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10 Best Yield Ideas In An Low Interest Stock Market

With Treasury yields near historical lows and dividend-paying stocks near record highs, it is getting harder for investors to find income while minimizing the risk of capital losses.

We identified 10 companies with above-market yields, below-market price/earnings ratios, and other favorable payout- and earnings-related characteristics that could reward shareholders in multiple ways in coming years. Ranked by yield, from a high of 4.3% to a low of 2.4%.

These are the results...

Verizon Communications -- Yield: 4.30%

Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ) employs 162,700 people, generates revenue of $131,620.00 million and has a net income of $18,375.00 million. The current market capitalization stands at $214.83 billion.

Verizon Communications’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $46,567.00 million. The EBITDA margin is 35.38% (the operating margin is 25.12% and the net profit margin 13.96%).

Financials: The total debt represents 44.94% of Verizon Communications assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 667.94%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 124.48% was realized by Verizon Communications.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $3.54. Last fiscal year, Verizon Communications paid $2.23 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 14.78, the P/S ratio is 1.63 and the P/B ratio is finally 13.02. The dividend yield amounts to 4.30%.

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)


Metlife -- Yield: 3.77%

Metlife (NYSE:MET) employs 69,000 people, generates revenue of $70,041.00 million and has a net income of $5,322.00 million. The current market capitalization stands at $48.30 billion.

Metlife’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $9,199.00 million. The EBITDA margin is 13.13% (the operating margin is 12.39% and the net profit margin 7.60%).

Financials: The total debt represents 6.63% of Metlife assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 85.63%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 7.36% was realized by Metlife.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $3.80. Last fiscal year, Metlife paid $1.48 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 11.39, the P/S ratio is 0.67 and the P/B ratio is finally 0.69. The dividend yield amounts to 3.77%.

Stock Charts:

Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Metlife (MET)
Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Metlife (MET)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Metlife (MET)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Metlife (MET)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Metlife (MET)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Metlife (MET)


AbbVie -- Yield: 3.53%

AbbVie (NYSE:ABBV) employs 28,000 people, generates revenue of $22,859.00 million and has a net income of $5,144.00 million. The current market capitalization stands at $104.33 billion.

AbbVie’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $8,707.00 million. The EBITDA margin is 38.09% (the operating margin is 32.97% and the net profit margin 22.50%).

Financials: The total debt represents 59.70% of AbbVie assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 802.81%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 180.90% was realized by AbbVie.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $3.49. Last fiscal year, AbbVie paid $2.10 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 18.40, the P/S ratio is 4.60 and the P/B ratio is finally 26.33. The dividend yield amounts to 3.53%.

Stock Charts:

Long-Term Stock Price Chart of AbbVie (ABBV)
Long-Term Stock Price Chart of AbbVie (ABBV)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of AbbVie (ABBV)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of AbbVie (ABBV)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of AbbVie (ABBV)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of AbbVie (ABBV)


Dow Chemical -- Yield: 3.40%

Dow Chemical (NYSE:DOW) employs 61,073 people, generates revenue of $48,778.00 million and has a net income of $7,783.00 million. The current market capitalization stands at $61.40 billion.

Dow Chemical’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $8,219.00 million. The EBITDA margin is 16.85% (the operating margin is 21.62% and the net profit margin 15.96%).

Financials: The total debt represents 25.33% of Dow Chemical assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 67.83%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 36.66% was realized by Dow Chemical.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $6.59. Last fiscal year, Dow Chemical paid $1.72 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 8.20, the P/S ratio is 1.25 and the P/B ratio is finally 2.83. The dividend yield amounts to 3.40%.

Stock Charts:

Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Dow Chemical (DOW)
Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Dow Chemical (DOW)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Dow Chemical (DOW)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Dow Chemical (DOW)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Dow Chemical (DOW)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Dow Chemical (DOW)


Target Corporation -- Yield: 3.38%

Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) employs 341,000 people, generates revenue of $73,785.00 million and has a net income of $3,321.00 million. The current market capitalization stands at $40.87 billion.

Target Corporation’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $7,124.00 million. The EBITDA margin is 9.66% (the operating margin is 7.49% and the net profit margin 4.50%).

Financials: The total debt represents 31.69% of Target Corporation assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 98.48%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 24.64% was realized by Target Corporation.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $5.15. Last fiscal year, Target Corporation paid $2.20 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 13.67, the P/S ratio is 0.55 and the P/B ratio is finally 3.30. The dividend yield amounts to 3.38%.

Stock Charts:

Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Target Corporation (TGT)
Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Target Corporation (TGT)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Target Corporation (TGT)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Target Corporation (TGT)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Target Corporation (TGT)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Target Corporation (TGT)


QUALCOMM -- Yield: 3.37%

QUALCOMM (NASDAQ:QCOM) employs 33,000 people, generates revenue of $25,281.00 million and has a net income of $5,268.00 million. The current market capitalization stands at $92.77 billion.

QUALCOMM’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $7,350.00 million. The EBITDA margin is 29.07% (the operating margin is 22.12% and the net profit margin 20.84%).

Financials: The total debt represents 21.59% of QUALCOMM assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 34.91%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 14.93% was realized by QUALCOMM.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $3.41. Last fiscal year, QUALCOMM paid $1.80 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 18.45, the P/S ratio is 3.67 and the P/B ratio is finally 3.05. The dividend yield amounts to 3.37%.

Stock Charts:

Long-Term Stock Price Chart of QUALCOMM (QCOM)
Long-Term Stock Price Chart of QUALCOMM (QCOM)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of QUALCOMM (QCOM)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of QUALCOMM (QCOM)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of QUALCOMM (QCOM)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of QUALCOMM (QCOM)


Cisco Systems -- Yield: 3.29%

Cisco Systems (NASDAQ:CSCO) employs 70,000 people, generates revenue of $49,247.00 million and has a net income of $10,739.00 million. The current market capitalization stands at $159.80 billion.

Cisco Systems’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $15,051.00 million. The EBITDA margin is 30.56% (the operating margin is 25.71% and the net profit margin 21.81%).

Financials: The total debt represents 23.55% of Cisco Systems assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 45.05%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 17.42% was realized by Cisco Systems.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $2.11. Last fiscal year, Cisco Systems paid $0.94 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 14.94, the P/S ratio is 3.23 and the P/B ratio is finally 2.50. The dividend yield amounts to 3.29%.

Stock Charts:

Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Cisco Systems (CSCO)
Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Cisco Systems (CSCO)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Cisco Systems (CSCO)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Cisco Systems (CSCO)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Cisco Systems (CSCO)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Cisco Systems (CSCO)


Carnival -- Yield: 2.97%

Carnival (NYSE:CCL) employs 92,200 people, generates revenue of $15,714.00 million and has a net income of $1,757.00 million. The current market capitalization stands at $35.32 billion.

Carnival’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $4,200.00 million. The EBITDA margin is 26.73% (the operating margin is 16.38% and the net profit margin 11.18%).

Financials: The total debt represents 22.39% of Carnival assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 36.97%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 7.32% was realized by Carnival.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $2.89. Last fiscal year, Carnival 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 16.38, the P/S ratio is 2.23 and the P/B ratio is finally 1.53. The dividend yield amounts to 2.97%.

Stock Charts:

Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Carnival (CCL)
Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Carnival (CCL)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Carnival (CCL)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Carnival (CCL)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Carnival (CCL)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Carnival (CCL)


JPMorgan Chase -- Yield: 2.87%

JPMorgan Chase (NYSE:JPM) employs 240,046 people, generates revenue of $50,973.00 million and has a net income of $24,442.00 million. The current market capitalization stands at $246.50 billion.

JPMorgan Chase’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $39,983.00 million. The EBITDA margin is 42.74% (the operating margin is 32.82% and the net profit margin 26.13%).

Financials: The total debt represents 20.33% of JPMorgan Chase assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 193.07%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 10.35% was realized by JPMorgan Chase.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $5.90. Last fiscal year, JPMorgan Chase paid $1.72 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 11.43, the P/S ratio is 2.59 and the P/B ratio is finally 1.11. The dividend yield amounts to 2.87%.

Stock Charts:

Long-Term Stock Price Chart of JPMorgan Chase (JPM)
Long-Term Stock Price Chart of JPMorgan Chase (JPM)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of JPMorgan Chase (JPM)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of JPMorgan Chase (JPM)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of JPMorgan Chase (JPM)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of JPMorgan Chase (JPM)


U.S. Bancorp -- Yield: 2.33%

U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB) employs 65,433 people, generates revenue of $12,402.00 million and has a net income of $5,933.00 million. The current market capitalization stands at $76.21 billion.

U.S. Bancorp’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $9,455.00 million. The EBITDA margin is 47.06% (the operating margin is 39.96% and the net profit margin 29.53%).

Financials: The total debt represents 14.21% of U.S. Bancorp assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 129.97%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 14.13% was realized by U.S. Bancorp.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $3.20. Last fiscal year, U.S. Bancorp paid $1.01 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 13.79, the P/S ratio is 3.73 and the P/B ratio is finally 1.88. The dividend yield amounts to 2.33%.

Stock Charts:

Long-Term Stock Price Chart of U.S. Bancorp (USB)
Long-Term Stock Price Chart of U.S. Bancorp (USB)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of U.S. Bancorp (USB)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of U.S. Bancorp (USB)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of U.S. Bancorp (USB)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of U.S. Bancorp (USB)


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