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My 3 Favorite Stocks With A Dividend Growth From Last Week

By: GuruFocus
Posted: 5/12/2013 10:14:00 AM
Referenced Stocks: ALJ;ARCP;AWK;BAX;RAI

I've created a screen for my dividend yield hunters showing the stocks with a dividend hike from last week. The list shows a full compilation of all dividend growers of the recent week. There are 51 companies are on the list and eleven of them have a high yield; 35 are currently recommended to buy.

The average growth slows a bit and hits some of the lowest levels this year. The average dividend growth last week was at 16.65%.

Here are my favorite dividend growth stocks:

Reynolds American ( RAI ) has a market capitalization of $26.14 billion. The company employs 5,000 people, generates revenue of $8.304 billion and has a net income of $1.272 billion. The firm's earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $2.686 billion. The EBITDA margin is 32.35% (the operating margin is 26.66% and the net profit margin 15.32%).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 30.77% of the company's assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 96.92%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 22.11% was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $2.69. Last fiscal year, the company paid $2.33 in the form of dividends to shareholders. RAI announced a dividend hike of 6.8%.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 17.78, the P/S ratio is 3.15 and the P/B ratio is 5.03. The dividend yield amounts to 4.94% and the beta ratio has a value of 0.61.

Baxter International ( BAX ) has a market capitalization of $38.63 billion. The company employs 51,000 people, generates revenue of $14.190 billion and has a net income of $2.326 billion. The firm's earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $4.052 billion. The EBITDA margin is 28.56% (the operating margin is 20.36% and the net profit margin 16.39%).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 29.08% of the company's assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 85.47%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 34.40% was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $4.14. Last fiscal year, the company paid $1.57 in the form of dividends to shareholders. BAX announced a dividend hike of 8.9%.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 17.10, the P/S ratio is 2.70 and the P/B ratio is 5.57. The dividend yield amounts to 2.77% and the beta ratio has a value of 0.51.

American Water Works ( AWK ) has a market capitalization of $7.47 billion. The company employs 6,700 people, generates revenue of $2.876 billion and has a net income of $374.25 million. The firm's earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $1.238 billion. The EBITDA margin is 43.06% (the operating margin is 32.15% and the net profit margin 13.01%).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 38.01% of the company's assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 125.88%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 8.6% was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $2.15. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.98 in the form of dividends to shareholders. AWK announced a dividend hike of 12%.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 19.54, the P/S ratio is 2.60 and the P/B ratio is 1.67. The dividend yield amounts to 2.66% and the beta ratio has a value of 0.32.

Take a closer look at the full table of stocks with recent dividend hikes. The average dividend growth amounts to 16.65% and the average dividend yield amounts to 3.21%. Stocks from the sheet are valuated with a P/E ratio of 30.61.The average P/S ratio is 3.23 and the P/B is 3.30.

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

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