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The Safest And Best Yielding Dividend Contenders

Dividend Contenders With Low Beta And Highest Yields Researched By Dividend Yield - Stock, Capital, Investment. Dividend Contenders are stocks with consecutive dividend increases of more than 10 years but less than 25 years. 157 stocks with such a great dividend growth history are available for investors but not all of them are really safe heaven stocks.

I made a little screen within the investment category and searched stocks with a very low beta ratio (below 0.5) and a dividend yield of more than four percent. Nineteen stocks remained of which nine are high yields.

Here are my favorite stocks:
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Kinder Morgan Energy (NYSE:KMP) has a market capitalization of $27.16 billion. The company employs 8,120 people, generates revenues of $8,211.20 million and has a net income of $1,268.40 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $2,617.60 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 31.88 percent (operating margin 20.34 percent and the net profit margin finally 15.45 percent). 


Financial Analysis: The total debt representing 53.18 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 170.74 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 1.16 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $0.53. Last fiscal year, the company paid $4.61 in form of dividends to shareholders. KMP raised dividend distributions over a period of 16 consecutive years.


Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 150.54, P/S ratio 3.36 and P/B ratio 3.77. Dividend Yield: 5.91 percent. The beta ratio is 0.36.


Long-Term Stock History Chart Of Kinder Morgan Ene... (Click to enlarge)
Long-Term Dividends History of Kinder Morgan Ene... (KMP) (Click to enlarge)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Kinder Morgan Ene... (NYSE: KMP) (Click to enlarge)


PPL Corporation (NYSE:PPL) has a market capitalization of $15.88 billion. The company employs 17,722 people, generates revenues of $12,737.00 million and has a net income of $1,510.00 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $4,309.00 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 33.83 percent (operating margin 24.30 percent and the net profit margin finally 11.86 percent). 


Financial Analysis: The total debt representing 43.54 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 171.51 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 15.62 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $2.82. Last fiscal year, the company paid $1.40 in form of dividends to shareholders. PPL raised dividend distributions over a period of 11 consecutive years.


Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 9.70, P/S ratio 1.25 and P/B ratio 1.47. Dividend Yield: 5.23 percent. The beta ratio is 0.39.


Long-Term Stock History Chart Of PPL Corporation (Click to enlarge)
Long-Term Dividends History of PPL Corporation (PPL) (Click to enlarge)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of PPL Corporation (NYSE: PPL) (Click to enlarge)


Plains All American Pipeline (NYSE:PAA) has a market capitalization of $12.95 billion. The company employs 3,800 people, generates revenues of $34,275.00 million and has a net income of $994.00 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $1,530.00 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 4.46 percent (operating margin 3.79 percent and the net profit margin finally 2.90 percent). 


Financial Analysis: The total debt representing 33.80 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 95.39 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 15.47 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $5.01. Last fiscal year, the company paid $3.91 in form of dividends to shareholders. PAA raised dividend distributions over a period of 12 consecutive years. 


Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 16.02, P/S ratio 0.38 and P/B ratio 2.40. Dividend Yield: 5.16 percent. The beta ratio is 0.49.


Long-Term Stock History Chart Of Plains All Americ... (Click to enlarge)
Long-Term Dividends History of Plains All Americ... (PAA) (Click to enlarge)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Plains All Americ... (NYSE: PAA) (Click to enlarge)


The Southern Company (NYSE:SO) has a market capitalization of $39.48 billion. The company employs 26,377 people, generates revenues of $17,657.00 million and has a net income of $2,268.00 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $5,948.00 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 33.69 percent (operating margin 23.96 percent and the net profit margin finally 12.84 percent).


Financial Analysis: The total debt representing 35.81 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 113.74 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 13.04 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $2.48. Last fiscal year, the company paid $1.87 in form of dividends to shareholders. SO raised dividend distributions over a period of 11 consecutive years.


Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 18.35, P/S ratio 2.24 and P/B ratio 2.24. Dividend Yield: 4.30 percent. The beta ratio is 0.28.


Long-Term Stock History Chart Of The Southern Company (Click to enlarge)
Long-Term Dividends History of The Southern Company (SO) (Click to enlarge)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of The Southern Company (NYSE: SO) (Click to enlarge)

Take a closer look at the full table of the safest and best yielding Dividend Contenders. The average price to earnings ratio (P/E ratio) amounts to 19.84 and forward P/E ratio is 15.44. The dividend yield has a value of 5.69 percent. Price to book ratio is 2.22 and price to sales ratio 2.54. The operating margin amounts to 22.08 percent.

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

The Safest And Best Yielding Dividend Contenders (Click to enlarge)
Related stock ticker symbols:
VGR, SPH, BPL, NS, TCP, KMP, PBCT, PPL, PAA, MMP, GAS, CIZN, SXL, NWFL, SO, AROW, ATO, WHG, ARTNA

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