No one has a crystal-ball but when we look forward in the dividend growth space we have a great possibility to find stocks that may raise dividends in the near future in order to keep their status.
Today I like to introduce some Dividend Champions that need to hike dividends over the next three month. They did grow dividend over more than 25 years, why stopping now?
In total, 13 stocks must grow dividends of which two are High-Yields. For sure most of the 13 stocks have grown their dividends by a low rate of less than 10 percent annually. The fastest Champ was Archer-Daniels-Midland with a 5-Year dividend growth rate of 7.9 percent.
Small dividend hikes are not bad. Remember, the inflation is also low and a 3 percent dividend hike could hedge your investment.
The best performing stock from the list was the financial services company McGraw Hill. Since 2010, the company went up 150 percent while the worst performer, AT&T realized only a gain of around 18 percent.
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#1 McGraw Hill Financial (NYSE:MHFI) has a market capitalization of $23.66 billion. The company employs 17,000 people, generates revenue of $4.875 billion and has a net income of $903.00 million.
McGraw Hill Financial's earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $1,542.00 million. The EBITDA margin is 31.63 percent (the operating margin is 28.82 percent and the net profit margin 18.52 percent).
Financials: The total debt represents 13.18 percent of McGraw Hill Financial's assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 61.41 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 78.53 percent was realized by McGraw Hill Financial.
Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $3.26. Last fiscal year, McGraw Hill Financial paid $1.12 in the form of dividends to shareholders.
Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 26.55, the P/S ratio is 4.82 and the P/B ratio is finally 18.03. The dividend yield amounts to 1.39 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 1.13. - See more here: 5 Dividend Champions With Higher Dividends In 3 Months