Best Dividend Paying Stocks Lists By Dividend Yield - Stock, Capital, Investment. Here is a current dividend list (from low-yield to high-yield paying stocks) of stocks with interesting performance and valuation figures. Stocks from that list are mid- and large caps (market capitalization of more than USD 1 billion) with double-digit long-term earnings growth rates. The companies are traded at AMEX, NYSE, NASDAQ and part of the Dow Jones, S&P 500 or Nasdaq Composite. Date of the screen is April 01, 2012. The list is selected by the following criteria and sorted by dividend yield:
Market capitalization: > 1 Billion
Price/Earnings Ratio: > 0 < 100
Dividend Yield: > 3 < 20
Return on investment: > 10 < 100
Operating Margin: > 10 < 100
10 Year Revenue Growth: > 8 < 200
10 Year EPS Growth: > 10 < 100
This month, we got major changes in our screening results of the best dividend paying stocks list. Abbott Laboratories (NYSE:ABT) is new on #1 and has repressed MF Financial to #11. In addition, BHP Billiton (BHP/BBL) is back under the top three and behind Alliance Resource Partners (NASDAQ:ARLP).
Here are the results:
Best Dividend Paying Stock List As Of April 2012...
Take a closer look at the full table. The average price to earnings ratio (P/E ratio) amounts to 11.69 while the dividend yield has a value of 4.89 percent. Price to book ratio is 3.84 and price to sales ratio 2.59. The operating margin amounts to 30.76 percent. Earnings per share grew by 20.27 yearly over the past decade.
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ABT, ARLP, BHP, BBL, CVX, CHL, EOC, GRMN, HEP, MFA, MMP, MBT, NVS, TLK, PEP, PBR, RES, SSL, SCCO, STO, STRA, TSM, VALE, YPF, YZC