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9 High-Yield Stocks on the Way to New 52-Week Highs

Here is a current sheet of large-capitalized stocks with a dividend yield of more than 5 percent (high yield) that are close to their 52-week highs. Despite the crises, there are still companies at all-time highs and good dividends. Nine companies fulfilled these criteria of which one has a double-digit yield; seven have a buy or better recommendation.

Here are my favorites from the screen:

National Grid (NGG) has a market capitalization of $35.60 billion. The company employs 27,089 people, generates revenues of $22,573.18 million and has a net income of $3,404.16 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $7,873.78 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 34.88 percent (operating margin 26.15 percent and the net profit margin finally 15.08 percent).

The total debt representing 50.00 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 256.05 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 32.57 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $4.83. Last fiscal year, the company paid $2.86 in form of dividends to shareholders.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 10.35, Price/Sales 1.58 and Price/Book ratio 2.46. Dividend Yield: 5.99 percent. The beta ratio is 0.62.

Altria Group (MO) has a market capitalization of $59.72 billion. The company employs 10,000 people, generates revenues of $23,800.00 million and has a net income of $3,393.00 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $6,321.00 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 26.56 percent (operating margin 25.50 percent and the net profit margin finally 14.26 percent).

The total debt representing 37.04 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 371.98 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 76.13 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $1.64. Last fiscal year, the company paid $1.58 in form of dividends to shareholders.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 17.84, Price/Sales 2.52 and Price/Book ratio 16.23. Dividend Yield: 5.61 percent. The beta ratio is 0.41.

Plains All American Pipelines (PAA) has a market capitalization of $11.78 billion. The company employs 3,500 people, generates revenues of $34,275.00 million and has a net income of $994.00 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $1,547.00 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 4.51 percent (operating margin 3.79 percent and the net profit margin finally 2.90 percent).

The total debt representing 29.39 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 83.00 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 15.08 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $4.87. Last fiscal year, the company paid $3.90 in form of dividends to shareholders.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 16.19, Price/Sales 0.36 and Price/Book ratio 2.16. Dividend Yield: 5.20 percent. The beta ratio is 0.50.

Take a look at the full table of large capitalized high yield stocks close to 52-Week High. The average price to earnings ratio amounts to 19.30 while the average forward price to earnings ratio amounts to 19.59. The average dividend yield is 5.45 percent. Price to book ratio is 4.76 and price to sales ratio 2.86. The stocks are 2.36 percent below 52-Week Highs.

Related stock ticker symbols:

NLY, NGG, T, MO, VOD, KMP, HCN, PAA, GSK

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