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18 High Yield Stocks From The S&P 500 (A Quick Overview)

S&P 500 Stocks With Best Dividends By Dividend Yield - Stock, Capital, Investment. The S&P 500 index is a popular used tool by investors. Professionals like big insurance player or pension funds allocate their portfolio weighting on indices like the Dow Jones Index and Standard & Poor’s 500. The S&P 500 is a free-float capitalization-weighted index published since 1957 by Standard & Poor's, a division of McGraw-Hill Companies.

I screened the index with its 500 companies by the best dividend yields. The index has eighteen high yields and the highest yield amounts to 10.50 percent, paid by Pitney Bowes (PBI). Six high yields have a P/E ratio below 15 and seven are currently recommended to buy.



Here are my favorite stocks:

Avon Products (NYSE:AVP) has a market capitalization of $6.97 billion. The company employs 40,600 people, generates revenue of $11,291.60 million and has a net income of $526.40 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $1,094.20 million. The EBITDA margin is 9.69 percent (operating margin 7.57 percent and net profit margin 4.66 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 42.77 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 210.67 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 32.08 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $0.57. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.92 in form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 28.17, P/S ratio 0.62 and P/B ratio 4.43. Dividend Yield: 5.70 percent. The beta ratio is 1.43.


Long-Term Stock History Chart Of Avon Products (Click to enlarge)
Long-Term Dividends History of Avon Products (AVP) (Click to enlarge)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Avon Products (NYSE: AVP) (Click to enlarge)

Reynolds American (NYSE:RAI) has a market capitalization of $24.87 billion. The company employs 5,400 people, generates revenue of $8,541.00 million and has a net income of $1,406.00 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $2,537.00 million. The EBITDA margin is 29.70 percent (operating margin 28.09 percent and net profit margin 16.46 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 22.54 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 58.60 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 22.04 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $2.52. Last fiscal year, the company paid $2.15 in form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 17.43, P/S ratio 2.91 and P/B ratio 4.05. Dividend Yield: 5.36 percent. The beta ratio is 0.54.


Long-Term Stock History Chart Of Reynolds American (Click to enlarge)
Long-Term Dividends History of Reynolds American (RAI) (Click to enlarge)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Reynolds American (NYSE: RAI) (Click to enlarge)

Altria Group (NYSE:MO) has a market capitalization of $69.24 billion. The company employs 9,900 people, generates revenue 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. The EBITDA margin is 26.56 percent (operating margin 25.50 percent and net profit margin 14.26 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 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 $2.16. 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 15.73, P/S ratio 2.91 and P/B ratio 18.92. Dividend Yield: 5.17 percent. The beta ratio is 0.39.


Long-Term Stock History Chart Of Altria Group (Click to enlarge)
Long-Term Dividends History of Altria Group (MO) (Click to enlarge)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Altria Group (NYSE: MO) (Click to enlarge)


Take a closer look at the full table of S&P 500 High Yields. The average price to earnings ratio (P/E ratio) amounts to 20.10 and forward P/E ratio is 14.81. The dividend yield has a value of 6.31 percent. Price to book ratio is 4.80 and price to sales ratio 1.84. The operating margin amounts to 16.37 percent and the beta ratio is 0.87. The average stock has a debt to equity ratio of 4.30.

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

High Yield Stocks From The S&P 500 (Click to enlarge)

Related stock ticker symbols:
PBI, WIN, RRD, FTR, CTL, CLF, EXC, POM, AVP, RAI, PBCT, TEG, MO, HCN, LXK, LO, TE, PPL

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I am long MO, LO, AVP. 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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