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Long-Term Investors Should Look At These 9 Dividend Champions

Many investors have been distrustful about the stock market, after a relentless rise in equities over the past 7 – 8 years. 

Some have sold out large amounts of stock, and are waiting on the sidelines with cash. 

Others have been building up cash, and are waiting for an opportunity to buy shares at a lower price. But valuations on quality assets are at the high range, and have remained their for quite some time, making that group impatient. 


A third group has been putting money to work every month, but is likely having a harder time finding attractively valued companies. 


Today I like to share a couple of long-term orientated dividend stocks with attractive fundamentals. The markets are hot right now and you need to be very careful in order to avoid overpaying stocks.


Here are the stocks I'm talking about....


Target Corporation -- Yield: 3.29%

Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) employs 341,000 people, generates revenue of $73,785.00 million and has a net income of $3,321.00 million. The current market capitalization stands at $42.78 billion.

Target Corporation’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $7,124.00 million. The EBITDA margin is 9.66% (the operating margin is 7.49% and the net profit margin 4.50%).

Financials: The total debt represents 31.69% of Target Corporation assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 98.48%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 24.64% was realized by Target Corporation.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $5.29. Last fiscal year, Target Corporation paid $2.20 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 13.81, the P/S ratio is 0.58 and the P/B ratio is finally 3.39. The dividend yield amounts to 3.29%.

Stock Charts:

Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Target Corporation (TGT)
Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Target Corporation (TGT)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Target Corporation (TGT)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Target Corporation (TGT)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Target Corporation (TGT)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Target Corporation (TGT)


T. Rowe Price Group -- Yield: 2.89%

T. Rowe Price Group (NASDAQ:TROW) employs 6,061 people, generates revenue of $4,200.60 million and has a net income of $1,223.00 million. The current market capitalization stands at $18.66 billion.

T. Rowe Price Group’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $2,025.20 million. The EBITDA margin is 48.21% (the operating margin is 45.21% and the net profit margin 29.11%).

Financials: The total debt represents 0.00% of T. Rowe Price Group assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 0.00%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 23.76% was realized by T. Rowe Price Group.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $4.68. Last fiscal year, T. Rowe Price Group paid $2.08 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 15.94, the P/S ratio is 4.41 and the P/B ratio is finally 3.93. The dividend yield amounts to 2.89%.

Stock Charts:

Long-Term Stock Price Chart of T. Rowe Price Group (TROW)
Long-Term Stock Price Chart of T. Rowe Price Group (TROW)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of T. Rowe Price Group (TROW)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of T. Rowe Price Group (TROW)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of T. Rowe Price Group (TROW)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of T. Rowe Price Group (TROW)


Eaton Vance -- Yield: 2.82%

Eaton Vance (NYSE:EV) employs 1,473 people, generates revenue of $1,403.56 million and has a net income of $226.17 million. The current market capitalization stands at $4.34 billion.

Eaton Vance’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $422.20 million. The EBITDA margin is 30.08% (the operating margin is 28.53% and the net profit margin 16.11%).

Financials: The total debt represents 45.87% of Eaton Vance assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 156.53%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 35.50% was realized by Eaton Vance.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $2.10. Last fiscal year, Eaton Vance paid $1.02 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 17.89, the P/S ratio is 3.05 and the P/B ratio is finally 7.01. The dividend yield amounts to 2.82%.

Stock Charts:

Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Eaton Vance (EV)
Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Eaton Vance (EV)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Eaton Vance (EV)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Eaton Vance (EV)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Eaton Vance (EV)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Eaton Vance (EV)


AFLAC Incorporated -- Yield: 2.24%

AFLAC Incorporated (NYSE:AFL) employs 9,915 people, generates revenue of $21,025.00 million and has a net income of $2,533.00 million. The current market capitalization stands at $30.23 billion.

AFLAC Incorporated’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $5,420.00 million. The EBITDA margin is 25.78% (the operating margin is 19.74% and the net profit margin 12.05%).

Financials: The total debt represents 4.20% of AFLAC Incorporated assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 28.07%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 14.05% was realized by AFLAC Incorporated.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $6.08. Last fiscal year, AFLAC Incorporated paid $1.58 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 12.07, the P/S ratio is 1.44 and the P/B ratio is finally 1.80. The dividend yield amounts to 2.24%.

Stock Charts:

Long-Term Stock Price Chart of AFLAC Incorporated (AFL)
Long-Term Stock Price Chart of AFLAC Incorporated (AFL)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of AFLAC Incorporated (AFL)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of AFLAC Incorporated (AFL)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of AFLAC Incorporated (AFL)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of AFLAC Incorporated (AFL)


Chubb -- Yield: 2.13%

Chubb (NYSE:CB) employs 22,000 people, generates revenue of $19,138.00 million and has a net income of $2,834.00 million. The current market capitalization stands at $60.03 billion.

Chubb’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $6,765.00 million. The EBITDA margin is 35.35% (the operating margin is 18.30% and the net profit margin 14.81%).

Financials: The total debt represents 9.48% of Chubb assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 33.28%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 9.65% was realized by Chubb.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $7.54. Last fiscal year, Chubb paid $2.66 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 17.19, the P/S ratio is 3.14 and the P/B ratio is finally 1.44. The dividend yield amounts to 2.13%.

Stock Charts:

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


W W Grainger -- Yield: 2.11%

W W Grainger (NYSE:GWW) employs 24,400 people, generates revenue of $9,973.38 million and has a net income of $785.17 million. The current market capitalization stands at $14.17 billion.

W W Grainger’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $1,507.32 million. The EBITDA margin is 15.11% (the operating margin is 13.04% and the net profit margin 7.87%).

Financials: The total debt represents 33.95% of W W Grainger assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 87.74%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 27.81% was realized by W W Grainger.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $11.59. Last fiscal year, W W Grainger paid $4.59 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 19.96, the P/S ratio is 1.42 and the P/B ratio is finally 6.33. The dividend yield amounts to 2.11%.

Stock Charts:

Long-Term Stock Price Chart of W W Grainger (GWW)
Long-Term Stock Price Chart of W W Grainger (GWW)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of W W Grainger (GWW)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of W W Grainger (GWW)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of W W Grainger (GWW)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of W W Grainger (GWW)


Franklin Resources -- Yield: 2.08%

Franklin Resources (NYSE:BEN) employs 9,200 people, generates revenue of $7,948.70 million and has a net income of $2,104.70 million. The current market capitalization stands at $20.32 billion.

Franklin Resources’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $3,129.30 million. The EBITDA margin is 39.37% (the operating margin is 37.96% and the net profit margin 26.48%).

Financials: The total debt represents 13.19% of Franklin Resources assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 18.20%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 17.27% was realized by Franklin Resources.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $2.76. Last fiscal year, Franklin Resources 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 12.58, the P/S ratio is 2.55 and the P/B ratio is finally 1.77. The dividend yield amounts to 2.08%.

Stock Charts:

Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Franklin Resources (BEN)
Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Franklin Resources (BEN)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Franklin Resources (BEN)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Franklin Resources (BEN)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Franklin Resources (BEN)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Franklin Resources (BEN)


Medtronic -- Yield: 1.95%

Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) employs 88,000 people, generates revenue of $28,833.00 million and has a net income of $3,538.00 million. The current market capitalization stands at $123.24 billion.

Medtronic’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $8,813.00 million. The EBITDA margin is 30.57% (the operating margin is 18.35% and the net profit margin 12.27%).

Financials: The total debt represents 31.31% of Medtronic assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 60.00%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 6.72% was realized by Medtronic.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $2.48. Last fiscal year, Medtronic paid $1.52 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 35.58, the P/S ratio is 4.27 and the P/B ratio is finally 2.37. The dividend yield amounts to 1.95%.

Stock Charts:

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


Commerce Bancshares -- Yield: 1.86%

Commerce Bancshares (NASDAQ:CBSH) employs 4,391 people, generates revenue of $662.42 million and has a net income of $266.98 million. The current market capitalization stands at $4.61 billion.

Commerce Bancshares’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $429.94 million. The EBITDA margin is 39.51% (the operating margin is 35.25% and the net profit margin 24.53%).

Financials: The total debt represents 7.98% of Commerce Bancshares assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 83.13%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 11.41% was realized by Commerce Bancshares.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $2.65. Last fiscal year, Commerce Bancshares paid $0.86 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 18.22, the P/S ratio is 4.29 and the P/B ratio is finally 2.12. The dividend yield amounts to 1.86%.

Stock Charts:

Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Commerce Bancshares (CBSH)
Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Commerce Bancshares (CBSH)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Commerce Bancshares (CBSH)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Commerce Bancshares (CBSH)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Commerce Bancshares (CBSH)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Commerce Bancshares (CBSH)


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