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16 Most Favored Stocks By Institutional Investors And Hedge Fund Managers

Institutional investors must know it better. That's a rule I often hear from friends but why should this be true? Maybe they are better informed because the shake hands with CEO's or politicians.

The second issue is that hedge fund managers have enough firepower to move the stock price in any direction.

However, don't think about why they are trading and let us look at the most favored stocks from big investor gurus.

Attached is the full list of the 16 most loved stocks. Do you like some of them?

These are the highest yielding results in detail...


Verizon Communications -- Yield: 4.65%

Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ) employs 176,200 people, generates revenue of $127,079.00 million and has a net income of $11,956.00 million. The current market capitalization stands at $193.08 billion.

Verizon Communications’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $43,239.00 million. The EBITDA margin is 34.03% (the operating margin is 15.42% and the net profit margin 9.41%).

Financials: The total debt represents 48.68% of Verizon Communications assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 921.05%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 37.65% was realized by Verizon Communications.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $2.39. Last fiscal year, Verizon Communications paid $2.14 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 19.85, the P/S ratio is 1.52 and the P/B ratio is finally 15.99. The dividend yield amounts to 4.65%.

Stock Charts:

Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Verizon Communications (VZ)
Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Verizon Communications (VZ)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Verizon Communications (VZ)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Verizon Communications (VZ)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Verizon Communications (VZ)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Verizon Communications (VZ)

General Electric -- Yield: 3.37%

General Electric (NYSE:GE) employs 305,000 people, generates revenue of $148,589.00 million and has a net income of $15,457.00 million. The current market capitalization stands at $275.38 billion.

General Electric’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $29,386.00 million. The EBITDA margin is 19.78% (the operating margin is 12.33% and the net profit margin 10.40%).

Financials: The total debt represents 56.33% of General Electric assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 284.39%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 11.85% was realized by General Electric.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $0.11. Last fiscal year, General Electric paid $0.89 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 244.34, the P/S ratio is 1.85 and the P/B ratio is finally 2.14. The dividend yield amounts to 3.37%.

Stock Charts:

Long-Term Stock Price Chart of General Electric (GE)
Long-Term Stock Price Chart of General Electric (GE)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of General Electric (GE)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of General Electric (GE)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of General Electric (GE)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of General Electric (GE)

Pfizer -- Yield: 3.29%

Pfizer (NYSE:PFE) employs 78,300 people, generates revenue of $49,605.00 million and has a net income of $9,120.00 million. The current market capitalization stands at $209.42 billion.

Pfizer’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $20,198.00 million. The EBITDA margin is 40.72% (the operating margin is 25.66% and the net profit margin 18.39%).

Financials: The total debt represents 21.67% of Pfizer assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 51.45%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 12.32% was realized by Pfizer.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $1.45. Last fiscal year, Pfizer paid $1.04 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 23.72, the P/S ratio is 4.22 and the P/B ratio is finally 3.00. The dividend yield amounts to 3.29%.

Stock Charts:

Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Pfizer (PFE)
Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Pfizer (PFE)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Pfizer (PFE)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Pfizer (PFE)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Pfizer (PFE)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Pfizer (PFE)

Merck -- Yield: 3.06%

Merck (NYSE:MRK) employs 70,000 people, generates revenue of $42,237.00 million and has a net income of $11,934.00 million. The current market capitalization stands at $166.24 billion.

Merck’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $22,497.00 million. The EBITDA margin is 53.26% (the operating margin is 13.42% and the net profit margin 28.25%).

Financials: The total debt represents 21.77% of Merck assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 44.00%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 24.22% was realized by Merck.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $3.85. Last fiscal year, Merck paid $1.76 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 15.46, the P/S ratio is 3.94 and the P/B ratio is finally 3.43. The dividend yield amounts to 3.06%.

Stock Charts:

Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Merck (MRK)
Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Merck (MRK)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Merck (MRK)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Merck (MRK)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Merck (MRK)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Merck (MRK)

Microsoft -- Yield: 2.72%

Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) employs 128,000 people, generates revenue of $86,833.00 million and has a net income of $22,074.00 million. The current market capitalization stands at $369.29 billion.

Microsoft’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $33,098.00 million. The EBITDA margin is 38.12% (the operating margin is 31.85% and the net profit margin 25.42%).

Financials: The total debt represents 13.14% of Microsoft assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 25.22%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 26.17% was realized by Microsoft.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $2.41. Last fiscal year, Microsoft paid $1.12 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 19.36, the P/S ratio is 4.25 and the P/B ratio is finally 4.19. The dividend yield amounts to 2.72%.

Stock Charts:

Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Microsoft (MSFT)
Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Microsoft (MSFT)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Microsoft (MSFT)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Microsoft (MSFT)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Microsoft (MSFT)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Microsoft (MSFT)

Wells Fargo -- Yield: 2.65%

Wells Fargo (NYSE:WFC) employs 266,000 people, generates revenue of $47,552.00 million and has a net income of $23,608.00 million. The current market capitalization stands at $291.96 billion.

Wells Fargo’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $39,736.00 million. The EBITDA margin is 47.11% (the operating margin is 40.21% and the net profit margin 27.99%).

Financials: The total debt represents 14.67% of Wells Fargo assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 134.20%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 13.68% was realized by Wells Fargo.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $4.09. Last fiscal year, Wells Fargo paid $1.35 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 13.98, the P/S ratio is 3.46 and the P/B ratio is finally 1.77. The dividend yield amounts to 2.65%.

Stock Charts:

Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Wells Fargo (WFC)
Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Wells Fargo (WFC)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Wells Fargo (WFC)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Wells Fargo (WFC)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Wells Fargo (WFC)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Wells Fargo (WFC)

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