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1/30/2012

The Safest Dividend Achievers With Highest Yield And Buy Recommendation

Dividend Achievers With Low Beta Ratio And Buy Or Better Recommendation Researched by Dividend Yield - Stock, Capital, Investment. Here is a current overview of the best yielding Dividend Achievers. Those stocks have raised dividends over a period of more than 10 years. Out there are 185 companies with such an impressive dividend history. I’ve tried to summarize such stocks with the lowest beta ratio and a buy or better rating. Twelve companies fulfilled my criteria of which five are high yields.


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Altria Group (NYSE:MO) has a market capitalization of $57.53 billion. The company employs 10,000 people, generates revenues of $23,800.00 million and has a net income of $3,393.00 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $6,321.00 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 26.56 percent (operating margin 25.50 percent and the net profit margin finally 14.26 percent).


Financial Analysis:
The total debt representing 37.04 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 371.98 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 76.13 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $1.64. Last fiscal year, the company paid $1.58 in form of dividends to shareholders.


Market Valuation:
Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 17.18, Price/Sales 2.43 and Price/Book ratio 15.63. Dividend Yield: 5.83 percent. The beta ratio is 0.41.


Long-Term Stock History Chart Of Altria Group, Inc. (Click to enlarge)


Long-Term Dividends History of Altria Group, Inc. (MO) (Click to enlarge)


Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE: MO) (Click to enlarge)


The Procter & Gamble (NYSE:PG) has a market capitalization of $176.91 billion. The company employs 129,000 people, generates revenues of $82,559.00 million and has a net income of $11,797.00 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $18,656.00 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 22.60 percent (operating margin 19.16 percent and the net profit margin finally 14.29 percent).


Financial Analysis:
The total debt representing 23.14 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 47.33 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 18.32 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $3.40. Last fiscal year, the company paid $1.97 in form of dividends to shareholders.


Market Valuation:
Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 18.91, Price/Sales 2.14 and Price/Book ratio 2.68. Dividend Yield: 3.27 percent. The beta ratio is 0.43.


Long-Term Stock History Chart Of The Procter & Gamble Co. (Click to enlarge)


Long-Term Dividends History of The Procter & Gamble Co. (PG) (Click to enlarge)


Long-Term Dividend Yield History of The Procter & Gamble Co. (NYSE: PG) (Click to enlarge)


Plains All American Pipelines (NYSE:PAA) has a market capitalization of $11.45 billion. The company employs 3,500 people, generates revenues of $25,893.00 million and has a net income of $514.00 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $1,016.00 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 3.92 percent (operating margin 2.96 percent and the net profit margin finally 1.99 percent).


Financial Analysis:
The total debt representing 43.47 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 137.19 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 8.01 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $4.18. Last fiscal year, the company paid $3.76 in form of dividends to shareholders.


Market Valuation:
Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 18.31, Price/Sales 0.46 and Price/Book ratio 2.56. Dividend Yield: 5.35 percent. The beta ratio is 0.49.


Long-Term Stock History Chart Of Plains All American Pi... (Click to enlarge)


Long-Term Dividends History of Plains All American Pi... (PAA) (Click to enlarge)


Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Plains All American Pi... (NYSE: PAA) (Click to enlarge)

Take a closer look at the full table. The average price to earnings ratio (P/E ratio) amounts to 17.03. The dividend yield has a value of 3.88 percent. Price to book ratio is 1.82 and price to sales ratio 1.48. The operating margin amounts to 17.41 percent.

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

The Safest Dividend Achievers  (Click to enlarge)

Related stock ticker symbols:
IRET, BPL, MO, PAA, PPL, MSEX, UGI, NWN, CWT, PG, NU, AWR

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I am long PG, MO. 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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