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Tiziano Frateschi
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7 High-Yield Stocks With Falling Prices

Companies with a high dividend yield but negative stock momentum

December 19, 2017 | About:

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

Espey Manufacturing & Electronics Corp.’s (ESP) dividend yield is 10.14% with a payout ratio of 1.18%. Over the past 52 weeks, the stock price has fallen 23.8%. The stock is trading with a price-earnings (P/E) ratio of 13.8 and a price-sales (P/S) ratio of 0.4.

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The electronic equipment provider has a market cap of $9.98 million.

The profitability and growth rating is 5 of 10. While the return on equity (ROE) of 3.62% is underperforming the sector, the return on assets (ROA) of 3.34% is outperforming the industry and is ranked higher than 50% of competitors. Financial strength has a rating of 9 of 10. With no debt it is outperforming 100% of competitors. The equity-asset ratio of 0.90 is above the industry median of 0.57.

With 5.51% of outstanding shares, Jim Simons (Trades, Portfolio) is the company's largest investor among the gurus.

Harvest Capital Credit Corp. ’s (HCAP) dividend yield is 12.20% with a payout ratio of 2.9%. Over the past 52 weeks, the stock price has declined 8.9%. The stock is trading with a P/E ratio of 23.6 and a P/S ratio of 4.5.

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The company provides customized financing solutions to small to mid-sized companies. It has a market cap of $71.82 million.

The profitability and growth rating is 5 of 10. The ROE of 3.39% and ROA of 2.08% are underperforming the industry and are ranked lower than 52% of competitors. Financial strength has a rating of 4 of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.01 is underperforming 94% of competitors. The equity-asset ratio of 0.71 is below the industry median of 0.85.

GlobalSCAPE Inc. ’s (GSB) dividend yield is 1.72% with a payout ratio of 0.24%. Over the past 52 weeks, the stock price has fallen 8.2%. The stock is trading with a P/E ratio of 19.3 and a P/S ratio of 2.2.

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The company develops and sells computer software. It has a market cap of $75.08 million.

The profitability and growth rating is 6 of 10. The ROE of 15.04%% and ROA of 9.05% are outperforming the industry and are ranked higher than 73% of competitors. Financial strength has a rating of 9 of 10. With no debts, it is outperforming 94% of competitors while its equity-asset ratio of 0.61 is above the industry median of 0.60.

With 4.58% of outstanding shares, Simons is the company's largest investor among the gurus.

Bank of South Carolina Corp. ’s (BKSC) dividend yield is 3.06% with a payout ratio of 0.54%. Over the past 52 weeks, the stock price has declined 15.9%. The stock is trading with a P/E ratio of 17.7 and a P/S ratio of 5.3.

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The company operates as a community oriented, commercial bank providing a range of financial services and products. It has a market cap of $92.72 million.

The profitability and growth rating is 5 of 10. The ROE of 12.71% and ROA of 1.27% are outperforming the industry and are ranked higher than 73% of competitors. Financial strength has a rating of 7 of 10. With no debts, it is outperforming 100% of competitors. The equity-asset ratio is 0.10.

A-Mark Precious Metals Inc.’s (AMRK) dividend yield is 2.16% with a payout ratio of 0.39%. Over the past 52 weeks, the stock price has fallen 14.3%. The stock is trading with a P/E ratio of 18.6 and a P/S ratio of 0.01.

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The company provides products including gold, silver, platinum and palladium for storage and delivery. It has a market cap of $104.37 million.

The profitability and growth rating is 4 of 10. While the ROE of 8.23% is outperforming the sector, the ROA of 1.11% is underperforming the industry and is ranked lower than 54% of competitors. Financial strength has a rating of 6 of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.04 is underperforming 98% of competitors, and the equity-asset ratio of 0.14 is below the industry median of 0.56.

Salem Media Group Inc Class A’s (SALM) dividend yield is 5.91% with a payout ratio of 1.3%. Over the past 52 weeks, the stock price has declined 24.8%. The stock is trading with a P/E ratio of 22 and a P/S ratio of 0.4.

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It is a domestic multimedia company with integrated operations including radio broadcasting, digital media, and publishing. It has a market cap of $115.15 million.

The profitability and growth rating is 7 of 10. The ROE of 2.46% and the ROA of 0.90% are underperforming the industry and are ranked lower than 52% of competitors. Financial strength has a rating of 4 of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.37 is underperforming 69% of competitors. The equity-asset ratio of 1.20 is above the industry median of 0.45.

Mario Gabelli (Trades, Portfolio) is the company's largest guru shareholder with 3.8% of outstanding shares, followed by Simons with 0.98%.

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

About the author:

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

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