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High Yield Stock List August 2011

The higher the expected return the riskier the asset. This is a common statement made by investors. High yield stocks often hide big loss potential, but a cash yield of more than 10% compensates the risk.

I screened a list of interesting stocks with a dividend yield above 4% (high yield). The list is sorted by dividend yield from highest to lowest yield. The highest rate amounts to 22.2% and the lowest yield amounts 4% due to the selection criteria. As result, 188 companies are part of the high yield list of which 44 have a dividend yield of more than 8%.

Here are my three most promising high yield stocks:

1. American Capital Agency (NASDAQ:AGNC) is acting within the residential REIT industry. The company has a market capitalization of USD $5.3 billion, generates revenues in an amount of USD $592.8 million and a net income of USD $509.4 million. It follows P/E ratio is 4.2 and forward P/E ratio 5.9, P/S 9.0 and P/B ratio 1.1. Dividend Yield: 18.8%. Years of Consecutive Dividend Increasing: 2 Years. Five-Year Dividend Growth: 0%. The company paid dividends since 2008.

2. Portugal Telecom (PT) is acting within the wireless communication industry. The company has a market capitalization of USD $7.7 billion, generates revenues in an amount of USD $5.3 billion and a net income of USD $215.8 million. It follows P/E ratio is 38.8 and forward P/E ratio 7.1, P/S 1.5 and P/B ratio 1.2. Dividend Yield: 10.9%. Years of Consecutive Dividend Increasing: 0 Years. Five-Year Dividend Growth: 102.7%. The company paid dividends since 1996.

3. Navios Maritime Partners (NYSE:NMM) is acting within the shipping industry. The company has a market capitalization of USD $868.2 million, generates revenues in an amount of USD $156.6 million and a net income of USD $55.1 billion. It follows P/E ratio is 10.6 and forward P/E ratio 11.2, P/S 5.5 and P/B ratio 1.5. Dividend Yield: 11.3%. Years of Consecutive Dividend Increasing: 2 Years. Five-Year Dividend Growth: 0%. The company paid dividends since 2008.

Take a closer look at the full table of 188 high yield stocks.

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