3/24/2013

20 Stocks Hiked Dividends Last Week | A Full Compilation Of The Best Growth Stocks

Stocks with dividend hikes from last week originally published at “long-term-investments.blogspot.com”. Within the past week, 20 companies announced a dividend hike. I’ve the feeling that the number of hikes go down for a few weeks. I remember times when 70 stocks a week hiked its dividends. But I think it’s only a span and the number will rise in the future.

The most promising hike was in my view made by Raytheon. The military supplier for the government suffers under the fear of budget cuts. The current hike is a clear statement to investors that they have strong fundamentals and could hike dividends despite potential sales and earnings declines.

Another stock with a wonderful growth announcement was Air Products and Chemicals. The major diversified chemical company will raise dividend payments to shareholders by 10.9 percent. A reader of my blog asks me recently for my view about the stock. He thought that APD has a great market position in the H and Helium market and could start to boom if prices go up.

Below 20 stocks with dividend growth from last week are 15 with a dividend growth of more than 10 percent. The average dividend growth amounts to 21.92 percent. Linked is a full free list of all companies and funds with some price ratios to compare.

Below the results are two High-Yields; 11 companies have a current buy or better rating.

Here are my favorite dividend growth stocks:
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Raytheon (NYSE:RTN) has a market capitalization of $18.62 billion. The company employs 67,800 people, generates revenue of $24.414 billion and has a net income of $1.901 billion. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $3.444 billion. The EBITDA margin is 14.11 percent (the operating margin is 12.24 percent and the net profit margin 7.79 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 17.73 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 58.95 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 23.31 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $5.65. Last fiscal year, the company paid $2.00 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 10.09, the P/S ratio is 0.76 and the P/B ratio is finally 2.33. The dividend yield amounts to 3.86 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 0.73.


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Long-Term Stock History Chart Of Raytheon (RTN)
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Long-Term Dividends History of Raytheon (RTN)
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Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Raytheon (RTN)

Air Products & Chemicals (NYSE:APD) has a market capitalization of $18.17 billion. The company employs 20,900 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 $2.030 billion. The EBITDA margin is 21.13 percent (the operating margin is 13.34 percent and the net profit margin 10.67 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 31.39 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 82.11 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 16.28 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $4.90. 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 17.86, the P/S ratio is 1.89 and the P/B ratio is finally 2.87. The dividend yield amounts to 3.24 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 1.17.


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Long-Term Stock History Chart Of Air Products & Chemicals (APD)
”Long-Term
Long-Term Dividends History of Air Products & Chemicals (APD)
”Long-Term
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Air Products & Chemicals (APD)

Williams-Sonoma (NYSE:WSM) has a market capitalization of $4.89 billion. The company employs 6,700 people, generates revenue of $3.720 billion and has a net income of $236.93 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $512.28 million. The EBITDA margin is 13.77 percent (the operating margin is 10.26 percent and the net profit margin 6.37 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 0.35 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 0.58 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 18.85 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $2.39. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.73 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 20.89, the P/S ratio is 1.31 and the P/B ratio is finally 3.99. The dividend yield amounts to 2.49 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 1.71.


”Long-Term
Long-Term Stock History Chart Of Williams-Sonoma (WSM)
”Long-Term
Long-Term Dividends History of Williams-Sonoma (WSM)
”Long-Term
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Williams-Sonoma (WSM)

Silver Wheaton (NYSE:SLW) has a market capitalization of $11.07 billion. The company employs 24 people, generates revenue of $849.56 million and has a net income of $586.04 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $700.48 million. The EBITDA margin is 82.45 percent (the operating margin is 70.72 percent and the net profit margin 68.98 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 1.57 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 1.61 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 20.34 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $1.65. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.35 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 18.97, the P/S ratio is 12.99 and the P/B ratio is finally 3.56. The dividend yield amounts to 1.79 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 1.51.


”Long-Term
Long-Term Stock History Chart Of Silver Wheaton (SLW)
”Long-Term
Long-Term Dividends History of Silver Wheaton (SLW)
”Long-Term
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Silver Wheaton (SLW)

Take a closer look at the full table of stocks with recent dividend hikes. The average dividend growth amounts to 21.92 percent and the average dividend yield amounts to 3.11 percent. Stocks from the sheet are valuated with a P/E ratio of 19.81.The average P/S ratio is 3.92 and P/B 2.03.

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Ticker
Company
P/E
P/S
P/B
Dividend Yield
PCC
PMC Commercial Trust
47.00
4.69
0.56
6.38%
KYN
Kayne Anderson MLP Investment Company
11.27
N/A
1.06
6.36%
RAS
RAIT Financial Trust
N/A
2.03
0.53
4.98%
NRK
Nuveen Insured NY Tax-Free Adv. Municipal Fund
N/A
N/A
N/A
4.47%
AHT
Ashford Hospitality Trust Inc.
N/A
0.88
0.98
3.69%
UDR
UDR, Inc.
N/A
8.21
2.00
3.68%
RTN
Raytheon Co.
10.10
0.76
2.33
3.51%
PBT
Permian Basin Royalty Trust
10.59
10.39
N/A
3.50%
WASH
Washington Trust Bancorp Inc.
13.09
3.78
1.55
3.44%
APD
Air Products & Chemicals Inc.
17.86
1.84
2.89
2.93%
BCH
Banco de Chile
15.47
4.37
3.65
2.91%
INDB
Independent Bank Corp.
16.47
3.75
1.39
2.60%
FITB
Fifth Third Bancorp
9.81
3.47
1.05
2.46%
PEB
Pebblebrook Hotel Trust
N/A
4.02
1.16
1.92%
AVGO
Avago Technologies Limited
15.91
3.71
3.50
1.90%
WSM
Williams-Sonoma Inc.
20.85
1.25
4.02
1.77%
SALM
Salem Communications Corp.
56.79
0.87
0.95
1.76%
PDCO
Patterson Companies Inc.
18.96
1.11
3.04
1.48%
INGR
Ingredion Incorporated
12.88
0.83
2.23
1.48%
SLW
Silver Wheaton Corp.
20.15
14.67
3.72
0.90%






Average

19.81
3.92
2.03
3.11%

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AEB, APD, AHT, AVGO, BCH, FITB, INDB, INGR, KYN, NRK, PDCO, PEB, PBT, PCC, RAS, RTN, SALM, SLW, GJT, UBSpD, UDR, WASH, WSM

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