A Great Assortment Of Plays To Consider For Your Portfolio

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Includes: BBT, BP, HAL, HBAN, PNC
by: Tactical Investor

This list is meant to serve as a starting point for investors. A lot of data has been provided so it should be relatively easy for an investor to scroll down the list and decide if the stock warrants further attention. If you find the stock appealing, you can dig deeper and see if meets with your investment criteria. Investors should not base their decision on yield alone. There are many stocks that offer extremely high yields, but their performance over the years has been anything but spectacular. In some cases the total rate of return has been negative for the past 3-5 years. One should look at the robustness of the company, the dividend growth rate, the sustainability of the dividend and finally one should take a look at the company's dividend history. Companies with stellar records will do everything possible to avoid cutting the dividend in order to maintain this record. To help the novice investor we have put out this guide, which could prove to be useful in the selection process. "Our suggested guidelines when searching for new investment ideas.

Company: BB&T Corp (NYSE:BBT)

Basic overview

Profit margin = 21%

  1. Quarterly earnings growth = 68%
  2. Quarterly revenue growth = 19%
  3. 52 week change = 50%
  4. Beta = 1.2
  5. Sales vs 1 year ago = -9.5%
  6. 5 year sales growth rate = - 0.12
  7. EPS vs 1 year ago 68%
  8. Long term debt to equity = 1.23

Growth

  1. Net Income ($mil) 12/2011 = 1289
  2. Net Income ($mil) 12/2010 = 816
  3. Net Income ($mil) 12/2009 = 853
  4. Net Income Reported Quarterly ($mil) = 391
  5. EBITDA ($mil) 12/2011 = 2759
  6. EBITDA ($mil) 12/2010 = 2229
  7. EBITDA ($mil) 12/2009 = 2144
  8. Cash Flow ($/share) 12/2011 = 2.37
  9. Cash Flow ($/share) 12/2010 = 1.73
  10. Cash Flow ($/share) 12/2009 = 1.73
  11. Sales ($mil) 12/2011 = 9998
  12. Sales ($mil) 12/2010 = 11072
  13. Sales ($mil) 12/2009 = 10818
  14. Annual EPS before NRI 12/2009 = 1.15
  15. Annual EPS before NRI 12/2010 = 1.16
  16. Annual EPS before NRI 12/2011 = 1.83

Dividend history

  1. Dividend Yield = 2.50%
  2. Dividend Yield 5 Year Average = 4.1
  3. Dividend 5 year Growth = 6.16%

Dividend sustainability

  1. Payout Ratio = 0.28
  2. Payout Ratio 5 Year Average = 0.58

Performance

  1. Next 3-5 Year Estimate EPS Growth rate = 10
  2. Return on Investment = 3.25
  3. Debt/Total Cap 5 Year Average = 57.63
  4. Current Ratio = 0.85
  5. Current Ratio 5 Year Average = 0.9
  6. Quick Ratio = 0.82
  7. Cash Ratio = 0.04
  8. Interest Coverage = 2.8
  9. Retention rate = 72%

Notes

Its highs in May 2012 were not verified. The stock surged up but many key technical indicators refused to validate these highs. Consider waiting for a test of at least the $28 ranges before jumping in. You could also sell puts around that strike price. If the shares trade below the strike price, you sold the puts at, you should be able to get in below 28 when the premium is factored in.

Company: Huntington Banc (NASDAQ:HBAN)

Basic overview

  1. Quarterly revenue growth = 3.7
  2. Profit margin = 22%
  3. Quarterly earnings growth = 4.7
  4. Operating cash flow = 965M
  5. 52 week change = 24%
  6. Beta = 1.03
  7. Sales vs 1 year ago = - 7.68%
  8. 5 year sales growth rate = -1.28%
  9. Long term debt to equity ratio = 0.49

Growth

  1. Net Income ($mil) 12/2011 = 543
  2. Net Income ($mil) 12/2010 = 312
  3. Net Income ($mil) 12/2009 = -3094
  4. EBITDA ($mil) 12/2011 = 1070
  5. EBITDA ($mil) 12/2010 = 726
  6. EBITDA ($mil) 12/2009 = -703
  7. Cash Flow ($/share) 12/2011 = 0.95
  8. Cash Flow ($/share) 12/2010 = 0.69
  9. Cash Flow ($/share) 12/2009 = 3.19
  10. Sales ($mil) 12/2011 = 2951
  11. Sales ($mil) 12/2010 = 3187
  12. Sales ($mil) 12/2009 = 3244
  13. Annual EPS before NRI 12/2007 = 0.37
  14. Annual EPS before NRI 12/2008 = -0.44
  15. Annual EPS before NRI 12/2009 = -1.36
  16. Annual EPS before NRI 12/2010 = 0.19
  17. Annual EPS before NRI 12/2011 = 0.59

Dividend history

  1. Dividend Yield = 2.50
  2. Dividend Yield 5 Year Average = 3.7
  3. Dividend 5 year Growth = -15

Dividend sustainability

  1. Payout Ratio = 0.25
  2. Payout Ratio 5 Year Average = 0.91

Performance

  1. Next 3-5 Year Estimate EPS Growth rate = 5.33
  2. ROE 5 Year Average = -0.58
  3. Return on Investment = 6.29
  4. Debt/Total Cap 5 Year Average = 47.1
  5. Current Ratio = 0.94
  6. Current Ratio 5 Year Average = 1.01
  7. Quick Ratio = 0.9
  8. Cash Ratio = 0.03
  9. Interest Coverage = 3.70

Company: PNC Financial Svc Cp (NYSE:PNC)

Basic overview

  1. Quarterly revenue growth = 1.4%
  2. Profit margin = 22%
  3. Quarterly earnings growth = -39%
  4. Operating cash flow = 965M
  5. 52 week change = 28%
  6. Beta = 1.13%
  7. Sales vs 1 year ago = - 8.3%
  8. EPS vs 1 year ago = -39.6%
  9. 5 year sales growth rate = 11.5%
  10. Long term debt to equity ratio = 0.73
  11. Relative Strength 52 weeks = 70
  12. Book value = 70.08

Growth

  1. Net Income ($mil) 12/2011 = 3056
  2. Net Income ($mil) 12/2010 = 3412
  3. Net Income ($mil) 12/2009 = 2447
  4. EBITDA ($mil) 12/2011 = 6035
  5. EBITDA ($mil) 12/2010 = 6077
  6. EBITDA ($mil) 12/2009 = 5465
  7. Cash Flow ($/share) 12/2011 = 8.52
  8. Cash Flow ($/share) 12/2010 = 8.12
  9. Cash Flow ($/share) 12/2009 = 6.43
  10. Sales ($mil) 12/2011 = 15820
  11. Sales ($mil) 12/2010 = 17096
  12. Sales ($mil) 12/2009 = 16988
  13. Annual EPS before NRI 12/2007 = 5.05
  14. Annual EPS before NRI 12/2008 = 3.68
  15. Annual EPS before NRI 12/2009 = 3.45
  16. Annual EPS before NRI 12/2010 = 6.07
  17. Annual EPS before NRI 12/2011 = 6.18

Dividend history

  1. Dividend Yield = 2.60
  2. Dividend Yield 5 Year Average = 2.61
  3. Dividend 5 year Growth = -21.00

Dividend sustainability

  1. Payout Ratio = 0.30
  2. Payout Ratio 5 Year Average = 0.33

Performance

  1. Next 3-5 Year Estimate EPS Growth rate = 5.39
  2. ROE 5 Year Average = 9.69
  3. Current Ratio 06/2011 = 0.86
  4. Current Ratio 5 Year Average = 0.86
  5. Quick Ratio = 0.84
  6. Cash Ratio = 0.05
  7. Interest Coverage Quarterly = 4.27
  8. Retention rate = 70%

Notes

It is trading roughly $10 below book value.

Company: Bp Plc (NYSE:BP)

Basic overview

  1. Quarterly revenue growth = -7.00%
  2. Profit margin = 4.58%
  3. Book value = 35.30
  4. Operating cash flow = 19.6B
  5. Levered free cash flow = 10.6B
  6. 52 week change = 6.4%
  7. Beta = 2.02
  8. Sales vs 1 year ago = 27.8%
  9. 5 year sales growth rate = 5%
  10. 5 year capital spending growth rate = 6.8%
  11. Long term debt to equity ratio = 0.36

Growth

  1. Net Income ($mil) 12/2011 = 25700
  2. Net Income ($mil) 12/2010 = -3719
  3. Net Income ($mil) 12/2009 = 16578
  4. EBITDA ($mil) 12/2011 = 49969
  5. EBITDA ($mil) 12/2010 = 6339
  6. EBITDA ($mil) 12/2009 = 37230
  7. Cash Flow ($/share) 12/2011 = 10.94
  8. Cash Flow ($/share) 12/2010 = 10.5
  9. Cash Flow ($/share) 12/2009 = 9.67
  10. Sales ($mil) 12/2011 = 386463
  11. Sales ($mil) 12/2010 = 308928
  12. Sales ($mil) 12/2009 = 246138
  13. Annual EPS before NRI 12/2007 = 5.01
  14. Annual EPS before NRI 12/2008 = 7.08
  15. Annual EPS before NRI 12/2009 = 5.76
  16. Annual EPS before NRI 12/2010 = 9.17
  17. Annual EPS before NRI 12/2011 = 7.36

Dividend history

  1. Dividend Yield = 4.5
  2. Dividend Yield 5 Year Average = 5.6
  3. Dividend 5 year Growth = -13

Dividend sustainability

  1. Payout Ratio = 0.33
  2. Payout Ratio 5 Year Average = 0.38

Performance

  1. Next 3-5 Year Estimate EPS Growth rate = 4
  2. 5 Year History EPS Growth = 4.01
  3. ROE 5 Year Average = 21.1
  4. Current Ratio = 1.20
  5. Current Ratio 5 Year Average = 1.09
  6. Quick Ratio = 0.7
  7. Cash Ratio = 0.33
  8. Interest Coverage = 22
  9. Retention rate = 77%

Company: Halliburton Co (NYSE:HAL)

Basic overview

  1. Quarterly revenue growth = -7.00%
  2. Profit margin = 4.58%
  3. Book value = 35.30
  4. Operating cash flow = 19.6B
  5. Levered free cash flow = 10.6B
  6. 52 week change = 6.4%
  7. Beta = 2.02
  8. Sales vs 1 year ago = 38%
  9. 5 year sales growth rate = 8.37%
  10. 5 year capital spending growth rate = 27.6%
  11. EPS 5 year growth rate = 4.00%
  12. Long term debt to equity ratio = 0.33
  13. Relative Strength 52 weeks = 30

Growth

  1. Net Income ($mil) 12/2011 = 2839
  2. Net Income ($mil) 12/2010 = 1835
  3. Net Income ($mil) 12/2009 = 1145
  4. Net Income Reported Quarterly ($mil) = 627
  5. EBITDA ($mil) 12/2011 = 6071
  6. EBITDA ($mil) 12/2010 = 4071
  7. EBITDA ($mil) 12/2009 = 2898
  8. Cash Flow ($/share) 12/2011 = 4.84
  9. Cash Flow ($/share) 12/2010 = 3.3
  10. Cash Flow ($/share) 12/2009 = 2.38
  11. Sales ($mil) 12/2011 = 24829
  12. Sales ($mil) 12/2010 = 17973
  13. Sales ($mil) 12/2009 = 14675
  14. Annual EPS before NRI 12/2007 = 2.66
  15. Annual EPS before NRI 12/2008 = 2.94
  16. Annual EPS before NRI 12/2009 = 1.35
  17. Annual EPS before NRI 12/2010 = 2.06
  18. Annual EPS before NRI 12/2011 = 3.36

Dividend history

  1. Dividend Yield = 1.00
  2. Dividend Yield 5 Year Average = 1.2
  3. 5 year dividend growth rate = 1.5

Dividend sustainability

  1. Payout Ratio = 0.11
  2. Payout Ratio 5 Year Average = 0.16

Performance

  1. Next 3-5 Year Estimate EPS Growth rate = 13
  2. 5 Year History EPS Growth = 0.96
  3. ROE 5 Year Average = 26.22
  4. Return on Investment = 19.65
  5. Debt/Total Cap 5 Year Average = 28.77
  6. Current Ratio = 2.8
  7. Current Ratio 5 Year Average = 3.1
  8. Quick Ratio = 1.8
  9. Interest Coverage = 16.7%
  10. Retention rate = 89%

Conclusion

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EPS and Price Vs industry charts obtained from zacks.com. A major portion of the historical data used in this article was obtained from zacks.com. Earnings estimates and growth rates sourced from dailyfinance.com.

Disclaimer

This list of stocks is meant to serve as a starting point. Please do not treat this as a buying list. It is imperative that you do your due diligence and then determine if any of the above plays meet with your risk tolerance levels. The Latin maxim caveat emptor applies-let the buyer beware

Disclosure: I have no positions in any stocks mentioned, and no plans to initiate any positions within the next 72 hours.

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