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The Best Stocks With Dividend Growth From Last Week (October 08 – 14, 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, 23 stocks and funds raised dividends of which 11 have a dividend growth of more than 10 percent. The average dividend growth amounts to 78.53 percent. Exactly 19 stocks have a yield over three percent and 8 are currently recommended to buy.

Here are the stocks with fast dividend growth:
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Targa Resources (NYSE:TRGP) has a market capitalization of $2.12 billion. The company employs 1096 people, generates revenue of $6,994.50 million and has a net income of $215.40 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $532.10 million. The EBITDA margin is 7.61 percent (operating margin 5.02 percent and net profit margin 3.08 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 40.90 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 991.14 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 20.30 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $0.76. Last fiscal year, the company paid $1.21 in form of dividends to shareholders. The company announced to raise dividends by 7.3 percent.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 66.09, P/S ratio 0.30 and P/B ratio 13.41. Dividend Yield: 3.38 percent. The beta ratio is not calculable.


Long-Term Stock History Chart Of Targa Resources (Click to enlarge)
Long-Term Dividends History of Targa Resources (TRGP) (Click to enlarge)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Targa Resources (NYSE: TRGP) (Click to enlarge)

International Paper (NYSE:IP) has a market capitalization of $16.09 billion. The company employs 61,500 people, generates revenue of $26,034.00 million and has a net income of $1,147.00 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $3,294.00 million. The EBITDA margin is 12.65 percent (operating margin 5.60 percent and net profit margin 4.41 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 36.71 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 149.67 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 19.21 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $2.52. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.98 in form of dividends to shareholders. The company announced to raise dividends by 14.3 percent.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 14.58, P/S ratio 0.62 and P/B ratio 2.43. Dividend Yield: 3.26 percent. The beta ratio is 2.22.


Long-Term Stock History Chart Of International Paper (Click to enlarge)
Long-Term Dividends History of International Paper (IP) (Click to enlarge)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of International Paper (NYSE: IP) (Click to enlarge)

Weyerhaeuser (NYSE:WY) has a market capitalization of $14.12 billion. The company employs 12,800 people, generates revenue of $6,216.00 million and has a net income of $319.00 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $1,049.00 million. The EBITDA margin is 16.88 percent (operating margin 9.14 percent and net profit margin 5.13 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 35.55 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 105.04 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 7.19 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $0.55. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.60 in form of dividends to shareholders. The company announced to raise dividends by 13.3 percent.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 48.04, P/S ratio 2.27 and P/B ratio 3.30. Dividend Yield: 2.59 percent. The beta ratio is 1.51.


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

Fastenal (NASDAQ:FAST) has a market capitalization of $13.43 billion. The company employs 15,578 people, generates revenue of $2,766.86 million and has a net income of $357.93 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $619.32 million. The EBITDA margin is 22.38 percent (operating margin 20.77 percent and net profit margin 12.94 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 26.11 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $1.38. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.65 in form of dividends to shareholders. The company announced to raise dividends by 10.5 percent.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 32.88, P/S ratio 4.85 and P/B ratio 9.17. Dividend Yield: 1.85 percent. The beta ratio is 0.96.


Long-Term Stock History Chart Of Fastenal (Click to enlarge)
Long-Term Dividends History of Fastenal (FAST) (Click to enlarge)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Fastenal (NASDAQ: FAST) (Click to enlarge)


Take a closer look at the full table of stocks with recent dividend hikes. The average dividend growth amounts to 78.53 percent and the average dividend yield amounts to 5.15 percent. Stocks from the sheet are valuated with a P/E ratio of 28.76. The average P/S ratio is 3.99 and P/B 3.82.

Here is the full table:

Best Stocks With Dividend Growth From Last Week (Click to enlarge)


Here are the market ratios:

Ticker
Company
P/E
P/S
P/B
Dividend Yield
HPT
Hospitality Properties Trust
23.07
2.31
0.99
7.65%
GHI
Global High Income Fund, Inc.
32.02
15.49
1.00
7.56%
SNH
Senior Housing Properties Trust
21.36
7.12
1.48
6.91%
GOV
Government Properties Income Trust
21.79
5.79
1.31
6.89%
VKL
Invesco Van Kampen Select Sector Municipal Trust
N/A
N/A
N/A
6.48%
FEN
Energy Income & Growth Fund
N/A
N/A
N/A
6.45%
SIR
Select Income REIT
11.64
7.12
1.09
6.42%
VTJ
Invesco Van Kampen Trust
N/A
N/A
N/A
6.40%
VOQ
Invesco Van Kampen Ohio Quality Municipal Trust
N/A
N/A
N/A
6.06%
NGLS
Targa Resources Partners LP
20.93
0.59
2.68
5.99%
IQT
Invesco Quality Municipal Investment Trust
N/A
N/A
N/A
5.84%
VIM
Invesco Van Kampen Trust for Insured Municipals
N/A
N/A
N/A
5.82%
IMC
Invesco Insured Municipal Bond Trust
17.51
0.33

5.58%
IQM
Invesco Quality Municipal Securities
N/A
N/A
N/A
5.58%
SGL
Strategic Global Income Fund Inc.
N/A
N/A
N/A
4.59%
IMS
Invesco Insured Municipal Securities
N/A
N/A
N/A
3.98%
WES
Western Gas Partners LP
32.64
6.35
3.02
3.75%
NWN
Northwest Natural Gas Company
20.98
1.67
1.79
3.63%
TRGP
Targa Resources Corp.
65.82
0.32
15.11
3.15%
IP
International Paper Co.
14.60
0.60
2.41
2.85%
HCSG
Healthcare Services Group Inc.
38.68
1.57
7.03
2.82%
WY
Weyerhaeuser Co.
47.75
2.18
3.38
2.28%
FAST
Fastenal Company
33.82
4.48
8.39
1.68%






Average

28.76
3.99
3.82
5.15%


Related Stock Ticker:
FAST, FEN, GHI, GOV, HCSG, HPT, IP, VTJ, IQT, IQM, IMC, IMS, VIM, VKL, VOQ, NWN, SIR, SNH, SGL, TRGP, NGLS, WES, WY

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