Analysis – Amphenol Corp. Increases Dividend by 12%

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Amphenol Corporation announced a regular quarterly dividend of $0.14, a 12 percent increase from the prior rate of $0.125 per share. The dividend will be paid at the new higher rate on October 2, 2015, to shareholders of record at close of business on September 9, 2015.

Date Quarterly Dividend
9/9/2015 0.14
6/8/2015 0.125
3/9/2015 0.125
12/3/2014 0.125
9/8/2014 0.125
6/9/2014 0.1
3/10/2014 0.1
12/9/2013 0.1
9/9/2013 0.1
6/10/2013 0.052
3/11/2013 0.052
12/10/2012 0.052
9/10/2012 0.052
6/11/2012 0.052
3/12/2012 0.052
12/12/2011 0.007
9/12/2011 0.007
6/13/2011 0.007
3/14/2011 0.007
12/13/2010 0.007
9/13/2010 0.007
6/14/2010 0.007
3/15/2010 0.007

Analysis of Valuation of Amphenol Corp. (Symbol APH).

Ampehnol is trading toward the top of its average price/sale (P/S) range.  Amphenol is trading at the top of its average historical dividend yield.   

Price 07/23/15 % 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 %
$56.26 1% 9.5% 18.3 2.94 0.97 2.96 1.00 0.10

Amphenol 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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