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6 Stocks Giving Investors Potential Dividend Hikes In December

Dividend growth stocks need to hike dividends each year in order to keep its status as dividend grower in the investor community.

Let us take a look ahead to companies that are expected to announce dividend increases in December 2014. 

There are only a few weeks to close the trading book for the full year. Maybe we can find there some great expectations.

#1 AT&T (NYSE:T) has a market capitalization of $176.33 billion. The company employs 247,700 people, generates revenue of $128.752 billion and has a net income of $18.553 billion.

AT&T’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $48.873 billion. The EBITDA margin is 37.96 percent (the operating margin is 23.67 percent and the net profit margin 14.41 percent).

Financials: The total debt represents 26.92 percent of AT&T’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 82.20 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 19.91 percent was realized by AT&T.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $3.26. Last fiscal year, AT&T paid $1.80 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 10.41, the P/S ratio is 1.38 and the P/B ratio is finally 1.97. The dividend yield amounts to 5.37 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 0.40.

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Long-Term Stock Price Chart Of AT&T (T)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of AT&T (T)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of AT&T (T)

Nucor (NYSE:NUE) has a market capitalization of $17.22 billion. The company employs 22,300 people, generates revenue of $19,052.05 million and has a net income of $585.53 million.

Nucor’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $1,543.66 million. The EBITDA margin is 8.10 percent (the operating margin is 4.90 percent and the net profit margin 3.07 percent).

Financials: The total debt represents 29.54 percent of Nucor’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 58.74 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 6.36 percent was realized by Nucor.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $2.10. Last fiscal year, Nucor paid $1.47 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 25.71, the P/S ratio is 0.89 and the P/B ratio is finally 2.62. The dividend yield amounts to 2.79 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 1.31.

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

3M (NYSE:MMM) has a market capitalization of $103.01 billion. The company employs 140 people, generates revenue of $30,871.00 million and has a net income of $4,721.00 million.

3M’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $8,056.00 million. The EBITDA margin is 26.10 percent (the operating margin is 21.59 percent and the net profit margin 15.29 percent).

Financials: The total debt represents 17.91 percent of 3M’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 34.33 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 26.56 percent was realized by 3M.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $7.28. Last fiscal year, 3M paid $2.54 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 22.08, the P/S ratio is 3.33 and the P/B ratio is finally 6.09. The dividend yield amounts to 2.13 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 1.11.

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

Abbott (NYSE:ABT) has a market capitalization of $68.06 billion. The company employs 69,000 people, generates revenue of $21,848.00 million and has a net income of $2,383.00 million.

Abbott’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $4,477.00 million. The EBITDA margin is 20.49 percent (the operating margin is 12.03 percent and the net profit margin 10.91 percent).

Financials: The total debt represents 14.10 percent of Abbott’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 24.06 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 9.18 percent was realized by Abbott.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $1.09. Last fiscal year, Abbott paid $0.56 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 41.41, the P/S ratio is 3.12 and the P/B ratio is finally 2.78. The dividend yield amounts to 1.95 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 0.61.

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

Ecolab (NYSE:ECL) has a market capitalization of $32.41 billion. The company employs 45,415 people, generates revenue of $13,253.40 million and has a net income of $973.60 million.

Ecolab’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $2,552.20 million. The EBITDA margin is 19.26 percent (the operating margin is 11.78 percent and the net profit margin 7.35 percent).

Financials: The total debt represents 35.16 percent of Ecolab’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 94.01 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 14.42 percent was realized by Ecolab.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $3.77. Last fiscal year, Ecolab paid $0.92 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 28.65, the P/S ratio is 2.41 and the P/B ratio is finally 4.36. The dividend yield amounts to 1.04 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 0.64.

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

Franklin Resources (NYSE:BEN) has a market capitalization of $35.96 billion. The company employs 9,300 people, generates revenue of $8,491.40 million and has a net income of $2,411.70 million.

Franklin Resources’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $3,324.60 million. The EBITDA margin is 39.15 percent (the operating margin is 37.93 percent and the net profit margin 28.40 percent).

Financials: The total debt represents 13.14 percent of Franklin Resources’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 18.55 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 21.89 percent was realized by Franklin Resources.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $3.79. Last fiscal year, Franklin Resources paid $0.48 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 15.24, the P/S ratio is 4.22 and the P/B ratio is finally 3.10. The dividend yield amounts to 0.83 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 1.63.

Long-Term Stock Price Chart Of Franklin Resources (BEN)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Franklin Resources (BEN)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Franklin Resources (BEN)

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