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8 Cheap Dividend Stocks That Crossed New 52-Week Highs

Dividend Stocks Close To New Highs By Dividend Yield – Stock, Capital, Investment.

Here is a current sheet of dividend stocks (positive yield) that have marked a new 52-Week High within the recent days. Despite the turmoil at the markets, there are 65 companies at one-year highs and 33 of them pay dividends. I screened the best-performing stocks and analyzed all with a P/E ratio below 15 and a positive yield. Eight companies fulfilled these criteria, three of which have a "buy or better" recommendation.

Here are some fundamentals to compare:

Crexus Investment (CXS ) has a market capitalization of $849 million. The company generates revenue of more than $105 million and has a net income of more than $108 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $89 million. The EBITDA margin is 85.14 percent (the operating margin is 102.58 percent and the net profit margin is 102.58 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 3.16 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 3.38 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 18.14 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $1.42. Last fiscal year, the company paid $1.13 in the form of dividends to shareholders. The stock is 0.36 percent below the 52-week high.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 7.80, the P/S ratio is 8.02 and the P/B ratio is 0.91. The dividend yield is 11.57 percent. The beta ratio is not calculable.

PPL Corporation (PPL) has a market capitalization of $17.1 billion. The company employs 17,722 people, generates revenue of $12.7 million and has a net income of $1.5 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $4.3 million. The EBITDA margin is 33.83 percent (the operating margin is 24.30 percent and the net profit margin is 11.86 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 43.54 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 171.51 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 15.62 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $2.95. Last fiscal year, the company paid $1.40 in the form of dividends to shareholders. The stock is 0.61 percent below the 52-week high.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 9.98, the P/S ratio is 1.34 and the P/B ratio is 1.57. The dividend yield is 4.89 percent. The beta ratio is 0.39.

CIGNA Corporation (CI) has a market capitalization of $14.33 billion. The company employs 31,400 people, generates revenue of $21.9 million and has a net income of $1.3 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $9.8 million. The EBITDA margin is 44.79 percent (the operating margin is 8.95 percent and the net profit margin is 6.04 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 9.98 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 61.05 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 17.71 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $4.38. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.04 in the form of dividends to shareholders. The stock is 1.41 percent below the 52-week high.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 11.35, the P/S ratio is 0.66 and the P/B ratio 1.72. The dividend yield is 0.08 percent. The beta ratio is 1.39.

Take a look at the full table of high yield stocks at 52-week highs. The average P/E ratio amounts to 11.92 while the average forward P/E ratio amounts to 10.66. The average dividend yield is 2.96 percent. The P/B ratio is 1.94 and the P/S ratio is 2.52. The stocks are 0.76 percent below the new 52-Week High.

Related stock ticker symbols:

CXS, PVD, PPL, ONFC, CPA, HIFS, CVH, CI

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