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Hottest Dividend Growth Stocks | 20 Best Buy Rated Dividend Achievers

|Includes:ATNI, CTWS, ECL, EOG, EPD, ERIE, MSA, NUS, PAA, PII, PPG, RAVN, SJI, SJW, SPGI, TNC, UGI, UTX, W.P. Carey, Inc. (WPC)

Many people have a strong opinion to the development of stocks. Analysts and brokerage firms are professionals who spread opinions across the financial markets. Sometimes they get paid, sometimes they are long or short and benefit from asset price changes. However, there is still a reason for analyst ratings. I wanted to know what do the professionals think about the best dividend growth stocks and which stocks do they recommend mostly for the time being. In order to find the answer, I run a screen of stocks with more than 10 consecutive years of dividend growth and sorted them by the highest recommendation. As a result, nearly half of the Dividend Achievers have a current buy or better rating. Below is a list of the 20 best buy rated stocks.

Here is the full table with some fundamentals:

20 Best Buy Rated Dividend Achievers...

Take a closer look at the full list. The average P/E ratio amounts to 19.60 and forward P/E ratio is 16.84. The dividend yield has a value of 2.75 percent. Price to book ratio is 3.46 and price to sales ratio 2.06. The operating margin amounts to 15.16 percent. The average stock has a debt to equity ratio of 0.92.

Related stock ticker symbols:

WPC, EPD, PAA, SJI, ERIE, UGI, CTWS, SJW, MSA, UTX, ATNI, JW-A, MHP, TNC, PPG, NUS, PII, RAVN, ECL, EOG

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Stocks: WPC, EPD, PAA, SJI, ERIE, UGI, CTWS, SJW, MSA, UTX, ATNI, SPGI, TNC, PPG, NUS, PII, RAVN, ECL, EOG