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Dividend Growth Alert: 38 Stocks With Higher Dividends

Within the recent week, 38 companies have raised their dividend distributions - A good number in my view. On the list are again higher capitalized stocks with a solid track record. I talk about General Electric or 3M.

You can find, like each week, a detailed overview about the biggest stocks below. In addition, there is a full list of all stocks and funds attached.

My favorite Lage Cap dividend grower with recent dividend hikes are...

General Electric (NYSE:GE) has a market capitalization of $276.81 billion. The company employs 305,000 people, generates revenue of $147.359 billion and has a net income of $14.902 billion. General Electric’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $29.339 billion. The EBITDA margin is 19.91 percent (the operating margin is 11.81 percent and the net profit margin 10.11 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 60.42 percent of General Electric’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 336.56 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 12.24 percent was realized by General Electric. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $1.40. Last fiscal year, General Electric paid $0.70 in the form of dividends to shareholders. GE raised dividends by 15.8 percent last week.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 19.59, the P/S ratio is 1.88 and the P/B ratio is finally 2.31. The dividend yield amounts to 3.22 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 1.83.

Long-Term Stock Price Chart Of General Electric (GE)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of General Electric (GE)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of General Electric (GE)

3M (NYSE:MMM) has a market capitalization of $92.05 billion. The company employs 87,677 people, generates revenue of $29.904 billion and has a net income of $4.511 billion. 3M’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $7.771 billion. The EBITDA margin is 25.99 percent (the operating margin is 21.68 percent and the net profit margin 15.08 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 17.92 percent of 3M’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 34.55 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 26.94 percent was realized by 3M. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $6.51. Last fiscal year, 3M paid $2.36 in the form of dividends to shareholders. MMM raised dividends by 34.6 percent last week.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 21.00, the P/S ratio is 3.08 and the P/B ratio is finally 5.35. The dividend yield amounts to 2.50 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 1.14.

Long-Term Stock Price Chart Of 3M (MMM)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of 3M (MMM)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of 3M (MMM)

Amgen (NASDAQ:AMGN) has a market capitalization of $85.99 billion. The company employs 18,000 people, generates revenue of $17.265 billion and has a net income of $4.445 billion. Amgen’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $8.588 billion. The EBITDA margin is 49.74 percent (the operating margin is 32.30 percent and the net profit margin 25.17 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 48.86 percent of Amgen’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 139.19 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 22.81 percent was realized by Amgen. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $6.32. Last fiscal year, Amgen paid $1.44 in the form of dividends to shareholders. AMGN raised dividends by 29.8 percent last week.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 18.04, the P/S ratio is 4.98 and the P/B ratio is finally 4.52. The dividend yield amounts to 2.14 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 0.59.

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

CVS Caremark (NYSE:CVS) has a market capitalization of $84.35 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. CVS raised dividends by 22.22 percent last week.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 19.41, the P/S ratio is 0.68 and the P/B ratio is finally 2.29. The dividend yield amounts to 1.57 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)

Take a closer look at the full table of stocks with recent dividend hikes. The average dividend growth amounts to 18.10 percent and the average dividend yield amounts to 3.14 percent. Stocks from the sheet are valuated with a P/E ratio of 30.16. The average P/S ratio is 4.26 and P/B 3.19.

These are the latest dividend grower...

Dividend Growth Stocks From Last Week (Click to enlarge)

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These are the market price ratios....

Ticker
Company
P/E
P/S
P/B
Dividend Yield
GNI
Great Northern Iron Ore Properties
7.48
5.84
10.97
14.21%
MTR
Mesa Royalty Trust
12.19
11.64
7.52
9.13%
STAG
STAG Industrial, Inc.
N/A
6.78
1.84
6.08%
O
Realty Income Corp.
54.55
10.76
1.67
5.79%
AHT
Ashford Hospitality Trust Inc.
N/A
0.68
0.78
5.77%
SRC
Spirit Realty Capital, Inc.
46.90
9.21
1.04
5.48%
BMR
BioMed Realty Trust Inc.
N/A
5.67
N/A
5.44%
T
AT&T, Inc.
24.33
1.42
2.13
5.36%
UBA
Urstadt Biddle Properties Inc.
64.83
6.35
2.32
5.32%
FNLC
The First Bancorp, Inc.
14.51
3.79
1.29
4.48%
HASI
Hannon Armstrong
N/A
11.45
1.29
4.22%
PFE
Pfizer Inc.
20.86
3.75
2.55
3.44%
GE
General Electric Company
19.54
1.91
2.26
3.22%
EQR
Equity Residential
N/A
8.23
1.77
3.08%
WASH
Washington Trust Bancorp Inc.
17.47
5.26
1.90
2.79%
CUBE
CubeSmart
N/A
6.95
2.15
2.73%
HST
Host Hotels & Resorts Inc.
86.68
2.54
1.98
2.73%
BMY
Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
32.15
5.44
5.96
2.62%
INGR
Ingredion Incorporated
13.00
0.80
2.10
2.52%
MMM
3M Co.
21.00
3.03
5.22
2.50%
ALV
Autoliv, Inc.
16.48
1.02
2.15
2.31%
ADM
Archer Daniels Midland Company
19.44
0.32
1.47
2.21%
AMGN
Amgen Inc.
18.04
4.75
3.96
2.14%
BA
Boeing Co.
24.28
1.22
N/A
2.14%
WDR
Waddell & Reed Financial Inc.
24.18
4.23
8.96
1.75%
REXI
Resource America, Inc.
52.22
1.63
1.24
1.70%
MFNC
Mackinac Financial Corp.
14.26
2.16
0.86
1.65%
MCO
Moody's Corp.
23.01
5.71
N/A
1.45%
SLG
SL Green Realty Corp.
N/A
5.85
1.40
1.44%
CVS
CVS Caremark Corporation
19.41
0.68
2.21
1.28%
PIR
Pier 1 Imports, Inc.
19.58
1.35
4.53
0.89%
ZTS
Zoetis Inc.
38.55
3.68
N/A
0.80%
ANDE
The Andersons, Inc.
22.28
0.29
2.52
0.73%
ENSG
The Ensign Group, Inc.
71.03
1.12
2.88
0.63%
ROP
Roper Industries Inc.
26.24
4.25
3.31
0.49%
BCPC
Balchem Corp.
40.59
5.14
5.34
0.45%
HEI-A
HEICO Corporation
28.19
2.83
3.96
0.23%
HEI
HEICO Corp.
41.58
4.12
6.87
0.20%






Average

30.16
4.26
3.19
3.14%

Related Stock Ticker:
MMM, AMGN, ANDE, ADM, AHT, T, ALV, BCPC, BZT, BMR, AXMT, BA, BMY, CHN, CUBE, CVS, EFR, ENSG, EQR, EFT, FNLC, GE, GNI, HASI, HEI, HST, HEI-A, INGR, MFNC, MTR, MXF, MCO, PFE, PIR, O, UTG, REXI, ROP, SLG, SRC, STAG, UBA, WDR, WASH, ZTS


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