6 High-Growth, High-Yield Stocks Rated As Strong Buys

by: ZetaKap

Interested in stocks paying dividend income, but don't know where to start? Do you prefer stocks that analysts rate as "Strong Buy"? Do you prefer high-growth stocks? If so, here are some interesting ideas for you.

EPS growth (earnings per share growth) illustrates the growth of earnings per share over time. The 1-Year Expected EPS Growth Rate is an annual growth estimate, where the growth projections are made by analysts, the company or other credible sources.

We first looked for dividend stocks. Next, we then screened for businesses that analysts rate as "Strong Buy" (mean recommendation < 2). We then looked for companies that have expected earnings per share growth of more than 25 percent for next year(1-year projected EPS Growth Rate>25%). We did not screen out any market caps or sectors.

Do you think these stocks deserve to trade higher? Use our list along with your own analysis.

LSI Industries Inc. (NASDAQ:LYTS)

Sector: Industrial Goods
Industry: Industrial Electrical Equipment
Market Cap: $159.56M
Beta: 1.58

LSI Industries Inc. has a Dividend Yield of 3.61%, Payout Ratio of 88.45%, Analysts' Rating of 1.00 and 1-Year Projected Earnings Per Share Growth Rate of 131.58%. The short interest was 2.69% as of 05/09/2012. LSI Industries Inc. provides corporate visual image solutions in the United States, Canada, Australia, Latin America, Europe, and the Middle East. The company manufactures and markets outdoor and indoor lighting products for the commercial, industrial, and multi-site retail lighting markets, including the petroleum/convenience store market. Its lighting products include exterior area lighting, interior lighting, canopy lighting, landscape lighting, light emitting diode (LED) lighting, light poles, lighting analysis, and photometric layouts.

Ennis Inc. (NYSE:EBF)

Sector: Consumer Goods
Industry: Office Supplies
Market Cap: $381.78M
Beta: 1.47

Ennis Inc. has a Dividend Yield of 4.78%, Payout Ratio of 52.97%, Analysts' Rating of 1.00 and 1-Year Projected Earnings Per Share Growth Rate of 57.34%. The short interest was 2.74% as of 05/09/2012. Ennis, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, engages in production and sale of business forms, other business products, and apparel. The company operates in two segments, Print and Apparel. The Print segment designs, manufactures, and sells business forms and other printed business products.

International Shipholding Corp. (ISH)

Sector: Services
Industry: Shipping
Market Cap: $137.52M
Beta: 0.71

International Shipholding Corp. has a Dividend Yield of 5.24%, Payout Ratio of 64.29%, Analysts' Rating of 1.00 and 1-Year Projected Earnings Per Share Growth Rate of 32.20%. The short interest was 3.71% as of 05/09/2012. International Shipholding Corporation, through its subsidiaries, operates a fleet of the United States (U.S.) and international flag vessels that provide international and domestic maritime transportation services to commercial and governmental customers primarily under medium to long-term time charters or contracts of affreightment. As of March 3, 2011, the company owned or operated 33 ocean-going vessels that include 6 U.

Lacrosse Footwear Inc. (NASDAQ:BOOT-OLD)

Sector: Consumer Goods
Industry: Textile - Apparel Footwear & Accessories
Market Cap: $82.03M
Beta: 0.71

Lacrosse Footwear Inc. has a Dividend Yield of 3.97%, Payout Ratio of 77.22%, Analysts' Rating of 1.00 and 1-Year Projected Earnings Per Share Growth Rate of 35.48%. The short interest was 0.39% as of 05/09/2012. LaCrosse Footwear, Inc. engages in the design, development, manufacture, and marketing of footwear for the work and outdoor markets. The company provides its work products to military services, law enforcement, transportation, mining, oil and gas exploration and extraction, construction, and other occupations consumers; and outdoor products to hunting, outdoor cross-training, hiking, and other outdoor recreational activities consumers, as well as urban lifestyle products to individuals. It offers its products under the Danner, Stumptown, and Lacrosse brand names.

Advocat Inc. (AVCA)

Sector: Healthcare
Industry: Long-Term Care Facilities
Market Cap: $28.22M
Beta: 1.06

Advocat Inc. has a Dividend Yield of 4.58%, Payout Ratio of 123.17%, Analysts' Rating of 1.00 and 1-Year Projected Earnings Per Share Growth Rate of 1466.70%. The short interest was 0.10% as of 05/09/2012. Advocat Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides long-term care services to nursing center patients primarily in the southeast and southwest United States. The company offers nursing health care services, including room and board, nutrition services, recreational therapy, social services, housekeeping, and laundry services; ancillary medical services, such as rehabilitation therapy services comprising audiology, speech, occupational, and physical therapies; and assisted living services. It also provides medical supplies, rehabilitative services, respiratory services, infusion therapies, and related clinical services.

Linn Energy, LLC (LINE)

Sector: Basic Materials
Industry: Independent Oil & Gas
Market Cap: $7.65B
Beta: 0.69

Linn Energy, LLC has a Dividend Yield of 7.55%, Payout Ratio of 57.07%, Analysts' Rating of 1.50 and 1-Year Projected Earnings Per Share Growth Rate of 29.55%. The short interest was 1.04% as of 05/09/2012. Linn Energy, LLC, an independent oil and natural gas company, engages in the acquisition and development of oil and gas properties. The company's properties are primarily located in the Mid-Continent, the Permian Basin, Michigan, California, and the Williston Basin in the United States. As of December 31, 2011, it had proved reserves of 3,370 billion cubic feet equivalent of oil and gas, and natural gas liquids, as well as operated 7,759 gross productive wells.

Company profiles were sourced from Finviz. Financial data was sourced from Finviz.

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