revenues of $3,774.30 million and has a net income of $419.40 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $787.27 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 20.86 percent (operating margin 17.63 percent and the net profit margin finally 11.11 percent).


The total debt representing 20.70 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 74.38 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 28.95 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $1.33. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.60 in form of dividends to shareholders.


Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 12.29, Price/Sales 1.27 and Price/Book ratio 3.45. Dividend Yield: 4.89 percent. The beta ratio is 0.65.


Long-Term Stock History Chart Of H&R Block, Inc. (Click to enlarge)


Long-Term History of Dividends from H&R Block, Inc. (NYSE: HRB) (Click to enlarge)


Long-Term Dividend Yield History of H&R Block, Inc. (NYSE: HRB) (Click to enlarge)

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

11 Service Dividend Stocks With Buy Or Better Rating (Click to enlarge)

Take a closer look at the full table. The average price to earnings ratio (P/E ratio) amounts to 14.92 while the forward price to earnings ratio is 12.61. The dividend yield has a value of 4.20 percent. Price to book ratio is 2.39 and price to sales ratio 0.77. The operating margin amounts to 8.77 percent.

Related stock ticker symbols:
TGP, RRD, HRB, CNK, DEG, DRI, TAM, WSO, SMS, PSO, AEO

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I am long DRI. 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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