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5 Top Dividend Paying Champion Stocks To Look For In 2017

For the most part, 2016 has been a good year for the U.S. stock market, with the S&P 500 climbing nearly eight percent. 

During this period, dividend investors have also been handsomely rewarded. Many dividend-paying stocks kept their track record of dividend hikes.

At the same time, those high-paying dividend stocks offered a way for income investors to boost the return of their portfolios in this ultra-low-interest-rate environment. With one month to go until 2017, let’s take a look at the five best dividend stocks we like to observe for the next year with hope that they can deliver a solid performance.

Here are the results...

Target -- Yield: 3.09%

Target (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 $43.88 billion.

Target’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 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.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $5.45. Last fiscal year, Target 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 14.26, the P/S ratio is 0.59 and the P/B ratio is finally 3.61. The dividend yield amounts to 3.09%.

Stock Charts:

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


Johnson & Johnson -- Yield: 2.83%

Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) employs 127,100 people, generates revenue of $70,074.00 million and has a net income of $15,409.00 million. The current market capitalization stands at $310.66 billion.

Johnson & Johnson’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $22,855.00 million. The EBITDA margin is 32.62% (the operating margin is 24.50% and the net profit margin 21.99%).

Financials: The total debt represents 14.89% of Johnson & Johnson assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 27.91%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 21.87% was realized by Johnson & Johnson.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $5.71. Last fiscal year, Johnson & Johnson paid $2.95 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 19.83, the P/S ratio is 4.39 and the P/B ratio is finally 4.38. The dividend yield amounts to 2.83%.

Stock Charts:

Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Johnson & Johnson (JNJ)
Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Johnson & Johnson (JNJ)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Johnson & Johnson (JNJ)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Johnson & Johnson (JNJ)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Johnson & Johnson (JNJ)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Johnson & Johnson (JNJ)


Wal-Mart Stores -- Yield: 2.81%

Wal-Mart Stores (NYSE:WMT) employs 2,300,000 people, generates revenue of $482,130.00 million and has a net income of $15,080.00 million. The current market capitalization stands at $221.45 billion.

Wal-Mart Stores’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $33,559.00 million. The EBITDA margin is 6.96% (the operating margin is 5.00% and the net profit margin 3.13%).

Financials: The total debt represents 25.07% of Wal-Mart Stores assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 62.12%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 18.15% was realized by Wal-Mart Stores.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $4.61. Last fiscal year, Wal-Mart Stores paid $1.96 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 15.46, the P/S ratio is 0.46 and the P/B ratio is finally 2.79. The dividend yield amounts to 2.81%.

Stock Charts:

Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Wal-Mart Stores (WMT)
Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Wal-Mart Stores (WMT)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Wal-Mart Stores (WMT)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Wal-Mart Stores (WMT)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Wal-Mart Stores (WMT)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Wal-Mart Stores (WMT)


Microsoft -- Yield: 2.57%

Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) employs 114,000 people, generates revenue of $85,320.00 million and has a net income of $16,798.00 million. The current market capitalization stands at $472.28 billion.

Microsoft’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $27,914.00 million. The EBITDA margin is 32.72% (the operating margin is 23.28% and the net profit margin 19.69%).

Financials: The total debt represents 27.63% of Microsoft assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 74.25%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 22.09% was realized by Microsoft.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $2.09. Last fiscal year, Microsoft paid $1.44 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 28.98, the P/S ratio is 5.52 and the P/B ratio is finally 6.57. The dividend yield amounts to 2.57%.

Stock Charts:

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


Apple -- Yield: 2.04%

Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) employs 116,000 people, generates revenue of $215,639.00 million and has a net income of $45,687.00 million. The current market capitalization stands at $597.92 billion.

Apple’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $69,824.00 million. The EBITDA margin is 32.38% (the operating margin is 27.84% and the net profit margin 21.19%).

Financials: The total debt represents 27.05% of Apple assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 67.86%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 36.90% was realized by Apple.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $8.28. Last fiscal year, Apple 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 13.48, the P/S ratio is 2.76 and the P/B ratio is finally 4.64. The dividend yield amounts to 2.04%.

Stock Charts:

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


1 comment:

  1. Anonymous12/01/2016

    I couldn't say how all this might play out in future with these companies mention. I can only think about this from outside looking in some what & what the big picture might be down road.
    Walmart has deep pockets from what I would assume and can afford be more patient to see how things play out before making big bets with their purse, Target should have nice appeal / alternative for shopper who doesn't want buy everything from Walmart, I don't know whole story about their pit falls in past yrs. but some how this Co. should be more of value charm than it is now. Perhaps this is what I'd call a good time company. A company that naturally pulls their act together much better during economic good times. I don't know, I like the possibility's with Target but like to see it shine little bit brighter & feel it has better long term coarse and better direction to follow before I'd consider buying it for long term.
    I've heard Microsoft could be good long term play, I don't like their home / search page but among other things I consider them being able to maintain & pushing forward towards
    positive change.
    JNJ, One of most conservative plays I think in healthcare industry. For long term dividend & safety I can see this as being good for long run.
    Apple, Maybe or maybe not Apple will reward share holders same way over next 5-10 yrs. I wouldn't say buy this one or don't buy. Maybe a real wild card and big up side still to come to this stock down road or maybe not. In some way shape or form I believe, right or wrong this will pay off. Could be tomorrow or 10 yrs out. I think in another 5 yrs. we'll really know something.

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