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The Best Stocks With Dividend Growth From Last Week (July 30 – August 05, 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, 64 stocks and funds raised dividends of which 36 have a dividend growth of more than 10 percent. The average dividend growth amounts to 23.02 percent. Exactly 19 stocks have a yield over five percent and 35 are currently recommended to buy.


Here are my favorites with fast dividend growth:
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American States Water (NYSE:AWR) has a market capitalization of $781.50 million. The company employs 732 people, generates revenue of $419.27 million and has a net income of $42.01 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $133.45 million. The EBITDA margin is 31.83 percent (operating margin 22.68 percent and net profit margin 10.02 percent).  


Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 27.67 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 83.85 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 10.61 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $2.39. Last fiscal year, the company paid $1.10 in form of dividends to shareholders. 


Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 17.37, P/S ratio 1.86 and P/B ratio 1.91. Dividend Yield: 3.43 percent. The beta ratio is 0.37.




Long-Term Stock History Chart Of American States W... (Click to enlarge)
Long-Term Dividends History of American States W... (AWR) (Click to enlarge)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of American States W... (NYSE: AWR) (Click to enlarge)


Norfolk Southern (NYSE:NSC) has a market capitalization of $23.94 billion. The company employs 30,329 people, generates revenue of $11,172.00 million and has a net income of $1,916.00 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $4,075.00 million. The EBITDA margin is 36.48 percent (operating margin 28.70 percent and net profit margin 17.15 percent). 


Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 26.42 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 76.08 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 18.53 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $5.83. Last fiscal year, the company paid $1.66 in form of dividends to shareholders. 


Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 12.85, P/S ratio 2.14 and P/B ratio 2.50. Dividend Yield: 2.67 percent. The beta ratio is 1.07.


Long-Term Stock History Chart Of Norfolk Southern ... (Click to enlarge)
Long-Term Dividends History of Norfolk Southern ... (NSC) (Click to enlarge)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Norfolk Southern ... (NYSE: NSC) (Click to enlarge)


Dover Corporation (NYSE:DOV) has a market capitalization of $9.97 billion. The company employs 34,000 people, generates revenue of $7,950.14 million and has a net income of $846.36 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $1,641.10 million. The EBITDA margin is 20.64 percent (operating margin 15.23 percent and net profit margin 10.65 percent). 


Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 23.02 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 44.36 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 17.90 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $4.48. Last fiscal year, the company paid $1.18 in form of dividends to shareholders. 


Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 12.18, P/S ratio 1.25 and P/B ratio 2.03. Dividend Yield: 2.57 percent. The beta ratio is 1.36.


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


Take a closer look at the full table of the stocks with recent dividend hikes. The average dividend growth amounts to 23.02 percent and the average dividend yield amounts to 4.53 percent. Stocks from the sheet are valuated with a P/E ratio of 18.08. The average P/S ratio is 5.26 and P/B 2.14.

Here is the full table:




Here are the market ratios:

Ticker
Company
P/E
P/S
P/B
Dividend Yield
DCIX
Diana Containerships Inc.
32.63
5.34
0.70
16.13%
NRF
NorthStar Realty Finance Corp.
N/A
0.82
0.57
10.99%
TICC
TICC Capital Corp.
16.50
7.45
1.04
10.91%
BBEP
Breitburn Energy Partners L.P.
7.42
2.34
0.91
9.73%
FDUS
Fidus Investment Corporation
9.29
5.52
1.03
9.39%
MFV
MFS Special Value Trust
N/A
14.91
1.06
9.30%
EXLP
Exterran Partners, L.P.
N/A
2.89
1.89
8.88%
TCRD
THL Credit, Inc.
11.08
6.71
1.03
8.80%
MIN
MFS Intermediate Income Trust
20.31
24.95
1.03
8.28%
ZTR
Zweig Total Return Fund Inc.
36.53
32.35
0.87
7.92%
EEP
Enbridge Energy Partners LP
16.38
0.95
1.98
7.39%
SUNS
Solar Senior Capital Ltd
29.03
14.10
0.94
7.23%
MGF
MFS Government Markets Income Trust
20.40
22.26
1.02
7.12%
MAIN
Main Street Capital Corporation
7.62
6.31
1.57
7.03%
ARLP
Alliance Resource Partners LP
7.87
1.19
3.45
6.79%
APTS
Preferred Apartment Communities Inc.
N/A
4.28
1.17
6.43%
FMO
Fiduciary/Claymore MLP Opportunity Fund
N/A
N/A
N/A
6.31%
HTA
Healthcare Trust of America, Inc.
N/A
7.81
1.39
6.18%
AHGP
Alliance Holdings GP, L.P.
13.34
1.52
6.94
5.66%
SAFT
Safety Insurance Group Inc.
19.63
1.02
1.03
4.45%
ROIC
Retail Opportunity Investments Corp.
N/A
10.66
1.36
4.21%
SBGI
Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc.
10.42
1.17
N/A
4.11%
MCHP
Microchip Technology Inc.
21.03
4.86
3.37
4.03%
NKG
Nuveen Georgia Dividend Advantage Municipal Fund 2
17.01
14.16
1.04
3.95%
CLMS
Calamos Asset Management Inc.
12.21
0.64
1.15
3.50%
NTC
Nuveen Connecticut Premium Income Municipal Fund
N/A
N/A
N/A
3.48%
STX
Seagate Technology PLC
7.11
0.99
3.65
3.23%
WTBA
West Bancorp., Inc.
13.73
3.37
1.40
3.15%
JCOM
j2 Global, Inc.
12.62
3.99
2.50
2.90%
AWR
American States Water Company
17.34
1.81
1.88
2.70%
AIV
Apartment Investment & Management Co.
N/A
2.97
3.76
2.70%
KLAC
KLA-Tencor Corporation
11.76
2.75
2.76
2.69%
MCHX
Marchex, Inc.
N/A
0.75
0.71
2.60%
FRT
Federal Realty Investment Trust
54.38
12.31
5.57
2.55%
VLO
Valero Energy Corporation
10.27
0.11
0.96
2.51%
NSC
Norfolk Southern Corp.
12.85
2.15
2.45
2.51%
RBA
Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers Incorporated
26.05
4.95
3.21
2.37%
DOV
Dover Corp.
12.18
1.19
1.95
2.31%
MKSI
MKS Instruments Inc.
12.20
1.77
1.37
2.28%
CALM
Cal-Maine Foods, Inc.
15.61
0.86
2.05
2.15%
GGP
General Growth Properties Inc.
N/A
6.44
2.14
2.13%
UBSH
Union First Market Bankshares Corporation
12.97
2.08
0.90
2.13%
STE
Steris Corp.
14.01
1.33
2.28
2.10%
MIC
Macquarie Infrastructure Company LLC
60.49
1.80
2.55
2.03%
MUR
Murphy Oil Corporation
13.57
0.38
1.18
1.99%
RGR
Sturm, Ruger & Co. Inc.
18.50
2.38
5.82
1.80%
RECN
Resources Connection Inc.
11.86
0.83
1.29
1.77%
CBOE
CBOE Holdings, Inc.
18.42
4.88
10.72
1.70%
HWKN
Hawkins Inc.
19.14
1.22
2.65
1.61%
MRLN
Marlin Business Services Corp.
28.91
3.51
1.22
1.51%
CSL
Carlisle Companies Inc.
12.99
0.88
1.87
1.45%
LFUS
Littelfuse Inc.
14.66
1.93
2.24
1.32%
TG
Tredegar Corp.
14.78
0.54
1.10
1.30%
NNC
Nuveen North Carolina Premium Income Municipal Fund
16.61
14.38
1.04
0.71%
EXPE
Expedia Inc.
23.84
2.06
3.65
0.63%






Average

18.08
5.26
2.14
4.53%

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ARCA, ACMP, AHGP, ARLP, AWR, AIV, BBEP, CLMS, CALM, CSL, CBOE, DCIX, DOV, EEP, EXPE, EXLP, FRT, FMO, FDUS, GGP, HWKN, HTA, JCOM, KLAC, LFUS, MAIN, MIC, MCHX, MRLN, MCC, MGF, MIN, MFV, MCHP, MKSI, MUR, NSC, NRF, NTC, NTCPF, NKGPE, NNCPF, NNCPG, NNC, NKG, OZN, APTS, RECN, ROIC, RBA, SAFT, STX, SBGI, SLMBP, SUNS, STE, RGR, TCRD, TICC, TG, UBSH, VLO, WTBA, ZTR

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