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Money Raiser Of The Week: 7 Top Stocks With Fresh Dividend Growth Or Share Buybacks

Dividend growth and share buybacks are two main activities to increase the potential shareholder value and give money back to their owners. 

I like those transactions because it's a clear signal to investors which get rewarded by taking risk and borrowing money.

There is no free lunch and you might agree with me that each good managed company should raise dividends in order to satisfy investors. 

For sure some companies have no possibility to give money back to the financial market because of slipping sales and margin pressure. My answer: Those stocks are not in focus of my research!

Today I like to highlight stocks that gave investors more money via dividend growth or share buybacks within the recent week. These are some of the biggest companies:

#1 Brown-Forman (NYSE:BF.B) has a market capitalization of $20.03 billion. The company employs 4,000 people, generates revenue of $2,991.00 million and has a net income of $659.00 million.

Brown-Forman’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $1,031.00 million. The EBITDA margin is 34.47 percent (the operating margin is 32.46 percent and the net profit margin 22.03 percent).

Financials: The total debt represents 24.49 percent of Brown-Forman’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 49.46 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 36.01 percent was realized by Brown-Forman.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $3.10. Last fiscal year, Brown-Forman paid $1.09 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 30.40, the P/S ratio is 6.70 and the P/B ratio is finally 9.86. The dividend yield amounts to 1.5 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 0.65.


Long-Term Stock Price Chart Of Brown-Forman (BF.B)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Brown-Forman (BF.B)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Brown-Forman (BF.B)

SYSCO Corporation (NYSE:SYY) has a market capitalization of $22.99 billion. The company employs 50,300 people, generates revenue of $46,516.71 million and has a net income of $931.53 million.

SYSCO Corporation’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $2,229.12 million. The EBITDA margin is 4.79 percent (the operating margin is 3.41 percent and the net profit margin 2.00 percent).

Financials: The total debt represents 20.96 percent of SYSCO Corporation’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 52.40 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 17.81 percent was realized by SYSCO Corporation.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $1.56. Last fiscal year, SYSCO Corporation paid $1.14 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 25.37, the P/S ratio is 0.49 and the P/B ratio is finally 4.35. The dividend yield amounts to 3.07 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 0.74.


Long-Term Stock Price Chart Of SYSCO Corporation (SYY)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of SYSCO Corporation (SYY)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of SYSCO Corporation (SYY)

Yum! Brands (NYSE:YUM) has a market capitalization of $33.04 billion. The company employs 75,460 people, generates revenue of $13,084.00 million and has a net income of $1,064.00 million.

Yum! Brands’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $3,155.00 million. The EBITDA margin is 24.11 percent (the operating margin is 13.74 percent and the net profit margin 8.13 percent).

Financials: The total debt represents 34.38 percent of Yum! Brands’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 138.00 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 50.51 percent was realized by Yum! Brands.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $3.20. Last fiscal year, Yum! Brands paid $1.41 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 23.71, the P/S ratio is 2.52 and the P/B ratio is finally 15.44. The dividend yield amounts to 2.17 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 0.77.


Long-Term Stock Price Chart Of Yum! Brands (YUM)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Yum! Brands (YUM)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Yum! Brands (YUM)

Johnson Controls (NYSE:JCI) has a market capitalization of $33.36 billion. The company employs 170,000 people, generates revenue of $42,828.00 million and has a net income of $1,553.00 million.

Johnson Controls’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $3,274.00 million. The EBITDA margin is 7.64 percent (the operating margin is 4.75 percent and the net profit margin 3.63 percent).

Financials: The total debt represents 20.60 percent of Johnson Controls’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 59.06 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 12.13 percent was realized by Johnson Controls.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $2.13. Last fiscal year, Johnson Controls paid $0.88 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 23.56, the P/S ratio is 0.78 and the P/B ratio is finally 2.95. The dividend yield amounts to 2.08 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 1.63.


Long-Term Stock Price Chart Of Johnson Controls (JCI)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Johnson Controls (JCI)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Johnson Controls (JCI)

Aetna (NYSE:AET) has a market capitalization of $30.19 billion. The company employs 48,600 people, generates revenue of $47,294.60 million and has a net income of $1,911.90 million.

Aetna’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $3,757.30 million. The EBITDA margin is 7.94 percent (the operating margin is 6.74 percent and the net profit margin 4.04 percent).

Financials: The total debt represents 16.55 percent of Aetna’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 58.84 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 15.67 percent was realized by Aetna.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $6.01. Last fiscal year, Aetna paid $0.80 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 14.37, the P/S ratio is 0.64 and the P/B ratio is finally 2.22. The dividend yield amounts to 1.05 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 1.00.


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

Nike (NYSE:NKE) has a market capitalization of $83.82 billion. The company employs 56,500 people, generates revenue of $27,799.00 million and has a net income of $2,693.00 million.

Nike’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $4,312.00 million. The EBITDA margin is 15.51 percent (the operating margin is 13.24 percent and the net profit margin 9.69 percent).

Financials: The total debt represents 7.38 percent of Nike’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 12.68 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 24.59 percent was realized by Nike.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $3.21. Last fiscal year, Nike paid $0.93 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 30.37, the P/S ratio is 3.02 and the P/B ratio is finally 7.82. The dividend yield amounts to 0.99 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 0.79.


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

Tyson Foods (NYSE:TSN) has a market capitalization of $15.99 billion. The company employs 124,000 people, generates revenue of $37,580.00 million and has a net income of $856.00 million.

Tyson Foods’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $1,924.00 million. The EBITDA margin is 5.12 percent (the operating margin is 3.81 percent and the net profit margin 2.28 percent).

Financials: The total debt represents 34.14 percent of Tyson Foods’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 91.99 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 11.45 percent was realized by Tyson Foods.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $2.40. Last fiscal year, Tyson Foods paid $0.32 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 17.63, the P/S ratio is 0.43 and the P/B ratio is finally 1.80. The dividend yield amounts to 0.94 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 0.50.


Long-Term Stock Price Chart Of Tyson Foods (TSN)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Tyson Foods (TSN)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Tyson Foods (TSN)

Dividend Growth


Company
Yield in %

 Dividend Growth
BreitBurn Energy Partners
13.36

3.46%
Inland RE 6.95% Pfd. B
6.75

3.44%
Citizens Hldg Co
4.73

4.55%
United Bancorp
4.42

12.50%
Farmland Partners Inc.
4.26

10.48%
Williams Cos
4.13

1.79%
Laclede Gas Co
3.57

4.55%
Premier Fincl Bancorp
3.38

8.33%
Fincl Institutions
3.34

5.26%
Sysco Corp
3.07

3.45%
Stock Yards Bancorp Inc.
2.92

4.55%
Everest Re
2.19

26.67%
Johnson Controls
2.08

18.18%
Lancaster Colony
1.99

4.55%
Synalloy
1.88

15.38%
Brown Forman A
1.35

8.62%
Brown Forman B
1.34

8.62%
La-Z-Boy
1.33

33.33%
WashingtonFirst Bankshare
1.33

25.00%
Royal Gold
1.28

4.76%
Nike Inc
1.15

16.67%
Tyson Foods
0.94

33.33%
Group 1 Auto
0.88

11.76%
LNB Bancorp
0.76

200.00%
American Equity
0.74

11.11%

Source: long-term-investments

Share Buybacks


Company
Stock Buyback Volume or No. Of Shares
Dillard Inc.
$500 Mln
Flowers Foods Inc
7.1 Mln
Aetna Inc
$1 Bln
Yum! Brands Inc.
$1 Bln
Solera Holdings Inc.
$375 Mln
Advanced Battery Technologies Inc
5 Mln
Fiserv Inc.
20 Mln
GameStop Corp.
$500 Mln
Semtech Corp
$50 Mln
Everest Reinsurance Group Ltd
5 Mln
Bancroft Fund Ltd.
Approx. 157 K
Ellsworth Fund Ltd.
Approx. 394 K
ocean shore holding co.
130 K
Primerica, Inc.
$150 Mln
HomeTrust Bancshares, Inc.
1.02 Mln
Zoetis Inc.
$500 Mln
Stolt-Nielsen SA
$50 Mln
Fluor Corp.
10 Mln
Aon Corp
$5 Bln
Xilinx Inc.
$800 Mln
Gulf Resources Inc.
$2 Mln
Research Solutions Inc.
$250 K
Flowserve Corporation
$500 Mln

3 comments:

  1. "The dividend yield amounts to 5.37 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 0.65."

    Tom, the dividend yield for Brown-Forman is a little over 1%, not 5.37%.

    [$1.09 annual dividend, stock price about $94]

    Howard

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    1. Thank you Howard for the notice. It was a small error and I've corrected it.

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    2. Anonymous11/23/2014

      5.37:1; lot of difference and not a small error.

      Delete

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