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12 Of The S&P 500 Dividend Stocks With Highest Expected Growth

Fastest Growing S&P 500 Dividend Stocks Researched By Dividend Yield - Stock, Capital, InvestmentThe Standard & Poor’s 500 index is of huge importance and often used by investors for their asset allocation. The index includes 500 leading companies in leading industries of the U.S. economy, capturing 75 percent coverage of U.S. equities. Year-to-date, the index is up 11.64 percent which is roughly four percentage points above the performance of the Dow Jones but also six percentage points below the NASDAQ Composite index. Growth and expectations of growth is driving the performance of the indices.

I screened stocks from the S&P 500 by dividend yield and growth figures: First, the dividend yield should be positive and second, the expected earnings per share growth for the next five years should be over 25 percent. Twelve companies fulfilled these criteria of which nine are recommended to buy.

Here are my favorite stocks:
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The Washington Post (NYSE:WPO) has a market capitalization of $2.93 billion. The company employs 18,000 people, generates revenues of $4,214.83 million and has a net income of $121.33 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $520.28 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 12.34 percent (operating margin 5.66 percent and the net profit margin finally 2.88 percent).


Financial Analysis:
The total debt representing 11.27 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 21.63 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 4.40 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $15.12. Last fiscal year, the company paid $9.40 in form of dividends to shareholders.


Market Valuation:
Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 25.48, P/S ratio 0.70 and P/B ratio 1.13. Dividend Yield: 2.54 percent. The beta ratio is 0.95.


Long-Term Stock History Chart Of The Washington Post Co. (Click to enlarge)


Long-Term Dividends History of The Washington Post Co. (WPO) (Click to enlarge)


Long-Term Dividend Yield History of The Washington Post Co. (NYSE: WPO) (Click to enlarge)


Baker Hughes Incorporated (NYSE:BHI) has a market capitalization of $19.13 billion. The company employs 57,700 people, generates revenues of $19,831.00 million and has a net income of $1,743.00 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $3,877.00 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 19.55 percent (operating margin 12.91 percent and the net profit margin finally 8.79 percent).


Financial Analysis:
The total debt representing 16.38 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 25.84 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 11.65 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $3.97. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.60 in form of dividends to shareholders.


Market Valuation:
Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 11.02, P/S ratio 0.95 and P/B ratio 1.20. Dividend Yield: 1.39 percent. The beta ratio is 1.65.


Long-Term Stock History Chart Of Baker Hughes Incorporated (Click to enlarge)


Long-Term Dividends History of Baker Hughes Incorporated (BHI) (Click to enlarge)


Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Baker Hughes Incorporated (NYSE: BHI) (Click to enlarge)


Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL) has a market capitalization of $30.85 billion. The company employs 68,000 people, generates revenues of $24,829.00 million and has a net income of $3,010.00 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $6,096.00 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 24.55 percent (operating margin 19.08 percent and the net profit margin finally 12.12 percent).


Financial Analysis:
The total debt representing 20.36 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 36.52 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 25.50 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $3.26. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.36 in form of dividends to shareholders.


Market Valuation:
Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 10.26, P/S ratio 1.23 and P/B ratio 2.30. Dividend Yield: 1.09 percent. The beta ratio is 1.57.


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


Long-Term Dividends History of Halliburton Company (HAL) (Click to enlarge)


Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Halliburton Company (NYSE: HAL) (Click to enlarge)


Take a closer look at the full table. The average price to earnings ratio (P/E ratio) amounts to 30.14 and forward P/E ratio is 13.85. The dividend yield has a value of 1.34 percent. Price to book ratio is 2.10 and price to sales ratio 2.00. The operating margin amounts to 13.78 percent. The earnings per share is expected to grow 35.45 percent for the next year and 34.26 percent for the upcoming five years.

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

 S&P 500 Dividend Stocks With Highest Expected Growth (Click to enlarge)
Related stock ticker symbols:
EOG, TXT, COG, ATI, NEM, LEN, HAR, WPO, EQT, HAL, BHI, AKS

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* 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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