Upcoming Ex-dividend dates for Top 100

Ex-dividend dates are important to dividend growth investors because one must own a stock its ex-dividend date in order to be eligible to receive its next dividend. 

Ticker Company Name Ex-Div Date Pay Date Dividend Payout Stock Price Dividend Yield
CSCO Cisco Systems 3-Oct 26-Oct 0.26 31.39 3.31%
CMCSA Comcast 3-Oct 26-Oct 0.275 66.25 1.66%

Where does OGE Energy rank after its 10% announced dividend increase?

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OGE Energy Corporation announced a regular quarterly dividend of $0.3025, a 10 percent increase from the prior rate of $0.275 per share. The dividend will be paid at the new higher rate on October 28, 2016, to shareholders of record at close of business on October 11, 2016.

Listed in the table below are the quarterly dividend payments since 2010. Our analysis of OGE Energy as a Top 100 Dividend Stock candidate is listed below;

Date Quarterly Dividend
10/11/2016 0.3025
7/6/2016 0.275
4/6/2016 0.275
1/6/2016 0.275
10/7/2015 0.275
7/8/2015 0.25
4/8/2015 0.25
1/7/2015 0.25
10/8/2014 0.25
7/8/2014 0.225
4/8/2014 0.225
1/8/2014 0.225
10/8/2013 0.209
7/9/2013 0.209
4/8/2013 0.208
1/8/2013 0.208
10/5/2012 0.197
7/6/2012 0.197
4/5/2012 0.197
1/6/2012 0.197
10/5/2011 0.188
7/6/2011 0.188
4/6/2011 0.188
1/6/2011 0.188
10/6/2010 0.181
7/7/2010 0.181
4/7/2010 0.181
1/6/2010 0.181

Analysis of OGE Energy is based upon our five key criteria for the Top 100 list, which include; 

Category Value Score
Dividend Yield 3.36 53
Dividend Growth (5 year VL) 6% 167
Trailing P/E 27.2 213
S&P Financial Rating A 120
Beta 0.90 100
Total Ranking #157 653

Additional Information;

Price 9/29/16 % Yield 5 Year Div. Growth Rate  SPS    2016 P/S Ratio 10 yr P/S Low 10 yr P/S  High 5 yr max Yield % 5 yr lowest Yield %
$32.11 3.36% 6% 10.50 3.06 0.37 3.06 4.24% 2.20%

Final Analysis;

  • OGE Energy’s dividend yield is higher than that of the S&P 500 Index and is also trading towards the higher end of its average historical dividend yield.
  • OGE Energy maintains a 5 year dividend growth rate of 6%   This is lower than 5 other companies in the sector and ranks 167 among all companies.
  • OGE Energy is trading at the top of its average price/sales (P/S) range at 3.06.  From a relative valuation perspective, OGE Energy is overvalued based upon its historical trading history.
  • OGE Energy maintains a credit rating of A. This is above investment grade, a positive.
  • OGE Energy maintains a beta of 0.90, lower than the average company.
  • OGE Energy’s total ranking is 157.

Based upon its high P/E ratio and low dividend growth rate, OGE Energy does not qualify as one of our Top 100 Dividend Stocks.

OGE Energy Corp. Dividend Yield Chart (Click to enlarge) oge2

Chart Explanation:  Dividend growth stocks may be viewed favorably when the current yield is above historical readings for the past 5 years.

Further information on dividend investing and evaluating dividend growth candidates can be found at http://seekingalpha.com/author/timothy-mcintosh/articles

Where does American Express rank after its 10% announced dividend increase?

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American Express Company announced a regular quarterly dividend of $0.32, a 10 percent increase from the prior rate of $0.29 per share. The dividend will be paid at the new higher rate on November 10, 2016, to shareholders of record at close of business on October 7, 2016. American Express Co. is a member of the Top 100 dividend  candidates.

Listed in the table below are the quarterly dividend payments since 2010. Our analysis of American Express as a Top 100 Dividend Stock candidate is listed below;

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Date Quarterly Dividend
10/7/2016 0.32
6/29/2016 0.29
4/6/2016 0.29
1/6/2016 0.29
10/7/2015 0.29
6/30/2015 0.29
3/31/2015 0.26
1/7/2015 0.26
10/1/2014 0.26
7/9/2014 0.26
4/2/2014 0.23
1/8/2014 0.23
10/2/2013 0.23
7/2/2013 0.23
4/3/2013 0.2
1/2/2013 0.2
10/3/2012 0.2
7/3/2012 0.2
4/3/2012 0.2
1/4/2012 0.18
10/5/2011 0.18
6/29/2011 0.18
4/6/2011 0.18
1/5/2011 0.18
10/6/2010 0.18
6/30/2010 0.18
3/30/2010 0.18
1/7/2010 0.18

Analysis of American Express is based upon our five key criteria for the Top 100 list, which include; 

Category Value Score
Dividend Yield 1.80 170
Dividend Growth (5 year VL) 13% 87
Trailing P/E 11.3 24
S&P Financial Rating A++ 40
Beta 1.00 125
Total Ranking #31 446

Additional Information;

Price 9/28/16 % Yield 5 Year Div. Growth Rate  BV    2016 P/BV Ratio 10 yr P/BV Low 10 yr P/BV  High 5 yr max Yield % 5 yr lowest Yield %
$64.22 1.80% 13% 38.60 2.88 0.80 7.0 2.15% 0.95%

Final Analysis;

  • American Express dividend yield is on average with that of the S&P 500 Index and is also trading towards the higher end of its average historical dividend yield.
  • American Express maintains a 5 year dividend growth rate of 13%   This is lower than 10 other companies in the sector and ranks 87 among all companies.
  • American Express is trading below its average price/book value (P/BV) range at 2.88.  From a relative valuation perspective, American Express is undervalued based upon its historical trading history.
  • American Express maintains a credit rating of A++. This is above investment grade, a positive.
  • American Express maintains a beta of 1.00, on average with the market.
  • American Express total ranking is 31.

Based upon its low P/BV ratio and high credit rating, American Express qualifies as one of our Top 100 Dividend Stocks.

American Express Co. Dividend Yield Chart (Click to enlarge) axp3

Chart Explanation:  Dividend growth stocks may be viewed favorably when the current yield is above historical readings for the past 5 years.

Further information on dividend investing and evaluating dividend growth candidates can be found at http://seekingalpha.com/author/timothy-mcintosh/articles

Where does Yum! Brands rank after its 11% announced dividend increase?

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Yum! Brands Incorporated announced a regular quarterly dividend of $0.51, an 11 percent increase from the prior rate of $0.46 per share. The dividend will be paid at the new higher rate on November 4, 2016, to shareholders of record at close of business on October 19, 2016.

Listed in the table below are the quarterly dividend payments since 2010. Our analysis of Yum as a Top 100 Dividend Stock candidate is listed below;

Date Quarterly Dividend
10/17/2016 0.51
7/13/2016 0.46
4/13/2016 0.46
1/13/2016 0.46
10/14/2015 0.46
7/15/2015 0.41
4/8/2015 0.41
1/14/2015 0.41
10/15/2014 0.41
7/9/2014 0.37
4/9/2014 0.37
1/15/2014 0.37
10/9/2013 0.37
7/10/2013 0.335
4/10/2013 0.335
1/9/2013 0.335
10/10/2012 0.335
7/11/2012 0.285
4/11/2012 0.285
1/11/2012 0.285
10/12/2011 0.285
7/13/2011 0.25
4/13/2011 0.25
1/12/2011 0.25
10/13/2010 0.25
7/14/2010 0.21
4/14/2010 0.21
1/13/2010 0.21

Analysis of YUM! Brands is based upon our five key criteria for the Top 100 list, which include; 

Category Value Score
Dividend Yield 2.06 152
Dividend Growth (5 year VL) 14% 74
Trailing P/E 27.10 211
S&P Financial Rating B++ 160
Beta 0.91 100
Total Ranking #170 697

Additional Information;

Price 9/27/16 % Yield 5 Year Div. Growth Rate  SPS    2016 P/S Ratio 10 yr P/S Low 10 yr P/S  High 5 yr max Yield % 5 yr lowest Yield %
$89.86 2.06% 14% 38.60 2.33 0.87 2.33 2.62% 1.50%

Final Analysis;

  • Yum!’s dividend yield is higher than that of the S&P 500 Index and is also trading towards the higher end of its average historical dividend yield.
  • Yum! maintains a 5 year dividend growth rate of 14%   This is lower than 22 other companies in the sector and ranks 74 among all companies.
  • Yum! is trading at the top of its average price/sales (P/S) range at 2.33.  From a relative valuation perspective, Yum is overvalued based upon its historical trading history.
  • Yum! maintains a credit rating of B++. This is below investment grade, a negative. It was downgraded by S&P last December.
  • Yum! maintains a beta of 0.91, lower than the average company.
  • Yum!’s total ranking is 170.

Based upon its high P/S ratio and poor credit rating, Yum! does not qualify as one of our Top 100 Dividend Stocks.

Yum! Brands Inc. Dividend Yield Chart (Click to enlarge)

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Chart Explanation:  Dividend growth stocks may be viewed favorably when the current yield is above historical readings for the past 5 years.

Further information on dividend investing and evaluating dividend growth candidates can be found at http://seekingalpha.com/author/timothy-mcintosh/articles

Where does Masco rank after its 5% announced dividend increase?

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Masco Corporation announced a regular quarterly dividend of $0.10, a 5 percent increase from the prior rate of $0.095 per share. The dividend will be paid at the new higher rate on November 14, 2016, to shareholders of record at close of business on October 14, 2016.

Listed in the table below are the quarterly dividend payments since 2010. Our analysis of Masco as a Top 100 Dividend Stock candidate is listed below;

Date Quarterly Dividend
10/14/2016 0.1
7/6/2016 0.095
4/6/2016 0.095
1/6/2016 0.095
10/7/2015 0.095
7/9/2015 0.09
4/8/2015 0.079
1/7/2015 0.079
10/8/2014 0.079
6/12/2014 0.079
4/9/2014 0.066
1/8/2014 0.066
10/9/2013 0.066
7/2/2013 0.066
4/3/2013 0.066
1/2/2013 0.066
10/10/2012 0.066
7/3/2012 0.066
4/4/2012 0.066
1/4/2012 0.066
10/5/2011 0.066
7/6/2011 0.066
4/6/2011 0.066
1/5/2011 0.066
10/6/2010 0.066
7/7/2010 0.066
4/7/2010 0.066
1/6/2010 0.066

Analysis of Masco is based upon our five key criteria for the Top 100 list, which include; 

Category Value Score
Dividend Yield 1.11 220
Dividend Growth (5 year VL) -10% 239
Trailing P/E 26.2 201
S&P Financial Rating B 240
Beta 1.40 225
Total Ranking #NA 960

Additional Information;

Price 9/26/16 % Yield 5 Year Div. Growth Rate  SPS    2016 P/S Ratio 10 yr P/S Low 10 yr P/S  High 5 yr max Yield % 5 yr lowest Yield %
$34.33 1.11% -10% 23.0 1.49 0.16 1.49 4.70% 1.05%

Final Analysis;

  • Masco’s dividend yield is on average with that of the S&P 500 Index and is also trading towards the lower end of its average historical dividend yield.
  • Masco maintains a 5 year dividend growth rate of -10%   This is lower than all other companies in the sector and ranks 239 among all companies.
  • Masco is trading at the top of its average price/sales (P/S) range at 1.49.  From a relative valuation perspective, Masco is overvalued based upon its historical trading history.
  • Masco maintains a credit rating of B. This is below investment grade, a negative.
  • Masco maintains a beta of 1.40, lower than the average company.
  • Masco’s total ranking falls outside our universe of 250 dividend stocks.

Based upon its high beta, negative dividend growth rate and poor credit rating, Masco does not qualify as one of our Top 100 Dividend Stocks.

Masco Corp. Dividend Yield Chart (Click to enlarge)

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Chart Explanation:  Dividend growth stocks may be viewed favorably when the current yield is above historical readings for the past 5 years.

Further information on dividend investing and evaluating dividend growth candidates can be found at http://seekingalpha.com/author/timothy-mcintosh/articles

Where does Lockheed Martin rank after its 10% announced dividend increase?

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Lockheed Martin Corporation announced a regular quarterly dividend of $0.182, a 10 percent increase from the prior rate of $1.65 per share. The dividend will be paid at the new higher rate on October 14, 2016, to shareholders of record at close of business on October 3, 2016. Lockheed Martin Corp. is a member of the Top 100 dividend  candidates.

Listed in the table below are the quarterly dividend payments since 2010. Our analysis of Lockheed Martin as a Top 100 Dividend Stock candidate is listed below;

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Date Quarterly Dividend
12/1/2016 1.82
8/30/2016 1.65
5/27/2016 1.65
2/26/2016 1.65
11/27/2015 1.65
8/28/2015 1.5
5/28/2015 1.5
2/26/2015 1.5
11/26/2014 1.5
8/28/2014 1.33
5/29/2014 1.33
2/27/2014 1.33
11/27/2013 1.33
8/29/2013 1.15
5/30/2013 1.15
2/27/2013 1.15
11/29/2012 1.15
8/30/2012 1
5/30/2012 1
2/28/2012 1
11/29/2011 1
8/30/2011 0.75
5/27/2011 0.75
2/25/2011 0.75
11/29/2010 0.75
8/30/2010 0.63
5/27/2010 0.63
2/25/2010 0.63

Analysis of Lockheed Martin is based upon our five key criteria for the Top 100 list, which include; 

Category Value Score
Dividend Yield 2.68 105
Dividend Growth (5 year VL) 19% 50
Trailing P/E 20.5 147
S&P Financial Rating A++ 40
Beta 0.80 75
Total Ranking #29 417

Additional Information;

Price 9/23/16 % Yield 5 Year Div. Growth Rate  SPS    2016 P/S Ratio 10 yr P/S Low 10 yr P/S  High 5 yr max Yield % 5 yr lowest Yield %
$245.85 2.68% 19% 177.90 1.38 0.46 1.38 4.87% 2.47%

Final Analysis;

  • Lockheed Martin’s dividend yield is higher than that of the S&P 500 Index and is also trading at the top of its average historical dividend yield.
  • Lockheed Martin maintains a 5 year dividend growth rate of 19%.   This is lower than 5 other companies in the sector and ranks 50 among all companies.
  • Lockheed Martin is trading at the top of its average price/sales (P/S) range at 1.38.  From a relative valuation perspective, Lockheed Martin is overvalued based upon its historical trading history.
  • Lockheed Martin maintains a credit rating of A++. This is above investment grade, a positive.
  • Lockheed Martin maintains a beta of 0.80, higher than the average company.
  • Lockheed Martin’s total ranking is 29.

Based upon its high dividend growth rate and high credit rating, Lockheed Martin qualifies as one of our Top 100 Dividend Stocks.

Lockheed Martin Corp. Dividend Yield Chart (Click to enlarge)

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Chart Explanation:  Dividend growth stocks may be viewed favorably when the current yield is above historical readings for the past 5 years.

Further information on dividend investing and evaluating dividend growth candidates can be found at http://seekingalpha.com/author/timothy-mcintosh/articles

Top 100 Weekly Performance 9.23.16

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Company Ticker 1 Week
Ventas Inc VTR 5.94
AB Inbev BUD 4.91
Rio Tinto plc RIO 4.84
Magna International MGA 4.38
Public Storage PSA 3.57
AT&T Inc. T 3.2
Boeing Company BA 3.11
ConocoPhillips COP 3
Kimberly-Clark KMB 2.82
Accenture Plc ACN 2.31
Duke Energy DUK 2.25
United Tech UTX 2.17
Sempra Energy SRE 2.16
Lockheed Martin LMT 2.11
Southern Co SO 2.04
Verizon VZ 1.99
Diageo PLC DEO 1.95
Automatic Data Proc. ADP 1.89
Honeywell HON 1.8
Deere & Co. DE 1.78
Norfolk Southern NSC 1.75
PPL Corp PPL 1.71
Stryker Corp. SYK 1.69
Nextera Energy NEE 1.65
American Elec. PWR AEP 1.64
United States Parcel Service UPS 1.62
Colgate-Palmol CL 1.44
UnitedHealth Group UNH 1.44
Pepsico Inc PEP 1.35
Corning GLW 1.3
Chevron Corp. CVX 1.27
Toronto-Dominion Bank TD 1.27
Union Pacific UNP 1.18
McDonald’s Corp MCD 1.17
Merck & Co. MRK 1.16
Amgen AMGN 1.14
Novartis AG ADR NVS 1.05
Dominion Res D 1.04
Medtronic, Inc. MDT 0.87
Emerson Electric EMR 0.84
Royal Dutch Shell RDSB 0.8
Cardinal Health CAH 0.78
Suncor Energy SU 0.75
TJX Companies TJX 0.72
Becton, Dickinson BDX 0.71
Raytheon RTN 0.71
Caterpillar Inc. CAT 0.61
Bank of Nova Scotia BNS 0.6
CVS CareMark CVS 0.58
MAXIM INTEGRATED PRODSINC MXIM 0.57
Unilever Plc UL 0.39
Capital One Fin’l COF 0.34
Comcast CMCSA 0.32
Nestle SA (ADR) NSRGY 0.29
Pfizer, Inc. PFE 0.28
Coca-Cola KO 0.27
Bank of Montreal BMO 0.23
Aetna Inc. AET 0.2
Eaton Corp ETN 0.19
Cisco Systems, Inc CSCO 0.18
J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. JPM 0.14
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 0.1
Siemens AG (ADR) SIEGY 0.03
Microsoft Corp. MSFT -0.05
Teva ADR TEVA -0.18
3M MMM -0.19
Archer Daniels ADM -0.24
Total ADR TOT -0.24
Wal-Mart Stores WMT -0.35
Discover Fin’l Svcs. DFS -0.42
Apple Inc. AAPL -0.54
Prudential Fin’l PRU -0.55
Procter & Gamble PG -0.6
Sysco Corp SYY -0.61
Exxon Mobil Corp. XOM -0.61
Ford Motor F -0.62
Int’l Business Mach. IBM -0.63
Oracle Corp. ORCL -0.64
Chubb Corp. CB -0.78
GlaxoSmithKline ADR GSK -0.79
Anthem Inc. ANTM -0.82
MetLife Inc. MET -0.86
Travelers Cos. TRV -0.86
Kellogg Co K -0.91
Qualcomm QCOM -0.91
Intel Corp. INTC -1.22
Amer. Express AXP -1.31
Texas Instruments TXN -1.39
Occidental Petroleum OXY -1.5
Price (T. Rowe) Group TROW -1.56
BlackRock Inc. BLK -1.58
KEYCORP NEW KEY -1.79
Ameriprise Fin’l AMP -1.88
Infosys Techn. ADR INFY -1.89
Target Corp TGT -1.89
General Mills GIS -2.01
Wells Fargo WFC -2.13
Valero Energy VLO -3.73
Marathon Petroleum Corp MPC -3.84
Viacom ‘B’ VIAB -4.81

Where does Ingredion Inc. rank after its 11% announced dividend increase?

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Ingredion Incorporated announced a regular quarterly dividend of $0.50, an 11 percent increase from the prior rate of $0.45 per share. The dividend will be paid at the new higher rate on October 25, 2016, to shareholders of record at close of business on October 3, 2016.

Listed in the table below are the quarterly dividend payments since 2010. Our analysis of Ingredion as a Top 100 Dividend Stock candidate is listed below;

Date Quarterly Dividend
10/3/2016 0.5
6/28/2016 0.45
3/29/2016 0.45
12/29/2015 0.45
9/28/2015 0.45
6/26/2015 0.42
3/27/2015 0.42
12/29/2014 0.42
9/26/2014 0.42
6/26/2014 0.42
3/27/2014 0.42
12/27/2013 0.42
9/26/2013 0.38
6/27/2013 0.38
3/27/2013 0.38
12/27/2012 0.26
10/1/2012 0.26
6/28/2012 0.2
3/29/2012 0.2
12/28/2011 0.2
9/29/2011 0.16
6/28/2011 0.16
3/29/2011 0.14
12/29/2010 0.14
9/28/2010 0.14
6/28/2010 0.14
3/29/2010 0.14

Analysis of Ingredion is based upon our five key criteria for the Top 100 list, which include; 

Category Value Score
Dividend Yield 1.38 193
Dividend Growth (5 year VL) 24% 31
Trailing P/E 20.9 150
S&P Financial Rating B++ 160
Beta 1.0 125
Total Ranking #160 659

Additional Information;

Price 9/22/16 % Yield 5 Year Div. Growth Rate  SPS    2016 P/S Ratio 10 yr P/S Low 10 yr P/S  High 5 yr max Yield % 5 yr lowest Yield %
$131.26 1.38% 24% 79.05 1.66 0.33 1.69 2.52% 1.14%

Final Analysis;

  • Ingredion’s dividend yield is on average with than that of the S&P 500 Index and is also trading towards the lower end of its average historical dividend yield.
  • Ingredion maintains a 5 year dividend growth rate of 24%   This is lower than 8 other companies in the sector and ranks 31 among all companies.
  • Ingredion is trading at the top of its average price/sales (P/S) range at 1.66.  From a relative valuation perspective, Ingredion is overvalued based upon its historical trading history.
  • Ingredion maintains a credit rating of B++. This is below investment grade, a negative.
  • Ingredion maintains a beta of 1.00, on average with the market average.
  • Ingredion’s total ranking is 160.

Based upon its high P/S ratio and poor credit rating, Ingredion does not qualify as one of our Top 100 Dividend Stocks.

Ingredion Inc. Dividend Yield Chart (Click to enlarge)

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Chart Explanation:  Dividend growth stocks may be viewed favorably when the current yield is above historical readings for the past 5 years.

Further information on dividend investing and evaluating dividend growth candidates can be found at http://seekingalpha.com/author/timothy-mcintosh/articles

Where does Microsoft rank after its 8% announced dividend increase?

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Microsoft Corporation announced a regular quarterly dividend of $0.39, an 8 percent increase from the prior rate of $0.36 per share. The dividend will be paid at the new higher rate on December 8, 2016, to shareholders of record at close of business on November 17, 2016. Microsoft Corp. is a member of the Top 100 dividend  candidates.

Listed in the table below are the quarterly dividend payments since 2010. Our analysis of Microsoft as a Top 100 Dividend Stock candidate is listed below;

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Date Quarterly Dividend
11/17/2016 0.39
8/16/2016 0.36
5/17/2016 0.36
2/16/2016 0.36
11/17/2015 0.36
8/18/2015 0.31
5/19/2015 0.31
2/17/2015 0.31
11/18/2014 0.31
8/19/2014 0.28
5/13/2014 0.28
2/18/2014 0.28
11/19/2013 0.28
8/13/2013 0.23
5/14/2013 0.23
2/19/2013 0.23
11/13/2012 0.23
8/14/2012 0.2
5/15/2012 0.2
2/14/2012 0.2
11/15/2011 0.2
8/16/2011 0.16
5/17/2011 0.16
2/15/2011 0.16
11/16/2010 0.16
8/17/2010 0.13
5/18/2010 0.13
2/16/2010 0.13

Analysis of Microsoft is based upon our five key criteria for the Top 100 list, which include; 

Category Value Score
Dividend Yield 2.53 115
Dividend Growth (5 year VL) 17% 58
Trailing P/E 27.6 215
S&P Financial Rating A++ 40
Beta 1.00 125
Total Ranking #91 553

Additional Information;

Price 9/21/16 % Yield 5 Year Div. Growth Rate  SPS    2016 P/S Ratio 10 yr P/S Low 10 yr P/S  High 5 yr max Yield % 5 yr lowest Yield %
$57.76 2.53% 17% 11.78 4.90 2.27 8.91 3.13% 2.22%

Final Analysis;

  • Microsoft’s dividend yield is above that of the S&P 500 Index and is also trading towards the lower end of its average historical dividend yield.
  • Microsoft maintains a 5 year dividend growth rate of 17%   This is lower than 7 other companies in the sector and ranks 58 among all companies.
  • Microsoft is trading below its average price/book value (P/S) range at 4.90.  From a relative valuation perspective, Microsoft is undervalued based upon its historical trading history.
  • Microsoft maintains a credit rating of A++. This is above investment grade, a positive.
  • Microsoft maintains a beta of 1.00, on average with the market.
  • Microsoft’s total ranking is 91.

Based upon its high dividend growth rate and high credit rating, Microsoft qualifies as one of our Top 100 Dividend Stocks.

Microsoft Corp. Dividend Yield Chart (Click to enlarge)

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Chart Explanation:  Dividend growth stocks may be viewed favorably when the current yield is above historical readings for the past 5 years.

Further information on dividend investing and evaluating dividend growth candidates can be found at http://seekingalpha.com/author/timothy-mcintosh/articles