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20 Most Hated Dividend Stocks From The Services Sector

Most sold short services dividend stocks originally published at "long-term-investments.blogspot.com". The services sector is a big part of the economy and the financial markets. Roughly 850 companies have a relationship to the sector – That’s around 13.3 percent of the overall market by number of constituents.

Today I like to show you which services dividend stocks are most hated within the financial industry. Investors hate such stocks by selling them short. They believe in a falling stock price and want to profit from it.

My screen includes only mid- and large capitalized companies with a float short ratio of more than 5 percent.

The 20 most hated stocks have a float short ratio between 8.79 and 29.31 percent. Gamestop is the most sold company. Seven of the results have a current buy or better rating by brokerage firms.

Here are the three most sold services dividend stocks:
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GameStop (NYSE:GME) has a market capitalization of $4.37 billion. The company employs 17,000 people, generates revenue of $8.886 billion and has a net income of $-269.80 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $815.50 million. The EBITDA margin is 9.18 percent (the operating margin is -0.47 percent and the net profit margin -3.04 percent).


Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 0.00 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 0.00 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of -10.12 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $-2.21. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.80 in the form of dividends to shareholders. GME has a float short ratio of 29.31 percent.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is not calculable, the P/S ratio is 0.49 and the P/B ratio is finally 1.90. The dividend yield amounts to 2.99 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 0.86.


Long-Term Stock Price Chart Of GameStop (GME)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of GameStop (GME)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of GameStop (GME)

The Buckle Company (NYSE:BKE) has a market capitalization of $2.67 billion. The company employs 2,300 people, generates revenue of $1.124 billion and has a net income of $164.30 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $292.01 million. The EBITDA margin is 25.98 percent (the operating margin is 22.97 percent and the net profit margin 14.62 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 0.00 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 0.00 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 50.34 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $3.43. Last fiscal year, the company paid $1.00 in the form of dividends to shareholders. BKE has a float short ratio of 22.53 percent.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 16.09, the P/S ratio is 2.37 and the P/B ratio is finally 9.16. The dividend yield amounts to 1.45 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 1.05.


Long-Term Stock Price Chart Of The Buckle Company (BKE)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of The Buckle Company (BKE)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of The Buckle Company (BKE)

RR Donnelley & Sons (NASDAQ:RRD) has a market capitalization of $2.27 billion. The company employs 57,000 people, generates revenue of $10.221 billion and has a net income of $-653.60 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $1.257 billion. The EBITDA margin is 12.30 percent (the operating margin is -3.82 percent and the net profit margin -6.39 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 47.35 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 6,512.50 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of -118.92 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $-3.67. Last fiscal year, the company paid $1.04 in the form of dividends to shareholders. RRD has a float short ratio of 22.26 percent.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is not calculable, the P/S ratio is 0.22 and the P/B ratio is finally 42.67. The dividend yield amounts to 8.33 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 1.99.


Long-Term Stock Price Chart Of RR Donnelley & Sons (RRD)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of RR Donnelley & Sons (RRD)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of RR Donnelley & Sons (RRD)


Take a closer look at the full list of the most shorted services dividend stocks. The average P/E ratio amounts to 20.07 and forward P/E ratio is 17.47. The dividend yield has a value of 3.45 percent. Price to book ratio is 1.87 and price to sales ratio 1.92. The operating margin amounts to 10.49 percent and the beta ratio is 0.42. Stocks from the list have an average debt to equity ratio of 1.30.

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

20 Most Sold Short Services Dividend Stocks (Click to enlarge)

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GME, BKE, RRD, RBA, SWY, RCII, GES, OMI, RGC, CAKE SPLS, GNC, CVC, CHH, BID, PSMT, OCR, GCI, VMED, WEN

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*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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