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6 Bargain Dividend Champions

With the election in the rear-view—and Inauguration Day just a few weeks off—plenty of investors have asked me what they should do with their portfolios now.

I’ll name a few bargain dividend growers that should be on your buy list in a moment. Each of the stocks is a Dividend Champion who raised dividends for more than 25 consecutive years. In addition, the forward price multipes or forward P/E is under 15.

These are the results...

AT&T -- Yield: 4.85%

AT&T (NYSE:T) employs 273,140 people, generates revenue of $146,801.00 million and has a net income of $13,687.00 million. The current market capitalization stands at $247.79 billion.

AT&T’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $49,599.00 million. The EBITDA margin is 33.79% (the operating margin is 16.88% and the net profit margin 9.32%).

Financials: The total debt represents 31.33% of AT&T assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 102.84%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 12.57% was realized by AT&T.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $2.35. Last fiscal year, AT&T paid $1.89 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 17.18, the P/S ratio is 1.69 and the P/B ratio is finally 2.02. The dividend yield amounts to 4.85%.

Stock Charts:

Long-Term Stock Price Chart of AT&T (T)
Long-Term Stock Price Chart of AT&T (T)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of AT&T (T)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of AT&T (T)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of AT&T (T)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of AT&T (T)


Old Republic International -- Yield: 4.03%

Old Republic International (NYSE:ORI) employs 8,200 people, generates revenue of $5,766.10 million and has a net income of $422.20 million. The current market capitalization stands at $4.92 billion.

Old Republic International’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $700.50 million. The EBITDA margin is 12.15% (the operating margin is 11.69% and the net profit margin 7.32%).

Financials: The total debt represents 5.57% of Old Republic International assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 24.55%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 10.82% was realized by Old Republic International.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $1.46. Last fiscal year, Old Republic International paid $0.74 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 12.72, the P/S ratio is 0.85 and the P/B ratio is finally 1.25. The dividend yield amounts to 4.03%.

Stock Charts:

Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Old Republic International (ORI)
Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Old Republic International (ORI)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Old Republic International (ORI)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Old Republic International (ORI)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Old Republic International (ORI)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Old Republic International (ORI)


Target Corporation -- Yield: 3.10%

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 $43.22 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 $5.45. 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 14.20, the P/S ratio is 0.59 and the P/B ratio is finally 3.60. The dividend yield amounts to 3.10%.

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)


AFLAC Incorporated -- Yield: 2.49%

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 $27.96 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 $6.30. 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 10.97, the P/S ratio is 1.34 and the P/B ratio is finally 1.66. The dividend yield amounts to 2.49%.

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)


Medtronic -- Yield: 2.34%

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 $100.71 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 31.21% of Medtronic assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 59.74%. 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 $3.01. 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 24.37, the P/S ratio is 3.49 and the P/B ratio is finally 1.97. The dividend yield amounts to 2.34%.

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)


Franklin Recources -- Yield: 1.76%

Franklin Recources (NYSE:BEN) employs 9,100 people, generates revenue of $6,618.00 million and has a net income of $1,757.70 million. The current market capitalization stands at $22.77 billion.

Franklin Recources’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $2,457.10 million. The EBITDA margin is 37.13% (the operating margin is 35.58% and the net profit margin 26.56%).

Financials: The total debt represents 12.94% of Franklin Recources assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 17.46%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 14.43% was realized by Franklin Recources.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $2.94. Last fiscal year, Franklin Recources paid $0.72 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 13.94, the P/S ratio is 3.52 and the P/B ratio is finally 1.96. The dividend yield amounts to 1.76%.

Stock Charts:

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


Franklin Recources -- Yield: 1.76%

Franklin Recources (NYSE:BEN) employs 9,100 people, generates revenue of $6,618.00 million and has a net income of $1,757.70 million. The current market capitalization stands at $22.77 billion.

Franklin Recources’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $2,457.10 million. The EBITDA margin is 37.13% (the operating margin is 35.58% and the net profit margin 26.56%).

Financials: The total debt represents 12.94% of Franklin Recources assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 17.46%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 14.43% was realized by Franklin Recources.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $2.94. Last fiscal year, Franklin Recources paid $0.72 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 13.94, the P/S ratio is 3.52 and the P/B ratio is finally 1.96. The dividend yield amounts to 1.76%.

Stock Charts:

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


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