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Capital For Shareholders: 8 Top Picks Of The Week

Let's face the latest dividend growth stocks. During the recent week, 29 stocks announced to pay a higher dividend in the future. I've compiled all stocks in the list and hope you can find some great values in it.

The biggest stocks are Disney, MasterCard and American Tower. Also big stocks with dividend growth are Franklin Resources, Stryker and Ecolab as well.

In addition, 15 stocks posted a fresh share buyback program. MasterCard, Northrop Grumman and Henry Schein are the biggest corporate in this space.

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Here are my eight shareholder friendly favorites from the past week...

#1 Corning (NYSE:GLW) has a market capitalization of $27.35 billion. The company employs 30,400 people, generates revenue of $7.819 billion and has a net income of $1.961 billion.

Corning’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $2.459 billion. The EBITDA margin is 31.45 percent (the operating margin is 17.53 percent and the net profit margin 25.08 percent).

Financials: The total debt represents 11.56 percent of Corning’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 15.56 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 9.20 percent was realized by Corning.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $1.29. Last fiscal year, Corning paid $0.39 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 16.48, the P/S ratio is 3.50 and the P/B ratio is finally 1.41. The dividend yield amounts to 2.25 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 1.73.

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

L-3 Communications (NYSE:LLL) has a market capitalization of $10.61 billion. The company employs 48,000 people, generates revenue of $12,622.00 million and has a net income of $760.00 million.

L-3 Communications’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $1,426.00 million. The EBITDA margin is 11.30 percent (the operating margin is 9.60 percent and the net profit margin 6.02 percent).

Financials: The total debt represents 26.06 percent of L-3 Communications’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 60.94 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 13.12 percent was realized by L-3 Communications.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $7.08. Last fiscal year, L-3 Communications paid $2.20 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 17.59, the P/S ratio is 0.84 and the P/B ratio is finally 1.79. The dividend yield amounts to 1.93 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 1.06.

Long-Term Stock Price Chart Of L-3 Communications (LLL)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of L-3 Communications (LLL)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of L-3 Communications (LLL)

Northrop Grumman (NYSE:NOC) has a market capitalization of $29.83 billion. The company employs 65,300 people, generates revenue of $24,661.00 million and has a net income of $1,952.00 million.

Northrop Grumman’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $3,618.00 million. The EBITDA margin is 14.67 percent (the operating margin is 12.66 percent and the net profit margin 7.92 percent).

Financials: The total debt represents 22.47 percent of Northrop Grumman’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 55.82 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 19.39 percent was realized by Northrop Grumman.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $9.39. Last fiscal year, Northrop Grumman paid $2.38 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 15.73, the P/S ratio is 1.21 and the P/B ratio is finally 3.03. The dividend yield amounts to 1.90 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 1.02.

Long-Term Stock Price Chart Of Northrop Grumman (NOC)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Northrop Grumman (NOC)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Northrop Grumman (NOC)

Gentex Corporation (NASDAQ:GNTX) has a market capitalization of $5.55 billion. The company employs 3,801 people, generates revenue of $1,171.86 million and has a net income of $222.93 million.

Gentex Corporation’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $367.64 million. The EBITDA margin is 31.37 percent (the operating margin is 26.00 percent and the net profit margin 19.02 percent).

Financials: The total debt represents 15.48 percent of Gentex Corporation’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 20.57 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 18.21 percent was realized by Gentex Corporation.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $1.96. Last fiscal year, Gentex Corporation paid $0.55 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 19.28, the P/S ratio is 4.73 and the P/B ratio is finally 4.15. The dividend yield amounts to 1.69 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 1.21.

Long-Term Stock Price Chart Of Gentex Corporation (GNTX)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Gentex Corporation (GNTX)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Gentex Corporation (GNTX)

Stryker Corporation (NYSE:SYK) has a market capitalization of $35.80 billion. The company employs 25,000 people, generates revenue of $9,021.00 million and has a net income of $1,006.00 million.

Stryker Corporation’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $2,325.00 million. The EBITDA margin is 25.77 percent (the operating margin is 13.92 percent and the net profit margin 11.15 percent).

Financials: The total debt represents 17.56 percent of Stryker Corporation’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 30.55 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 11.40 percent was realized by Stryker Corporation.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $1.68. Last fiscal year, Stryker Corporation paid $1.10 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 56.44, the P/S ratio is 3.97 and the P/B ratio is finally 3.95. The dividend yield amounts to 1.46 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 0.96.

Long-Term Stock Price Chart Of Stryker Corporation (SYK)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Stryker Corporation (SYK)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Stryker Corporation (SYK)

Walt Disney (NYSE:DIS) has a market capitalization of $158.99 billion. The company employs 180,000 people, generates revenue of $48,813.00 million and has a net income of $8,004.00 million.

Walt Disney’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $13,863.00 million. The EBITDA margin is 28.40 percent (the operating margin is 23.43 percent and the net profit margin 16.40 percent).

Financials: The total debt represents 17.63 percent of Walt Disney’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 33.01 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 16.60 percent was realized by Walt Disney.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $4.26. Last fiscal year, Walt Disney paid $0.86 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 22.00, the P/S ratio is 3.26 and the P/B ratio is finally 3.55. The dividend yield amounts to 1.23 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 1.19.

Long-Term Stock Price Chart Of Walt Disney (DIS)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Walt Disney (DIS)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Walt Disney (DIS)

Nordson (NASDAQ:NDSN) has a market capitalization of $4.98 billion. The company employs 5,801 people, generates revenue of $1,542.92 million and has a net income of $221.82 million.

Nordson’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $379.41 million. The EBITDA margin is 24.59 percent (the operating margin is 20.99 percent and the net profit margin 14.38 percent).

Financials: The total debt represents 32.72 percent of Nordson’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 75.26 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 28.48 percent was realized by Nordson.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $3.63. Last fiscal year, Nordson paid $0.63 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 21.71, the P/S ratio is 3.23 and the P/B ratio is finally 5.71. The dividend yield amounts to 1.12 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 1.49.

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

Franklin Resources (NYSE:BEN) has a market capitalization of $36.28 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 15.38, the P/S ratio is 4.27 and the P/B ratio is finally 3.13. The dividend yield amounts to 1.03 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)

Dividend Growth


Company
Yield in %

 Dividend Growth
Agree Realty
5.82

4.65%
Universl Hlth Rlty Inc Tr
5.25

0.79%
Dupont Fabros Technology
5.07

20.00%
Mid-Amer Apt Communities
4.24

5.48%
IDT Corp B
4.06

5.88%
Kimco Realty
3.77

6.67%
Associated Estates Realty
3.74

5.00%
Alexandria Real Es Equits
3.42

2.78%
Wisconsin Energy
3.37

8.33%
Salem Comm
3.3

4.00%
Erie Indemnity Cl A
3.04

7.24%
Erie Indemnity Cl A
3.04

7.24%
Nucor Corp
2.7

0.68%
ClubCorp Holdings Inc.
2.67

8.33%
ProAssurance
2.65

3.33%
Hillenbrand Inc
2.45

1.27%
Corning Inc
2.26

20.00%
CH Robinson Worldwide
2.04

8.57%
Eastman Chemical Co.
1.99

14.29%
Kforce
1.72

10.00%
Toro Co
1.59

25.00%
Synovus Financial
1.54

42.86%
American Tower REIT
1.49

5.56%
Stryker Corp
1.46

13.11%
Disney
1.23

33.72%
Ecolab Inc
1.21

20.00%
Culp Inc
1.17

20.00%
Franklin Resources
1.04

25.00%
Mastercard
0.72

45.45%
Federated Natl Hldg
0.65

33.33%

Share Buyback



Company
Stock Buyback Volume or No. Of Shares


Gentex Corp.
$20 Mln
Axis Capital Holdings Ltd
$750 Mln
Henry Schein Inc.
$300 Mln
Northrop Grumman Corp.
$3 Bln
Tech Data Corp.
$100 Mln
L-3 Communications Holdings, Inc
$1.5 Bln
Territorial Bancorp Inc.
400 K
William Penn Bancorp Inc.
109.23 K
ProAssurance Corp.
$100 Mln
Navios Maritime Acquisition Corp.
$50.0 Mln
Mastercard Incorporated
$3.75 Bln
Syneron Medical Ltd
$20 Mln
Nordson Corp
$300 Mln
ON Semiconductor Corp.
$1 Bln
American Science and Engineering Inc.
$50 Mln
1347 Property Insurance Holdings Inc
500 K
MOL Global Inc.
$15 Mln

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