14 Dividend Stocks Marking New 52-Week Highs

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Dividend Stocks Close To New Highs By Dividend Yield - Stock, Capital, Investment . Here is a current sheet of dividend stocks (positive yield) that have marked a new 52-Week High within the recent days. Despite the uncertainty at the markets, there are 52 companies at one-year highs and 22 of them pay dividends. I selected the best performing dividend stocks by a higher capitalization of more than $300 million. Fourteen stocks trading near 52-week highs remain of which two have a double digit yield and nine are recommended to buy.

Here are the most recommended stocks to compare:

Federal Agricultural Mortgage
( AGM ) has a market capitalization of $304.97 million. The company generates revenue of $274.69 million and has a net income of $38.85 million. The firm's EBITDA amounts to $123.71 million. The EBITDA margin is 45.04% (operating margin 16.25% and net profit margin 14.14%).

The total debt represents 91.68% of the company's assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 3,484.18%. Last fiscal year, a return on equity of 6.34% was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $4.28. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.20 in form of dividends to shareholders.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 6.78, Price/Sales 1.04 and Price/Book ratio 1.15. Dividend Yield: 1.42%. The beta ratio is 1.27.

Signet Jewelers ( SIG ) has a market capitalization of $4.24 billion. The company generates revenue of $3.749 billion and has a net income of $324.40 million. The firm's EBITDA amounts to $474.40 million. The EBITDA margin is 12.65% (operating margin 13.53% and net profit margin 8.65%).

The company has no long-term debt. Last fiscal year, a return on equity of 15.38% was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $3.90. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.20 in form of dividends to shareholders.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 13.43, Price/Sales 1.15 and Price/Book ratio 2.02. Dividend Yield: 0.90%. The beta ratio is 2.02.

Precision Castparts ( PCP ) has a market capitalization of $26.12 billion. The company generates revenue of $7.214 billion and has a net income of $1.217 billion. The firm's EBITDA amounts to $1.985 billion. The EBITDA margin is 27.52% (operating margin 25.12% and net profit margin 16.88%).

The total debt represents 1.97% of the company's assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 2.49%. Last fiscal year, a return on equity of 15.85% was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $9.09. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.12 in form of dividends to shareholders.

Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 19.78, Price/Sales 3.45 and Price/Book ratio 2.98. Dividend Yield: 0.07%. The beta ratio is 1.28.
Take a look at the full table of high yield stocks at new 52-Week Highs. The average price to earnings ratio amounts to 20.02 while the average forward price to earnings ratio amounts to 14.21. The average dividend yield is 3.79 percent. Price to book ratio is 2.07 and price to sales ratio 3.45. The stocks are 0.76 percent below new 52-Week Highs.

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* I have no positions in any stocks mentioned, and no plans to initiate any positions within the next 72 hours. I receive no compensation to write about any specific stock, sector or theme.

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This article appears in: Investing , Investing Ideas , Stocks , US Markets

Referenced Stocks: AGM , BAC , PCP , SIG

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