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Tiziano Frateschi
Tiziano Frateschi
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7 Declining Stocks With High Dividend Yields

Companies with poor 12-month performances

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

Nuveen Pennsylvania Municipal Value Fund’s (NPN) dividend yield is 54.07% with a payout ratio of 87%. Over the past 52 weeks, the price has declined by 5.6%. The stock is trading with a price-earnings (P/E) ratio of 23.1 and a price-sales (P/S) ratio of 18.6.

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It has a market cap of $18.64 million, and it is a closed-end investment company. It primarily invests its assets in a portfolio of municipal securities with an objective to provide current income exempt from regular federal and Pennsylvania income taxes.

The profitability rating is 4 of 10. The return on equity (ROE) of 4.05% and return on assets (ROA) of 4.02% are outperforming the industry and ranked higher than 55% of competitors. Financial strength has a rating of 8 of 10 with no debt and is outperforming 70% of competitors. The equity-asset ratio of 0.98 is above the industry median of 0.84.

National Security Group Inc.’s (NSEC) dividend yield is 1.32% with a payout ratio of 15%. Over the past 52 weeks, the price has declined by 6.6%. The stock is trading with a P/E ratio of 11.8 and a P/S ratio of 0.5.

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The company has a market cap of $18.64 million, and it is an insurance holding company that offers property, casualty and life insurance products and services in the U.S.

The profitability rating is 4 of 10. The ROE of 6.41% and ROA of 2.04% are underperforming the industry and ranked lower than 64% of competitors. Financial strength has a rating of 6 of 10 with a cash-debt ratio of 0.43 that is underperforming 78% of competitors. The equity-asset ratio of 0.32 is above the industry median of 0.27.

Blackrock Muniyield Arizona Fund Inc.’s (MZA) dividend yield is 5.09% with a payout ratio of 2,679%. Over the past 52 weeks, the price has declined by 11.9%. The stock is trading with a P/E ratio of 496 and a P/S ratio of 15.6.

The company has a market cap of $67.99 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 4 of 10. The ROE of 0.18% and ROA of 0.11% are outperforming the industry and ranked higher than 65% of competitors. Financial strength has a rating of 7 of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 3.31 is outperforming 73% of competitors. The equity-asset ratio of 0.62 is below the industry median of 0.84.

Blackrock New York Muni Income Tr. II’s (BFY) dividend yield is 5.41% with a payout ratio of 1,847%. Over the past 52 weeks, the price has declined by 8.9%. The stock is trading with a P/E ratio of 366.8 and a P/S ratio of 15.

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The company has a market cap of $73.79 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 4 of 10. The ROE of 0.25% and ROA of 0.15% are outperforming the industry and ranked higher than 68% of competitors. Financial strength has a rating of 7 of 10. The equity-asset ratio of 0.59 is below the industry median of 0.84.

Dover Motorsports Inc.’s (DVD) dividend yield is 2.44% with a payout ratio of 56%. Over the past 52 weeks, the price has declined by 7.9%. The stock is trading with a P/E ratio of 22.8 and a P/S ratio of 1.6.

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The company has a market cap of $75.63 million and is a marketers and promoters of motorsports entertainment. Through its subsidiaries, it owns and operates Dover International Speedway and Nashville Superspeedway. It is also engaged in harness horse racing operations.

The profitability rating is 5 of 10. The ROE of 6.87% and ROA of 4.45% are outperforming the industry and ranked higher than 57% of competitors. Financial strength has a rating of 6 of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.63 is outperforming 67% of competitors.

John Rogers (Trades, Portfolio) is the largest shareholder among the gurus with 4.74% of outstanding shares followed by Mario Gabelli (Trades, Portfolio) with 2.74% and Jim Simons (Trades, Portfolio) with 1.02%.

Celadon Group Inc.’s (CGI) dividend yield is 3.64% with a payout ratio of 100%. Over the past 52 weeks, the price has declined by 77.3%. The stock is trading with a P/E ratio of 27.5 and a P/S ratio of 0.1.

The company has a market cap of $111.78 million and through its subsidiaries provides truckload transportation services between the U.S., Canada and Mexico. It offers long-haul, regional, dedicated, less-than-truckload, intermodal and logistics services.

The profitability rating is 7 of 10. The ROE of 0.66% and ROA of 0.22% are underperforming the industry and ranked lower than 73% of competitors. Financial strength has a rating of 4 of 10 with no cash-to-debt. The equity-asset ratio of 0.38 is below the industry median of 0.45.

The largest shareholders among the gurus is Chuck Royce (Trades, Portfolio) with 1.46% of outstanding shares.

Unique Fabricating Inc.’s (UFAB) dividend yield is 5.09% with a payout ratio of 88%. Over the past 52 weeks, the price has declined by 6.9%. The stock is trading with a P/E ratio of 17.3 and a P/S ratio of 0.7.

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The company has a market cap of $113.25 million and is engaged in the engineering and manufacturing of multimaterial foam, rubber and plastic components utilized in noise, vibration and harshness, acoustical management, water and air sealing, decorative and other functional applications.

The profitability rating is 6 of 10. The ROE of 13.64% and ROA of 4.79% are outperforming the industry and ranked higher than 63% of competitors. Financial strength has a rating of 5 of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.01 is underperforming 99% of competitors. The equity-asset ratio of 0.41 is below the industry median of 0.49.

Royce is the largest shareholder among the gurus with 3.49% of outstanding shares followed by Simons with 0.15%.

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

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Tiziano Frateschi
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