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5 Attractively Valued Stocks With At Least One Dividend Hike

Cheap stocks are the basis for a good return. But the definition of cheapness is large. One ratio that measures the cheapness of a stock in relation to its growth is the Price-Earnings-To-Growth ratio (PEG ratio).

A PEG-value over one indicates that the stock could be overpaid. Today I would like to generate some fresh stock ideas by screening the market by attractively valuated dividend stocks that have raised dividends for at least one time.


These are my criteria in detail:


- Market cap is greater than USD 100 million
- Dividend yield is above 3%
- At least one dividend hike
- Total debt to equity is under 1
- 12Trailing P/E is less than 15
- Forward P/E is less than 15
- PEG ratio is less than 1

Only five stocks fulfilled these tighten criteria of which two are High-Yields. All results are currently recommended by brokerage firms.

The top 5 results are....

Gladstone Investment (NASDAQ:GAIN) has a market capitalization of $205.19 million. The company employs 55 people, generates revenue of $30.54 million and has a net income of $17.28 million. Gladstone Investment’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $21.26 million. The EBITDA margin is 69.61 percent (the operating margin is 53.99 percent and the net profit margin 56.58 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 35.51 percent of Gladstone Investment’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 55.97 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 7.71 percent was realized by Gladstone Investment. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $0.56. Last fiscal year, Gladstone Investment paid $0.60 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 13.91, the P/S ratio is 6.65 and the P/B ratio is finally 0.84. The dividend yield amounts to 9.39 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 0.71.

Long-Term Stock Price Chart Of Gladstone Investment (GAIN)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Gladstone Investment (GAIN)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Gladstone Investment (GAIN)

ENSCO (NYSE:ESV) has a market capitalization of $12.81 billion. The company employs 9,000 people, generates revenue of $4.300 billion and has a net income of $1.222 billion. ENSCO’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $2.150 billion. The EBITDA margin is 50.01 percent (the operating margin is 36.39 percent and the net profit margin 28.42 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 26.10 percent of ENSCO’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 40.91 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 10.59 percent was realized by ENSCO. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $5.57. Last fiscal year, ENSCO paid $1.50 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 9.85, the P/S ratio is 2.98 and the P/B ratio is finally 1.08. The dividend yield amounts to 5.47 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 1.25.

Long-Term Stock Price Chart Of ENSCO (ESV)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of ENSCO (ESV)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of ENSCO (ESV)

HSBC (NYSE:HSBC) has a market capitalization of $201.77 billion. The company employs 259,397 people, generates revenue of $56.702 billion and has a net income of $15.334 billion. HSBC’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $24.018 billion. The EBITDA margin is 31.77 percent (the operating margin is 27.31 percent and the net profit margin 20.28 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 10.32 percent of HSBC’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 158.61 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 8.06 percent was realized by HSBC. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $4.29. Last fiscal year, HSBC paid $2.25 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 12.63, the P/S ratio is 2.66 and the P/B ratio is finally 1.13. The dividend yield amounts to 4.48 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 1.31.

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

Maiden (NASDAQ:MHLD) has a market capitalization of $796.57 million. The company employs 214 people, generates revenue of $1.899 billion and has a net income of $50.26 million. Maiden’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $93.48 million. The EBITDA margin is 4.92 percent (the operating margin is 4.59 percent and the net profit margin 2.65 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 8.07 percent of Maiden’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 32.88 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 5.69 percent was realized by Maiden. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $0.76. Last fiscal year, Maiden paid $0.33 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 14.35, the P/S ratio is 0.42 and the P/B ratio is finally 0.92. The dividend yield amounts to 3.99 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 0.20.

Long-Term Stock Price Chart Of Maiden (MHLD)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Maiden (MHLD)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Maiden (MHLD)

LyondellBasell Industries (NYSE:LYB) has a market capitalization of $63.16 billion. The company employs 13,500 people, generates revenue of $45,352.00 million and has a net income of $2,858.00 million. LyondellBasell Industries’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $5,981.00 million. The EBITDA margin is 13.19 percent (the operating margin is 10.44 percent and the net profit margin 6.30 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 18.17 percent of LyondellBasell Industries’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 39.50 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 26.40 percent was realized by LyondellBasell Industries. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $5.80. Last fiscal year, LyondellBasell Industries paid $1.45 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 13.45, the P/S ratio is 0.96 and the P/B ratio is finally 4.04. The dividend yield amounts to 3.05 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 2.05.

Long-Term Stock Price Chart Of LyondellBasell Industries (LYB)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of LyondellBasell Industries (LYB)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of LyondellBasell Industries (LYB)

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*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.

2 comments:

  1. 'GAIN' That's a pretty ambitious ticker symbol. :-p

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  2. yes, like "no pain no gain"! :-)

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