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3 Consumer Dividend Stocks with the Highest Float Short Ratio
Posted by: Dividend (IP Logged)
Date: June 15, 2013 10:03AM

Consumer goods stocks are often the most preferred source for dividend growth investors. I don’t know why but consumer stocks have the largest amount of stocks with a solid dividend history. They are less volatile and work with good margins. For sure the growth perspectives are not a good as for technology stocks and the debt is also everything else than slim but they are still attractive.

Today I would like to close my monthly serial about dividend stocks with the highest float short ratio. I look at the consumer goods stocks and excluded stocks with a market capitalization below $300 million as well as stocks without dividends.

My top 20 stocks have a float short ratio between 8.21 percent and 28.92 percent. The highest short selling stock is Pitney Bowes. The company is followed by the auto parts seller Monro Muffler Brake.

Despite the huge number of pessimistic investors, analysts recommended 13 of the results.

Here are the results with the highest float short ratio:

Pitney Bowes (PBI) has a market capitalization of $2.94 billion. The company employs 27,400 people, generates revenue of $4.904 billion and has a net income of $454.31 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $978.09 million. The EBITDA margin is 19.94 percent (the operating margin is 12.33 percent and the net profit margin 9.26 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 51.11 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 3,631.33 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 1,239.53 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $1.80. Last fiscal year, the company paid $1.50 in the form of dividends to shareholders. PBI has a float short ratio of 28.92 percent. The short ratio amounts to 13.45.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 8.10, the P/S ratio is 0.60 and the P/B ratio is finally 26.65. The dividend yield amounts to 5.14 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 1.23.

Monro Muffler Brake (MNRO) has a market capitalization of $1.50 billion. The company employs 5,850 people, generates revenue of $732.00 million and has a net income of $42.57 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $101.20 million. The EBITDA margin is 13.83 percent (the operating margin is 10.07 percent and the net profit margin 5.82 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 26.94 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 52.50 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 12.21 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $1.31. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.40 in the form of dividends to shareholders. MNRO has a float short ratio of 22.82 percent. The short ratio amounts to 20.37.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 36.64, the P/S ratio is 2.05 and the P/B ratio is finally 4.11. The dividend yield amounts to 0.92 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 0.43.

Columbia Sportswear (COLM) has a market capitalization of $2.10 billion. The company employs 4,166 people, generates revenue of $1.669 billion and has a net income of $99.86 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $172.58 million. The EBITDA margin is 10.34 percent (the operating margin is 8.00 percent and the net profit margin 5.98 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 0.01 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 0.01 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 8.91 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $3.10. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.88 in the form of dividends to shareholders. COLM has a float short ratio of 21.34 percent. The short ratio amounts to 33.33.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 19.93, the P/S ratio is 1.27 and the P/B ratio is finally 1.80. The dividend yield amounts to 1.43 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 1.04.

Take a closer look at the full list of consumer dividend stocks with highest float short ratios. The average P/E ratio amounts to 21.02 and forward P/E ratio is 15.33. The dividend yield has a value of 2.08 percent. Price to book ratio is 6.09 and price to sales ratio 1.17. The operating margin amounts to 8.49 percent and the beta ratio is 1.30. Stocks from the list have an average debt to equity ratio of 3.72 due to the high value from Pitney Bowes. Excluded by this figure, the value is 0.7.

Related stock ticker symbols:
PBI, MNRO, COLM, ETH, HAS, TR, UVV, LEA, NPK, TWI, NUS, ELY, THO, PII, WWW, VGR, LEG, BC, ACAT, SAFM

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Consumer goods dividend stocks with highest float short ratios originally published at long-term-investments.blogspot.com.


Stocks Discussed: PBI, MNRO, COLM, ETH, HAS, TR, UVV, LEA, NPK, TWI, NUS, ELY, T,
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