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12 Dividend Champions With Lowest Debt



May 29, 2012 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: MCY , ADP , XOM

Dividend Champions With Low Debt Ratios Researched By Dividend Yield - Stock, Capital, Investment. The amount of debt is of huge importance for investors. The debt level is a capital capacity measure and something like a buffer for tough times. If the company gets trouble, big credit lines could help the make sure that the company gets back on track.

Recently, I screened stocks with consecutive dividend hikes of at least 10 years in a row (Dividend Achievers) and low debt to equity ratios (below 0.1). Twenty-two Dividend Achievers fulfilled these criteria and most of the results had a low number of dividend hikes.  

Now, I narrowed my criteria and screened the investment category Dividend Champions (over 25 years of consecutive rising dividends) by stocks with a very low debt to equity ratio (below 0.1). Twelve stocks fulfilled these criteria but only eight are currently recommended by brokerage firms.

Here are my favorite stocks:

12 Dividend Champions With Lowest Debt...

Take a closer look at the full table. The average price to earnings ratio (P/E ratio) amounts to 17.00 and forward P/E ratio is 14.32. The dividend yield has a value of 2.27 percent. Price to book ratio is 2.87 and price to sales ratio 1.97. The operating margin amounts to 18.02 percent and the beta ratio is 0.87.

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