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Tiziano Frateschi
Tiziano Frateschi
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8 Stocks With Low Prices and High Yields

Companies with poor 12-month performances

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

Digirad Corp.’s (DRAD) dividend yield is 5.06% with a payout ratio of 6.67%. Over the past 52 weeks the price has dropped by 20.5%. The stock is trading with a price-earnings (P/E) ratio of 131.7 and a price-sales (P/S) ratio of 0.6

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The company has a market cap of $78.91 million and provides nuclear cardiology imaging and ultrasound imaging services and cardiac event monitoring services. It also sells medical diagnostic imaging systems.

The profitability rating is 6 of 10. While the return on equity (ROE) of 0.95% is underperforming the sector, the return on assets (ROA) of 0.57% is outperforming the industry and is ranked lower than 52% of competitors. Financial strength has a rating of 5 of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.10 is underperforming 92% of competitors, and the equity-asset ratio of 0.62 is below the industry median of 0.65.

Jim Simons (Trades, Portfolio) with 4.28% of outstanding shares is the largest investor among the gurus.

SandRidge Mississippian Trust II’s (SDR) dividend yield is 17.41% with a payout ratio of 1.1%. Over the past 52 weeks the price has declined by 5.7%. The stock is trading with a P/E ratio of 7.0 and a P/S ratio of 4.2.

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The company has a market cap of $86.40 million and holds royalty interests in specified oil and natural gas properties located in Mississippian formation in Alfalfa, Kay, Noble and Woods counties in Oklahoma and Barber, Comanche, Harper and Sumner counties in southern Kansas.

The profitability rating is 5 of 10. The ROE of 11.04% and ROA of 11.04% are outperforming the industry and are ranked higher than 86% of competitors. Financial strength has a rating of 8 of 10. The equity-asset ratio of 1.00 is above the industry median of 0.52.

AstroNova Inc.’s (ALOT) dividend yield is 2.10% with a payout ratio of 0.57%. Over the past 52 weeks the price has declined by 10%. The stock is trading with a P/E ratio of 27.2 and a P/S ratio of 1.0.

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The company has a market cap of $89.83 million and designs, develops, manufactures and distributes specialty printers and data acquisition and analysis systems that acquire, store, analyze and present data in multiple formats.

The profitability rating is 6 of 10. While the ROE of 5.33% is underperforming the sector, ROA of 4.41% is outperforming the industry and is ranked higher than 60% of competitors. Financial strength has a rating of 6 of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 2.63 is outperforming 59% of competitors, and the equity-asset ratio of 0.75 is slightly above the industry median of 0.58.

John Rogers (Trades, Portfolio) with 7.26% of outstanding shares is the largest investor among the gurus followed by Simons with 2.22%.

Cross Timbers Royalty Trust’s (CRT) dividend yield is 6.51% with a payout ratio of 100%. Over the past 52 weeks the price has declined by 9.1%. The stock is trading with a P/E ratio of 16.4 and a P/S ratio of 14.1.

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The company has a market cap of $91.68 million and operates as an express trust in the U.S.

The profitability rating is 6 of 10. The ROE of 55.36% and ROA of 48.53% are outperforming the industry and are ranked higher than 96% of competitors. Financial strength has a rating of 9 of 10 with the equity-asset ratio of 0.86 that is above the industry median of 0.52. The company has no cash to debt.

The largest shareholder among the gurus is Chuck Royce (Trades, Portfolio) with 1.13% of outstanding shares followed by Simons with 0.47%.

Navios Maritime Midstream Partners LP’s (NAP) dividend yield is 417.16% with a payout ratio of 162%. Over the past 52 weeks the price has dropped by 5.7%. The stock is trading with a P/E ratio of 9.4 and a P/S ratio of 2.3.

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The company has a market cap of $114.11 million and owns and operates very large crude oil tankers under long-term employment contracts with international oil companies, refiners and large vessel operators.

The profitability rating is 2 of 10. The ROE of 8.03% and ROA of 4.59% are outperforming the industry and are ranked lower than 59% of competitors. Financial strength has a rating of 5 of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.19 is underperforming 64% of competitors and the equity-asset ratio of 0.57 is below the industry median of 0.45.

Hennessy Advisors Inc.’s (HNNA) dividend yield is 1.5% with a payout ratio of 100%. Over the past 52 weeks the price has dropped by 0.13%. The stock is trading with a P/E ratio of 9.3 and a P/S ratio of 2.6.

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The company has a market cap of $138.02 million and is a publicly traded investment management firm. It is engaged in managing, servicing and marketing open-end mutual funds, the Hennessy Funds.

The profitability rating is 5 of 10. The ROE of 39.80% and a ROA of 17.76% are outperforming the industry and are ranked higher than 85% of competitors. Financial strength has a rating of 6 of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.29 is underperforming 85% of competitors, and the equity-asset ratio of 0.50 is below the industry median of 0.85.

The company’s largest shareholder among the gurus is Simons with 0.68% of outstanding shares.

Consolidated Water Co. Ltd.’s (CWCO) dividend yield is 2.47% with a payout ratio of 97%. Over the past 52 weeks the price has declined by 6.3%. The stock is trading with a P/E ratio of 39.2 and a P/S ratio of 3.0.

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The company has a market cap of $180.89 million and develops and operates seawater desalination plants that utilize reverse osmosis technology and water distribution systems in areas where naturally occurring supplies of potable water are scarce or nonexistent.

The profitability rating is 7 of 10. The ROE of 3.10% and a ROA of 2.73% are underperforming the industry and are ranked lower than 76% of competitors. Financial strength has a rating of 8 of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 41.42 is outperforming 87% of competitors, and the equity-asset ratio of 0.88 is above the industry median of 0.37.

Simons with 2.03% of outstanding shares is the largest investor among the gurus followed by Charles Brandes (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.07%.

Navios Maritime Acquisition Corp.’s (NNA) dividend yield is 14.29% with a payout ratio of 69%. Over the past 52 weeks the price has dropped by 5.9%. The stock is trading with a P/E ratio of 4.7 and a P/S ratio of 0.8.

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The company has a market cap of $212.78 million and is an owner and operator of tanker vessels focusing in the transportation of petroleum products and bulk liquid chemicals. It offers its services across Asia, Europe and the U.S.

The profitability rating is 5 of 10. While the ROE of 7.52% is outperforming the sector, ROA of 2.56% is underperforming the industry and is ranked lower than 51% of competitors. Financial strength has a rating of 4/10 with a cash-debt ratio of 0.05 that is underperforming 89% of competitors and an equity-asset ratio of 0.33 that is below the industry median of 0.45.

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

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

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