Tuesday, January 3, 2017

5 Top Dividend Paying Champion Stocks To Look For In 2017

For the most part, 2016 has been a good year for the U.S. stock market, with the S&P 500 climbing nearly eight percent. 

During this period, dividend investors have also been handsomely rewarded. Many dividend-paying stocks kept their track record of dividend hikes.

At the same time, those high-paying dividend stocks offered a way for income investors to boost the return of their portfolios in this ultra-low-interest-rate environment. With one month to go until 2017, let’s take a look at the five best dividend stocks we like to observe for the next year with hope that they can deliver a solid performance.

Here are the results...

Target -- Yield: 3.09%

Target (NYSE:TGT) employs 341,000 people, generates revenue of $73,785.00 million and has a net income of $3,321.00 million. The current market capitalization stands at $43.88 billion.

Target’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $7,124.00 million. The EBITDA margin is 9.66% (the operating margin is 7.49% and the net profit margin 4.50%).

Financials: The total debt represents 31.69% of Target assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 98.48%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 24.64% was realized by Target.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $5.45. Last fiscal year, Target paid $2.20 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 14.26, the P/S ratio is 0.59 and the P/B ratio is finally 3.61. The dividend yield amounts to 3.09%.

Stock Charts:

Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Target (TGT)
Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Target (TGT)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Target (TGT)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Target (TGT)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Target (TGT)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Target (TGT)


Johnson & Johnson -- Yield: 2.83%

Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) employs 127,100 people, generates revenue of $70,074.00 million and has a net income of $15,409.00 million. The current market capitalization stands at $310.66 billion.

Johnson & Johnson’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $22,855.00 million. The EBITDA margin is 32.62% (the operating margin is 24.50% and the net profit margin 21.99%).

Financials: The total debt represents 14.89% of Johnson & Johnson assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 27.91%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 21.87% was realized by Johnson & Johnson.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $5.71. Last fiscal year, Johnson & Johnson paid $2.95 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 19.83, the P/S ratio is 4.39 and the P/B ratio is finally 4.38. The dividend yield amounts to 2.83%.

Stock Charts:

Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Johnson & Johnson (JNJ)
Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Johnson & Johnson (JNJ)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Johnson & Johnson (JNJ)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Johnson & Johnson (JNJ)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Johnson & Johnson (JNJ)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Johnson & Johnson (JNJ)


Wal-Mart Stores -- Yield: 2.81%

Wal-Mart Stores (NYSE:WMT) employs 2,300,000 people, generates revenue of $482,130.00 million and has a net income of $15,080.00 million. The current market capitalization stands at $221.45 billion.

Wal-Mart Stores’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $33,559.00 million. The EBITDA margin is 6.96% (the operating margin is 5.00% and the net profit margin 3.13%).

Financials: The total debt represents 25.07% of Wal-Mart Stores assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 62.12%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 18.15% was realized by Wal-Mart Stores.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $4.61. Last fiscal year, Wal-Mart Stores paid $1.96 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 15.46, the P/S ratio is 0.46 and the P/B ratio is finally 2.79. The dividend yield amounts to 2.81%.

Stock Charts:

Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Wal-Mart Stores (WMT)
Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Wal-Mart Stores (WMT)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Wal-Mart Stores (WMT)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Wal-Mart Stores (WMT)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Wal-Mart Stores (WMT)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Wal-Mart Stores (WMT)


Microsoft -- Yield: 2.57%

Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) employs 114,000 people, generates revenue of $85,320.00 million and has a net income of $16,798.00 million. The current market capitalization stands at $472.28 billion.

Microsoft’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $27,914.00 million. The EBITDA margin is 32.72% (the operating margin is 23.28% and the net profit margin 19.69%).

Financials: The total debt represents 27.63% of Microsoft assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 74.25%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 22.09% was realized by Microsoft.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $2.09. Last fiscal year, Microsoft paid $1.44 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 28.98, the P/S ratio is 5.52 and the P/B ratio is finally 6.57. The dividend yield amounts to 2.57%.

Stock Charts:

Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Microsoft (MSFT)
Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Microsoft (MSFT)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Microsoft (MSFT)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Microsoft (MSFT)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Microsoft (MSFT)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Microsoft (MSFT)


Apple -- Yield: 2.04%

Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) employs 116,000 people, generates revenue of $215,639.00 million and has a net income of $45,687.00 million. The current market capitalization stands at $597.92 billion.

Apple’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $69,824.00 million. The EBITDA margin is 32.38% (the operating margin is 27.84% and the net profit margin 21.19%).

Financials: The total debt represents 27.05% of Apple assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 67.86%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 36.90% was realized by Apple.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $8.28. Last fiscal year, Apple paid $2.18 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 13.48, the P/S ratio is 2.76 and the P/B ratio is finally 4.64. The dividend yield amounts to 2.04%.

Stock Charts:

Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Apple (AAPL)
Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Apple (AAPL)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Apple (AAPL)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Apple (AAPL)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Apple (AAPL)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Apple (AAPL)

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