Analysis – Constellation Brands Inc. Increases Dividend by 29%


Constellation Brands Incorporated announced a regular quarterly dividend of $0.40 per share, a 29 percent increase from the prior rate of $0.31 per share.  The dividend will be paid at the new higher rate on May 24, 2016 to shareholders of record at close of business on May 10, 2016.

Date Quarterly Dividend
5/10/2016 0.4
2/5/2016 0.31
11/5/2015 0.31
8/7/2015 0.31
5/6/2015 0.31

Analysis of Valuation of Constellation Brands Inc. (Symbol STZ).

Constellation Brands is trading above its average price/sale (P/S) range.

Price 4/7/15 % 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 %
157.37 34.70 3.12 0.66 3.24

  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


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