Aixtron AG (ADR)
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Aixtron SE (NASDAQ: AIXG)
Dividend Yield: 6.08% EPS Payout Ratio: 33.8%
With no debt and $4.71 per share of current assets over total liabilities, Aixtron's financial position is extremely safe. Not only that, but its business is strong, supported by a 32% ttm Return on Equity. After more »