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23 Dividend Growth Stocks With Highest Growth And Strongest Buy Recommendation

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November 15, 2012 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: ITW , LEG , WAG

Dividend Challengers With High Growth And Buy Rating. Originally Published At "long-term-investments.blogspot.com". I like dividend growth stocks in the second and third range because they are often not in focus of many mainstream investors and they are often much cheaper than dividend growth stocks from the Dow Jones (e.g. Johnson and Johnson). The third class of dividend growth stocks is the Dividend Challengers class. Those stocks raised dividends over a period of more than five consecutive years but less than 10 years. One day they could become a big dividend hero like Coca Cola or Procter and Gamble. But which stocks should we buy now?

I made a screen of the 105 Dividend Challengers and implemented two restrictions: The Company should have a current buy or better recommendation and the stock should have positive earnings per share growth for the next five years of more than 15 percent yearly. Twenty-three stocks fulfilled these criteria. As you can see, the investment category is full of investment opportunities.

Here is the full table with some fundamentals:

23 High Dividend Growth Stocks Recommended to Buy...

Take a closer look at the full table. The average P/E ratio amounts to 23.71 and forward P/E ratio is 14.41. The dividend yield has a value of 2.19 percent. Price to book ratio is 3.04 and price to sales ratio 1.60. The operating margin amounts to 13.89 percent. The average stock has a debt to equity ratio of 0.55. I like the low debt figures and the high growth. You can't find so many stocks cumulated with those attractive figures. But the stocks are expensive. That's the price you need to pay.

Related stock ticker symbols:

LEG, WAG, MSA, SJW, SWK, AFL, MMM, ITW, TGT, VFC, TROW, MHP, PNR, TNC, LOW, CTAS, GRC, CSL, VAL, SCL, FDO, NDSN, BEN

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