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14 Of The Hottest Dividend Stocks Within The S&P 500

Attractive Dividend Stocks From The S&P 500 Researched By Dividend Yield - Stock, Capital, Investment. The S&P 500 is a major index and of huge importance for investors worldwide. Many of them allocate their funds on the weighting from the S&P 500 which was created by the rating agency Standard & Poors. In order to find the hottest stocks from the index, I made a screen of dividend stocks with a P/S and P/B ratio of less than one. In order to get the cheapest results, I selected only those companies with a P/E below 10. Fourteen stocks remained of which two are high yields.

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Metlife (NYSE:MET) has a market capitalization of $35.25 billion. The company employs 67,000 people, generates revenue of $70,262.00 million and has a net income of $6,951.00 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $20,437.00 million. The EBITDA margin is 29.09 percent (operating margin 14.27 percent and net profit margin 9.89 percent). 


Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 7.66 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 102.49 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 12.35 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $6.30. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.74 in form of dividends to shareholders. 


Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 5.27, P/S ratio 0.48 and P/B ratio 0.56. Dividend Yield: 2.33 percent. The beta ratio is 1.95.


Long-Term Stock History Chart Of Metlife Inc (Click to enlarge)
Long-Term Dividends History of Metlife Inc (MET) (Click to enlarge)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Metlife Inc (NYSE: MET) (Click to enlarge)


WellPoint (NYSE:WLP) has a market capitalization of $17.90 billion. The company employs 37,700 people, generates revenue of $60,710.70 million and has a net income of $2,646.70 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $4,723.30 million. The EBITDA margin is 7.78 percent (operating margin 6.52 percent and net profit margin 4.36 percent). 


Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 18.83 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 42.06 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 11.24 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $7.32. 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 7.51, P/S ratio 0.28 and P/B ratio 0.77. Dividend Yield: 2.17 percent. The beta ratio is 0.92.


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


DeVry (NYSE:DV) has a market capitalization of $1.20 billion. The company employs 10,262 people, generates revenue of $2,182.37 million and has a net income of $330.83 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $558.75 million. The EBITDA margin is 25.60 percent (operating margin 22.64 percent and net profit margin 15.16 percent).


Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 0.00 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 0.00 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 25.72 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $3.03. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.24 in form of dividends to shareholders. 


Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 6.05, P/S ratio 0.56 and P/B ratio 0.92. Dividend Yield: 1.61 percent. The beta ratio is 0.58.


Long-Term Stock History Chart Of DeVry Inc. (Click to enlarge)
Long-Term Dividends History of DeVry Inc. (DV) (Click to enlarge)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of DeVry Inc. (NYSE: DV) (Click to enlarge)


Take a closer look at the full table of the hottest stocks from the S&P 500. The average price to earnings ratio (P/E ratio) amounts to 6.61 and forward P/E ratio is 7.03. The dividend yield has a value of 2.73 percent. Price to book ratio is 0.83 and price to sales ratio 0.44. The operating margin amounts to 0.12 percent and the beta ratio is 1.36.

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

The Hottest Dividend Stocks Within The S&P 500 (Click to enlarge)

Related stock ticker symbols:
LXK, CLF, GME, HPQ, XRX, AIZ, MET, WLP, PSX, CHK, DV, BTU, CVH, TSN

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