12/17/2013

23 Stocks With Expected Dividend Growth Over The Next 3 Months

Consecutive dividend growth measures the number of years in which the corporate has increased dividends. Everything that a company needs to do is to hike dividends each 12 months or less.

Today I will highlight some special stocks that must increase dividends within the next 3 months in order to keep its dividend grower status alive. 23 companies are on the attached list of which 12 are recommended to buy. The bad thing is that only 4 have a really attractive forward looking P/E ratio of less than 15. The market is still expensive!

Here are my favorite stocks:
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CVS Caremark (NYSE:CVS) has a market capitalization of $81.62 billion. The company employs 203,000 people, generates revenue of $123.133 billion and has a net income of $3.882 billion. CVS Caremark’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $9.014 billion. The EBITDA margin is 7.32 percent (the operating margin is 5.59 percent and the net profit margin 3.15 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 14.91 percent of CVS Caremark’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 26.07 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 10.25 percent was realized by CVS Caremark. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $3.61. Last fiscal year, CVS Caremark paid $0.65 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 18.78, the P/S ratio is 0.66 and the P/B ratio is finally 2.21. The dividend yield amounts to 1.33 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 0.84.


Long-Term Stock Price Chart Of CVS Caremark (CVS)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of CVS Caremark (CVS)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of CVS Caremark (CVS)

Thomson Reuters (NYSE:TRI) has a market capitalization of $30.71 billion. The company employs 60,000 people, generates revenue of $13.132 billion and has a net income of $2.040 billion. Thomson Reuters’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $3.422 billion. The EBITDA margin is 26.06 percent (the operating margin is 19.57 percent and the net profit margin 15.53 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 22.22 percent of Thomson Reuters’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 42.18 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 11.87 percent was realized by Thomson Reuters. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $0.99. Last fiscal year, Thomson Reuters paid $1.28 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 37.40, the P/S ratio is 2.32 and the P/B ratio is finally 1.77. The dividend yield amounts to 3.53 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 0.90.

Long-Term Stock Price Chart Of Thomson Reuters (TRI)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Thomson Reuters (TRI)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Thomson Reuters (TRI)

Ross Stores (NASDAQ:ROST) has a market capitalization of $15.61 billion. The company employs 16,000 people, generates revenue of $9.721 billion and has a net income of $786.76 million. Ross Stores’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $1.457 billion. The EBITDA margin is 14.99 percent (the operating margin is 13.08 percent and the net profit margin 8.09 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 4.09 percent of Ross Stores’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 8.49 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 48.27 percent was realized by Ross Stores. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $3.93. Last fiscal year, Ross Stores paid $0.59 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 18.48, the P/S ratio is 1.61 and the P/B ratio is finally 9.07. The dividend yield amounts to 0.94 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 0.62.


Long-Term Stock Price Chart Of Ross Stores (ROST)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Ross Stores (ROST)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Ross Stores (ROST)

Polaris Industries (NYSE:PII) has a market capitalization of $9.39 billion. The company employs 4,500 people, generates revenue of $3.209 billion and has a net income of $312.31 million. Polaris Industries’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $515.21 million. The EBITDA margin is 16.05 percent (the operating margin is 14.91 percent and the net profit margin 9.73 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 7.21 percent of Polaris Industries’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 15.52 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 52.46 percent was realized by Polaris Industries. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $5.08. Last fiscal year, Polaris Industries paid $1.48 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 26.70, the P/S ratio is 2.92 and the P/B ratio is finally 13.47. The dividend yield amounts to 1.24 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 1.72.


Long-Term Stock Price Chart Of Polaris Industries (PII)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Polaris Industries (PII)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Polaris Industries (PII)


Take a closer look at the full list of stocks with expected dividend hikes to hold dividend grower status. The average P/E ratio amounts to 22.34 and forward P/E ratio is 17.50. The dividend yield has a value of 2.48 percent. Price to book ratio is 3.69 and price to sales ratio 2.07. The operating margin amounts to 17.10 percent and the beta ratio is 0.85. Stocks from the list have an average debt to equity ratio of 0.56.

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

Stocks With Expected Dividend Growth (Click to enlarge)

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AVA, GAS, LARK, LNT, D, NU, TRI, MDP, NEE, CMP, ADI, PRE, EBTC, LLL, CHD, RHI, ATR, CVS, PII, ROL, ROST, NUS, ANDE

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*I am long TRI. 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.


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