Best Dividend Paying Stock List As Of March 2012

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Best Dividend Paying Stocks Lists By Dividend Yield – Stock, Capital, Investment. Here is a current dividend list (from low-yield to high-yield paying stocks) of stocks with interesting performance and valuation figures. Stocks from that list are mid- and large caps (market capitalization of more than USD 1 billion) with double digit long-term earnings growth rates. The companies are traded at AMEX, NYSE, NASDAQ and part of the Dow Jones, S&P 500 or Nasdaq Composite. Date of the screen is 2012-03-01. The list is selected by the following criteria and sorted by dividend yield:

Market capitalization: > 1 Billion
Price/Earnings Ratio: > 0 < 100
Dividend Yield: > 3 < 20 

Return on investment: > 10 < 100 

Operating Margin: > 10 < 100 

10 Year Revenue Growth: > 8 < 200 

10 Year EPS Growth: > 10 < 100 

Here are my most promising stocks from the list:

1. Vale (VALE)
has a market capitalization of $128.15 billion. The company employs 70,785 people, generates revenues of $58,990.00 million and has a net income of $21,517.00 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $34,234.00 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 58.03 percent (operating margin 51.05 percent and the net profit margin finally 36.48 percent).The total debt representing 19.04 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 31.53 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 30.99 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $4.32. Last fiscal year, the company paid $1.73 in form of dividends to shareholders. 

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 5.82, P/S ratio 2.34 and P/B ratio 1.70. Dividend Yield: 6.83 percent. The beta ratio is 1.56.

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2. Abbott Laboratories (ABT) has a market capitalization of $89.01 billion. The company employs 91,000 people, generates revenues of $38,851.26 million and has a net income of $4,728.45 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $8,795.84 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 22.64 percent (operating margin 14.81 percent and the net profit margin finally 12.17 percent).

The total debt representing 25.57 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 63.07 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 20.07 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $3.00. Last fiscal year, the company paid $1.92 in form of dividends to shareholders.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 18.84, P/S ratio 2.31 and P/B ratio 3.67. Dividend Yield: 3.58 percent. The beta ratio is 0.30.

3. PepsiCo (PEP) has a market capitalization of $98.44 billion. The company employs 294,000 people, generates revenues of $66,504.00 million and has a net income of $6,462.00 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $12,370.00 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 18.60 percent (operating margin 14.48 percent and the net profit margin finally 9.72 percent).

The total debt representing 36.73 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 130.04 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 30.70 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $4.02. Last fiscal year, the company paid $2.02 in form of dividends to shareholders.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 15.67, P/S ratio 1.50 and P/B ratio 4.78. Dividend Yield: 3.25 percent. The beta ratio is 0.49.

Take a closer look at the full table of best dividend paying stocks. The average price to earnings ratio (P/E ratio) amounts to 11.93 while the dividend yield has a value of 4.81 percent. Price to book ratio is 4.27 and price to sales ratio 2.54. The operating margin amounts to 30.07 percent. Earnings per share grew by 21.43 yearly over the past decade.

Compared to the results from last month, MFA Financial (MFA) is new in our results and covers now the top position of the screen. Additional new companies are Abbott Laboratories (ABT), Harris (HRS) and Statoil (STO).