Analysis – DENTSPLY International Inc. Increases Dividend by 9%

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DENTSPLY International Incorporated announced a regular quarterly dividend of $0.0725 per share, a 9 percent increase from the prior rate of $0.066 per share.  The dividend will be paid at the new higher rate on April 10, 2015 to shareholders of record at close of business on March 27, 2015.

Date Quarterly Dividend
3/27/2015 0.0725
12/23/2014 0.066
9/24/2014 0.066
6/25/2014 0.066
3/26/2014 0.066
12/24/2013 0.063
9/25/2013 0.063
6/26/2013 0.063
3/26/2013 0.063
12/26/2012 0.055
9/26/2012 0.055
6/27/2012 0.055
3/28/2012 0.055
12/28/2011 0.055
9/23/2011 0.05
6/28/2011 0.05
3/29/2011 0.05
12/27/2010 0.05
9/27/2010 0.05
6/23/2010 0.05
3/24/2010 0.05

Analysis of Valuation of DENTSPLY International Inc. (Symbol XRAY).

DENTSPLY is trading below its average price/sale (P/S) range. DENTSPLY is trading below its average dividend yield range.

Price 2/25/15 % Yield 5 Year Div. Growth Rate SPS 2015 P/S  Ratio 10 yr P/S  Low 10 yr P/S  High 5 yr max Yield % 5 yr lowest Yield %
53.23 0.50% 9.5 22.40 2.48 1.48 3.59 0.70% 0.47%

DENTSPLY International Inc. Dividend Yield Chart (Click to enlarge)

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Explanation:  Dividend growth stocks may be valued upon historical relative price/sales and current yield analysis. Dividend stocks trading at a low historical price/sales (P/S) ratio should be viewed more highly to investors due to their depressed valuation versus other higher P/S ratio stocks.  Max P/S price target is based upon company reaching its highest historical P/S ratio.  Dividend stocks should also be viewed favorably when the current yield is above historical readings for the past 10 years.

Further information on evaluating dividend growth candidates can be found

at http://seekingalpha.com/author/timothy-mcintosh/articles

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