The Best Stocks With Dividend Growth From Last Week (September 10 – September 16, 2012)

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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, 11 stocks and funds raised dividends of which 6 have a dividend growth of more than 10 percent. The average dividend growth amounts to 19.85 percent. Exactly four stocks have a yield over three percent and six are currently recommended to buy.

Here are the stocks with fast dividend growth:

Philip Morris International (PM) has a market capitalization of $150.84 billion. The company employs 78,100 people, generates revenue of $76,346.00 million and has a net income of $8,879.00 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $14,325.00 million. The EBITDA margin is 18.76 percent (operating margin 17.46 percent and net profit margin 11.63 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 52.26 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 8,098.25 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 457.40 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $5.04. Last fiscal year, the company paid $2.82 in form of dividends to shareholders. PM announced to raise dividends by 10.4 percent.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 17.76, P/S ratio 1.98 and P/B ratio 674.39. Dividend Yield: 3.80 percent. The beta ratio is 0.85.

The Kroger Company (KR) has a market capitalization of $12.53 billion. The company employs 339,000 people, generates revenue of $90,374.00 million and has a net income of $596.00 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $2,916.00 million. The EBITDA margin is 3.23 percent (operating margin 1.41 percent and net profit margin 0.66 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 34.78 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 205.10 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 12.89 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $1.09. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.44 in form of dividends to shareholders. KR announced to raise dividends by 30.4 percent.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 21.86, P/S ratio 0.14 and P/B ratio 3.35. Dividend Yield: 2.52 percent. The beta ratio is 0.39.

Omnicare (OCR) has a market capitalization of $3.96 billion. The company employs 13,300 people, generates revenue of $6,182.92 million and has a net income of $161.53 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $566.08 million. The EBITDA margin is 9.16 percent (operating margin 7.00 percent and net profit margin 2.61 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 27.73 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 52.56 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 4.24 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $1.31. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.15 in form of dividends to shareholders. OCR announced to raise dividends by 100 percent.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 27.12, P/S ratio 0.64 and P/B ratio 1.06. Dividend Yield: 1.58 percent. The beta ratio is 0.83.

Royal Caribbean Cruises (RCL) has a market capitalization of $6.72 billion. The company employs 60,300 people, generates revenue of $7,537.26 million and has a net income of $607.42 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $1,634.05 million. The EBITDA margin is 21.68 percent (operating margin 12.36 percent and net profit margin 8.06 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 42.90 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 101.05 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 7.45 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $2.19. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.20 in form of dividends to shareholders. RCL announced to raise dividends by 20.0 percent.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 14.11, P/S ratio 0.89 and P/B ratio 0.80. Dividend Yield: 1.56 percent. The beta ratio is 2.97.

Take a closer look at the full table of the stocks with recent dividend hikes. The average dividend growth amounts to 19.85 percent and the average dividend yield amounts to 4.91 percent. Stocks from the sheet are valuated with a P/E ratio of 32.19. The average P/S ratio is 2.60 and P/B 2.60.

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