Dividend Champions with buy ratings originally published at "long-term-investments.blogspot.com". Dividend Champions are stocks with a history of dividend payments of more than 25 years in a row. Around 108 stocks have such a wonderful dividend growth history.
I personally love dividend stocks, dividend growth and consecutive dividend hikes. It gives me somehow the feeling that everything is all right. Not to forget, my trust into the company and the financial health is much higher if I see that the company shares its success with shareholders.
But not all dividend growth stocks are good investments. A past performance does not guarantee high future return. As you have see by long-term dividend growth stocks Avon Products. They cut quarterly dividend payments from 23 cents to 6 cents per share due to a bad operative performance and high debt burdens. These are all factors you need to observe when you buy a stock.
Today, I like to screen the current Dividend Champions recommendations by analysts and brokerage firms. I published the full results of the 20 most recommended A-Class dividend growth stocks on my blog. Five of the results have a yield over tree percent and two have a strong buy rating
Here is the full table with some fundamentals:
Take a closer look at the full list. The average P/E ratio amounts to 16.98 and forward P/E ratio is 14.30. The dividend yield has a value of 2.36 percent. Price to book ratio is 2.75 and price to sales ratio 1.74. The operating margin amounts to 16.36 percent and the beta ratio is 1.01. Stocks from the list have an average debt to equity ratio of 0.67.
Related stock ticker symbols:
BKH, UVV, CVX, UGI, CTWS, KO, MSA, SJW, MDT, VFC, DOV, MHP, PNR, PPG, TNC, RAVN, CSL, EGN, HP, FUL