12 Stocks and Funds With Recent Dividend Growth

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Stocks with dividend hikes from last week originally published at “long-term-investments.blogspot.com“. The summer season is going to reach its high and the list of dividend growers shrinks to new lows. Last week, only 9 companies and 3 funds announced a dividend hike. Only four of them have a current buy or better rating. The average dividend growth of the top dividend growers from last week amounts to 13.29 percent.

Here are my favorite dividend growth stocks:

Darden Restaurants (DRI) has a market capitalization of $6.89 billion. The company employs 181,468 people, generates revenue of $8.552 billion and has a net income of $412.60 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $1.043 billion. The EBITDA margin is 12.20 percent (the operating margin is 6.11 percent and the net profit margin 4.82 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 39.11 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 131.74 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 21.15 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $3.13. Last fiscal year, the company paid $2.0 in the form of dividends to shareholders. DRI announced a 10.0 percent dividend hike last week.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 16.10, the P/S ratio is 0.77 and the P/B ratio is finally 3.34. The dividend yield amounts to 4.36 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 0.87.

Duke Energy (DUK) has a market capitalization of $47.66 billion. The company employs 27,885 people, generates revenue of $19.624 billion and has a net income of $1.746 billion. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $6.621 billion. The EBITDA margin is 33.74 percent (the operating margin is 15.85 percent and the net profit margin 8.90 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 35.59 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 99.16 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 5.44 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $3.31. Last fiscal year, the company paid $3.03 in the form of dividends to shareholders. DUK announced a 2.0 percent dividend hike last week.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 20.39, the P/S ratio is 2.43 and the P/B ratio is finally 1.16. The dividend yield amounts to 4.62 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 0.30.

Glacier Bancorp (GBCI) has a market capitalization of $1.60 billion. The company employs 1,677 people, generates revenue of $253.76 million and has a net income of $75.52 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $129.94 million. The EBITDA margin is 51.21 percent (the operating margin is 30.56 percent and the net profit margin 24.40 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 5.49 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 47.17 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 8.62 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $1.11. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.53 in the form of dividends to shareholders. GBCI announced a 7.1 percent dividend hike last week.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 19.97, the P/S ratio is 5.16 and the P/B ratio is finally 1.77. The dividend yield amounts to 2.70 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 0.94.

Worthington Industries (WOR) has a market capitalization of $2.23 billion. The company employs 10,500 people, generates revenue of $2.534 billion and has a net income of $125.35 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $163.67 million. The EBITDA margin is 6.46 percent (the operating margin is 4.01 percent and the net profit margin 4.95 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 28.42 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 76.55 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 16.67 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $2.21. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.48 in the form of dividends to shareholders. WOR announced a 15.4 percent dividend hike last week.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 14.37, the P/S ratio is 0.89 and the P/B ratio is finally 3.09. The dividend yield amounts to 1.89 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 1.61.

Take a closer look at the full table of stocks with recent dividend hikes. The average dividend growth amounts to 13.29 percent and the average dividend yield amounts to 4.81 percent. Stocks from the sheet are valuated with a P/E ratio of 17.62. The average P/S ratio is 7.45 and P/B 1.97.

 

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