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Search for Yield, Momentum, and Value

|Includes:Anglo American plc ADR (AAUKY), AEG, AGNC, CRYP, ERIC, NTRI, PSEC, SPIL, TKC

Given the declining yields in US equities and continued thirst for dividends by investors, I decided to run a screen over at to see if I could come up with any potential high yield candidates. The criteria are listed below:

Dividend Yield>4%
Average Volume>50k, to filter out illiquid companies
PEG ratio<1, which can be used as a 'growth at a reasonable price' indication
Forward PE>0, to make sure the company is projected to be profitable going forward
Debt/Equity<.4, to make sure the company's balance sheet is relatively healthy on a debt basis           Price>200 Day SMA, to make sure the company is in a positive trend (something I've written about numerous times)

The results, according to Finzviz:

Ticker Company Sector Industry
AAUK ANGLO AM PLC ADR Basic Materials Industrial Metals & Minerals
AEG AEGON N V ADR Financial Life Insurance
AGNC American Capital Agency Corp. Financial REIT - Residential
CRYP CryptoLogic Limited Technology Business Software & Services
ERIC LM Ericsson Telephone Co. Technology Communication Equipment
NTRI NutriSystem Inc. Services Consumer Services
PSEC Prospect Capital Corporation Financial Closed-End Fund - Equity
SPIL Siliconware Precision Industries Co. Ltd. Technology Semiconductor Equipment & Materials
TKC Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri AS Technology Wireless Communications

The yields are below:

Ticker Market Cap Dividend Yield
AAUK 37945.13 5.99%
AEG 9262.87 17.84%
AGNC 322.65 27.89%
CRYP 75.89 8.11%
ERIC 30295.9 4.47%
NTRI 433.93 4.95%
PSEC 330.69 17.29%
SPIL 3952.39 7.93%
TKC 11748 6.06%

Obviously, there are some outliers on this list that may need further investigation - a 17% and 27% yield are generally not sustainable and a further red flag is that all 3 yields over 10% originate from the financial sector. However, running a search like this can help identify some potential candidates for further consideration in a yield-oriented portfolio.

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