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My 3 Favorite Stocks from the High-Yield Category of the S&P 500

The Standard & Poor’s 500 is a major tool used by many meaningful investors. The index has over USD5.58 trillion benchmarked, with index assets comprising approximately USD1.31 trillion of this total. The index includes 500 leading companies in leading industries of the U.S. economy, capturing 75 percent coverage of U.S. equities.

Most of my investments come from the S&P 500. It’s still a big source for dividend stocks because 407 stocks (81.4 percent of the index member) pay dividends. I’ve often published lists of the highest yielding stocks, also from the S&P 500, but this list is getting smaller and smaller.

As of now, only 14 companies have a yield over five percent; Four of them are currently recommended to buy. The strong increase of the broad market makes stocks more expensive and yields come down. I hope that the average yield of equities will not fall to a 1 percent or less rate. Linked is a small list of all High-Yield stocks from the S&P 500.

Here are my favorite stocks:

Altria Group (MO) has a market capitalization of $67.93 billion. The company employs 9,100 people, generates revenue of $24.618 billion and has a net income of $4.183 billion. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $6.624 billion. The EBITDA margin is 26.91 percent (the operating margin is 25.91 percent and the net profit margin 16.99 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 39.28 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 438.07 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 121.70 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $2.06. Last fiscal year, the company paid $1.70 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 16.43, the P/S ratio is 2.76 and the P/B ratio is finally 21.44. The dividend yield amounts to 5.21 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 0.42.

Pepco Holdings (POM) has a market capitalization of $4.79 billion. The company employs 5,040 people, generates revenue of $5.081 billion and has a net income of $285.00 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $1.123 billion. The EBITDA margin is 22.10 percent (the operating margin is 13.17 percent and the net profit margin 5.61 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 35.04 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 124.34 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 6.49 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $1.24. Last fiscal year, the company paid $1.08 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 16.82, the P/S ratio is 0.94 and the P/B ratio is finally 1.08. The dividend yield amounts to 5.18 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 0.43.

Garmin (GRMN) has a market capitalization of $6.83 billion. The company employs 9,229 people, generates revenue of $2.715 billion and has a net income of $542.40 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $678.23 million. The EBITDA margin is 24.97 percent (the operating margin is 22.25 percent and the net profit margin 19.97 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 15.98 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $2.76. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.90 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 12.63, the P/S ratio is 2.67 and the P/B ratio is finally 1.93. The dividend yield amounts to 5.16 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 1.24.

Take a closer look at the full list of the highest yielding stocks from the S&P 500. The average P/E ratio amounts to 22.74 and forward P/E ratio is 16.14. The dividend yield has a value of 6.49 percent. Price to book ratio is 5.56 and price to sales ratio 2.09. The operating margin amounts to 18.77 percent and the beta ratio is 0.71. Stocks from the list have an average debt to equity ratio of 4.66.

Related stock ticker symbols:

WIN, FTR, PBI, EXC, CTL, LO, RAI, EQR, FE, ETR, MO, POM, GRMN, TE

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