Best Dividend Contenders Researched By "long-term-investments.blogspot.com". Dividend Growth Stocks create value in the long-run with rising dividends. A major group of stocks have a fantastic dividend growth history. But stocks with a very long history are also highly priced. Today, we like to focus on dividend stocks from the second circle, named Dividend Contenders. Such stocks increased dividends over a period of more than 10 years but less than 25. Exactly 176 Contenders are trade able.
In order to find the best dividend paying growth stocks from the investment class, I screened all companies with a positive dividend yield, great earnings per share growth of more than 10 percent and an operating margin over 20 percent. To get the best results in terms of low debt and high cash, the debt to equity ratio should be under 0.5. Twenty-four Contenders remained of which three stocks yielding over three percent and fifteen are currently recommended to buy.
Here is the full table with some fundamentals:
Take a closer look at the full table. The average price to earnings ratio (P/E ratio) amounts to 19.88 and forward P/E ratio is 15.74. The dividend yield has a value of 1.99 percent. Price to book ratio is 4.00 and price to sales ratio 3.50. The operating margin amounts to 26.16 percent and the beta ratio is 1.01. The average stock has a debt to equity ratio of 0.20.
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