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5 Companies Paying High Dividend Yields

- By Tiziano Frateschi

According to the GuruFocus All-in-One Screener, the following companies have high dividend yields but performed poorly over the last 12 months.

Wells Fargo & Co.'s (WFC) dividend yield is 3.57% with a payout ratio of 38%. Over the last 52 weeks, the share price has fallen 7%. The stock is trading with a price-book ratio of 1.28 and a price-earnings ratio of 11.40.


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The bank has a market cap of $221.56 billion and a profitability and growth rating of 4 out of 10. The return on equity of 10.22% and return on assets of 1.18% are outperforming 55% of competitors. Its financial strength is rated 4 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.72 is underperforming 69% of competitors. The equity-asset ratio of 0.10 is slightly below the industry median of 0.11.

The company's largest guru shareholder is Warren Buffett (Trades, Portfolio) with 9.38% of outstanding shares, followed by Dodge & Cox with 1.76% and PRIMECAP Management (Trades, Portfolio) with 1.0%.

Novartis AG's (NVS) dividend yield is 3.45% with a payout ratio of 55%. Over the last 52 weeks, the share price has risen 16%. The stock is trading with a price-book ratio of 2.79 and a price-earnings ratio of 16.74.

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With a $193 billion market cap, the pharmaceutical company has a profitability and growth rating of 7 out of 10. The return on equity of 16.71% and return on assets of 9.05% are outperforming 81% of competitors. Its financial strength is rated 6 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.50 is underperforming 72% of competitors. The equity-asset ratio of 0.54 is below the industry median of 0.64.

Dodge & Cox is the company's largest guru shareholder with 1.59% of outstanding shares, followed by PRIMECAP Management with 0.99% and Ken Fisher (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.33%.

China Mobile Ltd.'s (CHL) dividend yield is 4.4% and the payout ratio is 50%. Over the last 52 weeks, the share price has risen 7%. The stock is trading with a price-book ratio of 1.36 and a price-earnings ratio of 11.76.

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The Chinese telecom operator has a market cap of $207.37 billion. GuruFocus rated its profitability and growth 8 out of 10. The return on equity of 11.52% and return on assets of 7.65% are outperforming 100% of competitors. Its financial strength is rated 8 out of 10 with no debt. The equity-asset ratio of 0.69 is below the industry median of 0.41.

Jim Simons (Trades, Portfolio)' Renaissance Technologies is the company's largest guru shareholder with 0.12% of outstanding shares, followed by the Matthews Pacific Tiger Fund (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.08% and Sarah Ketterer (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.04%.

Coca-Cola Co.'s (KO) dividend yield is 3.39% with a payout ratio of 99%. Over the last 52 weeks, the share price has risen 6%. The stock is trading with a price-book ratio of 11.64 and a price-earnings ratio of 71.28.

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The producer of soft drinks and other nonalcoholic beverages has a market cap of $198.07 billion. The company has a profitability and growth rating of 6 out of 10. The return on equity of 35.65% and return on assets of 7.30% are underperforming 69% of competitors. Its financial strength is rated 5 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.37 outperforms 0.73% of industry peers. The equity-asset ratio of 0.20 is below the industry median of 0.60.

With 9.36% of outstanding shares, Buffett is the company's largest guru shareholder, followed by Yacktman Asset Management (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.31%, the Yacktman Fund (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.17% and Pioneer Investments (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.13%.

Toyota Motor Corp.'s (TM) dividend yield is 3.22% with a payout ratio of 33%. Over the last 52 weeks, the share price was stable. The stock is trading with a price-book ratio of 1.01 and a price-earnings ratio of 10.43.

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The automaker has a market cap of $176.36 billion. GuruFocus rated its profitability and growth 7 out of 10. While the return on equity of 9.91% is outperforming the sector, the return on assets of 3.72% is underperforming 51% of competitors. Its financial strength is rated 6 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.26 underperforms 69% of competitors. The equity-asset ratio of 0.37 is below the industry median of 0.48.

Simons' firm is the company's largest guru shareholder with 0.05% of outstanding shares, followed by NWQ Managers (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.02% and Charles Brandes (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.01%.

Disclosure: I do not own any stocks mentioned.

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