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4 Most Hated Dividend Stocks You Should Know Before You Invest

Shorting stocks is always risky for investors. But it can be a sure way to avoid burning cash when a company's shares crash, making it worth the bet.

Well, it’s not the classic way for dividend growth investors. I've looked at my dividend growth database and noticed that most of the stocks have a low short interest rate and float short.

Today I like to give you an overview what kind of stocks have the highest share of short sellers in their shareholder structure.

These are the 4 highest shorted dividend stocks with a float short of 40 percent or more....


Cliffs Natural Resources -- Yield: 8.88%


Cliffs Natural Resources (NYSE:CLF) works within the Industrial Metals & Minerals industry, a part of the Basic Materials sector, and has a market capitalization of $1.03 billion.

The Basic Materials company employs 7,138 people, generates revenue of $5,691.40 million and has a net income of $434.20 million. Sales grew in average 9.50% per year over the past 5 years.

Cliffs Natural Resources’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $1,515.10 million. The EBITDA margin is 26.62 percent (the operating margin is 11.79% and the net profit margin 7.63%).

Financials: The total debt represents 23.19 percent of Cliffs Natural Resources’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 50.14%. Here are some return ratios:

Return on Assets: -54.50%
Return on Equity: -158.50%
Return on Investment: 7.30%
Quick Ratio: 0.60
Current Ratio: 1.20

Twelve-trailing-months earnings per share reached a value of $-38.87. Last fiscal year, Cliffs Natural Resources paid $0.60 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: 

P/E: -
Forward P/E: 11.96
PEG: -
P/S: 0.21
P/B: -
P/Cash: 4.24
P/Free Cashflow: 8.72

Earnings Growth: Cliffs Natural Resources’s expected earnings growth for the next year amounts to 202.14% while earnings growth for the next five years is estimated at 0.90%.

EPS this year: 131.70%
EPS next year: 202.14%
EPS next 5 years: 0.90%

EPS past 5 years: -15.30%
Sales past 5 years: 9.50%

Ownership: Insiders of the company own 5.80% of the outstanding shares. The position changed 0.37% over the recent six months.

The second important group of the company is institutional. Those investors own 73.20% of the company’s shares. The value moved -6.34% over the past half year.

Also important for the stock price are short sellers of the company. The amount of short-selling transactions in relation to the total outstanding and floating shares amounted to 48.68%.

In relation the latest trading volume, the ratio was 7.54. High values show that a huge amount of shares being shorted. Investors hope for declining prices and showing a kind of sentiment of the stock.

Technical: The Cliffs Natural Resources stock price changed -5.32% year-to-date. Compared to the market the beta ratio is 2.13.

Shares of the Industrial Metals & Minerals company are -67.15% away from its 52-Week High and 20.07% above the 52-Week Low.

The Relative-Strength-Indicator (RSI) has a value of 49.91. Values over 70 indicating an overbought territory while results below 30 showing that the company could be oversold.

Let’s look at the simple moving averages 200, 50 and 20 of Cliffs Natural Resources. The stock price is -41.58% away from its 200-Day Moving Average. The distance to the 50-Day Moving Average amounts to -2.86%. Short-term, it’s a value of 1.49%.

Volatility: 153.19Million shares are outstanding of which 140.08M float. The average daily stock trading volume of the recent 3 months amounted to 9.05Million shares. On the last trading day, 3,510,866 were sold which resulted in a relative volume of 0.39. Higher values show an increasing short-term volatility.

Volatility Week --- 4.55%
Volatility Month --- 7.26%
Average True Range (ATR) --- 0.51
Beta --- 2.13

Performance:

Performance Week --- -2.31%
Performance Month --- -6.37%
Perormance Quarter --- -31.79%
Performance Half Year --- -57.00%
Performance Year --- -65.65%

Long-Term Stock Price Chart Of Cliffs Natural Resources (CLF)
Long-Term Stock Price Chart Of Cliffs Natural Resources (CLF)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Cliffs Natural Resources (CLF)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Cliffs Natural Resources (CLF)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Cliffs Natural Resources (CLF)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Cliffs Natural Resources (CLF)

RCS Capital -- Yield: 6.73%



RCS Capital (NYSE:RCAP) works within the Investment Brokerage - National industry, a part of the Financial sector, and has a market capitalization of $727.05 million.

The Financial company employs 198 people, generates revenue of $886.50 million and has a net income of $98.35 million. Sales grew in average - per year over the past 5 years.

RCS Capital’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $105.29 million. The EBITDA margin is 11.88 percent (the operating margin is 11.34% and the net profit margin 11.09%).

Financials: The total debt represents 9.90 percent of RCS Capital’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 18.33%. Here are some return ratios:

Return on Assets: -13.30%
Return on Equity: -53.80%
Return on Investment: 45.80%
Quick Ratio: -
Current Ratio: -

Twelve-trailing-months earnings per share reached a value of $-3.25. Last fiscal year, RCS Capital paid $0.54 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/S ratio is 0.40 and the P/B ratio 1.23. The dividend yield amounts to 6.73%.

P/E: -
Forward P/E: 6.54
PEG: -
P/S: 0.40
P/B: 1.23
P/Cash: 2.50
P/Free Cashflow: -

Earnings Growth: RCS Capital’s expected earnings growth for the next year amounts to 8.64% while earnings growth for the next five years is estimated at 22.60%.

EPS this year: -32.50%
EPS next year: 8.64%
EPS next 5 years: 22.60%

EPS past 5 years: 0.00%
Sales past 5 years: -

Ownership: Insiders of the company own 45.10% of the outstanding shares. The position changed 0.07% over the recent six months.

The second important group of the company is institutional. Those investors own 59.50% of the company’s shares. The value moved 36.13% over the past half year.

Also important for the stock price are short sellers of the company. The amount of short-selling transactions in relation to the total outstanding and floating shares amounted to 45.29%.

In relation the latest trading volume, the ratio was 10.38. High values show that a huge amount of shares being shorted. Investors hope for declining prices and showing a kind of sentiment of the stock.

Technical: The RCS Capital stock price changed -12.58% year-to-date.

The Relative-Strength-Indicator (RSI) has a value of 54.27. Values over 70 indicating an overbought territory while results below 30 showing that the company could be oversold.

Let’s look at the simple moving averages 200, 50 and 20 of RCS Capital. The stock price is -40.65% away from its 200-Day Moving Average. The distance to the 50-Day Moving Average amounts to -0.18%. Short-term, it’s a value of 5.90%.

Volatility: 67.95 million shares are outstanding of which 26.21 million float. The average daily stock trading volume of the recent 3 months amounted to 1.14 million shares. On the last trading day, 1,721,812 were sold which resulted in a relative volume of 1.51. Higher values show an increasing short-term volatility.

Volatility Week --- 6.89%
Volatility Month --- 5.46%
Average True Range (ATR) --- 0.62
Beta --- -

Performance:

Performance Week --- 5.21%
Performance Month --- 6.15%
Perormance Quarter --- -1.83%
Performance Half Year --- -51.39%
Performance Year --- -52.00%

Long-Term Stock Price Chart Of RCS Capital (RCAP)
Long-Term Stock Price Chart Of RCS Capital (RCAP)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of RCS Capital (RCAP)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of RCS Capital (RCAP)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of RCS Capital (RCAP)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of RCS Capital (RCAP)



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GameStop -- Yield: 3.54%



GameStop (NYSE:GME) works within the Electronics Stores industry, a part of the Services sector, and has a market capitalization of $4.05 billion.

The Services company employs 17,000 people, generates revenue of $9,039.50 million and has a net income of $354.20 million. Sales grew in average 0.50% per year over the past 5 years.

GameStop’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $768.10 million. The EBITDA margin is 8.50 percent (the operating margin is 6.34% and the net profit margin 3.92%).

Financials: The total debt represents 0.10 percent of GameStop’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 0.18%. Here are some return ratios:

Return on Assets: 9.10%
Return on Equity: 17.00%
Return on Investment: 15.90%
Quick Ratio: 0.30
Current Ratio: 1.10

Twelve-trailing-months earnings per share reached a value of $3.19. Last fiscal year, GameStop paid $1.10 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 11.69, the P/S ratio is 0.43 and the P/B ratio is finally 2.08. The dividend yield amounts to 3.54%.

P/E: 11.69
Forward P/E: 9.13
PEG: 0.81
P/S: 0.43
P/B: 2.08
P/Cash: 10.82
P/Free Cashflow: 512.06

Earnings Growth: GameStop’s expected earnings growth for the next year amounts to 17.02% while earnings growth for the next five years is estimated at 14.45%.

EPS this year: 240.40%
EPS next year: 17.02%
EPS next 5 years: 14.45%

EPS past 5 years: 4.70%
Sales past 5 years: 0.50%

Ownership: Insiders of the company own 2.30% of the outstanding shares. The position changed -13.19% over the recent six months.

The second important group of the company is institutional. Those investors own - of the company’s shares. The value moved 12.88% over the past half year.

Also important for the stock price are short sellers of the company. The amount of short-selling transactions in relation to the total outstanding and floating shares amounted to 45.16%.

In relation the latest trading volume, the ratio was 15.13. High values show that a huge amount of shares being shorted. Investors hope for declining prices and showing a kind of sentiment of the stock.

Technical: The GameStop stock price changed 10.30% year-to-date. Compared to the market the beta ratio is 1.12.

Shares of the Electronics Stores company are -18.75% away from its 52-Week High and 17.64% above the 52-Week Low.

The Relative-Strength-Indicator (RSI) has a value of 55.00. Values over 70 indicating an overbought territory while results below 30 showing that the company could be oversold.

Let’s look at the simple moving averages 200, 50 and 20 of GameStop. The stock price is -4.38% away from its 200-Day Moving Average. The distance to the 50-Day Moving Average amounts to 5.16%. Short-term, it’s a value of 0.28%.

Volatility: 108.51Million shares are outstanding of which 106.21M float. The average daily stock trading volume of the recent 3 months amounted to 3.17Million shares. On the last trading day, 1,018,453 were sold which resulted in a relative volume of 0.32. Higher values show an increasing short-term volatility.

Volatility Week --- 2.18%
Volatility Month --- 3.36%
Average True Range (ATR) --- 1.20
Beta --- 1.12

Performance:

Performance Week --- -0.59%
Performance Month --- -2.31%
Perormance Quarter --- -1.53%
Performance Half Year --- -10.75%
Performance Year --- 0.11%

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

CARBO Ceramics -- Yield: 3.57%



CARBO Ceramics (NYSE:CRR) works within the Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry, a part of the Basic Materials sector, and has a market capitalization of $892.93 million.

The Basic Materials company employs 1,025 people, generates revenue of $648.32 million and has a net income of $55.59 million. Sales grew in average 13.70% per year over the past 5 years.

CARBO Ceramics’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $158.79 million. The EBITDA margin is 24.49 percent (the operating margin is 14.32% and the net profit margin 8.57%).

Financials: The total debt represents 2.68 percent of CARBO Ceramics’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 3.22%. Here are some return ratios:

Return on Assets: 8.10%
Return on Equity: 9.40%
Return on Investment: 6.90%
Quick Ratio: 6.40
Current Ratio: 6.40

Twelve-trailing-months earnings per share reached a value of $2.41. Last fiscal year, CARBO Ceramics paid $1.26 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 15.33, the P/S ratio is 1.33 and the P/B ratio is finally 1.09. The dividend yield amounts to 3.57%.

P/E: 15.33
Forward P/E: 87.15
PEG: 0.93
P/S: 1.33
P/B: 1.09
P/Cash: 35.43
P/Free Cashflow: -

Earnings Growth: CARBO Ceramics’s expected earnings growth for the next year amounts to 189.20% while earnings growth for the next five years is estimated at 16.50%.

EPS this year: -34.10%
EPS next year: 189.20%
EPS next 5 years: 16.50%

EPS past 5 years: 1.30%
Sales past 5 years: 13.70%

Ownership: Insiders of the company own 12.90% of the outstanding shares. The position changed 5.44% over the recent six months.

The second important group of the company is institutional. Those investors own 92.90% of the company’s shares. The value moved 14.99% over the past half year.

Also important for the stock price are short sellers of the company. The amount of short-selling transactions in relation to the total outstanding and floating shares amounted to 43.04%.

In relation the latest trading volume, the ratio was 7.36. High values show that a huge amount of shares being shorted. Investors hope for declining prices and showing a kind of sentiment of the stock.

Technical: The CARBO Ceramics stock price changed -6.79% year-to-date. Compared to the market the beta ratio is 1.50.

Shares of the Oil & Gas Equipment & Services company are -75.86% away from its 52-Week High and 32.11% above the 52-Week Low.

The Relative-Strength-Indicator (RSI) has a value of 48.72. Values over 70 indicating an overbought territory while results below 30 showing that the company could be oversold.

Let’s look at the simple moving averages 200, 50 and 20 of CARBO Ceramics. The stock price is -54.65% away from its 200-Day Moving Average. The distance to the 50-Day Moving Average amounts to 0.92%. Short-term, it’s a value of 0.87%.

Volatility: 23.30Million shares are outstanding of which 19.82M float. The average daily stock trading volume of the recent 3 months amounted to 1.16Million shares. On the last trading day, 663,14 were sold which resulted in a relative volume of 0.57. Higher values show an increasing short-term volatility.

Volatility Week --- 5.96%
Volatility Month --- 7.59%
Average True Range (ATR) --- 2.45
Beta --- 1.50

Performance:

Performance Week --- -7.86%
Performance Month --- 8.58%
Perormance Quarter --- -25.74%
Performance Half Year --- -63.93%
Performance Year --- -69.50%

Long-Term Stock Price Chart Of CARBO Ceramics (CRR)
Long-Term Stock Price Chart Of CARBO Ceramics (CRR)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of CARBO Ceramics (CRR)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of CARBO Ceramics (CRR)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of CARBO Ceramics (CRR)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of CARBO Ceramics (CRR)

1 comment:

  1. Howard2/28/2015

    This is an interesting angle, Tom. Thanks for posting it.

    I wouldn't have considered the first three anyway. I'd have ruled them out simply because they have not maintained their dividend levels for at least 10 years.

    But CRR is interesting! Good dividend growth and a current 3.6%. Analysts are overall not negative on CRR. "Market Edge" has it as "Long". "The Street" says "Hold". Ned Davis Research says "Buy".

    Another indicator of investor sentiment is the Put/Call ratio. The 30-day CRR Put/Call ratio is 0.5, which indicates investors overall are very bullish on the stock.

    CRR is actually very attractive to me. At a minimum, I'll add it to my 48-stock spreadsheet. It's rare these days that I find a new stock paying more than 3.6% that has not lowered dividends for 10 years (and is actually making enough money to support those dividends.).

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