3/04/2012

The Best Stocks With Dividend Growth From Last Week (February 27 - March 04, 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, 34 stocks and funds raised distributions of which 15 have a dividend growth of more than 10 percent. The average dividend growth amounts to 28.32 percent. The biggest hike was announced by North Central Bancshares (FFFD). The NASADQ listed company raised its quarterly dividends from $0.01 to $0.0625, representing a growth of 525 percent.

Here are the stocks with fast dividend growth:
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Sempra Energy (NYSE:SRE) has a market capitalization of $14.17 billion. The company employs 17,483 people, generates revenues of $10,036.00 million and has a net income of $1,355.00 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $2,722.00 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 27.12 percent (operating margin 17.38 percent and the net profit margin finally 13.50 percent).


Financial Analysis:
The total debt representing 32.57 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 110.19 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 14.39 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $5.62. Last fiscal year, the company paid $1.92 in form of dividends to shareholders.


Market Valuation:
Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 10.47, P/S ratio 1.41 and P/B ratio 1.44. Dividend Yield: 4.08 percent. The beta ratio is 0.54.


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


Long-Term Dividends History of Sempra Energy (SRE) (Click to enlarge)


Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Sempra Energy (NYSE: SRE) (Click to enlarge)


Wal-Mart Stores (NYSE:WMT) has a market capitalization of $202.09 billion. The company employs 2,100,000 people, generates revenues of $446,950.00 million and has a net income of $16,454.00 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $34,688.00 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 7.76 percent (operating margin 5.94 percent and the net profit margin finally 3.68 percent).


Financial Analysis:
The total debt representing 27.62 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 74.92 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 22.55 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $4.54. Last fiscal year, the company paid $1.46 in form of dividends to shareholders.


Market Valuation:
Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 12.99, P/S ratio 0.45 and P/B ratio 2.83. Dividend Yield: 2.69 percent. The beta ratio is 0.34.


Long-Term Stock History Chart Of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (Click to enlarge)


Long-Term Dividends History of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (WMT) (Click to enlarge)


Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT) (Click to enlarge)


ENSCO PLC (NYSE:ESV) has a market capitalization of $13.20 billion. The company employs 8,000 people, generates revenues of $2,842.70 million and has a net income of $605.60 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $1,213.20 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 42.68 percent (operating margin 27.94 percent and the net profit margin finally 21.30 percent).


Financial Analysis:
The total debt representing 28.26 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 46.42 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 7.05 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $2.92. Last fiscal year, the company paid $1.40 in form of dividends to shareholders.


Market Valuation:
Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 19.58, P/S ratio 4.64 and P/B ratio 1.21. Dividend Yield: 2.63 percent. The beta ratio is 1.29.


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


Long-Term Dividends History of ENSCO PLC (ESV) (Click to enlarge)


Long-Term Dividend Yield History of ENSCO PLC (NYSE: ESV) (Click to enlarge)


Deere & Company (NYSE:DE) has a market capitalization of $33.19 billion. The company employs 61,300 people, generates revenues of $32,012.50 million and has a net income of $2,799.20 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $5,903.20 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 18.44 percent (operating margin 13.19 percent and the net profit margin finally 8.74 percent).


Financial Analysis:
The total debt representing 55.16 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 391.01 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 42.76 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $6.73. Last fiscal year, the company paid $1.52 in form of dividends to shareholders.


Market Valuation:
Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 12.23, P/S ratio 1.03 and P/B ratio 4.91. Dividend Yield: 2.24 percent. The beta ratio is 1.53.


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


Long-Term Dividends History of Deere & Company (DE) (Click to enlarge)


Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Deere & Company (NYSE: DE) (Click to enlarge)


Take a closer look at the full table of the stocks with recent dividend hikes. The average dividend growth amounts to 28.32 percent and the average dividend yield amounts to 2.81 percent. Stocks from the sheet are highly valuated because of the P/E ratio of 19.16. The average P/S ratio is 2.39 and P/B 2.10.

Here is the full table of stocks with recent dividend hikes:

Stocks With Dividend Growth From Last Week (Click to enlarge)

Here are the current price ratios sorted by dividend yield:

Ticker
N/A
P/E
P/S
P/B
Dividend Yield
HTGC
Hercules Technology Growth Capital
10.66
6.07
1.09
8.42%
BOX
SeaCube Container Leasing Ltd.
8.77
2.09
1.6
5.83%
EXL
Excel Trust
N/A
7.35
0.95
5.53%
CBL
CBL & Associates Properties
42.4
2.48
2.09
4.72%
WR
Westar Energy
14.26
1.61
1.25
4.63%
WM
Waste Management
17.1
1.2
2.65
3.90%
KMB
Kimberly-Clark Corporation
18.13
1.37
5.18
3.87%
WGL
WGL Holdings
20.23
0.77
1.64
3.85%
TSH
Teche Holding Company
10.93
1.99
0.96
3.83%
PSA
Public Storage
40.67
13.02
2.74
3.30%
SRE
Sempra Energy
10.57
1.44
1.46
3.26%
MGRC
McGrath Rentcorp
15.75
2.26
2.39
2.93%
PNM
PNM Resources
N/A
0.91
0.98
2.76%
TCO
Taubman Centers
71.01
6.1
N/A
2.59%
HRS
Harris Corp.
10.14
0.83
2.2
2.56%
SWX
Southwest Gas Corporation
19.24
1.06
1.64
2.49%
WMT
Wal-Mart Stores
13
0.45
2.83
2.47%
ESV
Ensco plc
19.56
4.63
1.21
2.45%
SYA
Symetra Financial Corporation
6.8
0.64
0.46
2.31%
CY
Cypress Semiconductor Corporation
19.58
2.71
6.73
2.07%
OFG
Oriental Financial Group
18.81
1.72
0.7
2.03%
IPHS
Innophos Holdings
12.99
1.33
2.74
2.01%
DE
Deere & Company
12.41
1.04
4.89
1.99%
TDS
Telephone & Data Systems
13.56
0.52
0.68
1.74%
WYN
Wyndham Worldwide Corporation
17.54
1.52
2.91
1.36%
CHS
Chico's FAS
18.7
1.16
2.49
1.32%
MRX
Medicis Pharmaceutical Corp.
21.44
2.96
2.47
0.92%
GIFI
Gulf Island Fabrication
N/A
1.58
1.47
0.83%
KMGB
KMG Chemicals
20.17
0.71
1.98
0.58%
CUB
Cubic Corporation
14.24
0.93
2.15
0.39%
FFFD
North Central Bancshares
17.76
1.53
0.6
0.17%






Average

19.16
2.39
2.10
2.81%



Related Stock Ticker:
CBL, CHS, CUB, CY, DE, ESV, EXL, GEFB, GIFI, HRS, HTGC, IPHS, KMGB, KMB, MGRC, MRX, FFFD, OFG, PNM, PSA, BOX, SRE, SWX, SYA, TCO, TSH, TDS, WGL, WMT, WM, WR, WYN

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