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The following is a list of high yield dividend stocks that appear to be undervalued, when comparing the current price to the average analyst target price (used as a proxy for fair value).

We'll be the first to admit that this is a very naive way to find undervalued companies. Analysts don't always have the best track record, and price targets may not reflect the latest information on a stock. But the goal here is to give dividend investors a starting point for their own analysis.

Analysts seem to think these companies are deeply undervalued, what do you think? Full details below.

All data sourced from Finviz.

Interactive Chart: Press Play to compare changes in analyst ratings over the last two years for the top six stocks mentioned below. Analyst ratings sourced from Zacks Investment Research. Note: The numbers on top of items represent the forward P/E ratio, if available.

The list has been sorted by the discount to analyst target price.

1. H&R Block, Inc. (HRB): Personal Services Industry. Market cap of $4.B. Dividend yield 4.57%. Price at time of writing $13.06 vs. target price of $18.24 (discount of 28.4%). Short float at 10.7%, which implies a short ratio of 4.51 days. The stock has lost -40.23% over the last year.

2. American Greetings Corp. (AM-OLD): Business Services Industry. Market cap of $911.98M. Dividend yield 2.46%. Price at time of writing $21.93 vs. target price of $30.0 (discount of 26.9%). Short float at 17.9%, which implies a short ratio of 22.44 days. The stock has gained 16.87% over the last year.

3. Capitol Federal Financial (CFFND): Savings and Loan Industry. Market cap of $1.99B. Dividend yield 7.42%. Price at time of writing $11.74 vs. target price of $15.7 (discount of 25.22%). Short float at 9.33%, which implies a short ratio of 1.91 days. The stock has lost -9.5% over the last year.

4. World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. (WWE): General Entertainment Industry. Market cap of $1.03B. Dividend yield 10.35%. Price at time of writing $13.72 vs. target price of $17.3 (discount of 20.69%). Short float at 11.81%, which implies a short ratio of 11.98 days. The stock has lost -5.31% over the last year.

5. Digital Realty Trust Inc. (DLR): REIT Industry. Market cap of $4.87B. Dividend yield 3.93%. Price at time of writing $52.80 vs. target price of $64.29 (discount of 17.87%). Short float at 21.91%, which implies a short ratio of 12.01 days. The stock has gained 9.31% over the last year.

6. Olin Corp. (OLN): Chemicals Industry. Market cap of $1.64B. Dividend yield 3.87%. Price at time of writing $20.29 vs. target price of $24.6 (discount of 17.52%). Short float at 7.37%, which implies a short ratio of 7.87 days. The stock has gained 18.93% over the last year.

7. Calavo Growers Inc. (CVGW): Farm Products Industry. Market cap of $341.27M. Dividend yield 2.37%. Price at time of writing $22.61 vs. target price of $27.33 (discount of 17.27%). Short float at 6.87%, which implies a short ratio of 16.18 days. The stock has gained 31.52% over the last year.

8. Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (CMTL): Communication Equipment Industry. Market cap of $775.49M. Dividend yield 3.54%. Price at time of writing $27.0 vs. target price of $32.43 (discount of 16.74%). Short float at 6.15%, which implies a short ratio of 5.28 days. The stock has lost -23.38% over the last year.

9. Briggs & Stratton Corp. (BGG): Diversified Machinery Industry. Market cap of $1.06B. Dividend yield 2.08%. Price at time of writing $20.91 vs. target price of $24.8 (discount of 15.69%). Short float at 13.26%, which implies a short ratio of 18.16 days. The stock has gained 25.03% over the last year.

10. Darden Restaurants, Inc. (DRI): Restaurants Industry. Market cap of $6.31B. Dividend yield 2.8%. Price at time of writing $45.93 vs. target price of $54.4 (discount of 15.57%). Short float at 5.65%, which implies a short ratio of 4.79 days. The stock has gained 31.17% over the last year.

11. Lexington Realty Trust (LXP): REIT Industry. Market cap of $1.1B. Dividend yield 5.65%. Price at time of writing $8.05 vs. target price of $9.5 (discount of 15.26%). Short float at 8.74%, which implies a short ratio of 9.68 days. The stock has gained 29.41% over the last year.

12. IberiaBank Corp. (IBKC): Regional Banks Industry. Market cap of $1.6B. Dividend yield 2.28%. Price at time of writing $57.85 vs. target price of $68.2 (discount of 15.18%). Short float at 8.69%, which implies a short ratio of 17.52 days. The stock has gained 10.76% over the last year.

13. Lincare Holdings Inc. (LNCR): Home Health Care Industry. Market cap of $2.6B. Dividend yield 2.26%. Price at time of writing $26.40 vs. target price of $31.09 (discount of 15.09%). Short float at 8.17%, which implies a short ratio of 8.75 days. The stock has gained 10.24% over the last year.

14. American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. (AEO): Apparel Stores Industry. Market cap of $2.76B. Dividend yield 3.12%. Price at time of writing $14.39 vs. target price of $16.78 (discount of 14.24%). Short float at 7.46%, which implies a short ratio of 2.26 days. The stock has lost -12.3% over the last year.

15. CVB Financial Corp. (CVBF): Regional Banks Industry. Market cap of $943.75M. Dividend yield 3.82%. Price at time of writing $8.69 vs. target price of $10.05 (discount of 13.53%). Short float at 22.2%, which implies a short ratio of 29.46 days. The stock has lost -3.36% over the last year.

Source: Top 15 Most Undervalued High Yield Stocks by Analyst Target Price