My Three Favorite Stocks With Recent Dividend Growth

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Last week was another week where 20 stocks announced to raise dividends. MFA Financial is on the list with a 10% hike. Another big company is Cisco Systems, the company which handles traffic on the internet. Cisco raised its dividends by 21.4% and is definitely my top pick from the results. Five stocks are debt-free and the additional five have a low debt ratio.

In total, 20 funds and stocks increased dividend payments last week of which five are high-yields and 10 are recommended to buy. The average dividend growth amounts to 71.91%.

Here are my favorite dividend growth stocks:

The Female Health Company ( FHCO ) has a market capitalization of $207.57 million. The company employs 144 people, generates revenue of $35.03 million and has a net income of $15.30 million. The firm's earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $11.40 million. The EBITDA margin is 32.54% (the operating margin is 31.23% and the net profit margin is 43.67%).

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 74.68% was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $0.56. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.22 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 12.89, the P/S ratio is 5.92 and the P/B ratio is 8.55. The dividend yield amounts to 3.87% and the beta ratio has a value of 0.74.

Cisco Systems ( CSCO ) has a market capitalization of $111.41 billion. The company employs 66,639 people, generates revenue of $46.061 billion and has a net income of $8.041 billion. The firm's earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $12.667 billion. The EBITDA margin is 27.50% (the operating margin is 21.85% and the net profit margin is 17.46%).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 17.79% of the company's assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 31.84%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 16.32% was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $1.74. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.28 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 12.03, the P/S ratio is 2.42 and the P/B ratio is finally 2.16. The dividend yield amounts to 3.25% and the beta ratio has a value of 1.23.

Raven Industries ( RAVN ) has a market capitalization of $1.22 billion. The company employs 1,405 people, generates revenue of $381.51 million and has a net income of $50.64 million. The firm's earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $84.91 million. The EBITDA margin is 22.26% (the operating margin is 19.83% and the net profit margin is 13.27%).

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 31.44% was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $1.44. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.36 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 23.41, the P/S ratio is 3.20 and the P/B ratio is 6.75. The dividend yield amounts to 1.43% and the beta ratio has a value of 1.13.

Take a closer look at the full table of stocks with recent dividend hikes. The average dividend growth amounts to 71.91% and the average dividend yield amounts to 3.68%. Stocks from the sheet are valuated with a P/E ratio of 15.44. The average P/S ratio is 6.06 and the P/B is 2.30.

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ACMP, XAA, BANR, CAC, CSCO, CHCO, FHCO, KED, KMF, MFA, NXE, NFZ, NKR, NVJ, NBJ, OFS, RAVN, SCVL, SIG, SCS, WAFD

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

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Referenced Stocks: ACMP , CSCO , FHCO , RAVN , XAA

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