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The Best Dogs Of The Dow Jones As Of September 2012

Dogs of the Dow Jones by Dividend Yield – Stock, Capital, Investment. Here is an updated sheet of the 10 best Dogs of the Dow. Such stocks have the lowest expected price to earnings ratio and highest dividend yield within the Dow Jones Index. The ten cheapest stocks of the Dow Jones have an average dividend yield of 3.46 percent as well as a forward P/E ratio of 12.10. The average P/B ratio amounts to 2.60 and P/S ratio is 2.04. Compared to the results from last three months, no new dogs are available. The best yielding stock is still AT&T (T) with a yield of 4.62 percent. At the moment, no high yields are below the dogs.


Here is the table with some fundamentals:
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AT&T (NYSE:T) has a market capitalization of $219.68 billion. The company employs 242,380 people, generates revenue of $126,723.00 million and has a net income of $4,184.00 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $27,595.00 million. The EBITDA margin is 21.78 percent (operating margin 7.27 percent and net profit margin 3.30 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 23.95 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 61.36 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 3.63 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $0.75. Last fiscal year, the company paid $1.73 in form of dividends to shareholders. The earnings are expected to grow by 9.23 percent for the next five years and 7.98 percent for the next fiscal year.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 50.66, P/S ratio 1.73 and P/B ratio 2.14. Dividend Yield: 4.62 percent. The beta ratio is 0.55.


Long-Term Stock History Chart Of AT&T (Click to enlarge)
Long-Term Dividends History of AT&T (T) (Click to enlarge)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of AT&T (NYSE: T) (Click to enlarge)

Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ) has a market capitalization of $129.88 billion. The company employs 188,200 people, generates revenue of $110,875.00 million and has a net income of $10,198.00 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $29,376.00 million. The EBITDA margin is 26.49 percent (operating margin 11.62 percent and net profit margin 9.20 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 23.93 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 153.33 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 6.45 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $1.00. Last fiscal year, the company paid $1.98 in form of dividends to shareholders. The earnings are expected to grow by 9.22 percent for the next five years and 14.11 percent for the next fiscal year.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 45.48, P/S ratio 1.17 and P/B ratio 3.59. Dividend Yield: 4.52 percent. The beta ratio is 0.52.


Long-Term Stock History Chart Of Verizon Communications (Click to enlarge)
Long-Term Dividends History of Verizon Communications (VZ) (Click to enlarge)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ) (Click to enlarge)

Merck & Co. (NYSE:MRK) has a market capitalization of $137.08 billion. The company employs 84,000 people, generates revenue of $48,047.00 million and has a net income of $6,392.00 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $15,478.00 million. The EBITDA margin is 32.21 percent (operating margin 15.26 percent and net profit margin 13.30 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 16.66 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 32.13 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 11.49 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $2.19. Last fiscal year, the company paid $1.52 in form of dividends to shareholders. The earnings are expected to grow by 4.58 percent for the next five years and -2.62 percent for the next fiscal year.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 20.59, P/S ratio 2.85 and P/B ratio 2.51. Dividend Yield: 3.73 percent. The beta ratio is 0.64.


Long-Term Stock History Chart Of Merck & Co. (Click to enlarge)
Long-Term Dividends History of Merck & Co. (MRK) (Click to enlarge)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Merck & Co. (NYSE: MRK) (Click to enlarge)

Take a closer look at the full tabe of the cheapest stocks in the Dow Jones (Dogs of the Dow). The average dividend yield amounts to 3.46 percent and the average forward P/E ratio is 12.10. The average P/B ratio has a value of 2.60 and P/S ratio is 2.04. 

Here is the full table:

Best Dogs of the Dow Jones (Click to enlarge)

Related Stock Ticker Symbols:
T, VZ, MRK, PFE, GE, JNJ, PG, DD, CVX, JPM

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