Do you prefer dividend income you can count on? We ran a screen keeping this idea in mind.
We began by screening dividend stocks (those paying dividend yields above 2% and sustainable payout ratios below 50%) for those that appear undervalued relative to free cash flow, with P/FCF below 15.
Then we screened for those with bullish sentiment from short sellers, with significant decreases in shares shorted month-over-month. This indicates that short sellers are less bearish on these names than they were a month ago.
For an interactive version of this chart, click on the image below. Analyst ratings sourced from Zacks Investment Research.
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Do you think these stocks pay reliable dividends? Use this list as a starting point for your own analysis.
List sorted by decrease in shares shorted as a percent of share float.
1. FXCM Inc. (NYSE:FXCM): Provides online foreign exchange trading and related services to retail and institutional customers Worldwide. Market cap at $260.61M, most recent closing price at $12.41. Dividend yield at 2.04%, payout ratio at 31.68%. P/FCF at 4.51. Shares shorted have decreased from 3.63M to 2.64M over the last month, a decrease which represents about 5.62% of the company's float of 17.63M shares. Days to cover ratio at 12.48 days.
2. GameStop Corp. (NYSE:GME): Operates as a retailer of video game products and personal computer entertainment software. Market cap at $2.31B, most recent closing price at $17.74. Dividend yield at 3.27%, payout ratio at 6.20%. P/FCF at 5.57. Shares shorted have decreased from 59.92M to 54.16M over the last month, a decrease which represents about 4.5% of the company's float of 128.09M shares. Days to cover ratio at 15.65 days.
3. ManTech International Corporation (NASDAQ:MANT): Provides technologies and solutions for national security programs in the United States and internationally. Market cap at $834.9M, most recent closing price at $22.62. Dividend yield at 3.58%, payout ratio at 30.42%. P/FCF at 5.19. Shares shorted have decreased from 3.04M to 2.77M over the last month, a decrease which represents about 1.14% of the company's float of 23.70M shares. Days to cover ratio at 10.32 days.
*Short data sourced from Yahoo! Finance, all other data sourced from Finviz.
Disclosure: I have no positions in any stocks mentioned, and no plans to initiate any positions within the next 72 hours.