My Top Dividend Growth Stocks From Last Week

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Stocks With Biggest Dividend Hikes From Last Week by Dividend Yield - Stock, Capital, Investment . Here is a current sheet of companies that have announced a dividend increase within the recent week. In total, 41 stocks and funds raised dividends of which 18 have a dividend growth of more than 10 percent. The average dividend growth amounts to 39.01 percent. Exactly 9 stocks/funds have a yield over five percent (High-Yield), 19 yield above three percent. 18 companies are currently recommended to buy.

Here are my dividend growth stocks:
SYSCO Corporation ( SYY ) has a market capitalization of $17.65 billion. The company employs 47,800 people, generates revenue of $42.380 billion and has a net income of $1.121 billion. The firm's earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $2.332 billion. The EBITDA margin is 5.50 percent (the operating margin is 4.46 percent and the net profit margin 2.65 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 24.96 percent of the company's assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 64.43 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 23.89 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $1.88. Last fiscal year, the company paid $1.07 in the form of dividends to shareholders. The company announced to raise dividends by 3.7 percent.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 15.98, the P/S ratio is 0.42 and the P/B ratio is finally 3.76. The dividend yield amounts to 3.73 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 0.71.

Automatic Data Processing ( ADP ) has a market capitalization of $26.57 billion. The company employs 57,000 people, generates revenue of $10.665 billion and has a net income of $1.388 billion. The firm's earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $2.343 billion. The EBITDA margin is 21.97 percent (the operating margin is 19.90 percent and the net profit margin 13.02 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 0.05 percent of the company's assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 0.27 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 22.90 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $2.82. Last fiscal year, the company paid $1.55 in the form of dividends to shareholders. The company announced to raise dividends by 10.1 percent.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 19.38, the P/S ratio is 2.49 and the P/B ratio is finally 4.34. The dividend yield amounts to 3.18 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 0.69.

Union Pacific ( UNP ) has a market capitalization of $55.30B billion. The company employs 46,205 people, generates revenue of $19.557 billion and has a net income of $3.292 billion. The firm's earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $7.336 billion. The EBITDA margin is 37.51 percent (the operating margin is 29.24 percent and the net profit margin 16.83 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 19.75 percent of the company's assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 47.94 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 18.12 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $8.07. Last fiscal year, the company paid $1.93 in the form of dividends to shareholders. The company announced to raise dividends by 15.0 percent.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 14.56, the P/S ratio is 2.83 and the P/B ratio is finally 3.04. The dividend yield amounts to 2.35 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 1.16.

Brown-Forman (BF.A) has a market capitalization of $13.68 billion. The company employs 3,800 people, generates revenue of $3.614 billion and has a net income of $513 million. The firm's earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $837 million. The EBITDA margin is 23.16 percent (the operating margin is 21.80 percent and the net profit margin 14.19 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 14.67 percent of the company's assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 24.65 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 24.85 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $2.52. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.89 in the form of dividends to shareholders. The company announced to raise dividends by 9.3 percent.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 24.72, the P/S ratio is 3.79 and the P/B ratio is finally 6.73. The dividend yield amounts to 1.56 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 0.68.

Take a closer look at the full table of stocks with recent dividend hikes. The average dividend growth amounts to 39.01 percent and the average dividend yield amounts to 2.85 percent. Stocks from the sheet are valuated with a P/E ratio of 20.84. The average P/S ratio is 4.57 and P/B 1.89.

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Referenced Stocks: ADP , SYY , UNP

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