4. Nu Skin Enterprises (NUS) is a global direct-selling company developing and distributing anti-aging personal care products under its Nu Skin brand and nutritional supplements under its Pharmanex brands. The company operates across 50 markets worldwide.
Nu Skin recently raised its quarterly dividend by 8% to 13.50 cents per share. With its 11th consecutive annual dividend increase, the company has increased its dividend distribution by 6.8% every year during the past five years. With strong free cash flow per share of 2.15 times, the company has a strong dividend payout. Currently, Nu Skin has a dividend yield of 1.8%.
For 2011 first quarter, the company expects revenue in the range of $380-$390 million with earnings per share of 50 cents-53 cents. Additionally, increased dividend payout would commence from the first quarter of 2011.Of the 11 analysts covering the stock, 73% recommend a buy, while the remaining suggest a hold. There are no sell ratings on the stock. On average, analysts polled by Bloomberg expect the stock to gain almost 15.6% from current levels to $36 over the next 12 months.
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