Analysis – Apple Inc. Increases Dividend by 11%


Apple Inc. announced a regular quarterly dividend of $0.52  per share, an 11 percent increase from the prior rate of $0.47 per share. The dividend will be paid at the new higher rate on May 14, 2015, to shareholders of record at close of business on May 11, 2015.  Apple Inc. is a member of the Top 100 dividend growth candidates.

Date Quarterly Dividend
5/11/2015 0.52
2/5/2015 0.47
11/6/2014 0.47
8/7/2014 0.47
5/8/2014 0.47
2/6/2014 0.436
11/6/2013 0.436
8/8/2013 0.436
5/9/2013 0.436
2/7/2013 0.379
11/7/2012 0.379
8/9/2012 0.379

Analysis of Valuation of Apple Inc. (Symbol AAPL).

Apple is trading below its average price/sales (P/S) range. Apple is trading at its average dividend yield range.

Price 04/29/15 % 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 %
$128.64 1.50% 21 41.40 2.87 1.00 7.38 2.76% 0.42%
Apple Dividend Yield Chart (Click to enlarge)


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.

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