2/25/2012

The Best Stocks With Dividend Growth From Last Week (February 20-26, 2012)

Stocks With Biggest Dividend Hikes From Last Week by Dividend Yield – Stock, Capital, Investment. Here is a current sheet of companies that have announced a dividend increase within the recent week. In total, 44 stocks and fund vehicles raised dividends of which 26 have had a dividend growth of more than 10 percent. The average dividend growth amounts to 21.19 percent. The biggest hike was announced by Gannett (GCI) who increased its quarter dividends by 150 percent from 8 cents to 20 cents. 10 stocks yielding above 3 percent and 23 have a buy or better rating.

Here are the stocks with fast dividend growth:
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BlackRock (NYSE:BLK) has a market capitalization of $35.06 billion. The company employs 10,200 people, generates revenues of $9,081.00 million and has a net income of $2,339.00 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $3,405.00 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 37.50 percent (operating margin 35.78 percent and the net profit margin finally 25.76 percent).


Financial Analysis:
BlackRock has $3 billion in cash and $4.6 billion in long-term debt. The total balance sheet amounted to $24.73 billion as of Q3/2011. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $12.38. Last fiscal year, the company paid $5.50 in form of dividends to shareholders.


Market Valuation:
Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 15.83, P/S ratio 3.86 and P/B ratio 1.42. Dividend Yield: 3.06 percent. The beta ratio is 1.48.


Long-Term Stock History Chart Of BlackRock (Click to enlarge)


Long-Term Dividends History of BlackRock (BLK) (Click to enlarge)


Long-Term Dividend Yield History of BlackRock (NYSE: BLK) (Click to enlarge)


Gap (NYSE:GPS) has a market capitalization of $11.02 billion. The company employs 134,000 people, generates revenues of $14,549.00 million and has a net income of $833.00 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $1,944.00 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 13.36 percent (operating margin 9.88 percent and the net profit margin finally 5.73 percent).


Financial Analysis:
The total debt representing 22.43 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 60.44 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 24.37 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $1.57. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.45 in form of dividends to shareholders.


Market Valuation:
Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 14.39, P/S ratio 0.76 and P/B ratio 4.00. Dividend Yield: 2.22 percent. The beta ratio is 1.22.


Long-Term Stock History Chart Of Gap (Click to enlarge)


Long-Term Dividends History of Gap (GPS) (Click to enlarge)


Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Gap (NYSE: GPS) (Click to enlarge)


Nordstrom (NYSE:JWN) has a market capitalization of $11.04 billion. The company employs 52,000 people, generates revenues of $10,877.00 million and has a net income of $683.00 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $1,620.00 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 14.89 percent (operating margin 11.48 percent and the net profit margin finally 6.28 percent).


Financial Analysis:
The total debt representing 42.95 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 186.45 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 34.35 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $3.15. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.92 in form of dividends to shareholders.


Market Valuation:
Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 16.90, P/S ratio 1.01 and P/B ratio 5.64. Dividend Yield: 2.03 percent. The beta ratio is 1.58.


Long-Term Stock History Chart Of Nordstrom (Click to enlarge)


Long-Term Dividends History of Nordstrom (JWN) (Click to enlarge)


Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Nordstrom (NYSE: JWN) (Click to enlarge)


Herbalife (NYSE:HLF) has a market capitalization of $7.73 billion. The company employs 5,100 people, generates revenues of $3,454.54 million and has a net income of $412.58 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $634.12 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 18.36 percent (operating margin 16.28 percent and the net profit margin finally 11.94 percent).


Financial Analysis:
The total debt representing 14.08 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 36.35 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 78.78 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $3.31. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.73 in form of dividends to shareholders.


Market Valuation:
Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 20.09, P/S ratio 2.24 and P/B ratio 13.74. Dividend Yield: 1.81 percent. The beta ratio is 1.59.


Long-Term Stock History Chart Of Herbalife (Click to enlarge)


Long-Term Dividends History of Herbalife (HLF) (Click to enlarge)


Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Herbalife (NYSE: HLF) (Click to enlarge)


Tim Hortons (NYSE:THI) has a market capitalization of $8.31 billion. The company employs 1,863 people, generates revenues of $2,854.11 million and has a net income of $385.90 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $671.26 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 23.52 percent (operating margin 19.96 percent and the net profit margin finally 13.52 percent).


Financial Analysis:
The total debt representing 23.44 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 44.83 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 29.57 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $2.36. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.68 in form of dividends to shareholders.


Market Valuation:
Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 22.36, P/S ratio 2.92 and P/B ratio 7.23. Dividend Yield: 1.60 percent. The beta ratio is 0.72.


Long-Term Stock History Chart Of Tim Hortons (Click to enlarge)


Long-Term Dividends History of Tim Hortons (THI) (Click to enlarge)


Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Tim Hortons (NYSE: THI) (Click to enlarge)

Take a closer look at the full table of the stocks with recent dividend hikes. The average dividend growth amounts to 21.19 percent and the average dividend yield amounts to 2.48 percent. Stocks from the sheet are highly valuated because of the P/E ratio of 23.43. The average P/S ratio is 2.99 and P/B 3.22.


Here are the stocks with dividend growth from last week:

Stocks With Dividend Growth From Last Week (Click to enlarge)
Here are the current price ratios of the dividend growth stocks from last week:

Ticker
Company
P/E
P/S
P/B
Dividend Yield
BALT
Baltic Trading Limited
64.14
2.23
0.36
10.02%
EPR
Entertainment Properties Trust
32.21
7.05
1.43
6.21%
FCT
First Trust Senior Floating Rat
N/A
N/A
N/A
5.99%
PMD
Psychemedics Corp.
15.02
2.19
4.67
4.84%
PEG
Public Service Enterprise Group Inc.
11.53
1.38
1.52
4.50%
VTR
Ventas, Inc.
39.44
9.16
1.72
4.11%
TU
TELUS Corporation
15.38
1.79
2.35
4.08%
RCI
Rogers Communications Inc.
13.45
1.61
5.34
3.63%
WSBC
WesBanco Inc.
11.97
2.35
0.83
3.24%
SYBT
SY Bancorp Inc.
13.13
3.58
1.68
3.23%
ESS
Essex Property Trust Inc.
141.2
10.05
3.32
2.95%
GPC
Genuine Parts Company
17.93
0.79
3.36
2.89%
EVBN
Evans Bancorp Inc.
9.4
1.76
0.84
2.86%
BLK
BlackRock, Inc.
15.83
3.86
1.42
2.81%
PKG
Packaging Corp. of America
18.31
1.1
2.9
2.77%
ALL
The Allstate Corporation
20.36
0.49
0.84
2.68%
PFCB
P.F. Chang's China Bistro, Inc.
28.61
0.64
2.56
2.65%
ALV
Autoliv, Inc.
10.26
0.74
1.83
2.64%
ADI
Analog Devices Inc.
13.92
3.86
3.05
2.57%
TRK
Speedway Motorsports Inc.
N/A
1.34
0.79
2.48%
CB
The Chubb Corporation
11.93
1.41
1.22
2.27%
GCI
Gannett Co., Inc.
8.05
0.69
1.46
2.10%
EXR
Extra Space Storage Inc.
57.93
8.12
2.5
2.10%
MOCO
MOCON Inc.
19.4
2.84
3.24
2.06%
TROW
T. Rowe Price Group, Inc.
21.04
5.63
4.52
2.03%
GPS
Gap Inc.
13.12
0.75
4.16
1.99%
GNTX
Gentex Corp.
23.23
3.71
3.7
1.81%
JWN
Nordstrom Inc.
16.88
1.02
5.89
1.73%
BAM
Brookfield Asset Management Inc.
8.1
1.14
1.19
1.65%
FAF
First American Financial Corporation
19.37
0.42
0.82
1.57%
RNR
RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd.
N/A
3.66
1.04
1.42%
THI
Tim Hortons Inc.
13.47
3.05
7.36
1.23%
IPCC
Infinity Property and Casualty Corp.
13.92
0.67
1.07
1.23%
HLF
Herbalife Ltd.
21.44
2.34
14.97
1.20%
AUY
Yamana Gold, Inc.
21.35
6.18
1.81
1.13%
FLS
Flowserve Corp.
16.14
1.51
2.85
1.07%
HBOS
Heritage Financial Group, Inc.
25.53
2.65
0.8
1.00%
TMK
Torchmark Corp.
10.32
1.47
1.19
0.98%
IMO
Imperial Oil Ltd.
12.3
1.34
3.15
0.98%
FMC
FMC Corp.
17.82
2.05
5.32
0.61%
WTI
W&T Offshore Inc.
13.69
2.23
3.66
0.60%
XEC
Cimarex Energy Co.
14.77
4.21
2.37
0.46%
TPL
Texas Pacific Land Trust
25.42
14.82
22.3
0.46%
OCR
Omnicare Inc.
63.18
0.64
1.05
0.46%






Average

23.43
2.99
3.22
2.48%



Related Stock Ticker:
ALL, ADI, ALV, BALT, BLK, BAM, CB, XEC, EPR, ESS, EVBN, EXR, FMC, FAF, FCT, FLS, GCI, GPS, GNTX, GPC, HLF, HBOS, IMO, IPCC, MOCO, JWN, OCR, PFCB, PKG, PMD, PEG, RNR, RCI, SYBT, TRK, TROW, TU, TPL, THI, TMK, VTR, WTI, WSBC, AUY

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