2/13/2012

9 High Yield Stocks On The Way To New 52-Week Highs

High Dividend Yield Stocks Close To New Highs By Dividend Yield – Stock, Capital, Investment. Here is a current sheet of large capitalized stocks with a dividend yield of more than 5 percent (high yield) that are close to their 52-Week High. Despite the crises, there are still companies at all time highs with good dividends. Nine companies fulfilled these criteria of which one has a double-digit yield; seven have a buy or better recommendation.

Here is the table with some fundamentals to compare:
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National Grid (NYSE:NGG) has a market capitalization of $35.60 billion. The company employs 27,089 people, generates revenues of $22,573.18 million and has a net income of $3,404.16 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $7,873.78 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 34.88 percent (operating margin 26.15 percent and the net profit margin finally 15.08 percent).


Financial Analysis:
The total debt representing 50.00 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 256.05 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 32.57 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $4.83. Last fiscal year, the company paid $2.86 in form of dividends to shareholders.


Market Valuation:
Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 10.35, Price/Sales 1.58 and Price/Book ratio 2.46. Dividend Yield: 5.99 percent. The beta ratio is 0.62.


Long-Term Stock History Chart Of National Grid plc (ADR) (Click to enlarge)


Long-Term Dividends History of National Grid plc (ADR) (NGG) (Click to enlarge)


Long-Term Dividend Yield History of National Grid plc (ADR) (NYSE: NGG) (Click to enlarge)


Altria Group (NYSE:MO) has a market capitalization of $59.72 billion. The company employs 10,000 people, generates revenues of $23,800.00 million and has a net income of $3,393.00 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $6,321.00 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 26.56 percent (operating margin 25.50 percent and the net profit margin finally 14.26 percent).


Financial Analysis:
The total debt representing 37.04 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 371.98 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 76.13 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $1.64. Last fiscal year, the company paid $1.58 in form of dividends to shareholders.


Market Valuation:
Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 17.84, Price/Sales 2.52 and Price/Book ratio 16.23. Dividend Yield: 5.61 percent. The beta ratio is 0.41.


Long-Term Stock History Chart Of Altria Group, Inc. (Click to enlarge)


Long-Term Dividends History of Altria Group, Inc. (MO) (Click to enlarge)


Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE: MO) (Click to enlarge)


Plains All American Pipelines (NYSE:PAA) has a market capitalization of $11.78 billion. The company employs 3,500 people, generates revenues of $34,275.00 million and has a net income of $994.00 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $1,547.00 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 4.51 percent (operating margin 3.79 percent and the net profit margin finally 2.90 percent).


Financial Analysis:
The total debt representing 29.39 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 83.00 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 15.08 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $4.87. Last fiscal year, the company paid $3.90 in form of dividends to shareholders.


Market Valuation:
Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 16.19, Price/Sales 0.36 and Price/Book ratio 2.16. Dividend Yield: 5.20 percent. The beta ratio is 0.50.


Long-Term Stock History Chart Of Plains All American Pi... (Click to enlarge)


Long-Term Dividends History of Plains All American Pi... (PAA) (Click to enlarge)


Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Plains All American Pi... (NYSE: PAA) (Click to enlarge)

Take a look at the full table. The average price to earnings ratio amounts to 19.30 while the average forward price to earnings ratio amounts to 19.59. The average dividend yield is 5.45 percent. Price to book ratio is 4.76 and price to sales ratio 2.86. The stocks are 2.36 percent below 52-Week Highs.

9 High Yield Stocks On The Way To New 52-Week Highs (Click to enlarge)

Related stock ticker symbols:
NLY, NGG, T, MO, VOD, KMP, HCN, PAA, GSK

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I am long MO. I receive no compensation to write about these specific stocks, sector or theme. I don't plan to increase or decrease positions or obligations within the next 72 hours.

For the other stocks: I have no positions in any stocks mentioned, and no plans to initiate any positions within the next 72 hours. I receive no compensation to write about any specific stock, sector or theme.

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