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Dividend Growth Stocks Beating Every Asset Class Over The Long-Term - 11 Stocks You Must Look At

It is true that the stock turns out to be more attractive to buyers when its dividends increase. When the demand increases, sellers are more likely to raise the price to gain more profits. 

If you have a dividend stock, its share price will gradually increase as its dividend rises. This is why investors usually see increasing dividends as a sign of a company’s good health. 


Together with the increased dividend, you need to make sure that the company also reports increasing profits along with the dividend stock, as they’re most unlikely to pay the increased dividend over time.


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Attached you can find a list of stocks that might look attractive within the Dividend Growers segment.

I've put a lot of work into my screen. My main criteira are solid financials, decent growth for the future, cheap P/E multiples in relation to the expected growth and finally a great dividend growth history.


Here are the results from my research...


Stage Stores -- Yield: 7.75%

Stage Stores (NYSE:SSI) employs 14,300 people, generates revenue of $1,638.57 million and has a net income of $37.85 million. The current market capitalization stands at $263.50 million.

Stage Stores’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $127.75 million. The EBITDA margin is 7.80% (the operating margin is 3.89% and the net profit margin 2.31%).

Financials: The total debt represents 5.75% of Stage Stores assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 9.96%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 8.03% was realized by Stage Stores.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $0.82. Last fiscal year, Stage Stores paid $0.53 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 9.58, the P/S ratio is 0.15 and the P/B ratio is finally 0.51. The dividend yield amounts to 7.75%.

Stock Charts:


Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Stage Stores (SSI)
Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Stage Stores (SSI)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Stage Stores (SSI)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Stage Stores (SSI)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Stage Stores (SSI)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Stage Stores (SSI)



Daktronics -- Yield: 4.61%

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 24.38, the P/S ratio is 0.62 and the P/B ratio is finally 1.78. The dividend yield amounts to 4.61%.

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)



QUALCOMM -- Yield: 3.94%

QUALCOMM (NASDAQ:QCOM) employs 33,000 people, generates revenue of $25,281.00 million and has a net income of $5,268.00 million. The current market capitalization stands at $73.13 billion.

QUALCOMM’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $7,350.00 million. The EBITDA margin is 29.07% (the operating margin is 22.12% and the net profit margin 20.84%).

Financials: The total debt represents 21.59% of QUALCOMM assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 34.91%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 14.93% was realized by QUALCOMM.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $3.20. Last fiscal year, QUALCOMM paid $1.80 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 15.39, the P/S ratio is 2.90 and the P/B ratio is finally 2.37. The dividend yield amounts to 3.94%.

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)



QUALCOMM -- Yield: 3.94%

QUALCOMM (NASDAQ:QCOM) employs 33,000 people, generates revenue of $25,281.00 million and has a net income of $5,268.00 million. The current market capitalization stands at $73.13 billion.

QUALCOMM’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $7,350.00 million. The EBITDA margin is 29.07% (the operating margin is 22.12% and the net profit margin 20.84%).

Financials: The total debt represents 21.59% of QUALCOMM assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 34.91%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 14.93% was realized by QUALCOMM.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $3.20. Last fiscal year, QUALCOMM paid $1.80 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 15.39, the P/S ratio is 2.90 and the P/B ratio is finally 2.37. The dividend yield amounts to 3.94%.

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)



Donegal Group -- Yield: 3.88%

Donegal Group (NASDAQ:DGICA) employs 410 people, generates revenue of $586.55 million and has a net income of $14.54 million. The current market capitalization stands at $418.05 million.

Donegal Group’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $111.47 million. The EBITDA margin is 19.00% (the operating margin is 3.03% and the net profit margin 2.48%).

Financials: The total debt represents 4.14% of Donegal Group assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 14.53%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 3.58% was realized by Donegal Group.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $0.85. Last fiscal year, Donegal Group paid $0.53 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 16.28, the P/S ratio is 0.71 and the P/B ratio is finally 0.90. The dividend yield amounts to 3.88%.

Stock Charts:


Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Donegal Group (DGICA)
Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Donegal Group (DGICA)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Donegal Group (DGICA)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Donegal Group (DGICA)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Donegal Group (DGICA)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Donegal Group (DGICA)



Escalade -- Yield: 3.67%

Escalade (NASDAQ:ESCA) employs 466 people, generates revenue of $137.98 million and has a net income of $13.34 million. The current market capitalization stands at $170.46 million.

Escalade’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $19.89 million. The EBITDA margin is 14.41% (the operating margin is 11.24% and the net profit margin 9.67%).

Financials: The total debt represents 16.54% of Escalade assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 23.55%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 15.02% was realized by Escalade.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $0.94. Last fiscal year, Escalade paid $0.38 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 1.23 and the P/B ratio is finally 1.87. The dividend yield amounts to 3.67%.

Stock Charts:


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



Maiden Holdings -- Yield: 3.63%

Maiden Holdings (NASDAQ:MHLD) employs 192 people, generates revenue of $2,383.53 million and has a net income of $101.53 million. The current market capitalization stands at $1.14 billion.

Maiden Holdings’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $164.55 million. The EBITDA margin is 6.90% (the operating margin is 6.60% and the net profit margin 4.26%).

Financials: The total debt represents 6.97% of Maiden Holdings assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 29.02%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 8.87% was realized by Maiden Holdings.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $1.24. Last fiscal year, Maiden Holdings paid $0.46 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 12.65, the P/S ratio is 0.48 and the P/B ratio is finally 1.21. The dividend yield amounts to 3.63%.

Stock Charts:


Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Maiden Holdings (MHLD)
Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Maiden Holdings (MHLD)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Maiden Holdings (MHLD)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Maiden Holdings (MHLD)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Maiden Holdings (MHLD)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Maiden Holdings (MHLD)



Umpqua Holdings -- Yield: 3.57%

Umpqua Holdings (NASDAQ:UMPQ) employs 4,569 people, generates revenue of $822.52 million and has a net income of $147.66 million. The current market capitalization stands at $3.92 billion.

Umpqua Holdings’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $347.75 million. The EBITDA margin is 36.41% (the operating margin is 24.16% and the net profit margin 15.46%).

Financials: The total debt represents 7.39% of Umpqua Holdings assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 44.22%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 5.35% was realized by Umpqua Holdings.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $0.96. Last fiscal year, Umpqua Holdings paid $0.60 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 18.53, the P/S ratio is 4.13 and the P/B ratio is finally 1.04. The dividend yield amounts to 3.57%.

Stock Charts:


Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Umpqua Holdings (UMPQ)
Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Umpqua Holdings (UMPQ)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Umpqua Holdings (UMPQ)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Umpqua Holdings (UMPQ)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Umpqua Holdings (UMPQ)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Umpqua Holdings (UMPQ)



Arrow Financial -- Yield: 3.51%

Arrow Financial (NASDAQ:AROW) employs 513 people, generates revenue of $66.86 million and has a net income of $23.36 million. The current market capitalization stands at $366.58 million.

Arrow Financial’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $41.64 million. The EBITDA margin is 46.57% (the operating margin is 37.51% and the net profit margin 26.13%).

Financials: The total debt represents 1.78% of Arrow Financial assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 19.62%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 11.89% was realized by Arrow Financial.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $1.89. Last fiscal year, Arrow Financial paid $0.97 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 15.06, the P/S ratio is 4.11 and the P/B ratio is finally 1.83. The dividend yield amounts to 3.51%.

Stock Charts:


Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Arrow Financial (AROW)
Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Arrow Financial (AROW)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Arrow Financial (AROW)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Arrow Financial (AROW)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Arrow Financial (AROW)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Arrow Financial (AROW)



Cisco Systems -- Yield: 3.08%

Cisco Systems (NASDAQ:CSCO) employs 71,833 people, generates revenue of $49,161.00 million and has a net income of $8,981.00 million. The current market capitalization stands at $139.03 billion.

Cisco Systems’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $13,696.00 million. The EBITDA margin is 27.86% (the operating margin is 21.91% and the net profit margin 18.27%).

Financials: The total debt represents 22.34% of Cisco Systems assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 42.47%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 15.44% was realized by Cisco Systems.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $1.87. Last fiscal year, Cisco Systems 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 14.78, the P/S ratio is 2.81 and the P/B ratio is finally 2.32. The dividend yield amounts to 3.08%.

Stock Charts:


Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Cisco Systems (CSCO)
Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Cisco Systems (CSCO)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Cisco Systems (CSCO)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Cisco Systems (CSCO)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Cisco Systems (CSCO)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Cisco Systems (CSCO)



Cullen/Frost Bank -- Yield: 3.04%

Cullen/Frost Bank (NYSE:CFR) employs 4,154 people, generates revenue of $701.47 million and has a net income of $277.98 million. The current market capitalization stands at $4.35 billion.

Cullen/Frost Bank’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $379.23 million. The EBITDA margin is 37.66% (the operating margin is 33.37% and the net profit margin 27.60%).

Financials: The total debt represents 3.68% of Cullen/Frost Bank assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 36.48%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 10.59% was realized by Cullen/Frost Bank.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $4.47. Last fiscal year, Cullen/Frost Bank paid $2.03 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 15.62, the P/S ratio is 4.32 and the P/B ratio is finally 1.63. The dividend yield amounts to 3.04%.

Stock Charts:


Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Cullen/Frost Bank (CFR)
Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Cullen/Frost Bank (CFR)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Cullen/Frost Bank (CFR)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Cullen/Frost Bank (CFR)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Cullen/Frost Bank (CFR)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Cullen/Frost Bank (CFR)

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