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5 Stocks With Falling Prices and Growing Yields

- 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.

Tile Shop Holdings Inc.'s (TTS) dividend yield is 2.62% with a payout ratio of 2.86%. Over the last 52 weeks, the stock price has fallen 45.1%. The stock is trading with a price-earnings ratio of 84.4 and a price-sales ratio of 1.1.


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The company manufactures natural stone tiles and related accessories. It has a market cap of $396.88 million.

The profitability and growth rating is 7 out of 10. The return on equity of 2.73% and return on assets of 1.50% are underperforming the sector and are ranked lower than 64% of competitors. Its financial strength is rated 7 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.33 is underperforming 69% of competitors. The equity-asset ratio of 0.52 is above the industry median of 0.49.

With 1.89% of outstanding shares, Mairs and Power (Trades, Portfolio) is the company's largest guru shareholder, followed by Jim Simons (Trades, Portfolio)' Renaissance Technologies with 0.71%.

Hooker Furniture Corp.'s (HOFT) dividend yield is 1.61% with a payout ratio of 20%. Over the last 52 weeks, the stock price has declined 22%. The stock is trading with a price-earnings ratio of 12.9 and a price-sales ratio of 0.7.

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The company, which designs case goods, leather and fabric furniture, has a market cap of $404 million. It has a profitability and growth rating of 7 out of 10. The return on equity of 13.87% and return on assets of 9.29% are outperforming the sector and are ranked higher than 71% of competitors. Its financial strength is rated 8 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.74 is outperforming 52% of competitors. The equity-asset ratio of 0.69 is above the industry median of 0.57.

Chuck Royce (Trades, Portfolio) is the company's largest guru shareholder with 13.94% of outstanding shares, followed by NWQ Managers (Trades, Portfolio) with 11.8%, Simons with 3.11% and Hotchkis & Wiley with 0.48%.

Green Plains Partners LP's (GPP) dividend yield is 12.94% with a payout ratio of 102%. Over the last 52 weeks, the stock price has declined 17.4%. The stock is trading with a price-earnings ratio of 6.5 and a price-sales ratio of 4.3.

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The midstream oil and gas company has a market cap of $466.32 million. GuruFocus rated its profitability and growth 5 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 5 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of -0.72 is underperforming 100% of competitors. The equity-asset ratio of -2.06 is below the industry median of 0.95.

Westwood Holdings Group Inc.'s (WHG) dividend yield is 5.27% with a payout ratio of 99%. Over the last 52 weeks, the stock price has fallen 12.5%. The stock is trading with a price-earnings ratio of 19.3 and a price-sales ratio of 3.3.

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The company, which manages investment assets, has a market cap of $468.4 million and a profitability and growth rating of 8 out of 10. The return on equity of 14.74% and return on assets of 12.51% are ranked higher than 77% of competitors. Its financial strength is rated 9 out of 10 with no debt. The equity-asset ratio of 0.87 is above the industry median of 0.76.

Mario Gabelli (Trades, Portfolio) is the company's largest guru shareholder with 6.17% of outstanding shares, followed by Royce with 4.75%.

Carriage Services Inc.'s (CSV) dividend yield is 1.36% with a payout ratio of 13%. Over the last 52 weeks, the stock price has fallen 8.9%. The stock is trading with a price-earnings ratio of 10.3 and a price-sales ratio of 1.5.

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The company, which provides funeral services, has a market cap of $422.35 million.

The company has a profitability and growth rating of 8 out of 10. The return on equity of 18.62% and return on assets of 4.16% are outperforming the sector and are ranked higher than 50% of competitors. Its financial strength is rated 5 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.11 is underperforming 99% of competitors. The equity-asset ratio of 0.25 is below the industry median of 0.49.

With 6.01% of outstanding shares, Simons is the company's largest guru shareholder, followed by Paul Tudor Jones (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.05%.

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

This article first appeared on GuruFocus.