These Dividend Contenders May Raise Dividends Within The Next 3 Months

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Includes: AOS, CVS, LLL, PII, ROP, TRI
by: Dividend Yield

Recently, I wrote about Dividend Champions that may raise dividends within the next 3 months to keep their status as dividend growers alive.

Today I'd like to introduce some Dividend Contenders with potential to hike dividends over the next quarter. As a result, I found 20 companies; nine of them yield over 3 percent.

These are my 6 highlights...

Thomson Reuters Company (NYSE:TRI) has a market capitalization of $31.63 billion. The company employs 57,800 people, generates revenue of $12.702 billion and has a net income of $155.00 million.

Thomson Reuters Company's earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $3.630 billion. The EBITDA margin is 28.58 percent (the operating margin is 11.66 percent and the net profit margin 1.22 percent).

Financials: The total debt represents 25.46 percent of Thomson Reuters Company's assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 51.50 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 0.75 percent was realized by Thomson Reuters Company.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $0.50. Last fiscal year, Thomson Reuters Company paid $1.30 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 78.43, the P/S ratio is 2.48 and the P/B ratio is finally 2.03. The dividend yield amounts to 3.34 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 0.86.

Long-Term Stock Price Chart Of Thomson Reuters Company (TRI)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Thomson Reuters Company (TRI)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Thomson Reuters Company (TRI)

L-3 Communications Holdings (NYSE:LLL) has a market capitalization of $10.34 billion. The company employs 48,000 people, generates revenue of $12,622.00 million and has a net income of $760.00 million.

L-3 Communications Holdings's earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $1,426.00 million. The EBITDA margin is 11.30 percent (the operating margin is 9.60 percent and the net profit margin 6.02 percent).

Financials: The total debt represents 26.06 percent of L-3 Communications Holdings's assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 60.94 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 13.12 percent was realized by L-3 Communications Holdings.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $7.08. Last fiscal year, L-3 Communications Holdings paid $2.20 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 17.14, the P/S ratio is 0.82 and the P/B ratio is finally 1.74. The dividend yield amounts to 1.98 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 1.04.

Long-Term Stock Price Chart Of L-3 Communications Holdings (LLL)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of L-3 Communications Holdings (LLL)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of L-3 Communications Holdings (LLL)

CVS Health (NYSE:CVS) has a market capitalization of $106.52 billion. The company employs 130,000 people, generates revenue of $126,761.00 million and has a net income of $4,600.00 million.

CVS Health's earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $9,931.00 million. The EBITDA margin is 7.83 percent (the operating margin is 6.34 percent and the net profit margin 3.63 percent).

Financials: The total debt represents 18.74 percent of CVS Health's assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 35.33 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 12.17 percent was realized by CVS Health.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $3.87. Last fiscal year, CVS Health paid $0.90 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 24.14, the P/S ratio is 0.83 and the P/B ratio is finally 2.87. The dividend yield amounts to 1.52 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 1.04.

Long-Term Stock Price Chart Of CVS Health (CVS)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of CVS Health (CVS)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of CVS Health (CVS)

Polaris Industries (NYSE:PII) has a market capitalization of $9.52 billion. The company employs 5,400 people, generates revenue of $3,777.07 million and has a net income of $381.07 million.

Polaris Industries's earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $624.11 million. The EBITDA margin is 16.52 percent (the operating margin is 15.30 percent and the net profit margin 10.09 percent).

Financials: The total debt represents 17.06 percent of Polaris Industries's assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 53.70 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 62.16 percent was realized by Polaris Industries.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $6.24. Last fiscal year, Polaris Industries paid $1.68 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 22.91, the P/S ratio is 2.49 and the P/B ratio is finally 17.37. The dividend yield amounts to 1.35 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 1.37.

Long-Term Stock Price Chart Of Polaris Industries (PII)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Polaris Industries (PII)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Polaris Industries (PII)

A. O. Smith (NYSE:AOS) has a market capitalization of $4.79 billion. The company employs 11,400 people, generates revenue of $2,153.80 million and has a net income of $169.70 million.

A. O. Smith's earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $312.80 million. The EBITDA margin is 14.52 percent (the operating margin is 10.98 percent and the net profit margin 7.88 percent).

Financials: The total debt represents 8.02 percent of A. O. Smith's assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 14.44 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 13.45 percent was realized by A. O. Smith.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $2.16. Last fiscal year, A. O. Smith paid $0.46 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 24.71, the P/S ratio is 2.21 and the P/B ratio is finally 3.64. The dividend yield amounts to 1.13 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 1.26.

Long-Term Stock Price Chart Of A. O. Smith (AOS)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of A. O. Smith (AOS)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of A. O. Smith (AOS)

Roper Industries (NYSE:ROP) has a market capitalization of $15.49 billion. The company employs 9,913 people, generates revenue of $3,238.13 million and has a net income of $538.29 million.

Roper Industries' earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $1,031.55 million. The EBITDA margin is 31.86 percent (the operating margin is 26.01 percent and the net profit margin 16.62 percent).

Financials: The total debt represents 30.11 percent of Roper Industries's assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 58.51 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 13.63 percent was realized by Roper Industries.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $6.22. Last fiscal year, Roper Industries paid $0.66 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 24.02, the P/S ratio is 4.76 and the P/B ratio is finally 3.56. The dividend yield amounts to 0.53 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 0.99.

Long-Term Stock Price Chart Of Roper Industries (ROP)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Roper Industries (ROP)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Roper Industries (ROP)

Dividend Contenders With Possible Higher Dividends

Company No. Div. DGR
Name Yrs Yield 5-yr
Bank of Utica 14 2.25 7.9
Andersons Inc. (The) 12 0.81 14.5
Roper Industries Inc. 21 0.51 17.9
CVS Health Corp. 11 1.20 28.4
Alliant Energy Corp. 11 3.24 6.1
Teekay LNG Partners LP 10 7.68 4.4
A.O. Smith Corp. 21 1.11 13.3
Enterprise Bancorp Inc. 20 2.05 5.0
Rollins Inc. 12 1.29 16.5
JB Hunt Transport Serv. 11 0.97 8.4
AGL Resources 12 3.75 2.3
Honat Bancorp Inc. 11 1.65 14.1
Linear Technology Corp. 22 2.35 4.4
Church & Dwight 18 1.62 45.8
PartnerRe Limited 21 2.30 6.8
Landmark Bancorp Inc. 13 3.36 10.2
Avista Corp. 12 3.69 12.1
Thomson Reuters Corp. 21 3.33 3.8
Robert Half International 11 1.27 7.8
Jack Henry & Associates 22 1.43 19.5
Analog Devices Inc. 12 2.71 11.8
Compass Minerals Int'l 11 2.76 10.2
Dominion Resources 11 3.31 7.3
Meredith Corp. 21 3.28 13.6
Muncy Bank Financial Inc. 14 2.75 7.8
NextEra Energy 20 2.78 8.2
Perrigo Company plc 12 0.26 11.9
L-3 Communications 11 1.93 13.8
Northeast Utilities 16 3.10 12.2
Polaris Industries 19 1.23 17.2

20 Potential Dividend Contenders

With Potential to Grow Dividends (Click to enlarge)

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