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A Brief Overview of High-Yield Stocks from the S&P 500
Posted by: Dividend (IP Logged)
Date: July 25, 2012 10:06AM

S&P 500 Stocks With Best Dividends By Dividend Yield - Stock, Capital, Investment. The S&P 500 index is a popular used tool by investors. Professionals like big insurance player or pension funds allocate their portfolio weighting on indices like the Dow Jones Index and Standard & Poor’s 500. The S&P 500 is a free-float capitalization-weighted index published since 1957 by Standard & Poor's, a division of McGraw-Hill Companies.

I screened the index with its 500 companies by the best dividend yields. The index has seventeen high yields and the highest yield amounts to 11.28 percent, paid by Pitney Bowes (PBI). Six high yields have a P/E ratio below 15 and nine are currently recommended to buy.

Here are my favorite stocks:

Avon Products (AVP) has a market capitalization of $6.59 billion. The company employs 40,600 people, generates revenue of $11,291.60 million and has a net income of $526.40 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $1,094.20 million. The EBITDA margin is 9.69 percent (operating margin 7.57 percent and net profit margin 4.66 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 42.77 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 210.67 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 32.08 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $0.90. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.92 in form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 16.88, P/S ratio 0.58 and P/B ratio 4.16. Dividend Yield: 6.06 percent. The beta ratio is 1.44.

Reynolds American (RAI) has a market capitalization of $25.92 billion. The company employs 5,400 people, generates revenue of $8,541.00 million and has a net income of $1,406.00 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $2,537.00 million. The EBITDA margin is 29.70 percent (operating margin 28.09 percent and net profit margin 16.46 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 22.54 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 58.60 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 22.04 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $2.27. Last fiscal year, the company paid $2.15 in form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 20.01, P/S ratio 3.06 and P/B ratio 4.22. Dividend Yield: 5.16 percent. The beta ratio is 0.55.

AT&T (T) has a market capitalization of $203.04 billion. The company employs 252,330 people, generates revenue of $126,723.00 million and has a net income of $4,184.00 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $27,595.00 million. The EBITDA margin is 21.78 percent (operating margin 7.27 percent and net profit margin 3.30 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 23.95 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 61.36 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 3.63 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $0.69. Last fiscal year, the company paid $1.73 in form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 50.04, P/S ratio 1.64 and P/B ratio 1.99. Dividend Yield: 4.97 percent. The beta ratio is 0.56.

Take a closer look at the full table of the high yields from the S&P 500. The average P/E ratio amounts to 19.00 and forward P/E ratio is 11.64. The dividend yield has a value of 6.81 percent. Price to book ratio is 3.46 and price to sales ratio 1.23. The operating margin amounts to 12.70 percent.

Related stock ticker symbols:
PBI, FTR, WIN, RRD, LXK, CTL, AVP, CLF, GCI, HCBK, PBCT, POM, EXC, LEG, RAI, T, PPL

Additional Yield Lists:
- Yields of the Dow Jones
- NASDAQ 100
- Yields Dividend Aristocrats


Stocks Discussed: PBI, FTR, WIN, RRD, LXK, CTL, AVP, CLF, GCI, HCBK, PBCT, POM,
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