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Dividend stocks are very popular within the investment scene. High yields, low yields, whatever you search, it is not enough. One of the major items on the capital markets that determine the value of stocks is growth. Did the company grow? Will the company grow within the next five years? Could it grow faster? The same principals also apply to dividend stocks. What are the stocks with the fastest dividend growth and consecutive dividend increasing? Is there a chance of accelerated growth?

I screened a table of companies with the fastest dividend growth compared to the previous dividend declaration. The dividend growth is often a good indicator for the financial health of a stock. Companies with a strong increase in dividends judge the future of their company rosy. They give money back to shareholders that they don’t need for their business.

Here are my 3 most promising stocks from the screening results:

1. Home Bancshares (NASDAQ:HOMB) is a money center bank. The company has a market capitalization of USD 635.8 million, generates revenues in an amount of USD 167.7 million and a net income of USD 19.3 million. Its trailing P/E ratio is 33.3 and forward price to earnings ratio 11.6, Price/Sales 3.8 and Price/Book ratio 1.3. Dividend Yield: 1.4 percent. Years of Consecutive Dividend Increasing: 0 Years. 5-Year Dividend Growth: 0 percent. The company has paid dividends since 2006. Dividend growth since previous dividend declaration: 48.1 percent.

2. Sturm, Ruger and Company (NYSE:RGR) is in the sporting goods industry. The company has a market capitalization of USD 557.9 million, generates revenues in an amount of USD 277.6 million and a net income of USD 30.5 million. Its trailing P/E ratio is 18.4 and forward price to earnings ratio 15.3, Price/Sales 2.0 and Price/Book ratio 4.3. Dividend Yield: 1.2 percent. Years of Consecutive Dividend Increasing: 1 Year. 5-Year Dividend Growth: 0 percent. The company has paid dividends since 1990. Dividend growth since previous dividend declaration: 46.4 percent.

3. Atrion Corporation (NASDAQ:ATRI) is in the medical instruments and supplies industry. The company has a market capitalization of USD 389.6 million, generates revenues in an amount of USD 115.5 million and a net income of USD 24.7 million. It s trailing Price/Earnings ratio is 15.85, Price/Sales 3.4 and Price/Book ratio 3.0. Dividend Yield: 0.9 percent. Years of Consecutive Dividend Increasing: 7 Years. 5-Year Dividend Growth: 109.1 percent. The company has paid dividends since 1990. Dividend growth since previous dividend declaration: 16.7 percent.

Take a closer look at the full table of the fastest dividend growth stocks. The average dividend-yield amounts to 3.04 percent and the average dividend growth is 24.07 percent.

Source: 3 Stocks With Fastest Dividend Growth In August 2011