TerraForm Global: 'Bad Boy' Utility Dog Shows Top April Yield And Gains



  • 50 top super-sinner "Bad-Boy All-Star" ("Bad-As") stocks ranged from 4.22% to 35.89% in yield as of April 18. Tops was green utility TerraForm Global.
  • 10 "bad-as" leader yields averaged 19.8% from SPH, TAXI, PSEC, UAN, TROX, RRMS, AHGP, AMID, MEP, GLBL. These and Dow dogs charged into springtime.
  • Analyst 1-year targets pegged ten super-sinner "Bad-As" stocks out of thirty with price upsides averaging 17.85% & net gains averaging 31.3%. Two showed downsides and losses April 18.
  • Thirty sin stocks showed upsides averaging 3.98% and net gains averaging 15.55%. Top ten gainers were STB, KRO, AHGP, RRMS, TROX, MEP, VGR, TAXI, JMP, and GLBL.
  • Ten top Bad-Boy All-Star dogs by yield projected 12.11% more gains from $10K invested in the lowest priced five than from the same investment in all ten.

Are These Industry Yield Leaders Really Bad?

These were not the worst of the worst. These were "Bad-As" stocks with high yields. The list of fifty bad dogs below was created by screening for industries populated by public companies that have allegedly committed acts, made substances, by-products, or devices that maim, kill, tempt, harm, addict, insult, and/or scam the public. These included corporate members of all nine business sectors: basic materials, consumer goods, financial, technology, conglomerates, health, services, utilities & industrial goods. Sorting and refining top stocks in each industry of interest by yield narrowed the field (by yield) to fifty from over 1000 candidates. They may be bad but they all pay strong dividends! Furthermore, late 2015 market price declines pushed those estimated annual dividends very high, reaching a peak as the first quarter of 2016 got going.

Fifty For the Money

Yield (dividend / price) results from here verified by Yahoo Finance for super-sinner "Bad Boy All-Star" ("Bad-As") stocks as of market closing prices 4/18/16 revealed the actionable conclusions discussed below. See Dow 30 article for an explanation of the term "dogs" for stocks reported based on Michael B. O'Higgins's book Beating The Dow (HarperCollins, 1991), now named Dogs of the Dow. O'Higgins's system works to find bargains in any collection of dividend paying stocks. Utilizing analyst price upside estimates expanded the stock universe to include popular growth equities, as desired.

Dog Metrics Arranged "Bad-As" Stocks by Yield

Fifty companies listed above were sorted by yield as of April 18 to reveal the top ten. Ten "bad-as" dogs that showed the biggest dividend yields included firms from just three of nine market sectors listed here:

Utilities ("Utes") meant regulated monopolies that regularly provide consumers blackouts, brown-outs, traffic delays, air pollution, toxic emissions, and insipid feel-good inflated billing notices.

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Fredrik Arnold is my pen name. In 2012 I retired from doing quality service analysis in Boston and moved to North Carolina in 2013, thence to Central Oregon in 2018. My fascination with capital preservation, long-term investments, and trading systems keeps me blogging for Seeking Alpha. My articles focus on dividend yields, analyst median 1 yr targets, free cash flow yields, and one-year total returns as stock trading indicators. These are essential tools for catching the most valuable dividend dogs. My dividend dogcatcher premium site in the Seeking Alpha Marketplace shows annual real-time trading results since 2015.

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