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5 Safe Dividend Stocks To Consider Now

With interest rates sitting near record lows, the stock market hitting all-time highs, and global growth remaining sluggish, many conservative investors seeking safe retirement income are anxious.

Dividend stocks have been a popular place to hunt for retirement income because they offer yields higher than Treasuries and provide the potential for income growth and capital appreciation.

However, not all dividend stocks are safe -- especially those with high yields and risky fundamentals.

But what should you add to your portfolio this year? Dividend stocks are good -- and often safe -- places for your cash.

Here are a few diverse industrial companies to consider investing in for 2017. Each not only pays a solid dividend, but also anticipates a strong year ahead, which could lead to share price appreciation as well.

These are the results...

General Electric -- Yield: 3.06%

General Electric (NYSE:GE) employs 333,000 people, generates revenue of $117,385.00 million and has a net income of $1,701.00 million. The current market capitalization stands at $276.19 billion.

General Electric’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $15,699.00 million. The EBITDA margin is 13.37% (the operating margin is 7.96% and the net profit margin 1.45%).

Financials: The total debt represents 40.08% of General Electric assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 201.07%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 1.20% was realized by General Electric.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $0.99. Last fiscal year, General Electric paid $0.92 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 31.84, the P/S ratio is 2.36 and the P/B ratio is finally 2.99. The dividend yield amounts to 3.06%.

Stock Charts:

Long-Term Stock Price Chart of General Electric (GE)
Long-Term Stock Price Chart of General Electric (GE)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of General Electric (GE)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of General Electric (GE)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of General Electric (GE)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of General Electric (GE)


Waste Management -- Yield: 2.36%

Waste Management (NYSE:WM) employs 40,600 people, generates revenue of $12,961.00 million and has a net income of $752.00 million. The current market capitalization stands at $30.54 billion.

Waste Management’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $3,387.00 million. The EBITDA margin is 26.13% (the operating margin is 11.50% and the net profit margin 5.80%).

Financials: The total debt represents 43.84% of Waste Management assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 167.05%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 13.43% was realized by Waste Management.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $2.50. Last fiscal year, Waste Management paid $1.54 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 27.79, the P/S ratio is 2.37 and the P/B ratio is finally 5.81. The dividend yield amounts to 2.36%.

Stock Charts:

Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Waste Management (WM)
Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Waste Management (WM)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Waste Management (WM)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Waste Management (WM)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Waste Management (WM)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Waste Management (WM)


Republic Services -- Yield: 2.26%

Republic Services (NYSE:RSG) employs 33,000 people, generates revenue of $9,115.00 million and has a net income of $750.40 million. The current market capitalization stands at $19.07 billion.

Republic Services’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $2,529.40 million. The EBITDA margin is 27.75% (the operating margin is 17.10% and the net profit margin 8.23%).

Financials: The total debt represents 36.68% of Republic Services assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 96.90%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 9.66% was realized by Republic Services.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $1.72. Last fiscal year, Republic Services paid $1.16 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 32.96, the P/S ratio is 2.11 and the P/B ratio is finally 2.52. The dividend yield amounts to 2.26%.

Stock Charts:

Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Republic Services (RSG)
Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Republic Services (RSG)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Republic Services (RSG)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Republic Services (RSG)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Republic Services (RSG)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Republic Services (RSG)


American States Water -- Yield: 2.23%

American States Water (NYSE:AWR) employs 707 people, generates revenue of $458.64 million and has a net income of $60.48 million. The current market capitalization stands at $1.56 billion.

American States Water’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $162.42 million. The EBITDA margin is 35.41% (the operating margin is 25.83% and the net profit margin 13.19%).

Financials: The total debt represents 25.98% of American States Water assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 74.95%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 12.36% was realized by American States Water.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $1.62. Last fiscal year, American States Water paid $0.87 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 26.84, the P/S ratio is 3.47 and the P/B ratio is finally 3.40. The dividend yield amounts to 2.23%.

Stock Charts:

Long-Term Stock Price Chart of American States Water (AWR)
Long-Term Stock Price Chart of American States Water (AWR)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of American States Water (AWR)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of American States Water (AWR)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of American States Water (AWR)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of American States Water (AWR)


American Water Works -- Yield: 2.12%

American Water Works (NYSE:AWK) employs 6,700 people, generates revenue of $3,159.00 million and has a net income of $476.00 million. The current market capitalization stands at $12.33 billion.

American Water Works’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $1,512.00 million. The EBITDA margin is 47.86% (the operating margin is 34.03% and the net profit margin 15.07%).

Financials: The total debt represents 38.03% of American Water Works assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 129.85%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 9.55% was realized by American Water Works.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $2.61. Last fiscal year, American Water Works paid $1.36 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 27.05, the P/S ratio is 3.98 and the P/B ratio is finally 2.50. The dividend yield amounts to 2.12%.

Stock Charts:

Long-Term Stock Price Chart of American Water Works (AWK)
Long-Term Stock Price Chart of American Water Works (AWK)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of American Water Works (AWK)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of American Water Works (AWK)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of American Water Works (AWK)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of American Water Works (AWK)


1 comment:

  1. Some very nice stocks there. Solid returns. Good write as well. All the best for 2017.

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