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20 Technology Dividend Stocks, Most Shorted By Investors
Posted by: Dividend (IP Logged)
Date: June 5, 2013 09:05AM

Activists often sell stocks short. In the second step, they try to scare other investors in order to get the stock price down and to make some profits.

Today I show you which of the technology stocks have the highest float short ratio. The ratio shows you how many shares have been sold short. It’s interesting to see which companies have some problems, and investors like to speculate on a falling stock price. The higher the ratio is, the bigger the problems of the company.

These are my criteria:
- Positive dividend yield
- Technology sector relationship
- Float short ratio over 5 percent
- Market capitalization above 2 billion

20 technology dividend stocks have fulfilled these criteria. I recognized that technology stocks with a high float short are also highly priced but I don’t think that it’s the only reason for the short sale. Companies like Nokia have a tough fight to compete with companies like Apple or Samsung within the smart phone market. The market speculates that Nokia will fail to gain market shares.

Here are my favorite stocks:

Diebold (DBD) has a market capitalization of $2.04 billion. The company employs 16,751 people, generates revenue of $2.991 billion and has a net income of $87.52 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $276.80 million. The EBITDA margin is 9.25 percent (the operating margin is 4.17 percent and the net profit margin 2.93 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 25.13 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 80.47 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 9.97 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $0.35. Last fiscal year, the company paid $1.14 in the form of dividends to shareholders. DBD has a float short ratio of 8.0 percent.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 90.80, the P/S ratio is 0.68 and the P/B ratio is finally 2.51. The dividend yield amounts to 3.57 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 1.03.

FactSet Research (FDS) has a market capitalization of $4.36 billion. The company employs 6,048 people, generates revenue of $805.79 million and has a net income of $188.81 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $306.59 million. The EBITDA margin is 38.05 percent (the operating margin is 33.88 percent and the net profit margin 23.43 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 0.00 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 0.00 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 35.38 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $4.23. Last fiscal year, the company paid $1.16 in the form of dividends to shareholders. FDS has a float short ratio of 9.83 percent.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 23.42, the P/S ratio is 5.41 and the P/B ratio is finally 7.95. The dividend yield amounts to 1.41 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 1.13.

FEI Company (FEIC) has a market capitalization of $2.78 billion. The company employs 2,444 people, generates revenue of $891.74 million and has a net income of $114.92 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $179.61 million. The EBITDA margin is 20.14 percent (the operating margin is 16.61 percent and the net profit margin 12.89 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 7.21 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 10.60 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 14.96 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $2.82. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.24 in the form of dividends to shareholders. FEIC has a float short ratio of 9.70 percent.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 25.56, the P/S ratio is 3.12 and the P/B ratio is finally 3.30. The dividend yield amounts to 0.44 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 1.29.

Take a closer look at the full list of the most shorted technology dividend stocks. The average P/E ratio amounts to 25.25 and forward P/E ratio is 16.37. The dividend yield has a value of 3.54 percent. Price to book ratio is 3.78 and price to sales ratio 2.69. The operating margin amounts to 15.31 percent and the beta ratio is 1.20. Stocks from the list have an average debt to equity ratio of 0.97.

Related stock ticker symbols:
FTR, MELI, DNB, OTEX, WIN, MCHP, FDS, FEIC, AYI, DBD, GRMN, IACI, STX, SAI, CTL, NVDA, NTAP, NOK, MOLX, ASML

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Technology dividend stocks with the highest float short ratio originally published at long-term-investments.blogspot.com.


Stocks Discussed: FTR, MELI, DNB, OTEX, WIN, MCHP, FDS, FEIC, AYI, DBD, GRMN, I,
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