Showing posts with label Debt-to-equity ratio. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Debt-to-equity ratio. Show all posts

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Can I find a dividend machine in the financial sector?


AUBN was the first dividend machine I came across in my pursuit of a dividend machine pick for this week.   Since I believe in disciplined investing, I have to stick to my plan of finding forty-eight dividend machines in 2012 and for profiling the first one, I find that week.  I do not market time, I do not screen by sector and I do not use market capitalization.  I only use my four key dividend machine criteria to find a dividend machine.
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Sunday, December 4, 2011

DEBT to EQUITY RATIO

English: Diagram illustrating the relationship...Image via Wikipedia
            This is the fourth of six analyses I have made of the fifty two companies that make up our 2011 Dividend Machines.   First we determined if we met our goal of selecting companies that paid at least a three percent dividend (see post .)  Our next analysis tested our success at picking companies that not only paid at least a three percent dividend but also provided annual dividend increases (see post.)  The third criteria for a company to be considered a Dividend Machine is earnings that are greater than the amount paid in dividends and we analyzed their EPS (see post.)  The final hurdle each company had to meet is a debt to equity ratio of 1 or less or equal to the industry standard.  This post will concentrate on D/E ratio analysis.
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