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High yield investing is very interesting for a margin trader, especially short-term before the next ex-dividend date. If you own a stock before this date, you get the next dividend payment and this causes a lot of volatility. In the case of a double digit annual yield, you should earn at least 2.5% for a very short period of investing. I screened my database by stocks with a very high yield (more than 9%) as well as ex-dividend date within the upcoming week (March 12-18). Exactly nine stocks fulfilled these criteria. These are the detailed results:

1. ARMOUR Residential REIT (NYSE:ARR) has a market capitalization of $977.78 million. The company generates revenues of $12.18 million and has a net income of $-9.44 million. The firm's earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $-9.39 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is -77.12% (operating margin -77.12% and the net profit margin finally -77.54%).

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $-0.09. Last fiscal year, the company paid $1.40 in form of dividends to shareholders.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is not calculable, Price/Sales 80.30 and Price/Book ratio 1.05. Dividend Yield: 19.13%.

2. Institutional Financial Markets (NYSEMKT:IFMI) has a market capitalization of $19.44 million. The company generates revenues of $100.33 million and has a net income of $-16.73 million. The firm's earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $-15.89 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is -15.84% (operating margin -18.07% and the net profit margin finally -16.67%).

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $-0.89. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.20 in form of dividends to shareholders.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is not calculable, Price/Sales 0.19 and Price/Book ratio 0.34. Dividend Yield: 5.44%.

3. American Capital Mortgage (NASDAQ:MTGE) has a market capitalization of $235.78 million. The company generates revenues of $16.41 million and has a net income of $19.67 million. The firm's earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $11.93 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 72.70% (operating margin 120.04% and the net profit margin finally 119.87%).

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $1.97. Last fiscal year, the company paid $1.00 in form of dividends to shareholders.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is not calculable, Price/Sales 4.38 and Price/Book ratio 1.13. Dividend Yield: 15.29%.

4. MIND C.T.I. (NASDAQ:MNDO) has a market capitalization of $45.98 million. The company generates revenues of $19.89 million and has a net income of $4.86 million. The firm's earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $5.98 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 30.10% (operating margin 25.12% and the net profit margin finally 24.42%).

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $0.26. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.20 in form of dividends to shareholders.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 9.45, Price/Sales 2.31 and Price/Book ratio 1.89. Dividend Yield: 9.77%.

5. Fifth Street Finance (NASDAQ:FSC) has a market capitalization of $817.99 million. The company generates revenues of $125.16 million and has a net income of $30.21 million. The firm's earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $80.78 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 64.54% (operating margin 24.13% and the net profit margin finally 24.13%).

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $0.32. Last fiscal year, the company paid $1.28 in form of dividends to shareholders.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 30.63, Price/Sales 6.54 and Price/Book ratio 0.99. Dividend Yield: 11.58%.

6. Otelco (OTT) has a market capitalization of $197.66 million. The company generates revenues of $101.84 million and has a net income of $2.20 million. The firm's earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $44.86 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 44.05% (operating margin 24.18% and the net profit margin finally 2.16%).

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $0.17. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.71 in form of dividends to shareholders.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 89.95, Price/Sales 1.94 and Price/Book ratio is not calculable. Dividend Yield: 11.24%.

7. Globus Maritime (NASDAQ:GLBS) has a market capitalization of $58.20 million. The company generates revenues of $35.56 million and has a net income of $6.92 million. The firm's earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $20.59 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 57.91% (operating margin 26.20% and the net profit margin finally 19.47%).

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $0.81. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.48 in form of dividends to shareholders.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 7.10, Price/Sales 1.62 and Price/Book ratio 0.41. Dividend Yield: 11.15%.

8. Solar Capital (NASDAQ:SLRC) has a market capitalization of $830.27 million. The company generates revenues of $138.90 million and has a net income of $61.32 million. The firm's earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $91.86 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 66.14% (operating margin 59.50% and the net profit margin finally 44.14%).

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $1.68. Last fiscal year, the company paid $2.40 in form of dividends to shareholders.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 13.47, Price/Sales 5.98 and Price/Book ratio 1.03. Dividend Yield: 10.58%.

9. Blackrock Kelso Capital (NASDAQ:BKCC) has a market capitalization of $737.18 million. The company generates revenues of $131.50 million and has a net income of $76.92 million. The firm's earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $91.94 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 69.91% (operating margin 55.42% and the net profit margin finally 58.49%).

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $1.05. Last fiscal year, the company paid $1.10 in form of dividends to shareholders.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 9.53, Price/Sales 5.61 and Price/Book ratio 1.05. Dividend Yield: 10.36%.

Source: 9 High Yield Stocks Going Ex-Dividend Next Week