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6 Stocks With High Dividend Yields

- 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.

Exxon Mobil Corp.'s (XOM) dividend yield is 4.06% with a payout ratio of 66%. Over the last 52 weeks, the share price has risen 11%. The stock is trading with a price-book ratio of 1.79 and a price-earnings ratio of 16.57.


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The oil company has a market cap of $342.38 billion and a profitability and growth rating of 6 out of 10. The return on equity of 11.02% and return on assets of 5.96% are outperforming 68% of companies in the Global Oil and Gas Integrated industry. Its financial strength is rated 7 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.08 is below the industry median of 0.34.

The company's largest guru shareholder is First Eagle Investment (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.43% of outstanding shares, followed by Pioneer Investments (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.16% and the T Rowe Price Equity Income Fund (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.16%.

Royal Dutch Shell PLC's (RDS-A) dividend yield is 5.99% with a payout ratio of 67%. Over the last 52 weeks, the share price was stable. The class A stock is trading with a price-book ratio of 1.23 and a price-earnings ratio of 11.27.

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With a $256.72 billion market cap, the oil company has a profitability and growth rating of 6 out of 10. The return on equity of 11.87% and return on assets of 5.76% are underperforming the sector and are ranked lower than 58% of competitors. Its financial strength is rated 6 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.35 is underperforming 61% of companies in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated Industry. The equity-asset ratio of 0.50 is slightly above the industry median of 0.47.

Ken Fisher (Trades, Portfolio) is the company's largest guru shareholder with 0.31% of outstanding shares, followed by Richard Pzena (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.13% and Hotchkis & Wiley with 0.12%.

Verizon Communications Inc.'s (VZ) dividend yield is 3.9% with a payout ratio of 63%. Over the last 52 weeks, the share price has risen 27%. The stock is trading with a price-book ratio of 4.74 and a price-earnings ratio of 16.19.

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The company, which provides communication, information and entertainment products, has a $252.14 billion market cap. GuruFocus rated the company's profitability and growth 5 out of 10. The return on equity of 30.62% and return on assets of 5.90% are outperforming the sector and are ranked higher than 90% of competitors. Its financial strength is rated 4 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.02 is underperforming 95% of competitors. The equity-asset ratio of 0.20 is below the industry median of 0.41.

With 0.21% of outstanding shares, Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss is the company's largest guru shareholder, followed by the T Rowe Price Equity Income Fund with 0.18% and John Rogers (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.04%.

Pfizer Inc.'s (PFE) dividend yield is 3.26% and the payout ratio is 73%. Over the last 52 weeks, the share price has risen 21%. The stock is trading with a price-book ratio of 3.89 and a price-earnings ratio of 22.77.

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The biopharmaceutical company has a market cap of $236.45 billion. GuruFocus rated its profitability and growth 8 out of 10. The return on equity of 16.12% and return on assets of 6.73% are outperforming the sector and are ranked higher than 87% of competitors. Its financial strength is rated 6 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.45 is underperforming 77% of competitors. The equity-asset ratio of 0.40 is below the industry median of 0.64.

Fisher is the company's largest guru shareholder with 0.75% of outstanding shares, followed by Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss with 0.56%, Pioneer Investments with 0.33% and Diamond Hill Capital (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.13%.

Wells Fargo & Co.'s (WFC) dividend yield is 3.48% with a payout ratio of 38%. Over the last 52 weeks, the share price has fallen 5%. The stock is trading with a price-book ratio of 1.30 and a price-earnings ratio of 11.46

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The bank has a market cap of $220 billion. The company has a profitability and growth rating of 4 out of 10. The return on equity of 10.22% and return on assets of 1.18% are outperforming the sector and are ranked higher than 55% of competitors. Its financial strength is rated 4 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.72 underperforms 69% of industry peers. The equity-asset ratio of 0.10 is slightly below the industry median of 0.11

With 9.38 % of outstanding shares, Warren Buffett (Trades, Portfolio) is the company's largest guru shareholder, followed by Dodge & Cox with 1.76%.

Novartis AG's (NVS) dividend yield is 2.98% with a payout ratio of 55%. Over the last 52 weeks, the share price has risen 17%. The stock is trading with a price-book ratio of 2.79 and a price-earnings ratio of 16.88.

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The company, which manufactures health care products, has a market cap of $220 billion. GuruFocus rated its profitability and growth 7 out of 10. The return on equity of 16.71% and return on assets of 9.05% are outperforming the sector and are ranked higher than 81% of competitors. Its financial strength is rated 6 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.50 underperforms 72% of competitors. The equity-asset ratio of 0.54 is below the industry median of 0.64.

Dodge & Cox is the company's largest guru shareholder with 1.59% of outstanding shares, followed by Fisher with 0.33% and Jim Simons (Trades, Portfolio)' Renaissance Technologies with 0.15%.

Disclosure: I do not own any stocks mentioned.

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This article first appeared on GuruFocus.