10 Dividend Stocks With Bearish Trends Despite Explosive Earnings Growth

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 |  Includes: ALEX, BG, COF, DOW, HFC, ISCA, LFUS, RDY, TSU, UMC
by: Follow My Alpha

The 1-year fiscal EPS growth rate helps investors identify stocks that have increasing, decreasing or stable in profitability. This profitability metric is generally a key driver in the price of the stock as it directly correlates to the profitability of the company as a whole. While this isn't the only profitability metric to use when evaluating a company, it is a good starting place to narrow down the list of companies that should be reviewed.

We ran a screen for dividend stocks that have underperformed the S&P 500 over the last 3 months. From this narrowed pool, we then screened for firms that have a strong 1-year fiscal EPS growth rate (X>10%).

1. Dr. Reddy Laboratories, Ltd. (RDY)

Sector

Healthcare

Industry

Drug Manufacturers - Specialty & Generic

Market Cap

$5,262M

Beta

1.06

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The company produces pharmaceutical ingredients, intermediates, and a variety of other products. The firm has a 1-Year Fiscal EPS growth rate is 930.95%. RDY’s dividend yield is 0.76%. The company has declined by -8.04% in the last 3 months. The short interest was N/A as of 08/31/2011.

2. Littelfuse Inc. (LFUS)

Sector

Industrials

Industry

Diversified Industrials

Market Cap

$921M

Beta

1.91

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The company supplies circuit protection products. The firm has a 1-Year Fiscal EPS growth rate is 718.60%. LFUS’s dividend yield is 1.57%. The company has declined by -28.70% in the last 3 months. The short interest was 6.80% as of 08/31/2011.

3. International Speedway Corpora. (ISCA)

Sector

Consumer Cyclical

Industry

Leisure

Market Cap

$1,061M

Beta

1.14

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The company promotes and operates motor sports entertainment activities in the US. The firm has a 1-Year Fiscal EPS growth rate is 707.14%. ISCA’s dividend yield is 0.81%. The company has declined by -19.70% in the last 3 months. The short interest was N/A as of 08/31/2011.

4. The Dow Chemical Co. (DOW)

Sector

Basic Materials

Industry

Chemicals

Market Cap

$30,168M

Beta

2.54

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The company sells plastic, chemical, and agricultural products around the world. The firm has a 1-Year Fiscal EPS growth rate is 681.82%. DOW’s dividend yield is 2.74%. The company has declined by -28.52% in the last 3 months. The short interest was 1.80% as of 08/31/2011.

5. Capital One Financial Corp. (COF)

Sector

Financial Services

Industry

Credit Services

Market Cap

$19,014M

Beta

1.81

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The company offers banking and non-banking products along with various services. The firm has a 1-Year Fiscal EPS growth rate is 581.63%. COF’s dividend yield is 0.48%. The company has declined by -18.20% in the last 3 months. The short interest was 8.20% as of 08/31/2011.

6. Bunge Ltd. (BG)

Sector

Consumer Defensive

Industry

Farm Products

Market Cap

$8,910M

Beta

1.17

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The company is an agribusiness and food company. The firm has a 1-Year Fiscal EPS growth rate is 578.38%. BG’s dividend yield is 1.56%. The company has declined by -9.42% in the last 3 months. The short interest was 2.70% as of 08/31/2011.

7. Tim Holding Company. (TSU)

Sector

Communication Services

Industry

Telecom Services

Market Cap

$6,063M

Beta

1.05

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The company offers telecommunications services in Brazil. The firm has a 1-Year Fiscal EPS growth rate is 557.50%. TSU’s dividend yield is 5.05%. The company has declined by -48.54% in the last 3 months. The short interest was N/A as of 08/31/2011.

8. HollyFrontier Corp. (HFC)

Sector

Energy

Industry

Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing

Market Cap

$6,226M

Beta

0.67

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The company is an independent petroleum refiner. The firm has a 1-Year Fiscal EPS growth rate is 546.67%. HFC’s dividend yield is 1.05%. The company has declined by -9.25% in the last 3 months. The short interest was 6.20% as of 08/31/2011.

9. Alexander & Baldwin, Inc. (ALEX)

Sector

Industrials

Industry

Shipping & Ports

Market Cap

$1,580M

Beta

1.51

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The company works in the transportation, real estate, and agribusiness space. The firm has a 1-Year Fiscal EPS growth rate is 545.45%. ALEX’s dividend yield is 3.33%. The company has declined by -18.70% in the last 3 months. The short interest was N/A as of 08/31/2011.

10. United Microelectronics Corp. (UMC)

Sector

Technology

Industry

Semiconductors

Market Cap

$4,961M

Beta

1.10

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The company primarily manufactures and sells semiconductors. The firm has a 1-Year Fiscal EPS growth rate is 523.33%. UMC’s dividend yield is 7.50 %. The company has declined by -19.48% in the last 3 months. The short interest was N/A as of 08/31/2011.

We hope this helps investors as they do their own due diligence.

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