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Tiziano Frateschi
Tiziano Frateschi
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6 Companies Paying High Yields

Collectors Universe tops the list

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

Collectors Universe Inc.’s (NASDAQ:CLCT) dividend yield is 6.87% with a payout ratio of 1.75%. Over the past 52 weeks, the stock price has fallen 34.4%. The stock is trading with a price-earnings ratio of 21.2 and a price-sales ratio of 2.

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The company, which provides third-party authentication and grading services for collectible items, has a market cap of $137.59 million.

The company has a profitability and growth rating of 7 out of 10. The return on equity of 41.89% and the return on assets of 20.48% are outperforming the sector and are ranked higher than 98% of competitors. Its financial strength is rated 7 of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 3.06 is outperforming 61% of competitors, and the equity-asset ratio of 0.45 is below the industry median of 0.51.

With 9.11% of outstanding shares, Jim Simons (Trades, Portfolio) is the company's largest shareholder among the gurus, followed by Chuck Royce (Trades, Portfolio) with 1.76%.

Quarterhill Inc.’s (NASDAQ:QTRH) dividend yield is 3.20% with a payout ratio of 0.79%. Over the past 52 weeks, the stock price has declined 15.9%. The stock is trading with a price-earnings ratio of 32.3 and a price-sales ratio of 1.1.

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The company is focused on acquiring technology companies. It has a market cap of $149.59 million.

The company’s profitability and growth rating is 8 of 10. While its ROE of 1.75% is underperforming the sector, its ROA of 1.47% is ranked higher than 54% of competitors. Its financial strength is rated 8 of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 15.07 is outperforming 68% of competitors. The equity-asset ratio of 0.86 is above the industry median of 0.58.

Simons is the company's largest guru shareholder with 1.28% of outstanding shares.

Pier 1 Imports Inc.’s (NYSE:PIR) dividend yield is 10.98% with a payout ratio of 2%. Over the past 52 weeks, the stock price has fallen 46.7%. The stock is trading with a price-earnings ratio of 19.6 and a price-sales ratio of 0.1.

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The retail company has a market cap of $211.57 million.

The company’s profitability and growth rating is 6 of 10. While the ROE of 4.20% is outperforming the sector, the ROA of 1.43% is underperforming its competitors and is ranked lower than 53% of other companies in the same industry. Its financial strength is rated 6 of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.68 is underperforming 65% of competitors, and the equity-asset ratio of 0.36 is below the industry median of 0.48.

With 0.36% of outstanding shares, Simons is the company's largest guru shareholder, followed by Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss with 0.32%, Paul Tudor Jones (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.11% and Mario Gabelli (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.05%.

CECO Environmental Corp.’s (NASDAQ:CECE) dividend yield is 2.36% with a payout ratio of 1.88%. Over the past 52 weeks, the stock price has declined 30.6%. The stock is trading with a price-earnings ratio of 79 and a price-sales ratio of 0.7.

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With a market cap of $219.56 million, the company provides air pollution control products and services.

The company’s profitability and growth rating is 7 of 10. The ROE of 1.04% and ROA of 0.60% are underperforming the sector and are ranked lower than 92% of competitors. Its financial strength is rated 6 of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.37 is underperforming 81% of competitors. The equity-asset ratio of 0.46 is below the industry median of 0.53.

Royce is the company's largest guru shareholder with 0.29% of outstanding shares, followed by Simons with 0.29% and Jones with 0.06%.

Pingtan Marine Enterprise Ltd. ’s (NASDAQ:PME) dividend yield is 1.32% with a payout ratio of 0.15%. Over the past 52 weeks, the stock price has declined 5.6%. The stock is trading with a price-earnings ratio of 11.1 and a price-sales ratio of 3.5.

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The Chinese company, which is engaged in ocean fishing, has a market cap of $237.17 million.

The company has a profitability and growth rating of 6 of 10. The ROE of 16.95% and ROA of 9.79% are outperforming the sector and are ranked higher than 89% of competitors. Its financial strength is rated 6 of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.11 is underperforming 56% of competitors, and the equity-asset ratio of 0.66 is above the industry median of 0.52.

Natural Health Trends Corp.’s (NASDAQ:NHTC) dividend yield is 2.03% with a payout ratio of 0.24%. Over the past 52 weeks, the stock price has declined 14.2%. The stock is trading with a price-earnings ratio of 11.2 and a price-sales ratio of 1.3.

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The company, which sells lifestyle enhancement products, cosmetics, personal care and dietary supplements, has a market cap of $247.2 million.

The company's profitability and growth rating is 7 of 10. The ROE of 23.34% and ROA of 14.01% are outperforming the sector and are ranked higher than 88% of competitors. Its financial strength is rated 9 of 10. With no debt, it is outperforming 99% of competitors. The equity-asset ratio of 0.59 is above the industry median of 0.52.

Simons is the company's largest guru shareholder with 7.83% of outstanding shares, followed by Hotchkis & Wiley with 0.49%.

Disclosure: I do not own 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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