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The higher the expected return the riskier the asset. This is a common statement made by investors. High yield stocks often hide big loss potential but a cash yield of more than 10 percent compensates for the risk.

I screened a list of interesting stocks with a dividend yields above 4 percent (high yield). The list is sorted by dividend yield from highest to lowest. The highest rate amounts to 22.2 percent and the lowest yield amounts 4.0 percent due to the selection criteria. As result, 188 companies are part of the high yield list of which 44 have a dividend yield of more than 8 percent.

Here are my 3 most promising high yield stocks:

American Capital Agency (AGNC)
is acting within the residential REIT industry. The company has a market capitalization of $5.3 billion, generates revenue of $592.8 million and a net income of $509.4 million. Its Price/Earnings ratio is 4.2 and forward price to earnings ratio 5.9, Price/Sales 9.0 and Price/Book ratio 1.1. Dividend Yield: 18.8 percent. Years of Consecutive Dividend Increasing: 2 Years. 5-Year Dividend Growth: 0 percent. The company paid dividends since 2008.

Portugal Telecom (PT) is acting within the wireless communication industry. The company has a market capitalization of $7.7 billion, generates revenue of $5.3 billion and a net income of $215.8 million. Its Price/Earnings ratio is 38.8 and forward price to earnings ratio 7.1, Price/Sales 1.5 and Price/Book ratio 1.2. Dividend Yield: 10.9 percent. Years of Consecutive Dividend Increasing: 0 Years. 5-Year Dividend Growth: 102.7 percent. The company paid dividends since 1996.

Navios Maritime Partners (NMM) is acting within the shipping industry. The company has a market capitalization of $868.2 million, generates revenue of $156.6 million and a net income of $55.1 billion. Its Price/Earnings ratio is 10.6 and forward price to earnings ratio 11.2, Price/Sales 5.5 and Price/Book ratio 1.5. Dividend Yield: 11.3 percent. Years of Consecutive Dividend Increasing: 2 Years. 5-Year Dividend Growth: 0 percent. The company paid dividends since 2008.

Take a closer look at the full table of 188 high yield stocks.



Disclosure: I have no positions in any stocks mentioned, and no plans to initiate any positions within the next 72 hours.

Source: 3 Favorite High Yield Stocks for August