My Four Favorite Stocks With Recent Dividend Growth

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For all dividend seekers out there: I am publishing each week a list of stocks and funds that have raised their dividend payments within the recent week.

Dividend growth is very important when you are active in the field of dividend investing. Growth creates wealth and nothing else. All you need is time and patience.

This week 34 stocks increased their dividend payments of which 10 are High-Yields and 19 are currently recommended to buy. The average dividend growth amounts to 25.29%.

Popular stocks from the list are the railroad company CSX or the pipeline operator Kinder Morgan. A stock that I personally love is the Dividend King Procter & Gamble who hiked its dividends by 7%. The results are very mixed but oil and gas pipeline companies still dominating the screen.

Here are my favorite dividend growth stocks:

Procter & Gamble ( PG ) has a market capitalization of $222.44 billion. The company employs 126,000 people, generates revenue of $83.680 billion and has a net income of $9.317 billion. The firm's earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $16.496 billion. The EBITDA margin is 19.71% (the operating margin is 15.88% and the net profit margin 11.13%).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 22.52% of the company's assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 46.94%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 13.86% was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $3.90. Last fiscal year, the company paid $2.14 in the form of dividends to shareholders. PG increased its dividends by 7%.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 20.87, the P/S ratio is 2.66 and the P/B ratio is 3.60. The dividend yield amounts to 2.95% and the beta ratio has a value of 0.46.

CSX Corporation ( CSX ) has a market capitalization of $24.22 billion. The company employs 32,000 people, generates revenue of $11.756 billion and has a net income of $1.859 billion. The firm's earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $4.516 billion. The EBITDA margin is 38.41% (the operating margin is 29.41% and the net profit margin 15.81%).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 32.16% of the company's assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 109.39%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 21.32% was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $1.81. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.54 in the form of dividends to shareholders. CSX increased its dividends by 7.1%.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 13.11, the P/S ratio is 2.06 and the P/B ratio is 2.69. The dividend yield amounts to 2.53% and the beta ratio has a value of 1.33.

PPG Industries ( PPG ) has a market capitalization of $20.23 billion. The company employs 39,200 people, generates revenue of $15.200 billion and has a net income of $1.064 billion. The firm's earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $2.137 billion. The EBITDA margin is 14.06% (the operating margin is 9.22% and the net profit margin 7%).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 25.26% of the company's assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 98.70%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 25.74% was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $7.46. Last fiscal year, the company paid $2.34 in the form of dividends to shareholders. PPG increased its dividends by 3.4%.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 18.98, the P/S ratio is 1.33 and the P/B ratio is 5.35. The dividend yield amounts to 1.72% and the beta ratio has a value of 1.28.

A. O. Smith ( AOS ) has a market capitalization of $3.19 billion. The company employs 10,900 people, generates revenue of $1.939 billion and has a net income of $162.60 million. The firm's earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $270.40 million. The EBITDA margin is 13.94% (the operating margin is 12.06% and the net profit margin 8.38%).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 10.76% of the company's assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 20.41%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 14.26% was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $3.49. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.72 in the form of dividends to shareholders. AOS increased its dividends by 20%.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 19.77, the P/S ratio is 1.70 and the P/B ratio is 2.67. The dividend yield amounts to 1.39% and the beta ratio has a value of 1.02.

Take a closer look at the full table of stocks with recent dividend hikes. The average dividend growth amounts to 25.29% and the average dividend yield amounts to 3.61%. Stocks from the sheet are valuated with a P/E ratio of 25.79. The average P/S ratio is 4.27 and the P/B is 3.17.



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

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