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6 High-Yield Stocks

- 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.

Exxon Mobil Corp.'s (XOM) dividend yield is 4.68% with a payout ratio of 76%. Over the last 52 weeks, the share price has fallen 12.73%. The stock is trading with a price-book ratio of 1.61 and a price-earnings ratio of 16.58.


The integrated oil and gas company has a market cap of $304.66 billion and a profitability and growth rating of 4 out of 10. The return on equity of 9.77% and return on assets of 5.28% are outperforming 68% of competitors. Its financial strength is rated 7 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.11 is underperforming 84% of competitors. The equity-asset ratio of 0.54 is above the industry median of 0.47.

The company's largest guru shareholder is First Eagle Investment (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.43% of outstanding shares, followed by the T Rowe Price Equity Income Fund (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.15% and Ken Fisher (Trades, Portfolio) 0.15%.

Royal Dutch Shell PLC's (RDS-A) dividend yield is 6.04% with a payout ratio of 66%. Over the last 52 weeks, the share price has fallen 10%. The stock is trading with a price-book ratio of 1.36 and a price-earnings ratio of 11.38.

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With a $252 billion market cap, the integrated oil and gas company has a profitability and growth rating of 5 out of 10. The return on equity of 12.03% and return on assets of 5.83% are underperforming 58% of competitors. Its financial strength is rated 6 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.23 is underperforming 61% of competitors. The equity-asset ratio of 0.48 is slightly above the industry median of 0.47.

Fisher is the company's largest guru shareholder with 0.33% of outstanding shares, followed by Hotchkis & Wiley with 0.12% and Richard Pzena (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.09%.

Pfizer Inc.'s (PFE) dividend yield is 3.44% and the payout ratio is 71%. Over the last 52 weeks, the share price has risen 14%. The stock is trading with a price-book ratio of 4.10 and a price-earnings ratio of 21.49.

The pharmaceutical company has a market cap of $232.96 billion. GuruFocus rated its profitability and growth 7 out of 10. The return on equity of 17.20% and return on assets of 7.06% are outperforming 87% of competitors. Its financial strength is rated 5 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.26 is underperforming 77% of competitors. The equity-asset ratio of 0.38 is below the industry median of 0.64.

Fisher is the company's largest guru shareholder with 0.77% of outstanding shares, followed by Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss with 0.37% and Pioneer Investments (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.22%.

Verizon Communications Inc.'s (VZ) dividend yield is 4.14% with a payout ratio of 62%. Over the last 52 weeks, the share price has risen 15%. The stock is trading with a price-book ratio of 4.03 and a price-earnings ratio of 14.65.

The company, which provides wireless and wireline services, has a market cap of $235.03 billion. The company has a profitability and growth rating of 5 out of 10. The return on equity of 30.07% and return on assets of 5.97% are outperforming 90% of competitors. Its financial strength is rated 4 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.02 underperforms 94% of competitors. The equity-asset ratio of 0.20 is below the industry median of 0.41.

With 0.20% of outstanding shares, Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss is the company's largest guru shareholder, followed by the T Rowe Price Equity Income Fund with 0.17%, Pioneer Investments with 0.15% and John Rogers (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.03%.

AT&T Inc. 's (NYSE:T) dividend yield is 6.4% and the payout ratio is 76%. Over the last 52 weeks, the share price has fallen 4%. The stock is trading with a price-book ratio of 1.23 and a price-earnings ratio of 11.54.

The wireless carrier has a market cap of $225.58 billion. GuruFocus rated its profitability and growth 6 out of 10. The return on equity of 10.66% and return on assets of 3.62% are outperforming 73% of competitors. Its financial strength is rated 4 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.04 is underperforming 83% of competitors. The equity-asset ratio of 0.34 is below the industry median of 0.41.

Pioneer Investments is the company's largest guru shareholder with 0.33% of outstanding shares, followed by Dodge & Cox with 0.27% and Jim Simons (Trades, Portfolio)' Renaissance Technologies with 0.07%.

Chevron Corp.'s (CVX) dividend yield is 4.13% with a payout ratio of 63%. Over the last 52 weeks, the share price has fallen 6%. The stock is trading with a price-book ratio of 1.41 and a price-earnings ratio of 15.96.

The integrated energy company has a market cap of $218 billion. The company has a profitability and growth rating of 5 out of 10. The return on equity of 9.03% and return on assets of 5.40% are underperforming 61% of competitors. Its financial strength is rated 7 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.27 underperforms 75% of competitors. The equity-asset ratio of 0.60 is below the industry median of 0.47.

With 0.26% of outstanding shares, Fisher is the company's largest guru shareholder, followed by Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss with 0.24%.

Disclosure: I do not own any stocks mentioned.

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