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8 Attractive Looking Dividend Growth Companies

The recent small sell-off gave me an opportunity to look at the current dividend achievers lists; those also include lists of Champions, Contenders and Aristocrats.

I've looked for cheap opportunities with a solid growing business. ACE and TROW were both stocks that cached my thoughts in the recent days. For sure, their yields stand only at 2.54 and 2.67 percent as well but remember that they pay only a small amount of money to shareholders while the business models enables it to pay much more.

ACE also started to buy bigger amounts of own shares. That's fantastic because in the past, they thrown only shares on the market to finance growth.

TROW paid a special dividend earlier this year but still has enough capability to raise dividends in the future. The current payout is only around 40 percent with no debt on balance sheets.


Here are the top picks from my screening results. Which do you like?


Old Republic International -- Yield: 4.71%

Old Republic International (NYSE:ORI) employs 8,000 people, generates revenue of $5,530.70 million and has a net income of $409.70 million. The current market capitalization stands at $4.10 billion.

Old Republic International’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $661.40 million. The EBITDA margin is 11.96% (the operating margin is 11.49% and the net profit margin 7.41%).

Financials: The total debt represents 5.68% of Old Republic International assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 24.59%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 10.64% was realized by Old Republic International.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $1.12. Last fiscal year, Old Republic International paid $0.73 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 14.23, the P/S ratio is 0.74 and the P/B ratio is finally 1.04. The dividend yield amounts to 4.71%.

Stock Charts:


Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Old Republic International (ORI)
Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Old Republic International (ORI)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Old Republic International (ORI)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Old Republic International (ORI)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Old Republic International (ORI)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Old Republic International (ORI)


QUALCOMM -- Yield: 2.88%

QUALCOMM (NASDAQ:QCOM) employs 31,300 people, generates revenue of $26,487.00 million and has a net income of $7,534.00 million. The current market capitalization stands at $108.57 billion.

QUALCOMM’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $9,008.00 million. The EBITDA margin is 34.01% (the operating margin is 27.84% and the net profit margin 28.44%).

Financials: The total debt represents 0.00% of QUALCOMM assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 0.00%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 20.03% was realized by QUALCOMM.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $4.22. Last fiscal year, QUALCOMM paid $1.54 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 15.74, the P/S ratio is 4.10 and the P/B ratio is finally 2.84. The dividend yield amounts to 2.88%.

Stock Charts:


Long-Term Stock Price Chart of QUALCOMM (QCOM)
Long-Term Stock Price Chart of QUALCOMM (QCOM)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of QUALCOMM (QCOM)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of QUALCOMM (QCOM)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of QUALCOMM (QCOM)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of QUALCOMM (QCOM)


Best Buy -- Yield: 2.70%

Best Buy (NYSE:BBY) employs 125,000 people, generates revenue of $40,339.00 million and has a net income of $1,246.00 million. The current market capitalization stands at $12.04 billion.

Best Buy’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $2,099.00 million. The EBITDA margin is 5.20% (the operating margin is 3.59% and the net profit margin 3.09%).

Financials: The total debt represents 10.63% of Best Buy assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 32.45%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 27.75% was realized by Best Buy.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $2.27. Last fiscal year, Best Buy paid $0.72 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 15.15, the P/S ratio is 0.30 and the P/B ratio is finally 2.40. The dividend yield amounts to 2.70%.

Stock Charts:


Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Best Buy (BBY)
Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Best Buy (BBY)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Best Buy (BBY)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Best Buy (BBY)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Best Buy (BBY)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Best Buy (BBY)


T. Rowe Price Group -- Yield: 2.67%

T. Rowe Price Group (NASDAQ:TROW) employs 5,905 people, generates revenue of $3,982.10 million and has a net income of $1,229.60 million. The current market capitalization stands at $20.33 billion.

T. Rowe Price Group’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $2,002.60 million. The EBITDA margin is 50.29% (the operating margin is 47.48% and the net profit margin 30.88%).

Financials: The total debt represents 0.00% of T. Rowe Price Group assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 0.00%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 23.80% was realized by T. Rowe Price Group.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $4.46. Last fiscal year, T. Rowe Price Group paid $1.76 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 17.66, the P/S ratio is 5.11 and the P/B ratio is finally 3.78. The dividend yield amounts to 2.67%.

Stock Charts:


Long-Term Stock Price Chart of T. Rowe Price Group (TROW)
Long-Term Stock Price Chart of T. Rowe Price Group (TROW)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of T. Rowe Price Group (TROW)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of T. Rowe Price Group (TROW)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of T. Rowe Price Group (TROW)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of T. Rowe Price Group (TROW)


ACE Limited -- Yield: 2.54%

ACE Limited (NYSE:ACE) employs 21,000 people, generates revenue of $19,246.00 million and has a net income of $2,853.00 million. The current market capitalization stands at $34.43 billion.

ACE Limited’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $6,820.00 million. The EBITDA margin is 35.44% (the operating margin is 18.51% and the net profit margin 14.82%).

Financials: The total debt represents 6.33% of ACE Limited assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 21.02%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 9.77% was realized by ACE Limited.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $8.32. Last fiscal year, ACE Limited paid $2.56 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 12.78, the P/S ratio is 1.79 and the P/B ratio is finally 1.17. The dividend yield amounts to 2.54%.

Stock Charts:


Long-Term Stock Price Chart of ACE Limited (ACE)
Long-Term Stock Price Chart of ACE Limited (ACE)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of ACE Limited (ACE)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of ACE Limited (ACE)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of ACE Limited (ACE)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of ACE Limited (ACE)


Travelers Companies -- Yield: 2.47%

Travelers Companies (NYSE:TRV) employs 30,200 people, generates revenue of $27,162.00 million and has a net income of $3,692.00 million. The current market capitalization stands at $31.48 billion.

Travelers Companies’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $10,204.00 million. The EBITDA margin is 37.57% (the operating margin is 20.09% and the net profit margin 13.59%).

Financials: The total debt represents 6.16% of Travelers Companies assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 25.56%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 14.77% was realized by Travelers Companies.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $10.31. Last fiscal year, Travelers Companies paid $2.15 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 9.65, the P/S ratio is 1.16 and the P/B ratio is finally 1.28. The dividend yield amounts to 2.47%.

Stock Charts:


Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Travelers Companies (TRV)
Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Travelers Companies (TRV)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Travelers Companies (TRV)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Travelers Companies (TRV)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Travelers Companies (TRV)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Travelers Companies (TRV)


Gap -- Yield: 2.41%

Gap (NYSE:GPS) employs 141,000 people, generates revenue of $16,435.00 million and has a net income of $1,262.00 million. The current market capitalization stands at $15.94 billion.

Gap’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $2,637.00 million. The EBITDA margin is 16.05% (the operating margin is 12.67% and the net profit margin 7.68%).

Financials: The total debt represents 17.59% of Gap assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 45.36%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 41.75% was realized by Gap.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $2.86. Last fiscal year, Gap 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 13.54, the P/S ratio is 0.97 and the P/B ratio is finally 5.39. The dividend yield amounts to 2.41%.

Stock Charts:


Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Gap (GPS)
Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Gap (GPS)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Gap (GPS)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Gap (GPS)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Gap (GPS)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Gap (GPS)


Archer Daniels Midland -- Yield: 2.18%

Archer Daniels Midland (NYSE:ADM) employs 33,900 people, generates revenue of $81,201.00 million and has a net income of $2,253.00 million. The current market capitalization stands at $31.81 billion.

Archer Daniels Midland’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $3,755.00 million. The EBITDA margin is 4.62% (the operating margin is 3.39% and the net profit margin 2.77%).

Financials: The total debt represents 12.92% of Archer Daniels Midland assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 29.07%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 11.32% was realized by Archer Daniels Midland.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $3.80. Last fiscal year, Archer Daniels Midland paid $0.96 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 13.53, the P/S ratio is 0.39 and the P/B ratio is finally 1.67. The dividend yield amounts to 2.18%.

Stock Charts:


Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Archer Daniels Midland (ADM)
Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Archer Daniels Midland (ADM)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Archer Daniels Midland (ADM)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Archer Daniels Midland (ADM)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Archer Daniels Midland (ADM)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Archer Daniels Midland (ADM)

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2 comments:

  1. Anonymous6/18/2015

    What are your requirements for "attractive looking"?

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    1. There are many...cheap forward P/E's - Growth expectations, dividend payments, longer dividend payment and growth history, solid debt ratios,...

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