4 High-Growth Dividend Stocks That Analysts Rate As Strong Buy

by: ZetaKap

Interested in stocks paying dividend income, but don't know where to start? Do you prefer stocks that analysts rate as "Strong Buy?" Do you prefer stocks with high projected earnings over the next year? If so, here are some interesting ideas for you.

EPS (earnings per share) growth illustrates the growth of earnings per share over time. The 1-Year Expected EPS Growth Rate is an annual growth estimate, where the growth projections are made by analysts, the company or other credible sources.

We first looked for dividend stocks. We then screened for businesses that analysts rate as "Strong Buy" (mean recommendation < 2). We next screened for businesses with projected high growth, measured by 1-year projected EPS growth above 25%. We did not screen out any market caps or sectors.

Do you think these stocks will break through to new highs? Please use our list to assist with your own analysis.

Ennis Inc. (NYSE:EBF)

Sector: Consumer Goods
Industry: Office Supplies
Market Cap: $370.55M
Beta: 1.45

Ennis Inc. has a Dividend Yield of 4.94%; a Payout Ratio of 52.97%; an Analysts' Rating of 1.00; and 1-Year Projected Earnings Per Share Growth Rate of 57.34%. The short interest was 2.90% as of 05/23/2012. Ennis, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the print and manufacture of business forms and other business products. The company operates in two segments, Print and Apparel. The Print segment designs, manufactures, and sells business forms and other printed business products.

International Shipholding Corp. (ISH)

Sector: Services
Industry: Shipping
Market Cap: $136.22M
Beta: 0.74

International Shipholding Corp. has a Dividend Yield of 5.29%; Payout Ratio of 64.29%; Analysts' Rating of 1.00; and 1-Year Projected Earnings Per Share Growth Rate of 32.20%. The short interest was 3.61% as of 05/23/2012. International Shipholding Corporation, through its subsidiaries, operates a fleet of United States and international flag vessels that provide international and domestic maritime transportation services to commercial and governmental customers primarily under medium to long-term time freight charters or contracts. As of March 3, 2011, the company owned or operated 33 ocean-going vessels that include 6 U.

Breitburn Energy Partners L.P. (BBEP)

Sector: Basic Materials
Industry: Oil & Gas Drilling & Exploration
Market Cap: $1.16B
Beta: 0.87

Breitburn Energy Partners L.P. has a Dividend Yield of 10.87%; Payout Ratio of 68.74%; Analysts' Rating of 1.50; and 1-Year Projected Earnings Per Share Growth Rate of 79.07%. The short interest was 0.74% as of 05/23/2012. BreitBurn Energy Partners L.P. engages in the acquisition, exploitation, and development of oil and gas properties in the United States. The company's properties include natural gas, oil, and midstream assets comprising fields in the Antrim Shale in Michigan, and the New Albany Shale in Indiana and Kentucky; and fields in the Evanston and Green River basins in southwestern Wyoming, the Wind river and Big Horn basins in central Wyoming, the Powder River basin in eastern Wyoming, the Los Angeles basin in California, and fields in Florida's Sunniland Trend.

Linn Energy, LLC (LINE)

Sector: Basic Materials
Industry: Independent Oil & Gas
Market Cap: $7.25B
Beta: 0.72

Linn Energy, LLC has a Dividend Yield of 7.97%; Payout Ratio of 57.07%; Analysts' Rating of 1.50; and 1-Year Projected Earnings Per Share Growth Rate of 29.55%. The short interest was 0.98% as of 05/23/2012. Linn Energy, LLC, an independent oil and natural gas company, engages in the acquisition and development of oil and gas properties. The company's properties are primarily located in the Mid-Continent, the Permian Basin, Michigan, California, and the Williston Basin in the United States. As of December 31, 2011, it had proved reserves of 3,370 billion cubic feet equivalent of oil and gas, and natural gas liquids, as well as operated 7,759 gross productive wells.

*Company profiles were sourced from Finviz. Financial data was sourced from Google Finance and Yahoo Finance.

Disclosure: I have no positions in any stocks mentioned, and no plans to initiate any positions within the next 72 hours.