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The following is a list of high yielding dividend stocks that have very low Put/Call ratios.

The Put/Call ratio is a simple indicator: it shows put contract volume to call contract volume. A low Put/Call ratio indicates that the option market is extremely bullish about a stock's prospects.

Contrarian investors, on the other hand, assume that most options investors are wrong most of the time, and they think of the Put/Call ratio as a contrarian signal. According to contrarians, a low Put/Call ratio means more downside for the stock.

Regardless of your stance on the indicator's meaning, this list is exhibiting extreme dividend yields and extreme options positioning, which should make for some interesting trades over the coming days.

All options data sourced from Schaeffer's Research. Full analysis follows below.

1. GOL Linhas Areas Inteligentes S.A. (NYSE:GOL): Market cap of $3.62B. Dividend yield of 11.6%, with a Put/Call ratio at 0.25 (720 put contracts vs. 2,826 call contracts). P/FCF ratio at 8.73, and current ratio at 1.03. The stock has gained 63.44% over the last year.

2. Penn West Energy Trust (NYSE:PWE): Market cap of $8.21B. Dividend yield of 9.1%, with a Put/Call ratio at 0.33 (6,418 put contracts vs. 19,427 call contracts). Current ratio at 0.68. The stock has gained 65.35% over the last year.

3. Windstream Corporation (NASDAQ:WIN): Market cap of $5.49B. Dividend yield of 8.8%, with a Put/Call ratio at 0.25 (3,406 put contracts vs. 13,821 call contracts). P/FCF ratio at 17.11, and current ratio at 0.73. The stock has gained 45.21% over the last year.

4. CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL): Market cap of $10.89B. Dividend yield of 7.73%, with a Put/Call ratio at 0.31 (6,494 put contracts vs. 20,711 call contracts). P/FCF ratio at 84.92, and current ratio at 0.66. The stock has gained 24.54% over the last year.

5. Ship Finance International Limited (NYSE:SFL): Market cap of $1.48B. Dividend yield of 7.06%, with a Put/Call ratio at 0.25 (1,978 put contracts vs. 7,771 call contracts). P/FCF ratio at 12.49, and current ratio at 1.00. The stock has gained 66.28% over the last year.

6. Franklin Street Properties Corp. (NYSEMKT:FSP): Market cap of $902.77M. Dividend yield of 6.71%, with a Put/Call ratio at 0.11 (188 put contracts vs. 1,709 call contracts). The stock has lost -15.95% over the last year.

7. National Retail Properties, Inc. (NYSE:NNN): Market cap of $1.94B. Dividend yield of 6.53%, with a Put/Call ratio at 0.28 (485 put contracts vs. 1,736 call contracts). P/FCF ratio at 113.93. The stock has gained 24.24% over the last year.

8. Senior Housing Properties Trust (NYSE:SNH): Market cap of $2.88B. Dividend yield of 6.36%, with a Put/Call ratio at 0.13 (566 put contracts vs. 4,289 call contracts). The stock has gained 21.66% over the last year.

9. Pepco Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:POM): Market cap of $3.86B. Dividend yield of 6.27%, with a Put/Call ratio at 0.23 (309 put contracts vs. 1,317 call contracts). Current ratio at 0.55. The stock has gained 31.35% over the last year.

10. Health Care REIT Inc. (NYSE:HCN): Market cap of $5.55B. Dividend yield of 6.17%, with a Put/Call ratio at 0.36 (2,508 put contracts vs. 6,914 call contracts). The stock has gained 16.04% over the last year.

11. Duke Realty Corp. (NYSE:DRE): Market cap of $2.59B. Dividend yield of 5.88%, with a Put/Call ratio at 0.15 (511 put contracts vs. 3,496 call contracts). The stock has gained 42.36% over the last year.

12. iShares MSCI Spain Index (NYSEARCA:EWP): Market cap of $218.94M. Dividend yield of 5.88%, with a Put/Call ratio at 0.3 (2,939 put contracts vs. 9,891 call contracts). The stock has lost -12.49% over the last year.

13. Arthur J Gallagher & Co. (NYSE:AJG): Market cap of $2.61B. Dividend yield of 5.15%, with a Put/Call ratio at 0.05 (207 put contracts vs. 3,925 call contracts). P/FCF ratio at 37.56, and current ratio at 1.08. The stock has gained 10.2% over the last year.

14. Fidelity National Financial, Inc. (NYSE:FNF): Market cap of $3.22B. Dividend yield of 5.1%, with a Put/Call ratio at 0.16 (1,609 put contracts vs. 9,820 call contracts). The stock has gained 2.02% over the last year.

15. Sanofi-Aventis (NYSE:SNY): Market cap of $76.7B. Dividend yield of 4.99%, with a Put/Call ratio at 0.28 (7,160 put contracts vs. 25,398 call contracts). Current ratio at 2.4. The stock has lost -4.67% over the last year.

16. Federated Investors, Inc. (NYSE:FII): Market cap of $2.14B. Dividend yield of 4.63%, with a Put/Call ratio at 0.19 (523 put contracts vs. 2,762 call contracts). P/FCF ratio at 193.18, and current ratio at 1.95. The stock has lost -14.08% over the last year.

17. PG & E Corp. (NYSE:PCG): Market cap of $17.7B. Dividend yield of 4.02%, with a Put/Call ratio at 0.19 (981 put contracts vs. 5,282 call contracts). Current ratio at 0.74. The stock has gained 17.96% over the last year.

18. MVC Capital, Inc. (NYSE:MVC): Market cap of $299.38M. Dividend yield of 3.9%, with a Put/Call ratio at 0.02 (25 put contracts vs. 1,116 call contracts). P/FCF ratio at 10.99. The stock has gained 41.45% over the last year.

19. Genuine Parts Company (NYSE:GPC): Market cap of $6.77B. Dividend yield of 3.82%, with a Put/Call ratio at 0.21 (1,120 put contracts vs. 5,364 call contracts). P/FCF ratio at 21.04, and current ratio at 2.67. The stock has gained 23.32% over the last year.

20. Waste Management, Inc. (NYSE:WM): Market cap of $15.91B. Dividend yield of 3.78%, with a Put/Call ratio at 0.36 (6,665 put contracts vs. 18,268 call contracts). P/FCF ratio at 26.04, and current ratio at 1.1. The stock has gained 20.02% over the last year.

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Source: 20 High Yield Dividend Stocks With Bullish Options Sentiment