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20 Basic Material Dividend Stocks With Top Yields And Low Volatility

When I buy stocks I ever take a look at the risk fundamentals of a company. Beside the market capitalization, the beta ratio is a meaningful ratio. The ratio shows investors how volatile a stock is compared to the overall market. A beta value of 1.2 means: The stock has a 20% higher volatility than the market. I use this tool to identify the underlying risks of a business model. For sure, it’s not perfect but a good first step to evaluate the risk situation.

Today I'd like to run my screen for the safest basic material stocks. These are my criteria:

- Market Capitalization over $10 billion USD [/i][i]- Beta ratio below 1

Linked are the 20 best yielding stocks. Fourteen of them have a current buy or better recommendation and five are high-yields. Oil and gas companies are the dominating category.

Here are my favorite stocks:

[/b][b]Kinder Morgan Energy Partners (KMP) has a market capitalization of $33.68 billion. The company employs 10,685 people, generates revenue of $8.642 billion and has a net income of $2.025 billion. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $3.428 billion. The EBITDA margin is 39.67% (the operating margin is 27.08% and the net profit margin 23.43%).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 54.13% of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 153.43%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 7.34% was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $1.65. Last fiscal year, the company paid $4.98 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 54.83, the P/S ratio is 3.96 and the P/B ratio is 3.98. The dividend yield amounts to 5.72% and the beta ratio has a value of 0.40.

Exxon Mobil (XOM) has a market capitalization of $398.72 billion. The company employs 76,900 people, generates revenue of $453.123 billion and has a net income of $47.681 billion. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $79.931 billion. The EBITDA margin is 17.64% (the operating margin is 14.06% and the net profit margin 10.52%).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 3.47% of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 6.98%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 28.03% was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $9.69. Last fiscal year, the company paid $2.18 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 9.18, the P/S ratio is 0.88 and the P/B ratio is 2.42. The dividend yield amounts to 2.56% and the beta ratio has a value of 0.49.

Syngenta AG (SYT) has a market capitalization of $37.92 billion. The company employs 27,400 people, generates revenue of $14.20 billion and has a net income of $1.875 billion. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $2.871 billion. The EBITDA margin is 20.22% (the operating margin is 16.14% and the net profit margin 13.20%).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 17.26% of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 38.28%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 23.06% was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $4.07. Last fiscal year, the company paid $1.76 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 20.33, the P/S ratio is 2.74 and the P/B ratio is 4.39. The dividend yield amounts to 2.40% and the beta ratio has a value of 0.71.

Take a closer look at the full list of the safest basic material stocks. The average P/E ratio amounts to 21.38 and the forward P/E ratio is 15.96. The dividend yield has a value of 3.92%. The price to book ratio is 3.22 and the price to sales ratio is 2.27. The operating margin amounts to 16.97% and the beta ratio is 0.66. Stocks from the list have an average debt to equity ratio of 1.35.

Basic material dividend stocks with low betas and large market capitalization originally published at "long-term-investments.blogspot.com."

Related stock ticker symbols:


ETP, EC, KMP, TOT, OKS, NEM, EPD, ETE, PAA, SE, MMP, ABX, SQM, CVX, ENB, XOM, SNP, PX, SYT, GG

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