My 6 Favorite Dividend Growth And Share Buyback Stocks Of The Week

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Includes: ATNI, CW, HT, LMT, OGE, WAFD
by: Dividend Yield

Today I've compiled the latest dividend growth stocks and share buyback announcements. Twelve companies have released a share buyback program but only Lockheed Martin (NYSE:LMT) was the company with significant influence. The military provider to the U.S. Government plans to buy additional $2 billion in own shares in the future. That's good news for shareholders and those will also receive more money by dividends. Lockheed also boosted its dividend payments by 12.78 percent. The new yield will hit the 3.3 percent level.

On the dividend growth side, only 14 companies or funds/trusts announced to pay higher dividends. The biggest company was Lockheed Martin followed by the electric utility stock OGE Energy (NYSE:OGE).

In my view, there were no interesting companies on the attached list. For sure you need a second check but for my own asset allocation, which excluded highly cyclical stocks and financials/banks/trusts etc... the research effort was very small for me.

My favorite Dividend Grower and Share Repurchaser of the recent week are....

Hersha Hospitality Trust (NYSE:HT) has a market capitalization of $1.50 billion. The company employs 49 people, generates revenue of $338.41 million and has a net income of $20.75 million. Hersha Hospitality Trust's earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $109.45 million. The EBITDA margin is 32.34 percent (the operating margin is 13.00 percent and the net profit margin 6.13 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 44.25 percent of Hersha Hospitality Trust's assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 92.31 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 0.43 percent was realized by Hersha Hospitality Trust. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $0.23. Last fiscal year, Hersha Hospitality Trust paid $0.24 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 28.63, the P/S ratio is 4.43 and the P/B ratio is finally 1.57. The dividend yield amounts to 4.32 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 1.67.

Long-Term Stock Price Chart Of Hersha Hospitality Trust (HT)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Hersha Hospitality Trust (HT)

Lockheed Martin has a market capitalization of $56.32 billion. The company employs 115,000 people, generates revenue of $45,358.00 million and has a net income of $2,950.00 million. Lockheed Martin's earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $6,212.00 million. The EBITDA margin is 13.70 percent (the operating margin is 9.93 percent and the net profit margin 6.50 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 17.00 percent of Lockheed Martin's assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 125.09 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 119.02 percent was realized by Lockheed Martin. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $9.70. Last fiscal year, Lockheed Martin paid $4.78 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 18.73, the P/S ratio is 1.24 and the P/B ratio is finally 11.51. The dividend yield amounts to 3.00 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 0.72.

Long-Term Stock Price Chart Of Lockheed Martin (LMT)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Lockheed Martin (LMT)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Lockheed Martin (LMT)

Washington Federal (NASDAQ:WAFD) has a market capitalization of $2.03 billion. The company employs 1,848 people, generates revenue of $516.29 million and has a net income of $151.50 million. Washington Federal's earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $311.58 million. The EBITDA margin is 77.49 percent (the operating margin is 58.35 percent and the net profit margin 37.68 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 0.00 percent of Washington Federal's assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 0.00 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 7.90 percent was realized by Washington Federal. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $1.56. Last fiscal year, Washington Federal paid $0.36 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 13.26, the P/S ratio is 5.04 and the P/B ratio is finally 1.08. The dividend yield amounts to 2.88 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 1.31.

Long-Term Stock Price Chart Of Washington Federal (WAFD)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Washington Federal (WAFD)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Washington Federal (WAFD)

OGE Energy has a market capitalization of $7.34 billion. The company employs 3,269 people, generates revenue of $2,867.70 million and has a net income of $393.80 million. OGE Energy's earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $852.10 million. The EBITDA margin is 29.71 percent (the operating margin is 19.30 percent and the net profit margin 13.73 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 31.09 percent of OGE Energy's assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 93.50 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 13.36 percent was realized by OGE Energy. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $2.12. Last fiscal year, OGE Energy paid $0.85 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 17.45, the P/S ratio is 2.56 and the P/B ratio is finally 2.41. The dividend yield amounts to 2.72 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 0.68.

Long-Term Stock Price Chart Of OGE Energy (OGE)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of OGE Energy (OGE)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of OGE Energy (OGE)

Atlantic Tele-Network (NASDAQ:ATNI) has a market capitalization of $877.45 million. The company employs 1,000 people, generates revenue of $292.84 million and has a net income of $36.94 million. Atlantic Tele-Network's earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $114.46 million. The EBITDA margin is 39.09 percent (the operating margin is 21.88 percent and the net profit margin 12.61 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 0.00 percent of Atlantic Tele-Network's assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 0.00 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 5.92 percent was realized by Atlantic Tele-Network. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $2.33. Last fiscal year, Atlantic Tele-Network paid $1.04 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 23.64, the P/S ratio is 3.00 and the P/B ratio is finally 1.35. The dividend yield amounts to 2.11 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 1.31.

Long-Term Stock Price Chart Of Atlantic Tele-Network (ATNI)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Atlantic Tele-Network (ATNI)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Atlantic Tele-Network (ATNI)

Curtiss-Wright (NYSE:CW) has a market capitalization of $3.25 billion. The company employs 10,000 people, generates revenue of $2,510.77 million and has a net income of $137.98 million. Curtiss-Wright's earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $355.12 million. The EBITDA margin is 14.14 percent (the operating margin is 9.30 percent and the net profit margin 5.50 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 27.76 percent of Curtiss-Wright's assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 61.82 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 9.63 percent was realized by Curtiss-Wright. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $3.38. Last fiscal year, Curtiss-Wright paid $0.38 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 20.18, the P/S ratio is 1.29 and the P/B ratio is finally 2.07. The dividend yield amounts to 0.77 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 1.30.

Long-Term Stock Price Chart Of Curtiss-Wright (CW)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Curtiss-Wright (CW)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Curtiss-Wright (CW)

Share Buybacks of the week

Company Stock Buyback Volume or No. Of Shares
Starwood Property Trust, Inc $250 Mln
Euroseas Ltd. $5 Mln
City Holding Corp. 1 Mln
Curtiss-Wright Corp. $300 Mln
Lockheed Martin Corp. $2.0 Bln
BDCA Venture Inc. $5 Mln
EVERTEC, Inc. $75 Mln
Vishay Precision Group, Inc. 500 K
Saratoga Investment Corp. 200 K
Peoples Bancorp Of North Carolina Inc. $2 Mln
Charter Financial Corporation 1.825 K
Resource America Inc. 1.5 Mln
Share Buyback Companies Of The Week (click to enlarge)
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Dividend Growth of the week

Company Yield in % Dividend Growth
Lockheed Martin 3.3 12.78%
OGE Energy 2.72 11.11%
Saratoga Investment Corp 5.45 22.22%
Prospect Capital 13.04 0.02%
Western Asset Mortgage 18.43 4.48%
Hersha Hosp Trust Cl A 4.37 16.67%
Intl Bancshares 2.12 8.00%
Mesa Royalty Tr 16.25 69.36%
Washington Federal 2.85 33.36%
Atlantic Tele-Network 2.02 7.41%
Cross Timbers Royalty Tr 10.1 5.60%
Hugoton Royalty Tr Un 11.01 7.08%
PennyMac Mortgage Inv Tr 11.31 3.39%
Resource Cap Pfd. C 8.82 80.00%
Dividend Growth Stocks Of The Week (click to enlarge)
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Disclosure: I am long LMT. I receive no compensation to write about these specific stocks, sector or theme. I don't plan to increase or decrease positions or obligations within the next 72 hours.

For the other stocks: I have no positions in any stocks mentioned, and no plans to initiate any positions within the next 72 hours. I receive no compensation to write about any specific stock, sector or theme.