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6 Guru Stocks With High Dividend Yields

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According to the GuruFocus All-in-One Screener as of Jan. 21, the following guru-held companies have high dividend yields but performed poorly over the past 12 months.

Dow Inc.

Dow Inc.'s (NYSE:DOW) dividend yield is 3.94% and the payout ratio is 0.39. As of Jan. 20, shares are trading with a price-book ratio of 2.27 and a price-earnings ratio of 23.12.


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The company, which operates in the chemicals industry, has a market cap of $39.55 billion. While the return on equity of 9.53% is outperforming the sector, return on assets of 2.96% is underperforming 60% of competitors. The equity-asset ratio of 0.27 is underperforming 90% of competitors.

The company's largest guru shareholder is Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss with 0.69% of outstanding shares, followed by T Rowe Price Equity Income Fund (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.42%, PRIMECAP Management (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.33% and Pioneer Investments (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.18%.

Barclays

Barclays PLC's (NYSE:BCS) dividend yield is 3.89% and the payout ratio is 0.65. Over the past 52 weeks, the price has grown 8.44% and the stock is trading with a price-earnings ratio of 17.46 and a price-book ratio of 0.46.

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The British bank has a $39.49 billion market cap. The return on equity of 2.72% and return on assets of 0.13% are underperforming 90% of competitors. The cash-debt ratio of 1.48 is outperforming 55% of competitors. The equity-asset ratio of 0.05 is below the industry median of 0.11.

Sarah Ketterer (Trades, Portfolio)'s Causeway Capital Management is the company's largest guru shareholder with 0.10% of outstanding shares, followed by Charles Brandes (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.07% and Jim Simons (Trades, Portfolio)' Renaissance Technologies with 0.05%.

Telefonica

Telefonica SA's (NYSE:TEF) dividend yield is 6.55% with a payout ratio of 1.2. Over the past 52 weeks, the stock has declined 21.45%. Shares are trading with a price-book ratio of 1.99 and a price-earnings ratio of 19.15.

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The Spanish incumbent fixed-line and wireless telephone operator has a market cap of $35.51 billion. GuruFocus rated its profitability 7 out of 10. While the return on equity of 11% is outperforming the sector, return on assets of 2.06% is underperforming 50% of competitors. Its financial strength is rated 5 out of 10. The equity-asset ratio of 0.14 is below the industry median of 0.37.

T Rowe Price Equity Income Fund (Trades, Portfolio) is the company's largest guru shareholder with 0.22% of outstanding shares, followed by Jeff Auxier (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.01%.

Public Storage

Public Storage's (PSA) dividend yield is 3.62% with a payout ratio of 0.95. Over the past 52 weeks, the price has risen 9.55% and the shares are trading with a price-book ratio of 7.69 and a price-earnings ratio of 26.09.

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The storage company has a market cap of $38.56 billion and a GuruFocus profitability rating of 9 out of 10. The return on equity of 16.53% and return on assets of 15.62% are outperforming 90% of competitors. Its financial strength is rated 7 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.29 is outperforming 87% of competitors. The equity-asset ratio of 0.77 is above the industry median of 0.52.

With 0.90% of outstanding shares, Simons' firm is the company's largest guru shareholder, followed by Pioneer Investments (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.10% and Jerome Dodson (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.05%.

Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria

Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA's (NYSE:BBVA) dividend yield is 5.48% and the payout ratio is 0.22. Over the past 52 weeks, the share price has declined 9.66%. The stock is trading with a price-book ratio of 0.63 and a price-earnings ratio of 7.21.

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The financial institution has a market cap of $35.54 billion. GuruFocus rated its profitability 4 out of 10. While the return on equity of 9.7% is outperforming the sector, return on assets of 0.68% is underperforming 67% of competitors. Its financial strength is rated 3 out of 10. The equity-asset ratio of 0.07 is below the industry median of 0.11.

Ken Fisher (Trades, Portfolio) is the company's largest guru shareholder with 0.78% of outstanding shares.

Ford Motor

Ford Motor Co.'s (NYSE:F) dividend yield is 6.55% with a payout ratio of 1.50. Over the past 52 weeks, the share price has risen 7.76%. The stock is trading with a price-book ratio of 1.06 and a price-earnings ratio of 22.34.

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The automobiles manufacturer has a market cap of $36.32 billion. The return on equity of 4.44% and return on assets of 0.62% are underperforming 71% of competitors. The equity-asset ratio of 0.14 is underperforming 93% of competitors.

With 0.80% of outstanding shares, Richard Pzena (Trades, Portfolio)'s Pzena Investment Management is the company's largest guru shareholder, followed by Simons' firm with 0.17%, Pioneer Investments (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.14% and Joel Greenblatt (Trades, Portfolio)'s Gotham Asset Management with 0.14%.

Disclosure: I do not own any stocks mentioned.

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