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6 Cheap Stocks With a High Dividend Yield

GuruFocus.com

- By Tiziano Frateschi

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

Acme United Corp."s (ACU) dividend yield is 1.79% with a payout ratio of 30%. Over the past 52 weeks, the stock price has declined 6.8%. The stock is trading with a price-earnings (P/E) ratio of 16.7 and a price-sales (P/S) ratio of 0.7.


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The consumer packaged goods company has a market cap of $78.5 million.

The company"s profitability and growth rating is 6 of 10. The return on equity (ROE) of 11.01% and the return on assets (ROA) of 5.13% are outperforming the sector and are ranked higher than 61% of competitors. Financial strength has a rating of 6 of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.15 is underperforming 80% of competitors, and the equity-asset ratio of 0.46 is below the industry median of 0.52.

With 4.42% of outstanding shares, Jim Simons (Trades, Portfolio) is the company"s largest shareholder among the gurus, followed by Chuck Royce (Trades, Portfolio) with 4.06% and Scott Black (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.72%.

Chesapeake Granite Wash Trust "s (CHKR) dividend yield is 19.34% with a payout ratio of 100%. Over the past 52 weeks, the stock price has declined 6.1%. The stock is trading with a P/E ratio of 4.9 and a P/S ratio of 4.7.

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The trust owns royalty interests in oil and natural gas. It has a market cap of $108.11 million.

The company"s profitability and growth rating is 5 of 10. The ROE of 43.03% and ROA of 43.03% are outperforming the sector and are ranked higher than 94% of competitors. Financial strength has a rating of 9 of 10. The equity-asset ratio of 1 is above the industry median of 0.55.

Simons is the company"s largest guru shareholder with 0.03% of outstanding shares.

Psychemedics Corp."s (PMD) dividend yield is 2.92% with a payout ratio of 54%. Over the past 52 weeks, the stock price has fallen 14.3%. The stock is trading with a P/E ratio of 18.5 and a P/S ratio of 2.8.

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The drug test developer has a market cap of $112.92 million.

The company"s profitability and growth rating is 8 of 10. The ROE of 38.50%% and ROA of 24.38% are outperforming the sector and are ranked higher than 98% of competitors. Financial strength has a rating of 8 of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 3.81 is underperforming 56% of competitors. The equity-asset ratio of 0.68 is above the industry median of 0.61.

With 8.94% of outstanding shares, Simons is the company"s largest guru shareholder, followed by Royce with 0.69%.

Citizens Holding Co."s (CIZN) dividend yield is 4.16% with a payout ratio of 72%. Over the past 52 weeks, the stock price has declined 6.9%. The stock is trading with a P/E ratio of 17.5 and a P/S ratio of 3.2.

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The bank holding company has a market cap of $113.07 million.

The company"s profitability and growth rating is 4 of 10. The ROE of 7.15% and ROA of 0.63% are underperforming the sector and are ranked lower than 62% of competitors. Financial strength has a rating of 5 of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 2.52 is underperforming 52% of competitors and the equity-asset ratio of 0.09 is below the industry median of 0.10.

With 0.21% of outstanding shares, Simons is the company"s largest guru shareholder.

Provident Financial Holdings Inc."s (PROV) dividend yield is 2.93% with a payout ratio of 129%. Over the past 52 weeks, the stock price has fallen 6.3%. The stock is trading with a P/E ratio of 44.9 and a P/S ratio of 2.3.

The bank has a market cap of $140.02 million.

The company"s profitability and growth rating is 5 of 10. The ROE of 2.60% and ROA of 0.28% are underperforming the sector and are ranked lower than 80% of competitors. Financial strength has a rating of 4 of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.41 is underperforming 72% of competitors, and the equity-asset ratio of 0.11 is above the industry median of 0.10.

Simons is the company"s sole guru investor, holding 4.94% of outstanding shares.

Liberty Tax Inc."s (TAX) dividend yield is 5.82% with a payout ratio of 72%. Over the past 52 weeks, the stock price has declined 13.1%. The stock is trading with a P/E ratio of 12.2 and a P/S ratio of 1.

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The income tax preparation service has a market cap of $141.72 million.

The profitability and growth rating is 7 of 10. The ROE of 11.55% and the ROA of 5.82% are outperforming the sector and are ranked higher than 60% of competitors. Financial strength has a rating of 6 of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.14 is underperforming 82% of competitors. The equity-asset ratio of 0.57 is above the industry median of 0.46.

Royce is the company"s largest guru shareholder with 6.02% of outstanding shares, followed by Simons with 1.17%.

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

This article first appeared on GuruFocus.