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The Best Stocks With Dividend Growth From Last Week (March 12 - 18, 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, 22 stocks and funds raised dividends of which 15 have a dividend growth of more than 10 percent. The average dividend growth amounts to 25.29 percent. The biggest hike was announced by Cliffs Natural Resources (CLF) who raised its quarterly distributions by 123.2 percent from $0.28 to $0.625.

Here are the stocks with fast dividend growth:
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Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE:WFC) has a market capitalization of $178.71 billion. The company employs 264,200 people, generates revenues of $49,412.00 million and has a net income of $16,211.00 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $31,310.00 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 63.34 percent (operating margin 29.22 percent and the net profit margin finally 20.03 percent).


Financial Analysis:
The total debt representing 13.28 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 124.39 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 12.19 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $2.82. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.48 in form of dividends to shareholders.


Market Valuation:
Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 12.01, P/S ratio 2.17 and P/B ratio 1.36. Dividend Yield: 1.44 percent. The beta ratio is 1.33.


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


Long-Term Dividends History of Wells Fargo & Company (WFC) (Click to enlarge)


Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) (Click to enlarge)


JPMorgan Chase & (NYSE:JPM) has a market capitalization of $170.14 billion. The company employs 260,157 people, generates revenues of $61,293.00 million and has a net income of $18,976.00 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $41,603.00 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 67.79 percent (operating margin 27.51 percent and the net profit margin finally 19.52 percent).


Financial Analysis:
The total debt representing 30.22 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 373.04 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 10.21 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $4.47. Last fiscal year, the company paid $1.00 in form of dividends to shareholders.


Market Valuation:
Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 9.98, P/S ratio 1.70 and P/B ratio 0.93. Dividend Yield: 2.77 percent. The beta ratio is 1.26.


Long-Term Stock History Chart Of JPMorgan Chase & Co. (Click to enlarge)


Long-Term Dividends History of JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM) (Click to enlarge)


Long-Term Dividend Yield History of JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) (Click to enlarge)


Air Products & Chemicals (NYSE:APD) has a market capitalization of $19.31 billion. The company employs 18,500 people, generates revenues of $10,082.00 million and has a net income of $1,252.60 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $2,499.00 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 24.79 percent (operating margin 16.09 percent and the net profit margin finally 12.42 percent).


Financial Analysis:
The total debt representing 32.18 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 79.35 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 21.43 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $5.52. Last fiscal year, the company paid $2.23 in form of dividends to shareholders.


Market Valuation:
Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 16.61, P/S ratio 1.90 and P/B ratio 3.29. Dividend Yield: 2.56 percent. The beta ratio is 1.14.


Long-Term Stock History Chart Of Air Products & Chemica... (Click to enlarge)


Long-Term Dividends History of Air Products & Chemica... (APD) (Click to enlarge)


Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Air Products & Chemica... (NYSE: APD) (Click to enlarge)

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


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


Take a closer look at the full table of the stocks with recent dividend hikes. The average dividend growth amounts to 25.29 percent and the average dividend yield amounts to 3.08 percent. Stocks from the sheet are highly valuated because of the P/E ratio of 24.99. The average P/S ratio is 7.02 and P/B 1.93.

Here is the table with pricing ratios:


Ticker
Company
P/E
P/S
P/B
Dividend Yield
EFR
Eaton Vance Senior Floating Rate Trust
15.52
11.91
1.02
6.71%
EFT
Eaton Vance Floating-Rate Income Trust
23.52
12.20
1.03
6.42%
VMM
Delaware Investments Minnesota Municipal Income Fund II
25.41
19.82
0.95
5.03%
VCF
Delaware Investments Colorado Municipal Income Fund
35.72
20.68
0.98
4.95%
O
Realty Income Corp.
37.55
12.02
2.24
4.60%
AEC
Associated Estates Realty Corp.
N/A
3.81
2.17
4.30%
MGU
Macquarie Global Infrastructure Total Return Fund
54.00
15.48
1.00
4.23%
BMR
BioMed Realty Trust Inc.
106.28
6.84
1.13
4.18%
WASH
Washington Trust Bancorp Inc.
13.18
3.23
1.39
3.67%
INDB
Independent Bank Corp.
13.49
3.14
1.31
2.66%
APD
Air Products & Chemicals Inc.
16.61
1.91
3.27
2.53%
NTRS
Northern Trust Corporation
19.14
8.10
1.60
2.37%
JPM
JPMorgan Chase & Co.
9.97
2.78
0.92
2.24%
BBT
BB&T Corporation
16.97
3.15
1.24
2.06%
XLNX
Xilinx Inc.
17.83
4.30
3.81
2.04%
CNS
Cohen & Steers Inc.
25.70
5.80
6.41
1.88%
USB
U.S. Bancorp
12.87
4.79
1.78
1.58%
STT
State Street Corp.
12.07
7.58
1.15
1.57%
CLF
Cliffs Natural Resources Inc.
6.15
1.51
1.77
1.55%
PDCO
Patterson Companies Inc.
17.21
1.03
2.66
1.48%
WFC
Wells Fargo & Company
12.02
3.62
1.27
1.42%
BTH
Blyth, Inc.
33.58
0.71
3.27
0.26%






Average

24.99
7.02
1.93
3.08%


Related Stock Ticker:
APD, AEC, BBT, BMR, BTH, CLF, CNS, VMM, VCF, EFT, EFR, INDB, JPM, MGU, NTRS, PDCO, O, STT, USB, WASH, WFC, XLNX, 

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