6/08/2013

22 Dividend Boosters From Last Week

Stocks with dividend hikes from last week originally published at “long-term-investments.blogspot.com”. 13 stocks and 9 funds announced a dividend hike within the recent week. The number of dividend growers remains weak.

The biggest names on the list are United Health and Lowe’s as well as Fedex. In addition, five companies cut dividends and one announced a special initial dividend.

I know it’s hard to manage dividend growth especially when the company is acting within a very cyclic industry. But dividend growth is an expression to shareholders about the company’s success and the willingness to share profits with the ownership of the company.

10 of the 13 stocks are currently recommended to buy.

Here are my favorite dividend growth stocks:
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Helmerich & Payne (NYSE:HP) has a market capitalization of $6.82 billion. The company employs 9,410 people, generates revenue of $3.151 billion and has a net income of $573.61 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $1.277 billion. The EBITDA margin is 40.55 percent (the operating margin is 28.86 percent and the net profit margin 18.20 percent).


Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 4.11 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 6.13 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 16.08 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $5.65. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.28 in the form of dividends to shareholders. HP announced to raise dividends by 233.3 percent.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 11.35, the P/S ratio is 2.16 and the P/B ratio is finally 1.77. The dividend yield amounts to 3.12 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 1.40.


Long-Term Stock Price Chart Of Helmerich & Payne (HP)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Helmerich & Payne (HP)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Helmerich & Payne (HP)

UnitedHealth Group (NYSE:UNH) has a market capitalization of $63.82 billion. The company employs 133,000 people, generates revenue of $110.618 billion and has a net income of $5.526 billion. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $10.563 billion. The EBITDA margin is 9.55 percent (the operating margin is 8.37 percent and the net profit margin 5.00 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 20.71 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 53.74 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 18.58 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $5.13. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.80 in the form of dividends to shareholders. UNH announced to raise dividends by 31.8 percent.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 12.19, the P/S ratio is 0.58 and the P/B ratio is finally 2.04. The dividend yield amounts to 1.79 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 0.81.


Long-Term Stock Price Chart Of UnitedHealth Group (UNH)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of UnitedHealth Group (UNH)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of UnitedHealth Group (UNH)

FedEx Corporation (NYSE:FDX) has a market capitalization of $31.62 billion. The company employs 101,000 people, generates revenue of $42.680 million and has a net income of $2.032 billion. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $5.438 billion. The EBITDA margin is 12.74 percent (the operating margin is 7.46 percent and the net profit margin 4.76 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 5.57 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 11.32 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 13.57 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $5.72. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.52 in the form of dividends to shareholders. FDX announced to raise dividends by 7.1 percent.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 17.45, the P/S ratio is 0.74 and the P/B ratio is finally 2.15. The dividend yield amounts to 0.60 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 1.26.


Long-Term Stock Price Chart Of FedEx Corporation (FDX)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of FedEx Corporation (FDX)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of FedEx Corporation (FDX)

Take a closer look at the full table of stocks with recent dividend hikes. The average dividend growth amounts to 30.33 percent and the average dividend yield amounts to 1.66 percent. Stocks from the sheet are valuated with a P/E ratio of 21.54. The average P/S ratio is 2.34 and P/B 2.78.

Here is the full table of the latest dividend growers:

Dividend Growth Stocks (Click to enlarge)

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These are the market price ratios:

Ticker
Company
P/E
P/S
P/B
Dividend Yield
DFT
DuPont Fabros Technology, Inc.
54.98
5.83
1.24
3.23%
CCUR
Concurrent Computer Corporation
43.06
1.14
2.76
3.10%
ACU
Acme United Corp.
10.87
0.46
1.27
2.24%
CBRL
Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc.
20.75
0.88
5.35
2.04%
AVGO
Avago Technologies Limited
16.57
3.86
3.65
2.04%
IGT
International Game Technology
16.94
1.98
3.72
1.83%
LOW
Lowe's Companies Inc.
23.91
0.90
3.42
1.54%
UNH
Unitedhealth Group, Inc.
12.20
0.56
2.00
1.36%
ALTR
Altera Corp.
18.85
5.77
3.03
1.23%
JHX
James Hardie Industries SE
6.89
3.14
N/A
1.07%
HP
Helmerich & Payne Inc.
11.35
2.05
1.63
0.94%
FDX
FedEx Corporation
17.44
0.72
1.96
0.56%
FEIC
FEI Company
26.19
3.18
3.34
0.43%






Average

21.54
2.34
2.78
1.66%


Related Stock Ticker:
ACU, ALTR, AVGO, BLJ, MEN, MQT, MJI, CCUR, CBRL, VFL, DFT, FDX, FEIC, HP, IGT, JHX, JHS, LOW, CCA, MFV, NHF, PYV, RMT, GJR, UNH, VGI



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