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20 Basic Material Dividend Stocks with Highest Float Short Ratio

Basic material stocks were the worst performing stock category within the recent six months. The sector had a performance of -0.7 percent while the S&P 500 increased 15.27 percent.

The fear of an economic slowdown mainly caused by China’s slowing growth is the main reason for the decline.

Investors can benefit from a falling stock price via short selling. Today, I like to look at the basic material dividend stocks with the highest float short ratio. I excluded all companies with a market capitalization below USD2 billion.

The top 20 results have a float short ratio between 6 percent and 32.62 percent. Eight of the results still have a current buy or better rating.

These are the basic material dividend stocks with highest float short ratio:

Western Refining (WNR) has a market capitalization of $2.57 billion. The company employs 3,800 people, generates revenue of $9.503 billion and has a net income of $398.88 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $806.91 million. The EBITDA margin is 8.49 percent (the operating margin is 7.49 percent and the net profit margin 4.20 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 20.56 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 56.10 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 45.66 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $5.40. Last fiscal year, the company paid $2.74 in the form of dividends to shareholders. WNR has a float short ratio of 32.62 percent.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 5.75, the P/S ratio is 0.27 and the P/B ratio is finally 2.93. The dividend yield amounts to 1.57 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 0.99.

United States Steel (X) has a market capitalization of $2.62 billion. The company employs 39,000 people, generates revenue of $19.328 billion and has a net income of $-125.00 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $1.071 billion. The EBITDA margin is 5.54 percent (the operating margin is 1.28 percent and the net profit margin -0.65 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 25.88 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 113.26 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of -3.55 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $0.06. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.20 in the form of dividends to shareholders. X has a float short ratio of 28.72 percent.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 315.32, the P/S ratio is 0.13 and the P/B ratio is finally 0.71. The dividend yield amounts to 1.16 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 2.50.

Cliffs Natural Resources (CLF) has a market capitalization of $2.88 billion. The company employs 7,589 people, generates revenue of $5.872 billion and has a net income of $-757.70 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $1.266 billion. The EBITDA margin is 21.57 percent (the operating margin is -5.26 percent and the net profit margin -12.90 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 29.87 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 87.53 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of -17.96 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $-8.51. Last fiscal year, the company paid $2.16 in the form of dividends to shareholders. CLF has a float short ratio of 27.16 percent.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is not calculable, the P/S ratio is 0.45 and the P/B ratio is finally 0.53. The dividend yield amounts to 3.45 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 2.48.

Take a closer look at the full list of the basic material dividend stocks with highest float short ratio. The average P/E ratio amounts to 16.92 and forward P/E ratio is 12.39. The dividend yield has a value of 1.69 percent. Price to book ratio is 2.42 and price to sales ratio 1.40. The operating margin amounts to 11.67 percent and the beta ratio is 1.58. Stocks from the list have an average debt to equity ratio of 0.67.

Related stock ticker symbols:

WNR, X, CLF, RES, SMG, WLK, NEU, TROX, CHK, AA, ALB, EXXI, TDW, HFC, LUFK, BRY, HP, INT, SIAL, PTEN

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