Analysis – Tesoro Corp. Increases Dividend by 18%


Tesoro Corporation announced a regular quarterly dividend of $0.50 per share, an 18 percent increase from the prior rate of $0.425 per share.  The dividend will be paid at the new higher rate on September 14, 2015 to shareholders of record at close of business on August 28, 2015.

Date Quarterly Dividend
8/28/2015 0.5
5/27/2015 0.425
2/25/2015 0.425
11/25/2014 0.3
8/27/2014 0.3
5/28/2014 0.25
2/26/2014 0.25
11/26/2013 0.25
8/28/2013 0.25

Analysis of Valuation of Tesoro Corp. (Symbol TSO).

Tesoro is trading above its average price/sale (P/S) range. Tesoro is trading above its average dividend yield range.

Price 8/6/15 % 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 %
101.27 1.7% 18 238.40 0.24 0.03 0.40 3.09% 0.30%

Tesoro Corp. 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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