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Analysts Saying These 30 Stocks Have The Biggest Upside Potential - Dividend Growth Stocks At Strong Buy Rating

There is one rule that investors need to keep in mind. The higher the projected return on an investment generally means that there is a lot more risk.

That is certainly true of the latest pack of analyst upside calls for massive upside. Some of these are beaten down stocks, some are very risky companies with uncertain futures, and some could easily end up in the “what ever happened to that company?” category.


Conservative investors and those who are averse to risk should not even remotely consider investing in speculative companies just because some Wall Street analyst says there is upside.


It is undeniable that many analyst calls do prove to be wrong. And many companies just never grow into their full potential. Now that you have been reminded that these are full of much more risk than you might expect from a Dow or S&P 500 stock, these are six of the last week’s analyst upgrades and positive research calls with massive upside.


Below you can get a quick overview of those stocks with the highest upside potential right now. Each of the attached listed dividend growth stocks has a strong buy rating.


Here are the results...


StoneMor Partners -- Yield: 9.37%
StoneMor Partners (NYSE:STON) employs 3,304 people, generates revenue of $288.08 million and has a net income of $-10.77 million. The current market capitalization stands at $895.54 million.

StoneMor Partners’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $27.21 million. The EBITDA margin is 9.45% (the operating margin is 5.04% and the net profit margin -3.74%).


Financials: The total debt represents 16.92% of StoneMor Partners assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 137.78%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of -6.56% was realized by StoneMor Partners.


Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $-0.83. Last fiscal year, StoneMor Partners paid $2.43 in the form of dividends to shareholders.


Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is not calculable, the P/S ratio is 3.11 and the P/B ratio is finally 3.85. The dividend yield amounts to 9.37%.


Stock Charts:



Long-Term Stock Price Chart of StoneMor Partners (STON)
Long-Term Stock Price Chart of StoneMor Partners (STON)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of StoneMor Partners (STON)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of StoneMor Partners (STON)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of StoneMor Partners (STON)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of StoneMor Partners (STON)



Energy Transfer Equity -- Yield: 6.11%

Energy Transfer Equity (NYSE:ETE) employs 1,609 people, generates revenue of $55,691.00 million and has a net income of $1,060.00 million. The current market capitalization stands at $19.51 billion.

Energy Transfer Equity’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $4,379.00 million. The EBITDA margin is 7.86% (the operating margin is 4.39% and the net profit margin 1.90%).


Financials: The total debt represents 47.56% of Energy Transfer Equity assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 4,617.62%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 71.25% was realized by Energy Transfer Equity.


Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $0.97. Last fiscal year, Energy Transfer Equity paid $0.75 in the form of dividends to shareholders.


Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 19.21, the P/S ratio is 0.35 and the P/B ratio is finally 30.25. The dividend yield amounts to 6.11%.


Stock Charts:



Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Energy Transfer Equity (ETE)
Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Energy Transfer Equity (ETE)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Energy Transfer Equity (ETE)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Energy Transfer Equity (ETE)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Energy Transfer Equity (ETE)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Energy Transfer Equity (ETE)



Daktronics -- Yield: 4.85%

Daktronics (NASDAQ:DAKT) employs 2,420 people, generates revenue of $615.94 million and has a net income of $20.88 million. The current market capitalization stands at $361.04 million.

Daktronics’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $46.25 million. The EBITDA margin is 7.51% (the operating margin is 5.08% and the net profit margin 3.39%).


Financials: The total debt represents 1.00% of Daktronics assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 1.78%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 10.06% was realized by Daktronics.


Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $0.36. Last fiscal year, Daktronics paid $0.40 in the form of dividends to shareholders.


Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 22.91, the P/S ratio is 0.59 and the P/B ratio is finally 1.70. The dividend yield amounts to 4.85%.


Stock Charts:



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



Middlesex Water Company -- Yield: 3.12%

Middlesex Water Company (NASDAQ:MSEX) employs 282 people, generates revenue of $117.14 million and has a net income of $18.44 million. The current market capitalization stands at $412.90 million.

Middlesex Water Company’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $46.58 million. The EBITDA margin is 39.77% (the operating margin is 29.36% and the net profit margin 15.75%).


Financials: The total debt represents 27.95% of Middlesex Water Company assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 80.58%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 9.48% was realized by Middlesex Water Company.


Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $1.17. Last fiscal year, Middlesex Water Company paid $0.76 in the form of dividends to shareholders.


Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 21.74, the P/S ratio is 3.52 and the P/B ratio is finally 2.08. The dividend yield amounts to 3.12%.


Stock Charts:



Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Middlesex Water Company (MSEX)
Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Middlesex Water Company (MSEX)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Middlesex Water Company (MSEX)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Middlesex Water Company (MSEX)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Middlesex Water Company (MSEX)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Middlesex Water Company (MSEX)


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