My 3 Favorite Stocks With Dividend Growth From Last Week

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Stocks with dividend hikes from last week originally published at "long-term-investments.blogspot.com". The total number of stocks which announced a dividend hike shrank to 57 over the last week. That's still a big value compared to figure of the recent months.

Dividend growth is still a popular source for growing wealth and I discover every week the latest growth stocks and publish them in my Dividend Weekly and on my blog.

My favorite pick this week is Colgate-Palmolive ( CL ) . The toothpaste maker hiked its dividends by 9.7%. Many stocks from the financial and services sector are on the list. It could be sign for a stronger growth perspective within these areas.

57 stocks and funds raised dividends last week of which 39 have a dividend growth of more than 10%. The average dividend growth amounts to 20.04%. Linked is a full free list of all companies and funds with some price ratios to compare.

Below the results are four high-yields, stocks with over a 5% dividend yield. Twenty-seven companies have a current buy or better rating.

Here are my favorite dividend growth stocks:

General Dynamics ( GD ) has a market capitalization of $24.35 billion. The company employs 92,200 people, generates revenue of $31.513 billion and has a net income of $-332.00 million. The firm's earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $1.453 billion. The EBITDA margin is 4.61% (the operating margin is 2.64% and the net profit margin -1.05%).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 11.39% of the company's assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 34.31%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of -2.70% was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $-1.15. Last fiscal year, the company paid $2.04 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is not calculable, the P/S ratio is 0.77 and the P/B ratio is finally 2.14. The dividend yield amounts to 3.25 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 1.23.

Colgate-Palmolive ( CL ) has a market capitalization of $54.69 billion. The company employs 38,600 people, generates revenue of $17.085 billion and has a net income of $2.631 billion. The firm's earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $4.314 billion. The EBITDA margin is 25.5% (the operating margin is 22.76% and the net profit margin 15.40%).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 39.05% of the company's assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 238.92%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 108.33% was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $5.15. Last fiscal year, the company paid $2.44 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 22.48, the P/S ratio is 3.17 and the P/B ratio is finally 24.98. The dividend yield amounts to 2.35% and the beta ratio has a value of 0.44.

Family Dollar Stores ( FDO ) has a market capitalization of $6.81 billion. The company employs 33,000 people, generates revenue of $9.331 billion and has a net income of $422.24 million. The firm's earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $892.60 million. The EBITDA margin is 9.57% (the operating margin is 7.37% and the net profit margin 4.53%).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 16.23% of the company's assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 42.19%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 35.41% was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $3.59. Last fiscal year, the company 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 16.36, the P/S ratio is 0.73 and the P/B ratio is finally 5.23. The dividend yield amounts to 1.77% and the beta ratio has a value of 0.18.

Take a closer look at the full table of stocks with recent dividend hikes. The average dividend growth amounts to 20.04% and the average dividend yield amounts to 2.21%. Stocks from the sheet are valuated with a P/E ratio of 18.03.The average P/S ratio is 3.36 and P/B 2.76.

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