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6 Cheap High-Yield Stocks

Unique Fabricating, Cypress Energy top the list

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Tiziano Frateschi
Oct 06, 2017
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According to GuruFocus' All-In-One Screener, the following stocks have high dividend yields but performed poorly over the past 12 months.

Unique Fabricating Inc.’s (

UFAB, Financial) dividend yield is 6.87% with a payout ratio of 74%. Over the past 52 weeks, the price has declined 21.1%. The stock is trading with a price-earnings (P/E) ratio of 10.8 and a price-sales (P/S) ratio of 0.5.

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The company, which makes auto parts, has a market cap of $85.37 million and an enterprise value of $139.7 million.

The profitability and growth rating is 5 of 10. The return on equity (ROE) of 15.93% and return on assets (ROA) of 6.32% are outperforming the industry and are ranked higher than 66% of competitors. Financial strength has a rating of 5 of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.02 is underperforming 99% of competitors, and the equity-asset ratio of 0.40 is below the industry median of 0.49.

The company's largest guru shareholder is

Chuck Royce (Trades, Portfolio) with 5.78% of outstanding shares, followed by Jim Simons (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.25%.

Cypress Energy Partners LPs (

CELP, Financial) dividend yield is 16.17% with a payout ratio of 394%. Over the past 52 weeks, the price has fallen 8.2%. The stock is now trading with a P/E ratio of 21.8 and a P/S ratio of 0.3.

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The company has a market cap of $90.55 million and an enterprise value of $207.83 million. It provides saltwater disposal and other services to oil and gas producers.

The profitability and growth rating is 4 of 10. The ROE of 34.51% and ROA of 0.12% are outperforming the industry and are ranked higher than 68% of competitors. Financial strength has a rating of 5 of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.17 is underperforming 69% of competitors, and the equity-asset ratio of 0.04 is below the industry median of 0.51.

Five Oaks Investment Corp.’s (

OAKS, Financial) dividend yield is 13.91% with a payout ratio of 97%. Over the past 52 weeks, the price has declined 6.5%. The stock is trading with a P/E ratio of 6.7 and a P/S ratio of 2.6.

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The real estate investment trust (REIT) has a market cap of $100.29 million and an enterprise value of $1.37 million.

The profitability and growth rating is 4 of 10. The ROE of 6.42% and ROA of 0.55% are underperforming the industry and are ranked lower than 84% of competitors. Financial strength has a rating of 5 of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.03 is underperforming 72% of competitors, and the equity-asset ratio of 0.06 is below the industry median of 0.53.

Simons is the company's largest shareholder among the gurus with 1.92% of outstanding shares.

KCAP Financial Inc.’s (

KCAP, Financial) dividend yield is 12.97% with a payout ratio of 340%. Over the past 52 weeks, the price has dropped 5.9%. The stock is now trading with a P/E ratio of 26.2 and a P/S ratio of 4.5.

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The asset management company has a market cap of $146.14 million and enterprise value of $313.64 million.

The profitability and growth rating is 5 of 10. The ROE of 2.91% and ROA of 1.51% are underperforming the industry and are ranked lower than 63% of competitors. Financial strength has a rating of 4 of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.01 is underperforming 99% of competitors, and the equity-asset ratio of 0.52 is below the industry median of 0.85.

Big 5 Sporting Goods Corp.’s (

BGFV, Financial) dividend yield is 7.70% with a payout ratio of 53%. Over the past 52 weeks, the price has fallen 39.6%. The stock is now trading with a P/E ratio of 7 and a P/S ratio of 0.2.

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The sporting good retailer has a market cap of $170.61 million and enterprise value of $216.49 million.

The profitability and growth rating is 6 of 10. The ROE of 11.84% and ROA of 5.46% are outperforming the industry and are ranked higher than 68% of competitors. Financial strength has a rating of 7 of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.13 is underperforming 84% of competitors, and the equity-asset ratio of 0.45 is below the industry median of 0.49.

With 0.51% of outstanding shares,

Mario Gabelli (Trades, Portfolio) is the company's largest guru shareholder, followed by Joel Greenblatt (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.1% and Simons with 0.08%.

Hallador Energy Co.’s (

HNRG, Financial) dividend yield is 2.78% with a payout ratio of 59%. Over the past 52 weeks, the price has declined 23.9%. The stock is now trading with a P/E ratio of 20.5 and a P/S ratio of 0.6.

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The coal miner has a market cap of $171.14 million and enterprise value of $380.75 million.

The profitability and growth rating is 7 of 10. The ROE of 3.75% and ROA of 1.55% are underperforming the industry and are ranked lower than 54% of competitors. Financial strength has a rating of 4 of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.05 is underperforming 90% of competitors. The equity-asset ratio is 0.43.

The company's largest shareholder among the gurus is Simons with 1.14% of outstanding shares, followed by Royce with 0.15% and

Charles Brandes (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.04%.

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

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