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Tiziano Frateschi
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High-Yield Companies With Falling Prices

All-In-One Screener pinpoints poorly performing stocks with high dividend yields

September 14, 2017 | About:

According to 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 10.43% with a payout ratio of 1.69%. Over the past 52 weeks, the price has declined by 13.8%. The stock is trading with a price-earnings (P/E) ratio of 22.2 and a price-sales (P/S) of 0.7.

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The company has a market cap of $3.45 million and reported first quarter net income of $217,000 that marked a 31.5% year-over-year increase. Net sales were $5.3 million compared with $5.2 million a year earlier.

The profitability and growth rating is 3 of 10. The return on equity (ROE) of 6.39% and return on assets (ROA) of 4.23% are outperforming the industry and are ranked higher than 55% of competitors. Financial strength has a rating of 9 of 10 with no debts. The equity-asset ratio of 0.64 is above the industry median of 0.53.

Servotronics Inc.’s (SVT) dividend yield is 1.71% with a payout ratio of 0.56%. Over the past 52 weeks, the price has declined by 18.7%. The stock is trading with a P/E ratio of 32.5 and a P/S ratio of 0.5.

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The company has a market cap of $21.4 million and reported a decrease of 6.6% for second quarter revenue. Net income was $105,000 or 5 cents per share compared to net income of $1,004,000 or 45 cents per share for the same period of a year before.

The profitability and growth rating is 4 of 10. The ROE of 4.05% and ROA of 4.02% are underperforming the industry and are ranked lower than 52% of competitors. Financial strength has a rating of 9 of 10. The equity-asset ratio of 0.98 is above the industry median of 0.85.

Nuveen Pennsylvania Municipal Value’s (NPN) dividend yield is 3.97% with a payout ratio of 0.87%. Over the past 52 weeks, the price has declined by 5.9%. The stock is trading with a P/E ratio of 23.3 and a P/S ratio of 12.6.

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The company has a market cap of $18.73 million and is a closed-end investment company.

The profitability and growth rating is 4 of 10. The ROE of 4.05% and ROA of 4.02% are underperforming the industry and are ranked lower than 50% of competitors. Financial strength has a rating of 9 of 10 with no cash to debt that is outperforming 71% of competitors. The equity-asset ratio of 0.98 is above the industry median of 0.85.

Blackrock Maryland Municipal Bond Trust’s (BZM) dividend yield is 3.99% with a payout ratio of 2.75%. Over the past 52 weeks, the price has declined by 7.5%. The stock is trading with a P/E ratio of 67.8 and a P/S ratio of 7.4.

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The company has a market cap of $29.63 million and was incorporated on April 30, 2002. It is a perpetual closed-end municipal bond fund.

The profitability and growth rating is 5 of 10. The ROE of 1.48% and ROA of 0.93% are underperforming the industry and are ranked lower than 66% of competitors. Financial strength has a rating of 6 of 10 with cash-debt ratio of 0.01 that is underperforming 91% of competitors and the equity-asset ratio of 0.63 is below the industry median of 0.85.

Nuveen MO Premium Income Muni Fund’s (NOM) dividend yield is 4.50% with a payout ratio of 7.95%. Over the past 52 weeks, the price has declined by 8.1%. The stock is trading with a P/E ratio of 191.1 and a P/S ratio of 29.

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The company has a market cap of $35.79 million and provides current income exempt from regular federal and designated state income taxes.

The profitability and growth rating is 5 of 10. The ROE of 1.48% and ROA of 0.93% are underperforming the industry and are ranked lower than 67% of competitors. Financial strength has a rating of 7 of 10 with no debts. The equity-asset ratio of 0.63 is below the industry median of 0.85.

Jim Simons (Trades, Portfolio) with 2.02% of outstanding shares is the largest investor among the gurus followed by Manning & Napier Advisors Inc. with 0.88%, Chris Davis (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.7%, Third Avenue Management (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.22% and Paul Tudor Jones (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.07%.

Global Self Storage Inc.’s (SELF) dividend yield is 5.35% with a payout ratio of 5.71%. Over the past 52 weeks, the price has declined by 7.1%. The stock is trading with a P/E ratio of 121.8 and a P/S ratio of 5.6.

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The company has a market cap of $37.11 million, and the company reported an increase of 11.6% for same store revenues and 14.8% increase for same-store net operating income.

The profitability and growth rating is 2 of 10. The ROE of 0.87% and ROA of 0.58% are underperforming the industry and are ranked lower than 83% of competitors. Financial strength has a rating of 5 of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.15 is outperforming 74% of competitors and the equity-asset ratio of 0.65 is below the industry median of 0.52.

Disclosure: I do not own any shares of 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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