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3/10/2012

The Best Stocks With Dividend Growth From Last Week (March 05 - 11, 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, 40 stocks and funds raised dividends of which 10 have a dividend growth of more than 10 percent. The average dividend growth amounts to 7.49 percent. The biggest hike was announced by CME Group (CME) who raised its quarterly distributions by 59.3 percent from $1.40 to $2.23.

Here are the stocks with fast dividend growth:
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CME Group (NASDAQ:CME) has a market capitalization of $18.38 billion. The company employs 2,740 people, generates revenues of $3,280.60 million and has a net income of $1,814.40 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $2,281.60 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 69.55 percent (operating margin 61.61 percent and the net profit margin finally 55.31 percent).


Financial Analysis:
The total debt representing 5.17 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 9.78 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 8.71 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $27.18. Last fiscal year, the company paid $5.60 in form of dividends to shareholders.


Market Valuation:
Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 10.17, P/S ratio 5.60 and P/B ratio 0.85. Dividend Yield: 3.23 percent. The beta ratio is 1.10.


Long-Term Stock History Chart Of CME Group Inc (Click to enlarge)


Long-Term Dividends History of CME Group Inc (CME) (Click to enlarge)


Long-Term Dividend Yield History of CME Group Inc (NASDAQ: CME) (Click to enlarge)


General Dynamics (NYSE:GD) has a market capitalization of $25.59 billion. The company employs 95,100 people, generates revenues of $32,677.00 million and has a net income of $2,552.00 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $4,418.00 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 13.52 percent (operating margin 11.71 percent and the net profit margin finally 7.81 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 29.70 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 19.23 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $6.95. Last fiscal year, the company paid $1.88 in form of dividends to shareholders.


Market Valuation:
Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 10.33, P/S ratio 0.78 and P/B ratio 1.93. Dividend Yield: 2.84 percent. The beta ratio is 1.25.


Long-Term Stock History Chart Of General Dynamics Corp. (Click to enlarge)


Long-Term Dividends History of General Dynamics Corp. (GD) (Click to enlarge)


Long-Term Dividend Yield History of General Dynamics Corp. (NYSE: GD) (Click to enlarge)


Colgate-Palmolive Company (NYSE:CL) has a market capitalization of $45.07 billion. The company employs 38,600 people, generates revenues of $16,734.00 million and has a net income of $2,554.00 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $4,256.00 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 25.43 percent (operating margin 22.95 percent and the net profit margin finally 15.26 percent).


Financial Analysis:
The total debt representing 37.80 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 202.53 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 96.28 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $4.94. Last fiscal year, the company paid $2.27 in form of dividends to shareholders.


Market Valuation:
Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 19.02, P/S ratio 2.69 and P/B ratio 18.99. Dividend Yield: 2.64 percent. The beta ratio is 0.42.


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


Long-Term Dividends History of Colgate-Palmolive Company (CL) (Click to enlarge)


Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Colgate-Palmolive Company (NYSE: CL) (Click to enlarge)


Here are the stocks with recent dividend hikes:


Dividend Growth Stocks (Click to enlarge)



Take a closer look at the full table of the stocks with recent dividend hikes. The average dividend growth amounts to 7.49 percent and the average dividend yield amounts to 4.56 percent. Stocks from the sheet are highly valuated because of the P/E ratio of 30.66. The average P/S ratio is 7.72 and P/B 2.03.

Here are the current market ratios and yields:


P/E
P/S
P/B
Dividend Yield
MIN
MFS Intermediate Income Trust
60.18
24.42
1.04
8.23%
HAV
Helios Advantage Income Fund, Inc.
7.96
8.98
1.12
8.08%
HMH
Helios Multi-Sector High Income Fund, Inc
12.5
9.11
1.1
8.00%
TAXI
Medallion Financial Corp.
10.63
5.5
1.14
6.94%
MAIN
Main Street Capital Corporation
9.85
11.37
1.71
6.52%
MVT
BlackRock MuniVest Fund II, Inc.
23.69
13
1.17
6.40%
BTA
BlackRock LT Municipal Advantage Trust
26.93
13.57
0.91
6.39%
BLE
BlackRock Municipal Income Trust II
48.48
13.01
1.15
6.38%
MYD
Blackrock MuniYield Fund, Inc.
29.37
13
1.13
6.32%
MYF
BlackRock MuniYield Investment Fund
41.76
13.21
1.13
6.14%
MUC
BlackRock MuniHoldings California Insured Fund
N/A
N/A
N/A
6.10%
MUH
BlackRock MuniHoldings Fund II, Inc.
21.83
13.59
1.1
6.08%
BFZ
BlackRock California Municipal Income Trust
30.59
13.36
1.12
5.98%
MQY
BlackRock MuniYield Quality Fund, Inc.
20.25
13.89
1.08
5.93%
BYM
BlackRock Insured Municipal Income Trust
N/A
N/A
N/A
5.89%
MCA
Blackrock MuniYield California Insured Fund
N/A
N/A
N/A
5.86%
MQT
BlackRock MuniYield Quality Fund II, Inc.
20.15
14.11
1.1
5.83%
MEN
BlackRock MuniEnhanced Fund, Inc.
20.83
13.87
1.08
5.76%
MYJ
BlackRock MuniYield New Jersey Fund, Inc.
33.92
14.81
1.1
5.45%
MNE
BlackRock Muni New York Intermediate Duration
N/A
N/A
N/A
4.91%
WRI
Weingarten Realty Investors
N/A
5.63
1.79
4.68%
BNS
The Bank Of Nova Scotia
11.61
3.25
1.77
3.79%
PNY
Piedmont Natural Gas Co. Inc.
20.59
1.63
2.35
3.59%
CME
CME Group Inc.
10.18
5.6
0.85
3.23%
ENH
Endurance Specialty Holdings Ltd.
N/A
0.79
0.63
3.22%
CPT
Camden Property Trust
211.3
7.62
3.05
3.09%
MLR
Miller Industries Inc.
9.35
0.49
1.2
2.88%
GD
General Dynamics Corp.
10.33
0.78
1.93
2.62%
SPLS
Staples, Inc.
11
0.43
1.53
2.60%
CL
Colgate-Palmolive Co.
19.02
2.69
19.02
2.47%
BKYF
Bank of Kentucky Financial Corp.
12
3.09
1.18
2.41%
DEI
Douglas Emmett Inc
N/A
5.27
1.53
2.39%
ELS
Equity LifeStyle Properties, Inc.
91
4.79
3.46
2.23%
MYE
Myers Industries Inc.
19.49
0.61
2.24
2.02%
MJN
Mead Johnson Nutrition Company
32.02
4.4
N/A
1.31%
HST
Host Hotels & Resorts Inc.
N/A
2.2
1.64
1.29%
HRC
Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc.
16.74
1.35
2.81
1.29%
CNQ
Canadian Natural Resources Limited
26.11
3.01
1.76
0.98%






Average

30.66
7.72
2.03
4.56%


Related Stock Ticker:
BKYF, BNS, BBN, BFZ, BTA, MNE, BYM, BLE, MEN, MUC, MUH, MVT, MCA, MYD, MYF, MYJ, MQT, MQY, CME, CPT, CNQ, CL, DEI, ENH, ELS, GD, HAV, HMH, HRC, HST, MIN, MAIN, MJN, TAXI, MLR, MYE, PNY, SPLS, WRI

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