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11 Dividend Achievers With Strong Buy Rating

Are you looking for stocks that are worth to buy? Sure, we all do! Today I like to show you some of the stocks with the highest buy rating within the Dividend Growth space.

I've compiled all Dividend Achievers, stocks that have raised dividends over a period of at least 10 years without a break, and selected them by the highest analyst rating.

Currently, 167 companies (nearly half of the results) have a buy or better rating. Finally, eleven stocks got a strong buy rating. These are my 4 favorite results:

British American Tobacco (NYSEMKT:BTI) has a market capitalization of $96.09 billion. The company employs 89,820 people, generates revenue of $23,268.58 million and has a net income of $6,402.67 million. 

British American Tobacco’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $9,488.88 million. The EBITDA margin is 40.78 percent (the operating margin is 36.21 percent and the net profit margin 27.52 percent).

Financials: The total debt represents 43.51 percent of British American Tobacco’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 176.30 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 55.35 percent was realized by British American Tobacco.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $5.84. Last fiscal year, British American Tobacco paid $4.34 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 17.78, the P/S ratio is 4.17 and the P/B ratio is finally 9.69. The dividend yield amounts to 4.63 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 0.86.


Long-Term Stock Price Chart Of British American Tobacco (BTI)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of British American Tobacco (BTI)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of British American Tobacco (BTI)


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Raven Industries (NASDAQ:RAVN) has a market capitalization of $887.53 million. The company employs 1,286 people, generates revenue of $394.68 million and has a net income of $42.90 million.

Raven Industries’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $78.19 million. The EBITDA margin is 19.81 percent (the operating margin is 16.21 percent and the net profit margin 10.87 percent).

Financials: The total debt represents 0.00 percent of Raven Industries’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 0.00 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 18.15 percent was realized by Raven Industries.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $0.92. Last fiscal year, Raven Industries 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 24.68, the P/S ratio is 2.32 and the P/B ratio is finally 3.48. The dividend yield amounts to 2.16 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 0.69.


Long-Term Stock Price Chart Of Raven Industries (RAVN)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Raven Industries (RAVN)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Raven Industries (RAVN)

Utah Medical Products (NASDAQ:UTMD) has a market capitalization of $207.11 million. The company employs 177 people, generates revenue of $40.49 million and has a net income of $11.41 million.

Utah Medical Products’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $18.02 million. The EBITDA margin is 44.51 percent (the operating margin is 36.62 percent and the net profit margin 28.17 percent).

Financials: The total debt represents 11.30 percent of Utah Medical Products’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 15.05 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 20.45 percent was realized by Utah Medical Products.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $3.13. Last fiscal year, Utah Medical Products paid $0.98 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 17.48, the P/S ratio is 5.31 and the P/B ratio is finally 3.55. The dividend yield amounts to 1.78 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 0.31.


Long-Term Stock Price Chart Of Utah Medical Products (UTMD)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Utah Medical Products (UTMD)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Utah Medical Products (UTMD)

J & J Snack Foods (NASDAQ:JJSF) has a market capitalization of $1.98 billion. The company employs 3,400 people, generates revenue of $919.45 million and has a net income of $71.81 million.

J & J Snack Foods’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $144.91 million. The EBITDA margin is 15.76 percent (the operating margin is 11.62 percent and the net profit margin 7.81 percent).

Financials: The total debt represents 0.07 percent of J & J Snack Foods’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 0.09 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 13.31 percent was realized by J & J Snack Foods.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $3.82. Last fiscal year, J & J Snack Foods paid $1.12 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 27.92, the P/S ratio is 2.18 and the P/B ratio is finally 3.56. The dividend yield amounts to 1.34 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 0.66.


Long-Term Stock Price Chart Of J & J Snack Foods (JJSF)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of J & J Snack Foods (JJSF)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of J & J Snack Foods (JJSF)


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4 comments:

  1. Howard1/08/2015

    That's an interesting angle, Tom. What did you use for your "analyst rating"?

    I use a "rating" in my spreadsheet, too. I base it on the services that are shown at Schwab.com. Of the 48 dividend stocks that I track, 11 had the highest level of combined ratings from those analysts. Here's my list: (all of these, like yours, have at least 10 years of no dividend decreases.)

    Stock Div%
    COP 4.5%
    SNY 4.2%
    PPL 4.2%
    CVX 3.9%
    OXY 3.7%
    AEP 3.4%
    CAT 3.2%
    NVS 2.9%
    PG 2.8%
    MSFT 2.6%
    INTC 2.4%

    (I own COP, PPL, AEP, MSFT and INTC)

    The rating services at Schwab are Morningstar, Credit Suisse, Ned Davis, Argus, S&P Capital IQ, Reuters Research Ave Rating, Market Edge Second Opinion, and Schwab itself..

    I put very little weight on the analysts' ratings, though. (which partly explains why own only 5 of those 11 stocks!)

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    1. Thank you Howard for your comment. I've compiled the ratings from several brokers. Your selection of stocks looks also good. There are many high yielders but I believe that energy stocks should get more headwinds this year if the oil price should stay weak this year. CAT is also a good pick but highly leveraged and a cyclic play on commodity based emerging markets. I recently sold my Deere shares and wait for a market correction in this field.

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  2. Good information as always. Thanks!

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