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9 Basic Material Dividend Stocks With Highest Float Short Ratio

Basic Material Dividend Stocks With Highest Short Float Ratio Researched By Dividend Yield - Stock, Capital, Investment. Basic material stocks have a higher volatility, especially in times of cyclic economic growth. Investors could benefit from these fluctuations.

At the stock markets are 601 companies linked to the sector with a total market capitalization of USD 275.1 trillion. The average sector yield amounts to 3.19 percent and the average P/E ratio is 14.45. The highest dividend paying industries are nonmetallic mineral mining and oil and gas pipelines.

I screened the sector by dividend stocks with the highest amount of short selling stocks, measured by the float short ratio. The ratio shows how many stocks are shorted by investors. Companies with a high ratio of float short have a little upside potential if investors need to close their short position. Nine dividend stocks from the basic material sector have a float short ratio of more than 25 percent.

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Kinder Morgan (NYSE:KMI) has a market capitalization of $25.33 billion. The company employs 8,120 people, generates revenues of $7,942.80 million and has a net income of $449.10 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $2,510.50 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 31.61 percent (operating margin 17.92 percent and the net profit margin finally 5.65 percent). 


Financial Analysis: The total debt representing 56.25 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 520.33 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 11.35 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $0.54. Last fiscal year, the company paid $1.05 in form of dividends to shareholders. 


Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 58.75, P/S ratio 2.81 and P/B ratio 7.63. Dividend Yield: 4.06 percent. The beta ratio is not calculable.


Long-Term Stock History Chart Of Kinder Morgan Inc (Click to enlarge)
Long-Term Dividends History of Kinder Morgan Inc (KMI) (Click to enlarge)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Kinder Morgan Inc (NYSE: KMI) (Click to enlarge)


Kronos Worldwide (NYSE:KRO) has a market capitalization of $1.94 billion. The company employs 2,470 people, generates revenues of $1,943.30 million and has a net income of $321.00 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $587.90 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 30.25 percent (operating margin 27.96 percent and the net profit margin finally 16.52 percent). 


Financial Analysis: The total debt representing 20.02 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 39.50 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 38.09 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $3.43. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.58 in form of dividends to shareholders. 


Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 4.89, P/S ratio 1.00 and P/B ratio 2.10. Dividend Yield: 3.58 percent. The beta ratio is 1.75.


Long-Term Stock History Chart Of Kronos Worldwide,... (Click to enlarge)
Long-Term Dividends History of Kronos Worldwide,... (KRO) (Click to enlarge)
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United States Steel (NYSE:X) has a market capitalization of $2.75 billion. The company employs 43,000 people, generates revenues of $19,884.00 million and has a net income of $-53.00 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $861.00 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 4.33 percent (operating margin 1.33 percent and the net profit margin finally -0.27 percent). 


Financial Analysis: The total debt representing 26.45 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 121.49 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of -1.44 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $-1.51. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.20 in form of dividends to shareholders. 


Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is not calculable, P/S ratio 0.14 and P/B ratio 0.79. Dividend Yield: 1.05 percent. The beta ratio is 2.44.


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Long-Term Dividends History of United States Ste... (X) (Click to enlarge)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of United States Ste... (NYSE: X) (Click to enlarge)


Westlake Chemical (NYSE:WLK) has a market capitalization of $3.44 billion. The company employs 1,811 people, generates revenues of $3,619.85 million and has a net income of $258.97 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $578.19 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 15.97 percent (operating margin 12.34 percent and the net profit margin finally 7.15 percent). 


Financial Analysis: The total debt representing 23.40 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 43.53 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 15.74 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $3.93. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.27 in form of dividends to shareholders. 


Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 13.14, P/S ratio 0.95 and P/B ratio 1.96. Dividend Yield: 0.57 percent. The beta ratio is 1.88.


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Take a closer look at the full table of the most shorted basic material stocks. The average price to earnings ratio (P/E ratio) amounts to 11.68 and forward P/E ratio is 9.83. The dividend yield has a value of 2.16 percent. Price to book ratio is 2.63 and price to sales ratio 1.80. The operating margin amounts to 18.61 percent and the beta ratio is 1.55. The average stock is shorted by 33.54 percent.

Here is the full table with some fundamentals (TTM):

9 Basic Material Dividend Stocks With Highest Float Short Ratio (Click to enlarge)

Related stock ticker symbols:
KMI, KRO, AKS, RES, EGO, CRR, X, WNR, WLK

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