1/10/2012

15 Dividend Contenders With Buy Or Better Rating

The Best Yielding Dividend Contenders With Buy Or Better Recommendation Researched by Dividend Yield - Stock, Capital, Investment. Here is a current overview of dividend growth stocks that have raised their cash contributions to shareholders over a period of 10-24 years without a break (Dividend Contenders). 140 listed companies realized this goal. Below, I summarized the best yielding stocks (more than 4 percent) from the investment category with a buy or better recommendation. Exactly 15 Contenders are recommended by brokerage firms. 9 of them are high yields.

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Avon Products (NYSE: AVP) has a market capitalization of $7.70 billion. The company employs 42,000 people, generates revenues of $10,862.80 million and has a net income of $595.20 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $1,267.90 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 11.67 percent (operating margin 9.88 percent and the net profit margin finally 5.48 percent).


The total debt representing 39.83 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 189.33 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 40.02 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $1.70. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.88 in form of dividends to shareholders.


Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 10.53, Price/Sales 0.70 and Price/Book ratio 4.56. Dividend Yield: 5.23 percent. The beta ratio is 1.39.


Long-Term Stock History Chart Of Avon Products, Inc. (Click to enlarge)


Long-Term History of Dividends from Avon Products, Inc. (NYSE: AVP) (Click to enlarge)


Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Avon Products, Inc. (NYSE: AVP) (Click to enlarge)


Novartis AG (NYSE: NVS) has a market capitalization of $136.49 billion. The company employs 119,418 people, generates revenues of $51,561.00 million and has a net income of $9,969.00 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $14,941.00 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 28.98 percent (operating margin 22.35 percent and the net profit margin finally 19.33 percent).


The total debt representing 18.64 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 36.37 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 16.24 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $4.26. Last fiscal year, the company paid $2.20 in form of dividends to shareholders.


Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 13.37, Price/Sales 3.01 and Price/Book ratio 2.06. Dividend Yield: 4.15 percent. The beta ratio is 0.54.


Long-Term Stock History Chart Of Novartis AG (ADR) (Click to enlarge)


Long-Term History of Dividends from Novartis AG (ADR) (NYSE: NVS) (Click to enlarge)


Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Novartis AG (ADR) (NYSE: NVS) (Click to enlarge)


Buckeye Partners (NYSE: BPL) has a market capitalization of $5.94 billion. The company employs 859 people, generates revenues of $3,151.27 million and has a net income of $43.08 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $338.70 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 10.75 percent (operating margin 8.87 percent and the net profit margin finally 1.37 percent).


The total debt representing 50.51 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 129.65 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 5.27 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $0.80. Last fiscal year, the company paid $3.82 in form of dividends to shareholders.


Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 79.67, Price/Sales 1.87 and Price/Book ratio 3.25. Dividend Yield: 6.47 percent. The beta ratio is 0.27.


Long-Term Stock History Chart Of Buckeye Partners, L.P. (Click to enlarge)


Long-Term History of Dividends from Buckeye Partners, L.P. (NYSE: BPL) (Click to enlarge)


Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Buckeye Partners, L.P. (NYSE: BPL) (Click to enlarge)

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

15 Dividend Contenders 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 22.05 while the forward price to earnings ratio is 15.73. The dividend yield has a value of 5.02 percent. Price to book ratio is 2.20 and price to sales ratio 3.78. The operating margin amounts to 26.89 percent.

Related stock ticker symbols:
NRGY, BPL, NHI, NNN, PAA, UBA, WPC, EPD, AVP, MDP, SCG, AROW, NVS, ARTNA, TSH

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* I am long AVP. 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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