Mega capitalized stocks and their dividends originally published at "long-term-investments.blogspot.com". I often talk about large capitalized stocks and that they might offer a lower risk than small or micro caps.
It's my general experience because I saw their business models and know that large capitalized companies are a compilation of several small and mid caps. Look at Procter & Gamble. They have a huge brand portfolio under the P&G corporate brand and a big part of them generate sales over a billion U.S. Dollar and employs thousands of people.
I believe that a compilation of 10 or 20 mid caps could be a better investment for investors because they can benefit from the corporate diversification. For sure, the price they pay is a lower performance compared to pureblooded stocks with a single business model. Stable dividends and systematic growth is my major focus and most of them are generated by higher capitalized stocks. That's the result of my research.
Today I like to give you an overview of the yields from mega caps. Those are companies with a market capitalization above the USD 200 billion mark. Only 20 listed companies have such a big market capitalization and 18 of them pay good dividends; 16 have a buy or better recommendation.
Here is the full table with some fundamentals:
Take a closer look at the full list. The average P/E ratio amounts to 16.78 and forward P/E ratio is 12.80. The dividend yield has a value of 3.26 percent. Price to book ratio is 2.84 and price to sales ratio 2.37. The operating margin amounts to 19.01 percent and the beta ratio is 0.79. Stocks from the list have an average debt to equity ratio of 0.70.
Related stock ticker symbols:
HBC, RDS-B, T, CHL, NVS, PFE, GE, CVX, WFC, JNJ, PG, PTR, AAPL, XOM, MSFT, WMT, IBM, TM, BRK-A, GOOG