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Tiziano Frateschi
Tiziano Frateschi
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Be Aware of These High-Yield Stocks

These companies pay high yields but have negative 1-year performances

According to the GuruFocus All-in-One Screener, the following stocks have high dividend yields but performed poorly over the past 12 months.

Highway Holdings Ltd.’s (HIHO) dividend yield is now 8.33% with a payout ratio of 2.5%. Over the past 52 weeks the price has dropped by 8.1%, and the stock is now trading with a price-earnings (P/E) ratio of 16.4 and a price-sales (P/S) ratio of 0.9.

The company has a market cap of $13.60 million and is mainly a fully integrated manufacturer of high quality metal, plastic, electric and electronic components, subassemblies and finished products for Japanese, German and U.S. OEMs and contract manufacturers.

The profitability rating is 4 of 10. The return on equity (ROE) of 6.92% and return on assets (ROA) of 4.83% are outperforming the industry and are ranked lower than 53% of competitors. Financial strength has a rating of 9/10 with no cash to debt. It is outperforming 99% of competitors, and the equity-asset ratio of 0.68 is above the industry median of 0.53.

Jim Simons (Trades, Portfolio) with 3.39% of outstanding shares is the largest investor among the gurus.

Blackrock Virginia Municipal Bond Trust’s (BHV) dividend yield is now 4.79% with a payout ratio of 0.55%. Over the past 52 weeks the price has dropped by 12.4%. It is now trading with a P/E ratio of 11.0 and a P/S ratio of 15.0.

The company has a market cap of $26.04 million and is a perpetual closed-end municipal bond fund. Its objective is to provide current income exempt from regular federal income taxes and Maryland personal income taxes.

The profitability rating is 5 of 10. The ROE of 9.12% and ROA of 5.67% are outperforming the industry and are ranked higher than 67% of competitors. Financial strength has a rating of 8/10 with no cash to debt. It is underperforming 73% of competitors, and the equity-asset ratio of 0.63 is below the industry median of 0.83.

Educational Development Corp.’s (EDUC) dividend yield is now 4.87% with a payout ratio of 0.88%. Over the past 52 weeks the price has dropped by 22.9%, and it is now trading with a P/E ratio of 14.5 and a P/S ratio of 0.3.

The company has a market cap of $30.11 million and is the U.S.'s trade publisher of the line of educational children's books produced in the United Kingdom by Usborne Publishing Limited.

The profitability rating is 6 of 10. The ROE of 15.37% and ROA of 3.91% are outperforming the industry and is ranked higher than 61% of competitors. Financial strength has a rating of 4/10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.04 is underperforming 93% of competitors, and the equity-asset ratio of 0.21 is below the industry median of 0.55.

Simons is the largest investor among the guru with 1.05% of outstanding sharess.

Eaton Vance New Jersey Municipal Bond Fund’s (EMJ) dividend yield is now 5.46% with a payout ratio of 0.38%. Over the past 52 weeks the price has dropped by 5.46% and it is now trading with P/E ratio of 7.3 and a P/S ratio of 14.3.

The company has a market cap of $32.81 million and is a closed-end investment company. Its objective is to provide current income exempt from regular federal income tax, including alternative minimum tax and, in state-specific funds, tax in its specified state.

The profitability rating is 5 of 10. The ROE of 11.77% and ROA of 6.23% are outperforming the industry and are ranked higher than 70% of competitors. Financial strength has a rating of 5/10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.02 is underperforming 98% of competitors, and the equity-asset ratio of 0.63 is below the industry median of 0.83.

SandRidge Mississippian Trust’s (SDT) dividend yield is now 30.27% with a payout ratio of 1.0%. Over the past 52 weeks the price has dropped by 22.1% and it is now trading with P/E ratio of 2.2 and a P/S ratio of 2.0.

The company has a market cap of $50.4 million and is a statutory trust. It holds Royalty Interests in specified oil and natural gas properties located in the Mississippian formation in Alfalfa, Garfield, Grant and Woods counties in Oklahoma.

The profitability rating is 5 of 10. The ROE of 31.92% and ROA of 31.92% are outperforming the industry and are ranked higher than 97% of competitors. Financial strength has a rating of 9/10 with no debt is outperforming 74% of competitors, and the equity-asset ratio of 1.00 is above the industry median of 0.51.

Medallion Financial Corp.’s (MFIN) dividend yield is now 28.30% with a payout ratio of 0.83%. Over the past 52 weeks the price has dropped by 58%, and it is now trading with a P/E ratio of 2.2 and a P/S ratio of 2.9.

The company has a market cap of $51.27 billion and is a specialty finance company that originates, acquires and services loans that finance taxicab medallions and various types of commercial businesses.

The profitability rating is 6 of 10. The ROE of 8.39% and ROA of 3.41% are outperforming the industry and are ranked lower than 57% of competitors. Financial strength has a rating of 5/10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.05 is underperforming 83% of competitors, and the equity-asset ratio of 0.44 is below the industry median of 0.46.

The company’s largest shareholder among the gurus is Mario Gabelli (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.49% of outstanding shares followed by Murray Stahl (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.41%.

Evolving Systems Inc.’s (EVOL) dividend yield is now 5.00% with a payout ratio of 1.22%. Over the past 52 weeks the price has dropped by 8.9%, and it is now trading with a P/E ratio of 15.7 and a P/S ratio of 2.0.

The company has a market cap of $52.39 million and is a provider of software solutions and services to the wireless, wireline and cable markets. The company operates in two segments: license fees and services revenue and customer support revenue.

The profitability rating is 7 of 10. The ROE of 10.57% and ROA of 6.73% are outperforming the industry and are ranked higher than 64% of competitors. Financial strength has a rating of 7/10. The cash-debt ratio of 1.16 is underperforming 68% of competitors, and the equity-asset ratio is 0.66 is above industry median of 0.61.

Simons is the largest investor among the gurus with 3.89% of outstanding shares.

Neuberger Berman NY Interm Muni Fund’s (NBO) dividend yield is now 4.69% with a payout ratio of 0.7%. Over the past 52 weeks the price has dropped by 8.7%, and it is now trading with a P/E ratio of 14.6 and a P/S ratio of 13.7.

The company has a market cap of $64.33 million and is a closed-end management investment company that invests mainly in municipal securities. Its objective is to provide common stockholders a high level of current income exempt from Federal and New York income tax.

The profitability rating is 5 of 10. The ROE of 5.98% and ROA of 3.60% are outperforming the industry and are ranked higher than 58% of competitors. Financial strength has a rating of 8/10 with no debt outperforming 72% of competitors, and the equity-asset ratio of 0.60 is below the industry median of 0.83.

Disclosure: I do not own any shares of any stocks mentioned in this article.

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About the author:

Tiziano Frateschi
You can read about me on www.theextraincome.info, which gives suggestions on position trading.

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