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19 Stocks Hiked Dividends Last Week

Stocks with dividend hikes from last week originally published at “long-term-investments.blogspot.com”. 19 companies increased its dividend payments last week and additional 7 other vehicles like funds boosted dividends to new levels.

The retailer TJX Companies is a popular name on the list. The company announced to raise dividends by 26.1 percent. Another big player is the financial services group PNC who operates money center banks within the states. PNC Financial Services announced to raise its dividends by 10 percent.  

In total, 26 stocks and fund vehicles increased its dividend payments last week of which six are High-Yields and 10 are currently recommended to buy. The average dividend growth amounts to 16.83 percent.

Here are my favorite dividend growth stocks:
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Stewart Enterprises (NASDAQ:STEI) has a market capitalization of $775.33 million. The company employs 3,700 people, generates revenue of $516.10 million and has a net income of $37.48 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $105.84 million. The EBITDA margin is 20.51 percent (the operating margin is 15.39 percent and the net profit margin 7.26 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 14.49 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 75.86 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 8.74 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $0.51. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.20 in the form of dividends to shareholders.


Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 17.73, the P/S ratio is 1.50 and the P/B ratio is finally 1.82. The dividend yield amounts to 1.98 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 1.64.





The TJX Companies (NYSE:TJX) has a market capitalization of $34.12 billion. The company employs 179,000 people, generates revenue of $25.878 billion and has a net income of $1.906 billion. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $3.615 billion. The EBITDA margin is 13.97 percent (the operating margin is 11.89 percent and the net profit margin 7.37 percent).


Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 8.14 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 21.13 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 55.47 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $2.55. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.46 in the form of dividends to shareholders.


Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 18.46, the P/S ratio is 1.32 and the P/B ratio is finally 9.31. The dividend yield amounts to 1.23 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 0.66.





Signet Jewelers (NYSE:SIG) has a market capitalization of $5.43 billion. The company employs 16,555 people, generates revenue of $3.749 billion and has a net income of $324.40 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $474.40 million. The EBITDA margin is 12.65 percent (the operating margin is 13.53 percent and the net profit margin 8.65 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 15.38 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $4.03. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.20 in the form of dividends to shareholders.


Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 16.64, the P/S ratio is 1.45 and the P/B ratio is finally 2.55. The dividend yield amounts to 0.89 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 2.06.




Take a closer look at the full table of stocks with recent dividend hikes. The average dividend growth amounts to 16.83 percent and the average dividend yield amounts to 3.94 percent. Stocks from the sheet are valuated with a P/E ratio of 15.35.The average P/S ratio is 6.55 and P/B 2.54.

Here are the dividend growth stocks:


Dividend Growth Stocks (Click to enlarge)

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Here are the market price ratios:

Ticker
Company
P/E
P/S
P/B
Dividend Yield
WMC
Western Asset Mortgage Capital Corporation
4.70
7.94
0.46
15.26%
MFV
MFS Special Value Trust
N/A
N/A
N/A
9.30%
MFA
MFA Financial, Inc.
11.34
6.77
1.02
8.50%
KED
Kayne Anderson Energy Development Company
11.20
25.23
1.10
6.56%
SBR
Sabine Royalty Trust
13.70
13.12
N/A
6.20%
ZF
Zweig Fund Inc.
N/A
N/A
N/A
5.34%
CHCO
City Holding Co.
14.94
5.44
1.74
3.59%
SCS
Steelcase Inc.
20.51
0.57
2.28
2.79%
CSCO
Cisco Systems, Inc.
11.84
2.33
1.98
2.72%
PNC
PNC Financial Services Group Inc.
12.26
3.21
0.88
2.45%
ROK
Rockwell Automation Inc.
17.60
1.96
6.25
2.14%
CALM
Cal-Maine Foods, Inc.
11.71
0.87
2.05
1.88%
STEI
Stewart Enterprises Inc.
21.12
1.50
1.76
1.76%
OZRK
Bank of the Ozarks, Inc.
19.00
7.54
2.90
1.44%
ZTR
Zweig Total Return Fund Inc.
14.34
30.50
0.92
1.24%
OXM
Oxford Industries Inc.
27.24
1.10
3.97
1.10%
TJX
The TJX Companies, Inc.
18.49
1.33
9.39
0.98%
SCVL
Shoe Carnival Inc.
14.26
0.50
1.34
0.97%
SIG
Signet Jewelers Limited
16.64
1.43
2.53
0.72%






Average

15.35
6.55
2.54
3.94%

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OZRK, CALM, CSCO, CHCO, GBAB, KED, KMF, MFA, MFV, OXM, PNC, ROK, SBR, GJK, SCVL, SIG, SCS, STEI, GJP, GJR, GJJ, TJX, WMC, ZF, ZTR