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50 Top Stocks With The Highest Dividend Growth In October 2012

Shares With Highest Dividend Growth by Dividend Yield – Stock, Capital, Investment. Here is a current sheet of companies with fastest dividend growth compared to the previous dividend declaration. The dividend growth is often a good indicator for the financial health of a stock. Companies with a strong increase in dividends judge the future of their company rosy and they want to give money back to shareholders that they don’t need for their business.

In total, the 50 fastest dividend growth companies realized an average dividend growth of 73.09 percent. The average dividend yield of the stocks amounts to 3.29. The P/E ratio is 22.05, P/B 3.41 and P/S finally 4.51.

Five companies had a triple digit-growth and 48 announced a double-digit dividend increase.  90 percent of the ten highest dividend growth stocks came from the financial or services sector.


Here are the stocks with fast dividend growth:
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Honeywell (NYSE:HON) has a market capitalization of $48.17 billion. The company employs 132,000 people, generates revenue of $36.53 billion and has a net income of $1.87 billion. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $3.55 billion. The EBITDA margin is 9.71 percent (the operating margin is 6.25 percent and the net profit margin 5.11 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 18.98 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 69.91 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 17.31 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $2.98. Last fiscal year, the company paid $1.37 in the form of dividends to shareholders. The Dividend was increased by 10.10 percent.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 20.61, the P/S ratio is 1.32 and the P/B ratio is finally 4.41. The dividend yield amounts to 2.67 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 1.35.


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

Hershey (NYSE:HSY) has a market capitalization of $15.69 billion. The company employs 11,800 people, generates revenue of $6.08 billion and has a net income of $628.96 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $1.27 billion. The EBITDA margin is 20.90 percent (the operating margin is 17.35 percent and the net profit margin 10.34 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 42.79 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 222.39 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 71.83 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $2.86. Last fiscal year, the company paid $1.38 in the form of dividends to shareholders. The Dividend was increased by 10.50 percent.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 24.28, the P/S ratio is 2.39 and the P/B ratio is finally 18.39. The dividend yield amounts to 2.42 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 0.27.


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

Visa (NYSE:V) has a market capitalization of $112.19 billion. The company employs 7,500 people, generates revenue of $9.188 billion and has a net income of $3.65 billion. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $5.74 billion. The EBITDA margin is 62.52 percent (the operating margin is 59.38 percent and the net profit margin 39.68 percent).

Financial Analysis: The company has no long-term debt. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 14.19 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $1.01. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.60 in the form of dividends to shareholders. The Dividend was increased by 50.00 percent.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 136.58, the P/S ratio is 12.21 and the P/B ratio is finally 4.25. The dividend yield amounts to 0.95 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 0.77.


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

Take a closer look at the full table of the 50 fastest dividend growth companies. In average, they realized an average dividend growth of 73.09 percent. The average dividend yield of the stocks amounts to 3.29. The P/E ratio is 22.05, P/B 3.41 and P/S finally 4.51.

Here Are The Top 50 Dividend Growth Stocks From Last Month:





Here are the market ratios:


Ticker
Company
P/E
P/S
P/B
Dividend Yield
HGT
Hugoton Royalty Trust
6.04
5.92
2.42
9.91%
CRT
Cross Timbers Royalty Trust
9.47
9.26
12.72
9.21%
PBT
Permian Basin Royalty Trust
10.23
10.05
N/A
8.70%
NGL
NGL Energy Partners LP
N/A
0.87
1.54
7.41%
SJT
San Juan Basin Royalty Trust
10.56
10.30
53.62
6.99%
ASG
Liberty All Star Growth Fund Inc.
N/A
N/A
N/A
6.95%
SIX
Six Flags Entertainment Corporation
34.86
2.87
4.04
6.37%
CZNC
Citizens & Northern Corp.
9.64
3.79
1.29
5.19%
MTS
Montgomery Street Income Securities Inc.
17.00
21.79
0.96
5.13%
AB
AllianceBernstein Holding L.P.
N/A
N/A
1.10
5.07%
KKR
Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
7.12
5.14
2.07
4.75%
NPBC
National Penn Bancshares Inc.
14.48
4.01
1.11
4.53%
WBCO
Washington Banking Co.
12.63
2.29
1.15
4.44%
MVC
MVC Capital, Inc.
N/A
10.80
0.75
4.40%
DHS
WisdomTree Equity Income
N/A
N/A
N/A
4.22%
ECF
Ellsworth Fund Ltd.
N/A
25.29
0.86
4.16%
IDA
IdaCorp, Inc.
12.57
2.15
1.32
3.42%
PCBK
Pacific Continental Corp.
20.37
2.94
0.92
2.99%
EVR
Evercore Partners Inc.
161.71
1.38
1.92
2.91%
DVD
Dover Motorsports Inc.
4.33
0.76
1.01
2.80%
LBAI
Lakeland Bancorp Inc.
13.68
2.67
1.08
2.77%
RCKB
Rockville Financial Inc.
23.76
4.84
1.14
2.75%
SUSQ
Susquehanna Bancshares, Inc.
15.64
3.30
0.74
2.71%
UBSH
Union First Market Bankshares Corporation
12.11
2.20
0.91
2.58%
ANCX
Access National Corp.
8.98
3.59
1.42
2.49%
HSY
Hershey Co.
24.24
2.43
15.76
2.42%
HON
Honeywell International Inc.
20.63
1.28
3.67
2.42%
HOT
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide
18.16
1.62
3.02
2.41%
AMP
Ameriprise Financial Inc.
15.86
1.23
1.34
2.36%
STEL
StellarOne Corporation
15.85
2.70
0.73
2.35%
VFC
V.F. Corporation
17.16
1.58
3.45
2.25%
MBWM
Mercantile Bank Corp.
3.75
2.27
0.97
2.22%
CCF
Chase Corp.
17.39
1.10
1.70
2.21%
SONA
Southern National Bancorp of Virginia Inc.
15.40
2.55
0.90
2.00%
MBFI
MB Financial Inc.
13.63
3.12
0.87
2.00%
VPFG
Viewpoint Financial Group
19.97
5.98
1.54
1.98%
MNRK
Monarch Financial Holdings, Inc.
7.98
1.40
0.75
1.93%
PB
Prosperity Bancshares Inc.
13.25
5.95
1.14
1.88%
CASS
Cass Information Systems Inc.
18.62
9.51
2.58
1.72%
MSM
MSC Industrial Direct Co. Inc.
17.99
1.97
3.94
1.70%
CTAS
Cintas Corporation
17.57
1.25
2.41
1.54%
FAF
First American Financial Corporation
14.45
0.59
1.10
1.44%
AIMC
Altra Holdings, Inc.
13.37
0.66
2.00
1.35%
BKI
Buckeye Technologies Inc.
10.03
1.24
1.68
1.33%
WCN
Waste Connections Inc.
24.16
2.51
2.17
1.23%
RKT
Rock-Tenn Co.
20.37
0.56
1.46
1.09%
NBL
Noble Energy, Inc.
44.14
4.15
2.10
1.06%
ALD
WisdomTree Asia Local Debt ETF
N/A
N/A
N/A
1.04%
V
Visa, Inc.
136.94
11.14
4.28
0.95%






Average

22.05
4.51
3.41
3.38%

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