The Best Stocks With Dividend Growth From Last Week

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Here is a current sheet of companies that have announced a dividend increase within the recent week. In total, 33 stocks and funds raised dividends of which 20 have a dividend growth of more than 10 percent. The average dividend growth amounts to 18.79 percent. The biggest hike was announced by Mastercard (MA) and Assured Guaranty (AGO). Both companies showed a growth of 100 percent. Seven stocks yielding above 3 percent and eighteen have a buy or better rating.

Here are my favorite stocks with fast dividend growth:

1. Harley-Davidson (HOG) has a market capitalization of $10.62 billion. The company employs 6,300 people, generates revenues of $5,311.71 million and has a net income of $548.08 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $829.97 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 15.63 percent (operating margin 15.63 percent and the net profit margin finally 10.32 percent).

The total debt representing 59.15 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 236.45 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 23.69 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $2.31. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.48 in form of dividends to shareholders.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 19.95, Price/Sales 2.04 and Price/Book ratio 4.43. Dividend Yield: 1.33 percent. The beta ratio is 2.18.

2. 3M Company (MMM) has a market capitalization of $60.56 billion. The company employs 84,000 people, generates revenues of $29,611.00 million and has a net income of $4,357.00 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $6,178.00 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 20.86 percent (operating margin 20.86 percent and the net profit margin finally 14.71 percent).

The total debt representing 16.34 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 32.57 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 27.17 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $5.95. Last fiscal year, the company paid $2.20 in form of dividends to shareholders.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 14.64, Price/Sales 2.08 and Price/Book ratio 3.86. Dividend Yield: 2.68 percent. The beta ratio is 0.88.

3. L-3 Communications (LLL) has a market capitalization of $7.00 billion. The company employs 63,000 people, generates revenues of $15,169.00 million and has a net income of $968.00 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $1,810.00 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 11.93 percent (operating margin 10.30 percent and the net profit margin finally 6.38 percent).

The total debt representing 26.61 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 62.11 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 14.23 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $9.07. Last fiscal year, the company paid $1.80 in form of dividends to shareholders.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 7.73, Price/Sales 0.46 and Price/Book ratio 1.06. Dividend Yield: 2.84 percent. The beta ratio is 0.96.

Take a closer look at the full table of the stocks with recent dividend hikes. The average dividend growth amounts to 18.79 percent and the average dividend yield amounts to 2.36 percent.

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