Analysis – Pentair Plc. Increases Dividend by 3%

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Pentair Plc. announced a regular quarterly dividend of $0.34, a 3 percent increase from the prior rate of $0.33 per share. The dividend will be paid at the new higher rate on August 5, 2016, to shareholders of record at close of business on July 22, 2016.

Date Quarterly Dividend
7/22/2016 0.34
4/20/2016 0.33
1/27/2016 0.33
10/21/2015 0.32
7/22/2015 0.32
4/22/2015 0.32
1/28/2015 0.32
10/22/2014 0.3
7/23/2014 0.3
4/23/2014 0.25
1/22/2014 0.25
10/23/2013 0.25
7/24/2013 0.25
4/24/2013 0.23
1/23/2013 0.23
10/24/2012 0.22
7/25/2012 0.22
4/25/2012 0.22
1/25/2012 0.22
10/26/2011 0.2
7/27/2011 0.2
4/27/2011 0.2
1/26/2011 0.2
10/27/2010 0.19
7/28/2010 0.19
4/28/2010 0.19
1/27/2010 0.19

Analysis of Valuation of Pentair Plc. (Symbol PNR).

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

Price 5/13/16 % 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 %
$57.65 2.25% 8.5% 36.6 1.58 0.54 2.31 2.90% 1.18%

Pentair Plc. 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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