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The Best Stocks With Dividend Growth From Last Week (August 27 – September 02, 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, 14 stocks and funds raised dividends of which 5 have a dividend growth of more than 10 percent. The average dividend growth amounts to 17.41 percent. Exactly seven stocks have a yield over three percent and seven are currently recommended to buy.

Here are the stocks with fast dividend growth:
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Seadrill (NYSE:SDRL) has a market capitalization of $19.30 billion. The company employs 7,600 people, generates revenue of $4,192.00 million and has a net income of $1,482.00 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $2,337.00 million. The EBITDA margin is 55.75 percent (operating margin 42.32 percent and net profit margin 35.35 percent). 

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 56.97 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 174.47 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 24.63 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $1.90. Last fiscal year, the company paid $3.06 in form of dividends to shareholders. 

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 21.68, P/S ratio 4.58 and P/B ratio 3.23. Dividend Yield: 8.15 percent. The beta ratio is 2.02.


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

Altria Group (NYSE:MO) has a market capitalization of $69.04 billion. The company employs 9,900 people, generates revenue of $23,800.00 million and has a net income of $3,393.00 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $6,321.00 million. The EBITDA margin is 26.56 percent (operating margin 25.50 percent and net profit margin 14.26 percent). 

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 37.04 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 371.98 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 76.13 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $2.16. Last fiscal year, the company paid $1.58 in form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 15.69, P/S ratio 2.90 and P/B ratio 18.87. Dividend Yield: 5.18 percent. The beta ratio is 0.39.


Long-Term Stock History Chart Of Altria Group (Click to enlarge)
Long-Term Dividends History of Altria Group (MO) (Click to enlarge)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Altria Group (NYSE: MO) (Click to enlarge)

Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS) has a market capitalization of $5.33 billion. The company employs 15,200 people, generates revenue of $5,451.30 million and has a net income of $555.90 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $1,162.70 million. The EBITDA margin is 21.33 percent (operating margin 17.26 percent and net profit margin 10.20 percent). 

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 36.60 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 105.59 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 24.83 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $4.75. Last fiscal year, the company paid $1.22 in form of dividends to shareholders. 

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 9.89, P/S ratio 0.98 and P/B ratio 2.72. Dividend Yield: 3.15 percent. The beta ratio is 1.04.


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


Take a closer look at the full table of the stocks with recent dividend hikes. The average dividend growth amounts to 17.41 percent and the average dividend yield amounts to 4.0 percent. Stocks from the sheet are valuated with a P/E ratio of 21.94. The average P/S ratio is 4.79 and P/B 2.89.

Here is the full table:

Dividend Growth Stocks from last Week (Click to enlarge)


Here are the market ratios:

Ticker
Company
P/E
P/S
P/B
Dividend Yield
SDRL
SeaDrill Limited
20.61
4.77
3.16
7.96%
ARCP
American Realty Capital Properties, Inc.
N/A
13.54
1.46
7.70%
ARCT
American Realty Capital Trust, Inc.
N/A
10.96
1.70
5.93%
MGU
Macquarie Global Infrastructure Total Return Fund Inc.
53.86
15.44
1.00
5.09%
MO
Altria Group Inc.
15.72
2.83
16.17
4.83%
ALNC
Alliance Financial Corporation
14.49
3.39
1.19
3.38%
NAUH
National American University Holdings, Inc.
6.66
1.03
1.89
3.20%
HRS
Harris Corp.
9.76
0.98
2.75
2.81%
BANF
BancFirst Corporation
12.81
3.41
1.26
2.61%
CZZ
Cosan Ltd.
43.53
0.30
1.38
2.02%
SSI
Stage Stores Inc.
20.02
0.42
1.60
1.68%
VVI
Viad Corp
N/A
0.45
1.07
0.78%






Average

21.94
4.79
2.89
4.00%

Related Stock Ticker:
ALNC, MO, ARCP, ARCT, BANF, CZZ, GJS, HRS, MGU, NAUH, SDRL, SSI, TACP, VVI

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