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14 Top Dividend Growers From Last Week

Stocks with dividend hikes from last week originally published at Only 14 stocks raised their dividend payments within the recent week. Despite the low number of growth stocks, the quality is still available.

Big names are again on the list. The biggest player is Lockheed Martin. The military group announced to boost dividends by 15.7 percent. I love this stock that is so deeply integrated into the U.S. economy.

Five High-Yields are part of the latest dividend growth stocks but only three companies are currently valuated with a forward P/E of less than 15. Also three of fourteen shares are currently recommended to buy.

Basic material stocks as well as financial stocks are dominating the results - A fact that we've also seen over the recent weeks. For the financial sector it's reasonable because of the abnormal dividend cuts in 2008 but basic or raw material stocks? It's really hard to explain why these stocks hike dividends when the whole sector is under pressure due to falling prices in anticipation of a slowing Chinese economy.

We will see how it develops over the time. I've attached, like every week, the full list of the latest dividend growth stocks. You can also find attached the current price ratios in order to find and compare the cheapest stocks from the list.

Here are the latest dividend growth stocks:

14 Top Dividend Growers From Last Week...

Take a closer look at the full table of stocks with recent dividend hikes. The average dividend growth amounts to 13.92 percent and the average dividend yield amounts to 3.67 percent. Stocks from the sheet are valuated with a P/E ratio of 19.40. The average P/S ratio is 10.01 and P/B 8.85.

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