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The Best Stocks With Dividend Growth From Last Week (March 26 – April 01, 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, five stocks and funds raised dividends of which all have a dividend growth of more than 10 percent. The average dividend growth amounts to 15.28 percent. One stock has a yield over 3 percent and all five are currently recommended to buy.

Here are my favorite stocks with fast dividend growth:
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American Express Company (NYSE:AXP) has a market capitalization of $69.54 billion. The company employs 62,500 people, generates revenues of $32,282.00 million and has a net income of $4,899.00 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $10,194.00 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 31.58 percent (operating margin 21.55 percent and the net profit margin finally 15.18 percent).


Financial Analysis:
The total debt representing 41.08 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 335.18 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 27.64 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $4.09. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.72 in form of dividends to shareholders.


Market Valuation:
Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 14.16, P/S ratio 2.09 and P/B ratio 3.58. Dividend Yield: 1.38 percent. The beta ratio is 1.84.


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


Long-Term Dividends History of American Express Company (AXP) (Click to enlarge)


Long-Term Dividend Yield History of American Express Company (NYSE: AXP) (Click to enlarge)


Freeport-McMoRan Copper (NYSE:FCX) has a market capitalization of $36.08 billion. The company employs 31,800 people, generates revenues of $20,880.00 million and has a net income of $5,731.00 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $10,094.00 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 48.34 percent (operating margin 43.45 percent and the net profit margin finally 27.45 percent).


Financial Analysis:
The total debt representing 11.03 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 22.61 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 32.40 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $4.77. Last fiscal year, the company paid $1.50 in form of dividends to shareholders.


Market Valuation:
Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 7.97, P/S ratio 1.73 and P/B ratio 2.31. Dividend Yield: 3.29 percent. The beta ratio is 1.93.


Long-Term Stock History Chart Of Freeport-McMoRan Coppe... (Click to enlarge)


Long-Term Dividends History of Freeport-McMoRan Coppe... (FCX) (Click to enlarge)


Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Freeport-McMoRan Coppe... (NYSE: FCX) (Click to enlarge)


Oxford Industries (NYSE:OXM) has a market capitalization of $838.49 million. The company employs 4,000 people, generates revenues of $758.91 million and has a net income of $29.24 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $86.94 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 11.46 percent (operating margin 7.88 percent and the net profit margin finally 3.85 percent).


Financial Analysis:
The total debt representing 20.81 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 51.93 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 15.23 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $1.77. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.52 in form of dividends to shareholders.


Market Valuation:
Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 28.72, P/S ratio 1.10 and P/B ratio 4.11. Dividend Yield: 1.18 percent. The beta ratio is 2.19.


Long-Term Stock History Chart Of Oxford Industries, Inc. (Click to enlarge)


Long-Term Dividends History of Oxford Industries, Inc. (OXM) (Click to enlarge)


Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Oxford Industries, Inc. (NYSE: OXM) (Click to enlarge)


Take a closer look at the full table of the stocks with recent dividend hikes. The average dividend growth amounts to 15.28 percent and the average dividend yield amounts to 2.28 percent. Stocks from the sheet are valuated with a P/E ratio of 17.00. The average P/S ratio is 1.43 and P/B 2.65.


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


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


Here are the current price ratios of the mentioned stocks:



Ticker
Company
P/E
P/S
P/B
Dividend Yield
EBF
Ennis Inc.
10.84
0.78
1.13
3.92%
FCX
Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc.
7.97
1.73
2.31
2.63%
BIN
Progressive Waste Solutions Ltd.
N/A
1.38
1.98
2.60%
AXP
American Express Company
14.15
2.09
3.58
1.24%
OXM
Oxford Industries Inc.
35.05
1.17
4.23
1.02%






Average

17.00
1.43
2.65
2.28%

Related Stock Ticker:
AXP, EBF, FCX, OXM, BIN

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