Below are five undervalued companies that are not only ranked
, but also have the highest dividend yield percentages among
, according to
GuruFocus Undervalued Predictable Company Screener
United-Guardian Inc. (
New York-based United-Guardian Inc. has a dividend yield of 4.7
percent. GuruFocus gives it a 5-star rating in
Founded in 1942, United-Guradian conducts research, as well as
develops and manufactures products such as pharmaceuticals,
cosmetic ingredients, health care products, medical devices and
proprietary industrial products, supplying to as far as Canada,
Mexico, South America, Central America, Europe and Asia. It's
been granted more than 30 patents and has more than 100 products
United-Guardian has a market cap of $81.9 million, and is trading
at $17.37. Its dividend payout has been steady over the years,
from positive sales and revenue increases due to the success of
its products. Currently, its dividend payout ratio is 0.86.
In its 2011 annual report released in April, Ken Globus,
United-Guardian president, said the following statement:
"In 2011, the Board of Directors declared two semi-annual
dividends totaling $0.80 per share, a 27% increase over the $0.63
per share in dividends that the Board declared in FY-2010. This
is the 16th consecutive year that we have paid a dividend, and
once again we are very happy to be able to share our continued
success with our stockholders. As those of you who have been our
stockholders for a while know, our stock price over the past few
years has risen steadily. We believe that the increase in
earnings and dividend payments that we have experienced is the
primary reason for this. As a result, our stock has come to the
attention of people who otherwise may not have taken notice, and
that has increased the daily trading volume of our stock as
Gurus who have holding of United-Guardian include Mario Gabelli
and Jim Simons (UG: GuruTrades). To review its financial data,
visit 10-Year Financials.
Intel Corp. (
Intel Corp. has a dividend yield of 4.6 percent. GuruFocus gives
it a 4-star rating in Business Predictability.
With a market cap of $98.71 billion, Intel Corp. develops an
expansive list of computing devices and technologies such as
processors, Ethernet products, TVs, smart phones, tablets,
motherboards, chipsets and more. It is currently trading at
$19.90, close to its two-year low.
With a dividend payout ratio of 0.39, Intel's diluted earnings
per share over the years have undergone drastic increases,
dispersing $0.77 in 2009, $2.01 in 2010 and $2.39 in 2011.
In its third quarter news release, Intel announced generating
about $5.1 billion in cash from operations, paying $1.1 billion
in dividends and $1.2 billion to repurchase stock.
Gurus who have holding of Intel include Meridian Funds, Louis
Moore Bacon and Joel Greenblatt (INTC: Guru Trades). To review
its financial data, visit 10-Year Financials.
Nicholas Financial Inc. (
Florida-based Nicholas Financial Inc. has a dividend yield of 3.9
percent, close to its one-year high. GuruFocus gives it a 4-star
rating in Business Predictability.
Through branch offices, Nicholas Financial is a finance company
that provides direct consumer loans and purchases installment
sales contracts from automobile dealers in the Southeast and
Midwest. It has been a publically traded company since 1987, has
a market cap of $147.6 million and trading at $12.52 per share.
Nicholas Financial has a dividend payout ratio of 0.26. In its
fiscal year that ended March 31, the company reported increases
in net income by 32 percent, revenue that increased 9 percent,
and an earnings per share that increased 31 percent, comparing
In its 2012 annual report, Nicholas Financial chairman, CEO and
president, Peter VoSotas stated:
"We are disappointed that our stock price has not matched the
financial performance of our company...In August of 2011 our
board of directors approved the issuance of a cash dividend equal
to $.10 cents per share. The company issued a dividend each
quarter since then and expects to continue to do so, provided
that the company meets or exceeds financial measurements imposed
by its consortium of lenders. Our board will review and determine
how much return they believe the company can pay out to its
shareholders without impeding our growth objectives. We are
pleased to report that we returned over $3 million in the form of
cash dividends to our shareholders. Additionally we paid down our
credit line by $6 million dollars."
Gurus who have holding of Nicholas Financial include Jim Simons
and Tom Gayner (NICK: Guru Trades). To review its financial data,
visit its 10-Year Financials.
Darden Restaurants Inc. (
Darden Restaurants Inc. has a dividend yield of 3.7 percent,
close to its three-year high. GuruFocus gives it a 5-star rating
in Business Predictability.
With a market cap of $6.88 billion, Florida-based Darden is a
world-wide restaurant company that operates more than 2,000
restaurants. Some of its chains include Red Lobster, Olive
Garden, LongHorn Steakhouse, The Capital Grille, Bahama Breeze,
23 Seasons 52, Eddie V's Prime Seafood and Wildfish Seafood
Grille. It is currently trading at $53.22, close to its 10-year
Darden has a dividend payout ratio of 0.55. In June, it announced
a quarterly dividend of $0.50 per share, which was dispersed Aug.
1, compared to $0.43 around the same time last year. Darden has
previously declared its annual dividend is $2.00 per share, which
was a 16.3 percent increase year-over year.
Several Gurus have holding of Darden including John Hussman, Jim
Simons and David Dreman (DRI: Guru Trades). To review its
financial data, visit 10-Year Financials.
National Bankshares Inc. (
National Bankshares has a dividend yield of 3.6 percent close to
its one-year high. GuruFocus gives it a 4-star rating in Business
Headquartered in Southwest Virginia, National Bankshares is a
community bank holding company, which serves as the parent
company to National Bank and insurance/brokerage subsidiary,
National Bankshares Financial Services. It has 25 office
locations in Southwest Virginia, has a trade price of $30.96 and
has a market cap of $217.4 million.
On Nov. 14, National Bankshares announced a semi-annual dividend
of $0.57 per share to all stockholders, to be paid on Dec. 1. The
dividend is 9.6 percent higher than the semi-annual dividend paid
in December of last year.
Currently, National Bankshares has a dividend payout ratio of
0.41, experiencing a positive growth trend line.
Gurus who have a holding of National Bankshares include Jim
Simons and Chuck Royce (NKSH: Guru Trades). To review its
financial data, visit 10-Year Financials.
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