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These 6 Top Dividend Stocks Starting To Take-Off


After I've published a few articles about safe dividend stocks and stocks with high cash and low debt ratios, I come back to growth.

Growth is good because it grows the value of your assets too. I ever told that only a growing stock is good but you can only make money with growth stocks if you pay reasonable prices for them.

The market is highly valuated, that's news from the recent quarters and more than true. With P/E multiples above 20, you need high growth to justify this values.

Today, I've created a screen for you that are based on momentum growth. I've discovered stocks with double digit earnings and sales growth.

These are my main criteria:

- Market Cap over $10 billion
- Positive Dividend Yield
- Debt-To-Equity Ratio under 0.5
- 5Y Forecasted Earnings Growth over 5%
- Quarter over Quarter Sales Growth over 10%
- Quarter over Quarter Earnings Growth over 10%
- Only US Home Base

Nineteen stocks fulfilled these criteria of which none yield over 2.5 percent in dividend. That's not much but for growth you can waive a small part of your yield.

6 Top Dividend Momentum Stocks are...

#1 BlackRock (NYSE:BLK) has a market capitalization of $55.23 billion. The company employs 11,500 people, generates revenue of $10,180.00 million and has a net income of $2,951.00 million. BlackRock's earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $4,167.00 million. The EBITDA margin is 40.93 percent (the operating margin is 37.89 percent and the net profit margin 28.99 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 3.32 percent of BlackRock's assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 27.62 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 11.31 percent was realized by BlackRock. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $18.18. Last fiscal year, BlackRock paid $6.72 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 18.30, the P/S ratio is 5.43 and the P/B ratio is finally 2.12. The dividend yield amounts to 2.32 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 1.44. - See #2-9 here: These 6 Dividend Stocks Start To Take-Off

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