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The Best Stocks With Dividend Growth From Last Week (June 25 – July 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, 12 stocks and funds raised dividends of which 5 have a dividend growth of more than 10 percent. The average dividend growth amounts to 35.27 percent. Exactly one stock has a yield over five percent and three are currently recommended to buy.


Here are the stocks with fast dividend growth:
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Duke Energy (NYSE:DUK) has a market capitalization of $30.86 billion. The company employs 18,440 people, generates revenues of $14,529.00 million and has a net income of $1,713.00 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $4,575.00 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 31.49 percent (operating margin 19.06 percent and the net profit margin finally 11.79 percent).


Financial Analysis: The total debt representing 33.59 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 92.22 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 7.53 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $1.11. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.99 in form of dividends to shareholders. The company announced to raise dividends by 2.0 percent.


Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 20.70, P/S ratio 2.12 and P/B ratio 1.35. Dividend Yield: 4.42 percent. The beta ratio is 0.35.


Long-Term Stock History Chart Of Duke Energy Corpo... (Click to enlarge)
Long-Term Dividends History of Duke Energy Corpo... (DUK) (Click to enlarge)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Duke Energy Corpo... (NYSE: DUK) (Click to enlarge)


Darden Restaurant (NYSE:DRI) has a market capitalization of $6.51 billion. The company employs 180,000 people, generates revenues of $7,998.70 million and has a net income of $476.50 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $1,088.70 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 13.61 percent (operating margin 7.98 percent and the net profit margin finally 5.96 percent).


Financial Analysis: The total debt representing 35.68 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 115.13 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 25.22 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $3.59. Last fiscal year, the company paid $1.72 in form of dividends to shareholders. The company announced to raise dividends by 16.3 percent.


Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 14.10, P/S ratio 0.79 and P/B ratio 3.44. Dividend Yield: 4.07 percent. The beta ratio is 0.85.


Long-Term Stock History Chart Of Darden Restaurant... (Click to enlarge)
Long-Term Dividends History of Darden Restaurant... (DRI) (Click to enlarge)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Darden Restaurant... (NYSE: DRI) (Click to enlarge)


General Mills (NYSE:GIS) has a market capitalization of $24.99 billion. The company employs 35,000 people, generates revenues of $16,657.90 million and has a net income of $1,500.90 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $3,103.90 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 18.63 percent (operating margin 15.38 percent and the net profit margin finally 9.01 percent).


Financial Analysis: The total debt representing 35.22 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 115.70 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 24.51 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $2.35. Last fiscal year, the company paid $1.22 in form of dividends to shareholders. The company announced to raise dividends by 16.3 percent.


Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 16.40, P/S ratio 1.47 and P/B ratio 3.82. Dividend Yield: 3.49 percent. The beta ratio is 0.17.


Long-Term Stock History Chart Of General Mills, Inc. (Click to enlarge)
Long-Term Dividends History of General Mills, Inc. (GIS) (Click to enlarge)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of General Mills, Inc. (NYSE: GIS) (Click to enlarge)


Take a closer look at the full table of the stocks with recent dividend hikes. The average dividend growth amounts to 35.27 percent and the average dividend yield amounts to 3.82 percent. Stocks from the sheet are valuated with a P/E ratio of 13.73. The average P/S ratio is 3.95 and P/B 2.01.

Here is the full table:

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

Here are the market price ratios:

Ticker
Company
P/E
P/S
P/B
Dividend Yield
KED
Kayne Anderson Energy Development Company
5.99
17.49
1.01
6.28%
ESCA
Escalade Inc.
15.27
0.54
0.82
4.96%
WPC
W. P. Carey & Co. LLC
14.08
5.62
2.71
4.91%
NFC
Nuveen Connecticut Dividend Advantage Municipal Fund
N/A
N/A
N/A
4.72%
NPG
Nuveen Georgia Premium Income Municipal Fund
N/A
N/A
N/A
4.45%
DUK
Duke Energy Corporation
20.77
2.13
1.35
4.34%
DRI
Darden Restaurants, Inc.
14.10
0.81
3.54
3.40%
GIS
General Mills, Inc.
16.47
1.54
3.60
3.17%
WOR
Worthington Industries, Inc.
12.79
0.58
2.04
2.34%
ARP
Atlas Resource Partners, L.P.
N/A
4.16
1.54
1.78%
HIFS
Hingham Institution for Savings
10.35
2.64
1.51
1.65%






Average

13.73
3.95
2.01
3.82%



Related Stock Ticker:
ARP, DRI, DUK, ESCA, GIS, HIFS, KED, KMF, NFC, NPG, WOR, WPC

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