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These Are The 20 Best Performing Dividend Stocks Of The Year 2015 - Can They Repeat Their Success in 2016?

When investing in dividend stocks, the primary goal isn't necessarily to make a boatload of money right away. 

Rather, most of us invest in dividend stocks for a stable, growing income stream that will build wealth over time. Still, dividend stocks do experience some big moves from time to time.

Today I like to give you an overview of the best performing dividend stocks of the year. The Dow Jones is negative year-to-date. It was a really hard year. Only seven stocks gained more than 100%. Around 40 companies had a performance over 50%.

You will see that high yields are not performance drivers.

Attached you can find the 20 best performing dividend paying stocks of the year. I've only selected those companies with a market cap over 300 million. The performance of the 20 top stocks starts at 60.19% and ends at 290.47%.

These were the best large cap dividend stock investments of the year 2015...

Activision Blizzard -- Yield: 0.60%

Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ:ATVI) employs 6,800 people, generates revenue of $4,408.00 million and has a net income of $835.00 million. The current market capitalization stands at $28.13 billion.

Activision Blizzard’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $1,515.00 million. The EBITDA margin is 34.37% (the operating margin is 26.84% and the net profit margin 18.94%).

Financials: The total debt represents 29.32% of Activision Blizzard assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 59.78%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 11.79% was realized by Activision Blizzard.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $1.47. Last fiscal year, Activision Blizzard paid $0.20 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 26.13, the P/S ratio is 6.38 and the P/B ratio is finally 3.84. The dividend yield amounts to 0.60%.

Stock Charts:

Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Activision Blizzard (ATVI)
Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Activision Blizzard (ATVI)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Activision Blizzard (ATVI)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Activision Blizzard (ATVI)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Activision Blizzard (ATVI)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Activision Blizzard (ATVI)


NetEase -- Yield: 1.18%

NetEase (NASDAQ:NTES) employs 10,004 people, generates revenue of $1,807.54 million and has a net income of $740.08 million. The current market capitalization stands at $23.92 billion.

NetEase’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $762.28 million. The EBITDA margin is 42.17% (the operating margin is 40.68% and the net profit margin 40.94%).

Financials: The total debt represents 6.75% of NetEase assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 8.76%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 21.80% was realized by NetEase.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $6.83. Last fiscal year, NetEase 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 26.61, the P/S ratio is 13.23 and the P/B ratio is finally 6.58. The dividend yield amounts to 1.18%.

Stock Charts:

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


Hormel Foods -- Yield: 1.47%

Hormel Foods (NYSE:HRL) employs 20,600 people, generates revenue of $9,263.86 million and has a net income of $687.26 million. The current market capitalization stands at $20.82 billion.

Hormel Foods’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $1,198.40 million. The EBITDA margin is 12.94% (the operating margin is 11.52% and the net profit margin 7.42%).

Financials: The total debt represents 7.08% of Hormel Foods assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 10.87%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 18.04% was realized by Hormel Foods.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $2.54. Last fiscal year, Hormel Foods paid $0.95 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 31.07, the P/S ratio is 2.25 and the P/B ratio is finally 5.20. The dividend yield amounts to 1.47%.

Stock Charts:

Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Hormel Foods (HRL)
Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Hormel Foods (HRL)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Hormel Foods (HRL)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Hormel Foods (HRL)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Hormel Foods (HRL)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Hormel Foods (HRL)


NVIDIA Corporation -- Yield: 1.43%

NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ:NVDA) employs 9,228 people, generates revenue of $4,681.51 million and has a net income of $630.59 million. The current market capitalization stands at $17.29 billion.

NVIDIA Corporation’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $1,016.47 million. The EBITDA margin is 21.71% (the operating margin is 16.21% and the net profit margin 13.47%).

Financials: The total debt represents 19.41% of NVIDIA Corporation assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 31.64%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 14.21% was realized by NVIDIA Corporation.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $1.07. Last fiscal year, NVIDIA Corporation paid $0.34 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 30.15, the P/S ratio is 3.69 and the P/B ratio is finally 3.91. The dividend yield amounts to 1.43%.

Stock Charts:

Long-Term Stock Price Chart of NVIDIA Corporation (NVDA)
Long-Term Stock Price Chart of NVIDIA Corporation (NVDA)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of NVIDIA Corporation (NVDA)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of NVIDIA Corporation (NVDA)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of NVIDIA Corporation (NVDA)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of NVIDIA Corporation (NVDA)


Computer Sciences -- Yield: 1.78%

Computer Sciences (NYSE:CSC) employs 70,000 people, generates revenue of $8,117.00 million and has a net income of $-217.00 million. The current market capitalization stands at $4.37 billion.

Computer Sciences’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $668.00 million. The EBITDA margin is 8.23% (the operating margin is -6.96% and the net profit margin -2.67%).

Financials: The total debt represents 26.16% of Computer Sciences assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 91.37%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of -6.35% was realized by Computer Sciences.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $-1.18. Last fiscal year, Computer Sciences paid $0.89 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 0.54 and the P/B ratio is finally 1.50. The dividend yield amounts to 1.78%.

Stock Charts:

Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Computer Sciences (CSC)
Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Computer Sciences (CSC)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Computer Sciences (CSC)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Computer Sciences (CSC)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Computer Sciences (CSC)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Computer Sciences (CSC)


The Best Perfoming Dividend Stocks Of The Year 2015 (click to enlarge)

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