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5 High-Yielding Stocks

- By Tiziano Frateschi

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

City Office REIT Inc.'s (CIO) dividend yield is 8.15% with a payout ratio of 73%. Over the last 52 weeks, the stock price has fallen 5.8%. The stock is trading with a price-earnings ratio of 12 and a price-sales ratio of 3.3.


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The real estate investment trust has a market cap of $422 million.

The profitability and growth rating is 8 out of 10. The return on equity of 10.25% and return on assets of 5.05% are outperforming the sector and are ranked higher than 64% of competitors. Its financial strength is rated 4 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.03 is underperforming 67% of competitors, and the equity-asset ratio of 0.43 is below the industry median of 0.52.

With 4.31% of outstanding shares, Jim Simons (Trades, Portfolio) is the company's largest guru shareholder.

Volution Group PLC's (VLUTF) dividend yield is 2.46% with a payout ratio of 37%. Over the last 52 weeks, the stock price has fallen 8.5%. The stock is trading with a price-earnings ratio of 25.14 and a price-sales ratio of 1.7.

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The provider of ventilation products to residential and commercial construction companies has a market cap of $484 million.

The company has a profitability and growth rating of 5 out of 10. The return on equity of 8.19% and return on assets of 4.58% are outperforming the sector and are ranked higher than 58% of competitors. Its financial strength is rated 6 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.20 is underperforming 62% of competitors, and the equity-asset ratio of 0.51 is below the industry median of 0.52.

Just Energy Group Inc.'s (JE) dividend yield is 12.57% with a payout ratio of 28%. Over the last 52 weeks, the stock price has fallen 41.1%. The stock is trading with a price-earnings ratio of 2.5 and a price-sales ratio of 0.2.

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The company, which provides electricity and natural gas commodities, energy efficiency solutions and renewable energy options, has a market cap of $458 million.

GuruFocus rated its profitability and growth 6 out of 10. The return on assets of 25.25% is ranked higher than 99% of competitors. Its financial strength is rated 5 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.07 is underperforming 71% of competitors. The equity-asset ratio of 0.12 is below the industry median of 0.37.

Simons is the company's largest guru shareholder with 1.13% of outstanding shares, followed by Jeremy Grantham (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.04%, Sarah Ketterer (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.03% and Pioneer Investments (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.01%.

Park-Ohio Holdings Corp.'s (PKOH) dividend yield is 1.39% with a payout ratio of 15%. Over the last 52 weeks, the stock price has fallen 20.7%. The stock is trading with a price-earnings ratio of 11.2 and a price-sales ratio of 0.3

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The company, which operates in industrial supply chain logistics and diversified manufacturing, has a market cap of $461.78 million.

The company has a profitability and growth rating of 7 out of 10. While the return on equity of 14.70% is outperforming the sector, the return on assets of 3.50% is underperforming the sector and is ranked lower than 52% of competitors. Its financial strength is rated 5 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.15 is outperforming 75% of competitors. The equity-asset ratio of 0.24 is above the industry median of 0.48.

With 6% of outstanding shares, Mario Gabelli (Trades, Portfolio) is the company's largest shareholder among the gurus, followed by Chuck Royce (Trades, Portfolio) with 1.39%, Simons with 0.66%, Robert Olstein (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.31% and Hotchkis & Wiley with 0.29%.

Green Plains Partners LP's (GPP) dividend yield is 12.37% with a payout ratio of 102%. Over the last 52 weeks, the stock price has fallen 13.1%. The stock is trading with a price-earnings ratio of 6.7 and a price-sales ratio of 4.5.

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The midstream oil and gas company has a market cap of $480 million.

GuruFocus rated its profitability and growth 6 out of 10. The return on assets of 62.29% is outperforming the sector and is ranked higher than 97% of competitors. Its financial strength is rated 4 out of 10. The equity-asset ratio of -0.72 is far below the industry median of 0.42.

Simons is the company's largest guru shareholder with 0.09% of outstanding shares.

Disclosure: I do not own any stocks mentioned in this article.

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This article first appeared on GuruFocus.