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18 Dividend Growth Stocks With 4% Yields And The Lowest Beta Ratios

Defensive Investors are defined as investors who are not able or willing to do substantial research into individual investments, and therefore need to select only the companies that present the least amount of risk.

Risk taking should be rewarded with higher yields. Most investors don't get paid for their investments or risk preference. Dividend stocks could offer a small risk compensation. Each dividend payment reduces your initial investment cost which is really nice. Over years, you will have a large risk buffer.

Today I like to show you some stocks with a long dividend growth history, high yields and low beta ratios. I guess this should be a great middle way. My research focus is limited to stocks with a consecutive dividend growth history of more than 10 years. Each stock should have a yield over 4% and a beta ratio under 0.5. 

18 companies fulfilled my criteria of which eight are high-yields. 5 Master Limited Partnerships lead the list of the results. Do you like any of the results? Please leave a comment in the box below the article and we discuss it. Thank you for reading and commenting.


Here are the top yielding results in detail...


Alliance Holdings -- Yield: 13.12%

Alliance Holdings (NASDAQ:AHGP) employs 4,439 people, generates revenue of $2,300.32 million and has a net income of $492.67 million. The current market capitalization stands at $1.75Billion.

Alliance Holdings’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $814.23 million. The EBITDA margin is 35.40% (the operating margin is 23.46% and the net profit margin 21.42%).

Financials: The total debt represents 36.62% of Alliance Holdings assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 148.41%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 53.62% was realized by Alliance Holdings.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $4.44. Last fiscal year, Alliance Holdings paid $3.44 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 6.46, the P/S ratio is 0.76 and the P/B ratio is finally 3.10. The dividend yield amounts to 13.12%.

Stock Charts:


Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Alliance Holdings (AHGP)
Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Alliance Holdings (AHGP)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Alliance Holdings (AHGP)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Alliance Holdings (AHGP)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Alliance Holdings (AHGP)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Alliance Holdings (AHGP)



Oneok Partners LP -- Yield: 9.93%

Oneok Partners LP (NYSE:OKS) employs 2,269 people, generates revenue of $12,191.67 million and has a net income of $911.34 million. The current market capitalization stands at $8.38Billion.

Oneok Partners LP’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $1,509.06 million. The EBITDA margin is 12.38% (the operating margin is 9.42% and the net profit margin 7.48%).

Financials: The total debt represents 48.40% of Oneok Partners LP assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 118.76%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 10.72% was realized by Oneok Partners LP.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $1.64. Last fiscal year, Oneok Partners LP paid $3.07 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 19.59, the P/S ratio is 0.68 and the P/B ratio is finally 1.41. The dividend yield amounts to 9.93%.

Stock Charts:


Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Oneok Partners LP (OKS)
Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Oneok Partners LP (OKS)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Oneok Partners LP (OKS)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Oneok Partners LP (OKS)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Oneok Partners LP (OKS)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Oneok Partners LP (OKS)



AmeriGas Partners -- Yield: 8.63%

AmeriGas Partners (NYSE:APU) employs 8,000 people, generates revenue of $3,712.94 million and has a net income of $294.44 million. The current market capitalization stands at $3.97Billion.

AmeriGas Partners’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $654.98 million. The EBITDA margin is 17.64% (the operating margin is 12.46% and the net profit margin 7.93%).

Financials: The total debt represents 55.01% of AmeriGas Partners assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 181.53%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 19.62% was realized by AmeriGas Partners.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $2.31. Last fiscal year, AmeriGas Partners paid $3.44 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 18.51, the P/S ratio is 1.07 and the P/B ratio is finally 3.04. The dividend yield amounts to 8.63%.

Stock Charts:


Long-Term Stock Price Chart of AmeriGas Partners (APU)
Long-Term Stock Price Chart of AmeriGas Partners (APU)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of AmeriGas Partners (APU)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of AmeriGas Partners (APU)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of AmeriGas Partners (APU)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of AmeriGas Partners (APU)



Vector Group -- Yield: 6.28%

Vector Group (NYSE:VGR) employs 1,090 people, generates revenue of $1,591.32 million and has a net income of $49.24 million. The current market capitalization stands at $2.99Billion.

Vector Group’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $240.36 million. The EBITDA margin is 15.10% (the operating margin is 13.49% and the net profit margin 3.09%).

Financials: The total debt represents 61.17% of Vector Group assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to not calculable%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of not calculable% was realized by Vector Group.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $0.55. Last fiscal year, Vector Group 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 44.02, the P/S ratio is 1.87 and the P/B ratio is finally not calculable. The dividend yield amounts to 6.28%.

Stock Charts:


Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Vector Group (VGR)
Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Vector Group (VGR)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Vector Group (VGR)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Vector Group (VGR)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Vector Group (VGR)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Vector Group (VGR)



HCP -- Yield: 6.08%

HCP (NYSE:HCP) employs 170 people, generates revenue of $2,266.28 million and has a net income of $893.19 million. The current market capitalization stands at $17.14Billion.

HCP’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $1,799.50 million. The EBITDA margin is 79.40% (the operating margin is 58.35% and the net profit margin 39.41%).

Financials: The total debt represents 45.67% of HCP assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 90.91%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 8.31% was realized by HCP.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $0.80. Last fiscal year, HCP paid $2.18 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 46.39, the P/S ratio is 7.59 and the P/B ratio is finally 1.59. The dividend yield amounts to 6.08%.

Stock Charts:


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


18 Dividend Growth Stocks With 4% Yields...
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2 comments:

  1. I am a regular reader of your blog because this blog is updated daily with the latest market news.

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  2. Why introduce beta into your intelligent writings?!!! Can't we get rid of the idiocy of MPT and CAPM.

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