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In the search for potentially undervalued stocks, we ran a screen on dividend stocks that have seen great selling pressure lately, performing worse than -20% for the quarter and reaching PEG ratios below 1.

We screened these stocks for those that are also highly profitable, beating their industry peers on gross, operating, and pretax margins.

Interactive Chart: Press Play to compare changes in analyst ratings over the last two years for the stocks mentioned below. Analyst ratings sourced from Zacks Investment Research.‬

We also created a price-weighted index of the stocks mentioned below, and monitored the performance of the list relative to the S&P 500 index over the last month. (To access a complete analysis of this list's recent performance, click here.)

Do you think these stocks deserve to be sold, or are they potential opportunities to buy in? Use this list as a starting-off point for your own analysis.

List sorted by dividend yield.

1. Protective Life Corp. (NYSE:PL): Engages in the production, distribution, and administration of insurance and investment products in the United States. Market cap of $1.60B. Dividend yield at 3.70%, payout ratio at 16.05%. PEG at 0.61. The stock has lost 21.98% over the past quarter. TTM gross margin at 17.64% vs. industry gross margin at 16.82%. TTM operating margin at 17.64% vs. industry operating margin at 13.52%. TTM pretax margin at 14.32% vs. industry pretax margin at 12.11%. This is a risky stock that is significantly more volatile than the overall market (beta = 2.99). It's been a rough couple of days for the stock, losing 8.95% over the last week.

2. Artio Global Investors Inc. (NYSE:ART): A publicly owned asset management holding company. Market cap of $484.03M. Dividend yield at 2.96%, payout ratio at 15.82%. PEG at 0.47. The stock has lost 36.36% over the past quarter. TTM gross margin at 50.14% vs. industry gross margin at 46.45%. TTM operating margin at 49.27% vs. industry operating margin at 35.75%. TTM pretax margin at 49.41% vs. industry pretax margin at 36.03%. The stock is a short-squeeze candidate, with a short float at 8.98% (equivalent to 8.13 days of average volume). It's been a rough couple of days for the stock, losing 10.67% over the last week.

3. Symetra Financial Corporation (NYSE:SYA): Operates as a financial services company in the life insurance industry in the United States. Market cap of $1.17B. Dividend yield at 2.44%, payout ratio at 13.13%. PEG at 0.68. The stock has lost 22.96% over the past quarter. TTM gross margin at 18.63% vs. industry gross margin at 16.82%. TTM operating margin at 18.63% vs. industry operating margin at 13.52%. TTM pretax margin at 17.0% vs. industry pretax margin at 12.11%. It's been a rough couple of days for the stock, losing 8.3% over the last week.

4. Tenaris SA (NYSE:TS): Engages in the manufacture and sale of steel pipe products. Market cap of $18.12B. Dividend yield at 2.22%, payout ratio at 32.57%. PEG at 0.81. The stock has lost 34.20% over the past quarter. TTM gross margin at 41.26% vs. industry gross margin at 34.67%. TTM operating margin at 18.54% vs. industry operating margin at 17.92%. TTM pretax margin at 19.76% vs. industry pretax margin at 16.50%. It's been a rough couple of days for the stock, losing 7.56% over the last week.

5. KeyCorp (NYSE:KEY): Operates as a holding company for KeyBank National Association, which provides various banking services in the United States. Market cap of $6.12B. Dividend yield at 1.87%, payout ratio at 6.12%. PEG at 0.78. The stock has lost 20.64% over the past quarter. TTM gross margin at 86.97% vs. industry gross margin at 70.51%. TTM operating margin at 42.24% vs. industry operating margin at 40.03%. TTM pretax margin at 30.47% vs. industry pretax margin at 22.34%. The stock has lost 20.05% over the last year.

Profitability data sourced from Fidelity; all other data sourced from Finviz.

Source: 5 Strongly Profitable But Beaten-Down Dividend Stocks