With the election in the rear-view—and Inauguration Day just a few weeks off—plenty of investors have asked me what they should do with their portfolios now.
I’ll name a few bargain dividend growers that should be on your buy list in a moment. Each of the stocks is a Dividend Champion who raised dividends for more than 25 consecutive years. In addition, the forward price multipes or forward P/E is under 15.
These are the results...
AT&T -- Yield: 4.85%AT&T (NYSE:T) employs 273,140 people, generates revenue of $146,801.00 million and has a net income of $13,687.00 million. The current market capitalization stands at $247.79 billion.
AT&T’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $49,599.00 million. The EBITDA margin is 33.79% (the operating margin is 16.88% and the net profit margin 9.32%).
Financials: The total debt represents 31.33% of AT&T assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 102.84%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 12.57% was realized by AT&T.
Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $2.35. Last fiscal year, AT&T paid $1.89 in the form of dividends to shareholders.
Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 17.18, the P/S ratio is 1.69 and the P/B ratio is finally 2.02. The dividend yield amounts to 4.85%. Read more here... -> 6 Bargain Dividend Champions... [more]
Dividend Growth Stocks As of Tuesday, December 13, 2016 [more]
We have seen that simple value strategies tend to outperform. This has been the case with each one we have looked at so far, including the P/E ratio and its alternatives.
Today's article will change that trend. Normally there would not be much point in writing an article about what doesn't work.
But this particular ratio is one of the most frequently reported and used, so I think it's worth discussing.
The price to book (P/B) ratio is defined as: P/B = Market Cap / Book Value The low P/B strategy buys companies that are trading at the largest discounts to their net asset values.
Today I will share the 20 cheapest Dividend Aristocrats by P/B ratio with you.
Here are the results... -> Dividend Aristocrats With The Lowest Price To Book Ratio... [more]
Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett built his $60 billion-plus fortune by buying high-quality businesses at discounts. The Oracle of Omaha summed up his love for bargains with this quote: "Whether we're talking about socks or stocks, I like buying quality merchandise when it is marked down."
Focus on high quality and buy it at cheap prices, that's the key to get rich. One way to find cheap high-quality dividend paying stocks is to search the lists of long-term dividend growth stocks by market price multipes.
Today I will share a few of the longest dividend growers with really cheap price levels, measured by a low forward P/E.
Dividend Aristocrats are those unique kinds of stocks that rarely go on sale. For more than 25 years, these companies have been churning out ever-increasing dividend payments that show they are more than capable of handling the ups and downs of the economy -- or their respective industry cycles.
Every once in a while, though, the market forgets the long-term earnings power of these companies, and their stocks become good bargains.
Here are the cheapest Dividend Aristocrats now...
AT&T -- Yield: 5.07% [more]
Stock buybacks, also known as share repurchases, occur when companies buy shares of their own stock to reduce the number of shares outstanding.
Stock buybacks can be used to offset stock issued to employees as compensation, or to improve earnings per share by reducing the number of shares by which earnings are divided. Sometimes, companies repurchase stock simply because they believe their shares are undervalued.
Buyback proponents say they reward these long-term shareholders by effectively increasing their ownership of the company, and they help boost the value of a stock by raising the company's earnings per share. And when there's no other compelling use for a company's cash, this is a better alternative than risky spending on takeovers or other big investments.
But the other view on buybacks is that — like the restaurant removing tables — their only impact is in making things look better than they seem. Yes, earnings per share rise, but that's not because earnings are growing. Even their fiercest proponents — somewhat hypocritically — say they're overused.
With that in mind, I've compiled all stocks with a billion dollar buyback announcement during the year 2016. In total, there are exactly 82 companies with such a big share buyback volume.
Here are the results...
Apple $175 Blln [more]