16 Stocks And 3 Funds Hiked Dividends Last Week

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Dividend growth slowed within the recent weeks. At the peak, nearly 70 stocks announced a dividend hike per week. Last week we had 19 companies and funds combined.

My favorite player is Qualcomm who hiked its dividend by 40%. Another well-known company is the fast food chain Burger King. BKW raised dividends by 20%. All in all, the results are very mixed.

In total, 16 stocks and 3 funds increased their dividend payments over the recent week. Five of them are High-Yields and nine have a current buy or better recommendation. The average dividend growth amounts to 39.23%.

Here are my favorite dividend growth stocks:

Genesis Energy ( GEL ) has a market capitalization of $3.72 billion. The company employs 950 people, generates revenue of $4.070 billion and has a net income of $96.32 million. The firm's earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $171.02 million. The EBITDA margin is 4.20% (the operating margin is 2.79% and the net profit margin is 2.37%).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 40.33% of the company's assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 92.84%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 11.27% was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $1.22. Last fiscal year, the company paid $1.87 in the form of dividends to shareholders. GEL announced its plan to raise dividends by 2.6%.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 37.53, the P/S ratio is 0.91 and the P/B ratio is 4.06. The dividend yield amounts to 4.34% and the beta ratio has a value of 0.86.

QUALCOMM ( QCOM ) has a market capitalization of $114.56 billion. The company employs 26,600 people, generates revenue of $19.121 billion and has a net income of $5.283 billion. The firm's earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $6.499 billion. The EBITDA margin is 33.99% (the operating margin is 29.28% and the net profit margin is 27.63%).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 0% of the company's assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 0%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 17.64% was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $3.33. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.93 in the form of dividends to shareholders. QCOM announced its plan to raise dividends by 40%.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 20.00, the P/S ratio is 5.99 and the P/B ratio is 3.39. The dividend yield amounts to 2.10% and the beta ratio has a value of 1.04.

Fastenal Company ( FAST ) has a market capitalization of $14.68 billion. The company employs 15,145 people, generates revenue of $3.133 billion and has a net income of $420.54 million. The firm's earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $727.74 million. The EBITDA margin is 23.22% (the operating margin is 21.50% and the net profit margin is 13.42%).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 0% of the company's assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 0%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 27.86% was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $1.45. Last fiscal year, the company paid $1.24 in the form of dividends to shareholders. FAST announced its plan to double dividends.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 34.18, the P/S ratio is 4.69 and the P/B ratio is 9.41. The dividend yield amounts to 1.62% and the beta ratio has a value of 0.95.

Take a closer look at the full table of stocks with recent dividend hikes. The average dividend growth amounts to 39.23% and the average dividend yield amounts to 3.35%. Stocks from the sheet are valuated with a P/E ratio of 23.68.The average P/S ratio is 6.19 and the P/B is 3.36.

Stocks with dividend hikes from last week originally published at "long-term-investments.blogspot.com."

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