11/18/2012

High Yielding S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats List

The Best Yielding Stocks From The S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats Index Originally Published At “long-term-investments.blogspot.com”. The S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats Index is an index created by the well-known credit rating agency Standard & Poor’s. The index measures the performance of large cap, blue chip companies within the S&P 500 that have followed a policy of increasing dividends every year for at least 25 consecutive years. In total, 51 companies are subject of the index and can be covered by several exchange traded funds (ETFs). If you have bit cash on your trading account, you don’t need to look for a cheap index copy via ETF. You can buy directly some of these wonderful dividend growth stocks for one dollar trading fee. Below is a nice overview of the twenty best yielding Dividend Aristocrats of which ten are currently recommended to buy.

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McDonald's (NYSE:MCD) has a market capitalization of $84.45 billion. The company employs 420,000 people, generates revenue of $27.006 billion and has a net income of $5.503 billion. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $9.766 billion. The EBITDA margin is 36.16 percent (the operating margin is 31.58 percent and the net profit margin 20.38 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 37.89 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 86.87 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 37.92 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $5.31. Last fiscal year, the company paid $2.53 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 15.85, the P/S ratio is 3.13 and the P/B ratio is finally 5.97. The dividend yield amounts to 3.66 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 0.41.


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Long-Term Stock History Chart Of McDonald's (Click to enlarge)
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Long-Term Dividends History of McDonald's (MCD) (Click to enlarge)
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Long-Term Dividend Yield History of McDonald's (NYSE: MCD) (Click to enlarge)

Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) has a market capitalization of $191.74 billion. The company employs 117,900 people, generates revenue of $65.030 billion and has a net income of $9.672 billion. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $15.993 billion. The EBITDA margin is 24.59 percent (the operating margin is 19.01 percent and the net profit margin 14.87 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 17.27 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 34.39 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 17.02 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $3.04. Last fiscal year, the company paid $2.25 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 22.73, the P/S ratio is 2.95 and the P/B ratio is finally 3.30. The dividend yield amounts to 3.53 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 0.55.


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

Air Products & Chemicals (NYSE:APD) has a market capitalization of $16.94 billion. The company employs 18,500 people, generates revenue of $9.611 billion and has a net income of $1.025 billion. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $2.037 billion. The EBITDA margin is 21.20 percent (the operating margin is 13.34 percent and the net profit margin 10.67 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 31.23 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 81.83 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 16.30 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $4.65. Last fiscal year, the company paid $2.50 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 17.19, the P/S ratio is 1.76 and the P/B ratio is finally 2.62. The dividend yield amounts to 3.20 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 1.16.


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Long-Term Stock History Chart Of Air Products & Chemicals (Click to enlarge)
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Long-Term Dividends History of Air Products & Chemicals (APD) (Click to enlarge)
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Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Air Products & Chemicals (NYSE: APD) (Click to enlarge)

Take a closer look at the full table of the best yielding Dividend Aristocrats. The average P/E ratio amounts to 19.29 and forward P/E ratio is 14.38. The dividend yield has a value of 4.21 percent. Price to book ratio is 3.89 and price to sales ratio 2.01. The operating margin amounts to 14.01 percent. The average stock has a debt to equity ratio of 0.72.

Here is the full table with some fundamentals (TTM):

High Yielding S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats List (Click to enlarge)

Related stock ticker symbols:
PBI, T, HCP, ED, LEG, CINF, SYY, NUE, MCD, JNJ, KMB, CLX, WAG, EMR, PG, GPC, ABT, APD, ADP, PEP

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*I am long SYY, MCD, JNJ, KMB, WAG, PG, PEP. I receive no compensation to write about these specific stocks, sector or theme. I don't plan to increase or decrease positions or obligations within the next 72 hours.

For the other stocks: I have no positions in any stocks mentioned, and no plans to initiate any positions within the next 72 hours. I receive no compensation to write about any specific stock, sector or theme.

3 comments:

  1. Anonymous11/18/2012

    Dividend growth investing appears to be gaining in popularity as so many baby boomers are either in or imminently approaching retirement. Interest rates are low and, therefore, many suspect that investors could switch out of bonds into dividend paying stocks.

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  2. Company has shrinking sales and operating cash flows never cover their capex. Have they had a positive return on investment in any of the last three years?

    Indian dividend

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  3. Which company do you mean indian? Lets go into details...

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