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11/28/2012

Hottest Dividend Growth Stocks | 20 Best Buy Rated Dividend Achievers

Many people have a strong opinion to the development of stocks. Analysts and brokerage firms are professionals who spread opinions across the financial markets. Sometimes they get paid, sometimes they are long or short and benefit from asset price changes. However, there is still a reason for analyst ratings. I wanted to know what do the professionals think about the best dividend growth stocks and which stocks do they recommend mostly for the time being. In order to find the answer, I run a screen of stocks with more than 10 consecutive years of dividend growth and sorted them by the highest recommendation. As a result, nearly half of the Dividend Achievers have a current buy or better rating. Below is a list of the 20 best buy rated stocks.

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Enterprise Products (NYSE:EPD) has a market capitalization of $46.58 billion. The company employs 6,900 people, generates revenue of $44.313 billion and has a net income of $2.088 billion. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $3.736 billion. The EBITDA margin is 8.43 percent (the operating margin is 6.45 percent and the net profit margin 4.71 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 42.58 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 119.94 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 17.43 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $2.85. Last fiscal year, the company paid $2.44 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 18.09, the P/S ratio is 1.05 and the P/B ratio is finally 3.79. The dividend yield amounts to 5.05 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 0.61.


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Long-Term Stock History Chart Of Enterprise Products (Click to enlarge)
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Long-Term Dividends History of Enterprise Products (EPD) (Click to enlarge)
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Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Enterprise Products (NYSE: EPD) (Click to enlarge)

PPG Industries (NYSE:PPG) has a market capitalization of $18.77 billion. The company employs 38,400 people, generates revenue of $14.885 billion and has a net income of $1.212 billion. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $2.195 billion. The EBITDA margin is 14.75 percent (the operating margin is 10.73 percent and the net profit margin 8.14 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 25.60 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 113.33 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 31.80 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $5.99. Last fiscal year, the company paid $2.26 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 20.45, the P/S ratio is 1.26 and the P/B ratio is finally 5.72. The dividend yield amounts to 1.93 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 1.30.


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

Ecolab (NYSE:ECL) has a market capitalization of $20.52 billion. The company employs 40,200 people, generates revenue of $6.798 billion and has a net income of $463.30 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $1.149 billion. The EBITDA margin is 16.91 percent (the operating margin is 11.09 percent and the net profit margin 6.81 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 41.86 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 134.76 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 11.87 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $1.93. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.72 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 36.35, the P/S ratio is 3.02 and the P/B ratio is finally 3.61. The dividend yield amounts to 1.14 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 0.68.


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


Take a closer look at the full list of the best recommended Dividend Achievers. The average P/E ratio amounts to 19.60 and forward P/E ratio is 16.84. The dividend yield has a value of 2.75 percent. Price to book ratio is 3.46 and price to sales ratio 2.06. The operating margin amounts to 15.16 percent. The average stock has a debt to equity ratio of 0.92.

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

20 Best Buy Rated Dividend Achievers (Click to enlarge)

Related stock ticker symbols:
WPC, EPD, PAA, SJI, ERIE, UGI, CTWS, SJW, MSA, UTX, ATNI, JW-A, MHP, TNC, PPG, NUS, PII, RAVN, ECL, EOG

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I am long NUS. 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. Anonymous11/28/2012

    International dividend-paying stocks often pay higher dividend yields than U.S.-domiciled companies. A dividend-growth strategy works even better overseas than it does in the U.S. That’s because foreign dividend-paying stocks generally yield more and are less volatile than their domestic counterparts. They also tend to lose less in down markets, yet still manage to outpace the broader international stock market over time.

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  2. Anonymous12/15/2012

    I am novice to the investing and I can invest only small stake of amount. Investing in dividend yielding stocks is a great way, I think. It is very helpful to catch such stocks. Thank you!

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  3. Thank you all for you comments. We all have limited cash amounts for stock trading. I always try to show you that you can buy directly stocks for only 1k. You don't be a big investor to make money with stocks and you don't need ETFs or index funds. I am also not a big guy and can live from dividends.

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