Most recommended stocks with very high yields originally published at "long-term-investments.blogspot.com". I love stocks with high dividend yields but there are only a few with sustainable payments. I think about Altria or Lorillard. Other stocks have a huge potential for a dividend cut, also if they are a Dividend Champion or a stock with a very long dividend growth history. I made this investment mistake with Avon Products. The company was highly leveraged and became some operations problems. Finally they reduced the dividend dramatically.
Most of the people need stocks with very high yields. I don't because my private wealth is high enough to catch the dividend payments and live off it. In the past, I often thought it would be the only solution to put all my money into the highest yielding stocks with the most attractive fundamentals. This strategy failed and I lost much money within the closed-end shipping industry. That was a big mistake from which I learned and I like to share this with you.
Please don't put all your money into one stock or make a single bet on a high-yield stock. This is very risky. That's all I can say. Make a good research and try to avoid an overweighting of a stock or asset theme.
Each month, I made a regular screen about the stocks with the highest dividend yields because I believe there is a lot of value information in it for my readers. This month, I like to show you the 20 most recommended stocks with a double-digit dividend yield and a higher market capitalization (over USD 300 million). Out there are 95 companies with a very high yield but only 35 have a buy or better recommendation. The REIT industry is still a big player on my screen with 6 representatives.
Here is the full table with some fundamentals:
Take a closer look at the full list. The average P/E ratio amounts to 8.59 and forward P/E ratio is 8.85. The dividend yield has a value of 14.12 percent. Price to book ratio is 1.70 and price to sales ratio 6.05. The operating margin amounts to 52.40 percent and the beta ratio is 0.74. Stocks from the list have an average debt to equity ratio of 2.83.
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