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3 Industrials with Very High Short-Selling Flows
Posted by: Dividend (IP Logged)
Date: June 12, 2013 10:18AM

Today I like to discover the industrial goods sector by stocks with the highest float short ratio. The figure shows the amount of short selling transactions.

In order to exclude stocks with a damaged business model or higher risk, I observe only companies with a market capitalization above the USD2 billion mark and positive dividend payments. The dividend payments are not necessary, but they are the focus of my blog. Dividend stocks are less often shorted.

The 20 top results have a float short ratio between 4.0 and 17.44 percent. Industrials are not popular for short-selling compared to stocks from the financial sector. Lennar, the residential construction firm, is the highest shorted company on the list.

Here the most shorted industrial dividend stocks:

Lennar Corporation (LEN) has a market capitalization of $7.05 billion. The company employs 4,722 people, generates revenue of $4.104 billion and has a net income of $657.33 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $365.86 million. The EBITDA margin is 8.91 percent (the operating margin is 5.41 percent and the net profit margin 16.01 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 48.61 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 147.52 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 21.87 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $3.32. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.16 in the form of dividends to shareholders. The float short ratio of LEN amounts to 17.44 percent.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 11.04, the P/S ratio is 1.66 and the P/B ratio is finally 2.05. The dividend yield amounts to 0.44 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 1.71.

Actuant Corporation (ATU) has a market capitalization of $2.42 billion. The company employs 6,700 people, generates revenue of $1.605 billion and has a net income of $87.29 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $289.48 million. The EBITDA margin is 18.03 percent (the operating margin is 10.59 percent and the net profit margin 5.44 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 19.80 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 37.79 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 8.86 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $1.10. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.04 in the form of dividends to shareholders. The float short ratio of ATU amounts to 11.84 percent.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 30.21, the P/S ratio is 1.51 and the P/B ratio is finally 2.29. The dividend yield amounts to 0.12 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 1.56.

D.R. Horton (DHI) has a market capitalization of $7.19 billion. The company employs 3,477 people, generates revenue of $4.354 billion and has a net income of $956.30 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $281.30 million. The EBITDA margin is 6.46 percent (the operating margin is 5.58 percent and the net profit margin 21.96 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 34.40 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 69.41 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 30.79 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $3.02. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.15 in the form of dividends to shareholders. The float short ratio of DHI amounts to 11.50 percent.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 7.39, the P/S ratio is 1.65 and the P/B ratio is finally 1.99. The dividend yield amounts to 0.67 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 1.24.

Take a closer look at the full list of the most shorted industrial dividend stocks. The average P/E ratio amounts to 25.40 and forward P/E ratio is 15.90. The dividend yield has a value of 1.27 percent. Price to book ratio is 3.34 and price to sales ratio 1.77. The operating margin amounts to 11.13 percent and the beta ratio is 1.42. Stocks from the list have an average debt to equity ratio of 0.85.

Related stock ticker symbols:
LEN, ATU, DHI, MLM, JOY, CVA, MTW, WCN, FAST, ATI, BDC, LLL, COL, ENS, ITT, BWC, EXP, HEI, SWK, AGCO

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


Stocks Discussed: LEN, ATU, DHI, MLM, JOY, CVA, MTW, WCN, FAST, ATI, BDC, LLL, C,
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