Stocks with biggest dividend hikes from last week; originally published at Dividend Yield - Stock, Capital, Investment. Here is a current sheet of companies that have announced a dividend increase within the recent week. In total, 23 stocks and funds raised dividends of which 11 have a dividend growth of more than 10 percent. The average dividend growth amounts to 53.70 percent. Below the results are seven high-yields and ten companies are currently recommended to buy.
I personally own Becton Dickinson. I found him with two additional stocks from the industry a few years ago. Stocks from the medical instruments and supplies industry looked cheap during that time. Becton and the others had a bad time and they were traded at a P/E ratio of around 10 to 12 while earnings were forecasted to grow by double-digit rates for the mid-term. As we can see, they still raise dividends despite the uncertain economic environment. Not enough, they increased dividends by a rate of more than 10 percent! So my BDX position is not big. It represents only 0.7 percent of my full stock portfolio.
Take a closer look at the full table of stocks with recent dividend hikes. The average dividend growth amounts to 53.70 percent and the average dividend yield amounts to 4.62 percent. Stocks from the sheet are valuated with a P/E ratio of 20.57. The average P/S ratio is 7.11 and P/B 2.83.
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