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16 Large Caps With Skyrocket Dividends

|Includes: AME, APC, Bank of America Corporation (BAC), BX, CCI, CF, DAL, DHR, HBI, KKR, LUV, MS, NOV, RF, STI, UHS

Dividend growth is important, no discussion about that. Many analysts and investors say that a fast growing dividend is a result of a rosy business which runs very well.

Others research studies say that high dividend raiser perform better than the market.

However, I like to show you which large capitalized stocks increased their dividends over the past year at the highest rate, more than 50 percent.

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Regions Financial Corporation (NYSE:RF) has a market capitalization of $11.78 billion. The company employs 24,255 people, generates revenue of $3,588.00 million and has a net income of $1,142.00 million.

Regions Financial Corporation's earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $ million. The EBITDA margin is percent (the operating margin is 31.35 percent and the net profit margin 22.39 percent).

Financials: The total debt represents 4.78 percent of Regions Financial Corporation's assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 33.64 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 6.94 percent was realized by Regions Financial Corporation.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $0.79. Last fiscal year, Regions Financial Corporation paid $0.18 in the form of dividends to shareholders. RF raised dividends by 66.67%.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 11.07, the P/S ratio is 2.31 and the P/B ratio is finally 0.73. The dividend yield amounts to 2.30 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 2.12.

Hanesbrands (NYSE:HBI) has a market capitalization of $11.13 billion. The company employs 51,500 people, generates revenue of $5,324.75 million and has a net income of $404.52 million.

Hanesbrands's earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $662.16 million. The EBITDA margin is 12.44 percent (the operating margin is 10.59 percent and the net profit margin 7.60 percent).

Financials: The total debt represents 37.99 percent of Hanesbrands's assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 143.05 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 30.91 percent was realized by Hanesbrands.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $3.96. Last fiscal year, Hanesbrands paid $1.20 in the form of dividends to shareholders. HBI raised dividends by 50%.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 28.11, the P/S ratio is 2.09 and the P/B ratio is finally 8.02. The dividend yield amounts to 1.44 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 1.02.

AMETEK (NYSE:AME) has a market capitalization of $11.78 billion. The company employs 14,500 people, generates revenue of $4,021.96 million and has a net income of $584.46 million.

AMETEK's earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $962.31 million. The EBITDA margin is 23.93 percent (the operating margin is 22.34 percent and the net profit margin 14.53 percent).

Financials: The total debt represents 26.72 percent of AMETEK's assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 52.87 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 18.33 percent was realized by AMETEK.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $2.42. Last fiscal year, AMETEK paid $0.33 in the form of dividends to shareholders. AME raised dividends by 50%.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 19.79, the P/S ratio is 2.93 and the P/B ratio is finally 3.63. The dividend yield amounts to 0.75 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 1.24. - See more results here: 16 Large Caps With Skyrocked Dividends...

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BAC, MS, DHR, BX, APC, LUV, DAL, CCI, NOV, STI, KKR, CF, AME, RF, HBI, UHS

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