Warren Buffett Buys These 8 Dividend Stocks

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 |  Includes: CBI, GM, IBM, SU, USB, V, VZ, WMT
by: Dividend Yield

Warren Buffett is one of the most trusted investors in the world. Recently, he came out with his 13F Filling which informs investors about his recent investment activity.

I studied Warren's latest buys and sells. Below is a small overview of his latest purchases. In addition, I've included a detailed view on his latest dividend buys for you.

In total, Warren bought 13 stocks, of which eight pay dividends. The highest yielding company was Verizon, followed by General Motors.

His total portfolio value hit the USD 107 billion benchmark and around 65 percent of his assets are invested in four companies (Wells Fargo, Coca Cola, American Express and IBM).

45 percent of his assets have a relationship to the financial sector. Insurance stocks have made him rich in the past and I think those shares provided a strong source of cash for further investments.

Buffett has a fantastic sense of what makes for good investments, but everybody should develop their own investment style.

Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ) has a market capitalization of $203.12 billion. The company employs 176,800 people, generates revenue of $120,550.00 million and has a net income of $23,547.00 million. Verizon Communications’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $42,064.00 million. The EBITDA margin is 34.89 percent (the operating margin is 26.52 percent and the net profit margin 19.53 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 34.15 percent of Verizon's assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 240.99 percent. The company realized a return on equity of 31.94 percent. Trailing twelve months earnings per share reached $4.71 and last fiscal year, Verizon Communications paid $2.08 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the ratios for the company: The P/E ratio is 10.37, the P/S ratio is 1.68 and the P/B ratio is finally 3.60. The dividend yield amounts to 4.34 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 0.42.

General Motors (NYSE:GM) has a market capitalization of $54.48 billion. The company employs 219,000 people, generates revenue of $155,427.00 million and has a net income of $5,331.00 million. General Motors' earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $12,598.00 million. The EBITDA margin is 8.11 percent (the operating margin is 3.16 percent and the net profit margin 3.43 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 21.75 percent of General Motors' assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 84.92 percent. The company realized a return on equity of 11.54 percent and the trailing twelve months earnings per share reached $1.24.

Market Valuation: Here are the ratios for the company: The P/E ratio is 27.39, the P/S ratio is 0.35 and the P/B ratio is finally 1.29. The dividend yield amounts to 3.55 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 1.71.

Suncor Energy (NYSE:SU) has a market capitalization of $56.50 billion. The company employs 13,946 people, generates revenue of $36,993.48 million and has a net income of $3,590.38 million. Suncor Energy’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $11,108.97 million. The EBITDA margin is 30.03 percent (the operating margin is 15.82 percent and the net profit margin 9.71 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 14.63 percent of Suncor Energy’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 27.82 percent. The company realized a return on equity of 9.73 percent. Trailing twelve months earnings per share reached $2.37, and last fiscal year, Suncor Energy paid $0.67 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the ratios for the company: The P/E ratio is 16.65, the P/S ratio is 1.56 and the P/B ratio is finally 1.54. The dividend yield amounts to 2.61 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 1.72.

Wal-Mart Stores (NYSE:WMT) has a market capitalization of $239.80 billion. The company employs 2,200,000 people, generates revenue of $476,294.00 million and has a net income of $16,551.00 million. Wal-Mart Stores earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $35,742.00 million. The EBITDA margin is 7.50 percent (the operating margin is 5.64 percent and the net profit margin 3.47 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 27.66 percent of Wal-Mart Stores' assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 74.28 percent. The company realized a return on equity of 20.81 percent. Trailing twelve months earnings per share reached $4.78 and last fiscal year, Wal-Mart Stores paid $1.88 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the ratios for the company: The P/E ratio is 15.46, the P/S ratio is 0.50 and the P/B ratio is finally 3.13. The dividend yield amounts to 2.60 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 0.47.

U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB) has a market capitalization of $74.96 billion. The company employs 65,565 people, generates revenue of $12,285.00 million and has a net income of $5,732.00 million. U.S. Bancorp’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $9,404.00 million. The EBITDA margin is 48.53 percent (the operating margin is 40.07 percent and the net profit margin 29.58 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 13.09 percent of U.S. Bancorp’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 115.92 percent. The company realized a return on equity of 15.73 percent. Trailing twelve months earnings per share reached $3.03 and last fiscal year, U.S. Bancorp paid $0.88 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the ratios for the company: The P/E ratio is 13.63, the P/S ratio is 3.84 and the P/B ratio is finally 2.07. The dividend yield amounts to 2.37 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 0.79.

Intl. Business Machines (NYSE:IBM) has a market capitalization of $187.43 billion. The company employs 431,212 people, generates revenue of $99,751.00 million and has a net income of $16,483.00 million. Intl. Business Machines’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $24,505.00 million. The EBITDA margin is 24.57 percent (the operating margin is 19.57 percent and the net profit margin 16.52 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 31.47 percent of Intl. Business Machines’ assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 174.26 percent. The company realized a return on equity of 79.15 percent. Trailing twelve trailing months earnings per share reached $15.81 and last fiscal year, Intl. Business Machines paid $3.70 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the ratios for the company: The P/E ratio is 11.85, the P/S ratio is 1.87 and the P/B ratio is finally 8.67. The dividend yield amounts to 2.35 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 0.66.

Visa (NYSE:V) has a market capitalization of $132.43 billion. The company employs 9,500 people, generates revenue of $11,778.00 million and has a net income of $4,980.00 million. Visa’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $7,639.00 million. The EBITDA margin is 64.86 percent (the operating margin is 61.33 percent and the net profit margin 42.28 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 0.00 percent of Visa’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 0.00 percent. The company realized a return on equity of 18.21 percent. Trailing twelve months earnings per share reached $8.78 and last fiscal year, Visa paid $1.32 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the ratios for the company: The P/E ratio is 23.94, the P/S ratio is 11.12 and the P/B ratio is finally 4.99. The dividend yield amounts to 0.76 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 0.76.

Chicago Bridge & Iron Company (NYSE:CBI) has a market capitalization of $6.28 billion. The company employs 55,900 people, generates revenue of $11,094.53 million and has a net income of $512.59 million. Chicago Bridge & Iron Company’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $936.80 million. The EBITDA margin is 8.44 percent (the operating margin is 6.17 percent and the net profit margin 4.62 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 19.60 percent of Chicago Bridge & Iron Company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 78.48 percent. The company realized a return on equity of 24.47 percent. Trailing twelve months earnings per share reached $5.00 and last fiscal year, Chicago Bridge & Iron Company paid $0.20 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the ratios for the company: The P/E ratio is 11.66, the P/S ratio is 0.57 and the P/B ratio is finally 2.67. The dividend yield amounts to 0.48 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 1.79.

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