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11 Dividend Growth Opportunities For November 2015

Investing in stocks that pay dividends can be agreat way to build wealth over time, as companies that regularly dish out cash payments to their investors tend to outperform the market over the long-term.

However, investors can't just pick any dividend paying company and expect to do well, as many other factors like the companies growth prospects balance sheet, and valuation also need to be factored in to the equation.

Attached you will find my best picks for November 2015.

Check out my research results here:

Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan -- Yield: 6.93%

Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan (NYSE:POT) employs 5,136 people, generates revenue of $7,115.00 million and has a net income of $1,536.00 million. The current market capitalization stands at $18.26 billion.

Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $2,876.00 million. The EBITDA margin is 40.42% (the operating margin is 33.00% and the net profit margin 21.59%).

Financials: The total debt represents 23.95% of Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 48.28%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 16.68% was realized by Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $1.81. Last fiscal year, Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan paid $1.40 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 11.68, the P/S ratio is 2.57 and the P/B ratio is finally 2.07. The dividend yield amounts to 6.93%.

Stock Charts:


Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan (POT)
Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan (POT)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan (POT)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan (POT)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan (POT)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan (POT)



Harley-Davidson -- Yield: 2.49%

Harley-Davidson (NYSE:HOG) employs 5,900 people, generates revenue of $6,228.51 million and has a net income of $844.61 million. The current market capitalization stands at $10.28 billion.

Harley-Davidson’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $1,460.28 million. The EBITDA margin is 23.45% (the operating margin is 20.57% and the net profit margin 13.56%).

Financials: The total debt represents 57.77% of Harley-Davidson assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 189.21%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 28.54% was realized by Harley-Davidson.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $3.75. Last fiscal year, Harley-Davidson 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 13.05, the P/S ratio is 1.65 and the P/B ratio is finally 3.63. The dividend yield amounts to 2.49%.

Stock Charts:


Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Harley-Davidson (HOG)
Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Harley-Davidson (HOG)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Harley-Davidson (HOG)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Harley-Davidson (HOG)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Harley-Davidson (HOG)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Harley-Davidson (HOG)



Monsanto Company -- Yield: 2.26%

Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) employs 22,400 people, generates revenue of $15,001.00 million and has a net income of $2,297.00 million. The current market capitalization stands at $42.07 billion.

Monsanto Company’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $4,632.00 million. The EBITDA margin is 30.88% (the operating margin is 23.49% and the net profit margin 15.31%).

Financials: The total debt represents 41.26% of Monsanto Company assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 129.38%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 30.76% was realized by Monsanto Company.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $4.70. Last fiscal year, Monsanto Company paid $2.01 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 20.21, the P/S ratio is 2.80 and the P/B ratio is finally 6.40. The dividend yield amounts to 2.26%.

Stock Charts:


Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Monsanto Company (MON)
Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Monsanto Company (MON)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Monsanto Company (MON)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Monsanto Company (MON)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Monsanto Company (MON)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Monsanto Company (MON)



Automatic Data Processing -- Yield: 2.26%

Automatic Data Processing (NASDAQ:ADP) employs 55,000 people, generates revenue of $10,938.50 million and has a net income of $1,376.50 million. The current market capitalization stands at $40.35 billion.

Automatic Data Processing’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $2,293.30 million. The EBITDA margin is 20.97% (the operating margin is 18.42% and the net profit margin 12.58%).

Financials: The total debt represents 0.03% of Automatic Data Processing assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 0.19%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 23.98% was realized by Automatic Data Processing.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $2.89. Last fiscal year, Automatic Data Processing paid $1.95 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 30.08, the P/S ratio is 3.69 and the P/B ratio is finally 8.41. The dividend yield amounts to 2.26%.

Stock Charts:


Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Automatic Data Processing (ADP)
Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Automatic Data Processing (ADP)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Automatic Data Processing (ADP)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Automatic Data Processing (ADP)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Automatic Data Processing (ADP)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Automatic Data Processing (ADP)



McCormick -- Yield: 1.88%

McCormick (NYSE:MKC) employs 10,000 people, generates revenue of $4,243.20 million and has a net income of $408.50 million. The current market capitalization stands at $10.90 billion.

McCormick’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $720.90 million. The EBITDA margin is 16.99% (the operating margin is 14.21% and the net profit margin 9.63%).

Financials: The total debt represents 29.11% of McCormick assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 71.69%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 23.51% was realized by McCormick.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $3.09. Last fiscal year, McCormick paid $1.48 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 27.51, the P/S ratio is 2.57 and the P/B ratio is finally 6.09. The dividend yield amounts to 1.88%.

Stock Charts:


Long-Term Stock Price Chart of McCormick (MKC)
Long-Term Stock Price Chart of McCormick (MKC)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of McCormick (MKC)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of McCormick (MKC)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of McCormick (MKC)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of McCormick (MKC)



Polaris Industries -- Yield: 1.84%

Polaris Industries (NYSE:PII) employs 7,000 people, generates revenue of $4,479.65 million and has a net income of $454.03 million. The current market capitalization stands at $7.56 billion.

Polaris Industries’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $780.53 million. The EBITDA margin is 17.42% (the operating margin is 15.95% and the net profit margin 10.14%).

Financials: The total debt represents 10.90% of Polaris Industries assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 26.26%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 65.01% was realized by Polaris Industries.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $7.07. Last fiscal year, Polaris Industries paid $1.92 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 16.27, the P/S ratio is 1.69 and the P/B ratio is finally 8.88. The dividend yield amounts to 1.84%.

Stock Charts:


Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Polaris Industries (PII)
Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Polaris Industries (PII)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Polaris Industries (PII)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Polaris Industries (PII)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Polaris Industries (PII)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Polaris Industries (PII)



AmTrust Financial Services -- Yield: 1.82%

AmTrust Financial Services (NASDAQ:AFSI) employs 5,100 people, generates revenue of $4,092.37 million and has a net income of $418.25 million. The current market capitalization stands at $5.44 billion.

AmTrust Financial Services’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $979.58 million. The EBITDA margin is 23.94% (the operating margin is 10.88% and the net profit margin 10.22%).

Financials: The total debt represents 6.69% of AmTrust Financial Services assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 45.45%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 28.28% was realized by AmTrust Financial Services.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $5.54. Last fiscal year, AmTrust Financial Services paid $0.85 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 11.65, the P/S ratio is 1.33 and the P/B ratio is finally 2.94. The dividend yield amounts to 1.82%.

Stock Charts:


Long-Term Stock Price Chart of AmTrust Financial Services (AFSI)
Long-Term Stock Price Chart of AmTrust Financial Services (AFSI)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of AmTrust Financial Services (AFSI)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of AmTrust Financial Services (AFSI)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of AmTrust Financial Services (AFSI)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of AmTrust Financial Services (AFSI)



Gilead Sciences -- Yield: 1.58%

Gilead Sciences (NASDAQ:GILD) employs 7,000 people, generates revenue of $24,890.00 million and has a net income of $12,059.00 million. The current market capitalization stands at $160.12 billion.

Gilead Sciences’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $16,315.00 million. The EBITDA margin is 65.55% (the operating margin is 61.33% and the net profit margin 48.45%).

Financials: The total debt represents 35.78% of Gilead Sciences assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 80.41%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 90.32% was realized by Gilead Sciences.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $9.53. Last fiscal year, Gilead Sciences paid $0.00 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 11.44, the P/S ratio is 6.43 and the P/B ratio is finally 10.60. The dividend yield amounts to 1.58%.

Stock Charts:


Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Gilead Sciences (GILD)
Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Gilead Sciences (GILD)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Gilead Sciences (GILD)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Gilead Sciences (GILD)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Gilead Sciences (GILD)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Gilead Sciences (GILD)



Aetna -- Yield: 0.89%

Aetna (NYSE:AET) employs 48,800 people, generates revenue of $58,003.20 million and has a net income of $2,045.20 million. The current market capitalization stands at $39.02 billion.

Aetna’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $4,639.40 million. The EBITDA margin is 8.00% (the operating margin is 6.60% and the net profit margin 3.53%).

Financials: The total debt represents 16.07% of Aetna assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 59.25%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 14.32% was realized by Aetna.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $6.53. Last fiscal year, Aetna 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 16.66, the P/S ratio is 0.67 and the P/B ratio is finally 2.80. The dividend yield amounts to 0.89%.

Stock Charts:


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



FedEx Corporation -- Yield: 0.63%

FedEx Corporation (NYSE:FDX) employs 114,000 people, generates revenue of $47,453.00 million and has a net income of $1,050.00 million. The current market capitalization stands at $44.93 billion.

FedEx Corporation’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $4,754.00 million. The EBITDA margin is 10.02% (the operating margin is 3.93% and the net profit margin 2.21%).

Financials: The total debt represents 19.61% of FedEx Corporation assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 48.48%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 6.92% was realized by FedEx Corporation.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $3.89. Last fiscal year, FedEx Corporation 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 40.83, the P/S ratio is 0.95 and the P/B ratio is finally 3.29. The dividend yield amounts to 0.63%.

Stock Charts:


Long-Term Stock Price Chart of FedEx Corporation (FDX)
Long-Term Stock Price Chart of FedEx Corporation (FDX)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of FedEx Corporation (FDX)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of FedEx Corporation (FDX)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of FedEx Corporation (FDX)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of FedEx Corporation (FDX)



McKesson Corporation -- Yield: 0.61%

McKesson Corporation (NYSE:MCK) employs 70,400 people, generates revenue of $179,045.00 million and has a net income of $1,842.00 million. The current market capitalization stands at $42.20 billion.

McKesson Corporation’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $4,359.00 million. The EBITDA margin is 2.43% (the operating margin is 1.66% and the net profit margin 1.03%).

Financials: The total debt represents 18.27% of McKesson Corporation assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 123.03%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 21.49% was realized by McKesson Corporation.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $8.86. Last fiscal year, McKesson Corporation 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 20.53, the P/S ratio is 0.24 and the P/B ratio is finally 5.32. The dividend yield amounts to 0.61%.

Stock Charts:


Long-Term Stock Price Chart of McKesson Corporation (MCK)
Long-Term Stock Price Chart of McKesson Corporation (MCK)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of McKesson Corporation (MCK)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of McKesson Corporation (MCK)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of McKesson Corporation (MCK)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of McKesson Corporation (MCK)



11 Dividend Growth Opportunities
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