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Tiziano Frateschi
Tiziano Frateschi
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8 Stocks With Strong Yields but Falling Prices

Companies that pay shareholders, but prices have performed poorly

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

Blackrock Virginia Municipal Bond Trust’s (BHV) dividend yield is 4.82% with a payout ratio of 0.55%. Over the past 52 weeks the price declined 14.2%, and the stock is now trading with a price-earnings (P/E) ratio of 10.9 and a price-sales (P/S) ratio of 14.9.

The company has a market cap of $25.77 million. It 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 return on equity (ROE) of 9.12% and return on assets (ROA) of 5.67% are outperforming the industry and are ranked lower than 67% of competitors. Financial strength has a rating of 8 of 10. With no debt it is outperforming 73% of competitors, and the equity-asset ratio of 0.63 is below the industry median of 0.84.

Educational Development Corp.’s (EDUC) dividend yield is 4.85% with a payout ratio of 0.88%. Over the past 52 weeks the price declined 22%, and the stock 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 $30.21 million and is the U.S. trade publisher of the line of educational children's books produced in the United Kingdom by Usborne Publishing Ltd.

The profitability rating is 6 of 10 with a current ROE of 15.37% and ROA of 3.91% that are outperforming the industry and are ranked lower than 60% of competitors. Financial strength has a rating of 5/10 with cash to debt of 0.04 that is underperforming 95% of competitors and equity-asset ratio of 0.21 that is below the industry median of 0.55.

The company’s largest shareholder among the gurus is Jim Simons (Trades, Portfolio) with 1.05% of outstanding shares.

Blackrock Muniyield Arizona Fund Inc.’s (MZA) dividend yield is 5.18% with a payout ratio of 0.49%. Over the past 52 weeks the price declined 6.1%, and the stock is now trading with a P/E ratio of 9.9 and a P/S ratio of 16.3.

The company has a market cap of $69.72 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. Its ROE of 10.08% and ROA of 6.34% are outperforming the industry and are ranked higher than 70% of competitors. Financial strength has a rating of 8 of 10. With no debt it is outperforming 73% of competitors, and the equity-asset ratio of 0.64 is below the industry median of 0.84.

John Rogers (Trades, Portfolio) with 1.81% of outstanding shares is the largest investor among the gurus followed by Simons with 1.9%.

United-Guardian Inc.’s (UG) dividend yield is 4.92% with a payout ratio of 1.73%. Over the past 52 weeks the price declined 26.7%, and the stock is now trading with a P/E ratio of 31.0 and a P/S ratio of 7.2.

The company has a market cap of $70.06 million and through its Guardian Laboratories Division manufactures and markets cosmetic ingredients, personal care products, pharmaceuticals, medical and health care products and specialty industrial products.

The profitability rating is 8 of 10 with a current ROE of 14.90% and ROA of 13.52% that are outperforming the industry and are ranked higher than 73% of competitors. Financial strength has a rating of 9/10. With no debt, it is outperforming 99% of competitors, and the equity-asset ratio of 0.90 is above the industry median of 0.53.

The company’s largest shareholder among the gurus is Simons with 4.18% of outstanding shares followed by Mario Gabelli (Trades, Portfolio) with 3.52%.

Neuberger Berman CA Interm Muni Fund’s (NBW) dividend yield is 5.10% with a payout ratio of 0.69%. Over the past 52 weeks the price declined 5.1%, and the stock is now trading with a P/E ratio of 13.4 and a P/S ratio of 14.8.

The company has a market cap of $82.31 million and is a closed-end management investment company that invests in municipal securities.

The profitability rating is 5 of 10. Its ROE of 7.12% and ROA of 4.22% are outperforming the industry and are ranked higher than 60% of competitors. Financial strength has a rating of 8/10. With no debt it is outperforming 72% of competitors, and the equity-asset ratio of 0.59 is below the industry median of 0.84.

Eaton Vance CA Muni Income Trust’s (CEV) dividend yield is 4.59% with a payout ratio of 3.04%. Over the past 52 weeks the price declined 5.4%, and the stock is now trading with a P/E ratio of 69.5 and a P/S ratio of 15.3.

The company has a market cap of $90.75 million and is a diversified closed-end investment company. The company's investment objective is to provide current income exempt from regular federal income tax and taxes in its specified state.

The profitability rating is 5 of 10. The ROE of 1.28% and ROA of -0.45% are under performing the industry and are ranked lower than 71% of competitors. Financial strength has a rating of 7 of 10. With no debt it is outperforming 73% of competitors, and the equity-asset ratio of 0.61 is below the industry median of 0.84.

Strattec Security Corp.’s (STRT) dividend yield is 1.78% with a payout ratio of 0.45%. Over the past 52 weeks the price declined 33.8%, and the stock is now trading with a P/E ratio of 25 and a P/S ratio of 0.3.

The company has a market cap of $113 million and designs, develops, manufactures and markets mechanical locks, electronically enhanced locks and keys. It also produces ignition lock housings, access control products including latches, power sliding door systems and door handles.

The profitability rating is 6 of 10 with a current ROE of 3.10% and ROA of 1.80% is underperforming 73% of competitors. Financial strength has a rating of 7 of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.41 is underperforming 55% of competitors, and the equity-asset ratio is 0.57 is above the industry median of 0.49.

Chuck Royce (Trades, Portfolio) with 14.29% of outstanding shares is the largest investor among the gurus followed by Gabelli with 5.7%, Rogers with 3.4% and Simons with 2.6%.

Sify Technologies Ltd. ADR ’s (SIFY) dividend yield is 1.63% with a payout ratio of 0.28%. Over the past 52weeks the price declined 8.5%, and the stock is now trading with a P/E ratio of 15.2 and a P/S ratio of 0.5.

The company has a market cap of $158.89 million and is an integrated internet, network and electronic commerce services company offering end-to-end solutions with services delivered over a common internet backbone infrastructure.

The profitability rating is 2 of 10. Its ROE of 12.48% and ROA of 5.04% are outperforming the industry and are ranked higher than 67% of competitors. Financial strength has a rating of 6/10, the equity-asset ratio of 0.39 is below the industry median of 0.40.

The company’s largest shareholder among the gurus is Simons with 0.12% of outstanding shares.

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

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Tiziano Frateschi
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