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50 Financial-Services Yields Range 7.21% To 15.09%, Per Late March Data



  • Five top net gain financial sector firms CMFN, FDUS, GARS, BX, & MRCC averaged 40% estimated net gains (per analyst 1-year targets) as of 3/29/18.
  • The financial services sector has twenty component industries. Top 50 firms selected by yield for this writing represented just 12 of those industries. 72% were asset management firms.
  • Those 50 top Financial Services stocks ranged in yield from 7.21% to 15.09%. Top ten, BKCC, TPVG, FDUS, OFS, CFMN, AB, OXSQ, GARS, TCRD & PZN, averaged 12.88%.
  • Top ten Financial Services by broker target upsides, AINV, SCM, TCPC, TCRD,GARS, OFS, MRCC, BX, FDUS & CMFN, averaged 26.69% annual estimated price gains.
  • $5k invested in the lowest-priced five March/April top-yield Financial Services stocks showed 35.49% more net gain than from $5k invested in all ten.  The low priced little Financial Services stocks were top notch.

Actionable Conclusions (1-10): Analysts Predicted 30% To 44% Net Gains For Ten Financial Services Stocks To March/April 2019

Five of ten top dividend-yielding Financial Services stocks were verified as being among the top ten gainers for the coming year based on analyst 1-year target prices. (Those names are tinted in the chart above). Thus, this yield-based forecast for the Financial Services was graded by Wall St. wizards as 50% accurate.

Ten probable profit-generating trades were revealed in YCharts from broker targets for March/April 2019. A hypothetical $1,000 investment in each equity was divided by the current share price to find the number of shares purchased. The shares number was then multiplied by projected annual per share dividend amounts to find the dividend return. Thereafter, the analyst median target price gauged the stock price upsides and net gains including dividends, less broker fees, for 2019.

CM Finance (CMFN) was projected to net $443.41, based on dividends, plus a mean target price estimate from two analysts, less broker fees. The Beta number showed this estimate subject to volatility 13% more than the market as a whole.

Fidus Investment (FDUS) was projected to net $413.23 based on a median target price estimate from five analysts, plus dividends, less broker fees. The Beta number showed this estimate subject to volatility equal to the market as a whole.

Garrison Capital (GARS) was projected to net $386.40, based on dividends, plus a median target price estimate from seven analysts, less broker fees. The Beta number showed this estimate subject to volatility 82% less than the market as a whole.

Blackstone Group (BX) was projected to net $379.06, based on dividends, plus a mean target price estimate from fourteen analysts, less broker fees. The Beta number showed this estimate subject to volatility 36% more than the market as a whole.

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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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