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8 High-Yield Stocks With Falling Prices

- 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.

Eaton Vance Ohio Municipal Bond Fund's (EIO) dividend yield is 4.61% with a payout ratio of 0.41%. Over the past 52 weeks, the price declined 6.7%. The stock is now trading with a price-earnings (P/E) ratio of 8.5 and a price-sales (P/S) ratio of 15.


The company has a market cap of $32.66 million. It is a closed-end investment company with the objective of providing current income exempt from regular federal income tax, including alternative minimum tax and, in state specific funds, tax in its specified state.

The profitability rating is 5 of 10. The return on equity (ROE) of 10.48% and return on assets (ROA) of 5.80% are outperforming the industry and are ranked higher than 67% of competitors. Financial strength has a rating of 6 of 10. Its cash-debt ratio of 0.42 is underperforming 80% of competitors, and the equity-asset ratio of 0.66 is below the industry median of 0.84.

Eaton Vance California Municipal Bond Fund II's (EIA) dividend yield is 4.99% with a payout ratio of 0.57%. Over the past 52 weeks, the price fell 5.1%. The stock is now trading with a P/E ratio of 11.3 and a P/S ratio of 14.7.

The company has a market cap of $45.39 million. It is a closed-end investment company. Its objective is to provide current income exempt from regular federal income tax, including alternative minimum tax and, in state specific funds, tax in its specified state.

The profitability rating is 5 of 10. The ROE of 8.69% and ROA of 3.80% are outperforming the industry and are ranked higher than 58% of competitors. Financial strength has a rating of 5 of 10. Its cash-debt ratio of 0.02 is underperforming 98% of competitors, and the equity-asset ratio of 0.61 is above the industry median of 0.84.

Bassett Furniture Industries Inc.'s (BSET) dividend yield is 1.48% with a payout ratio of 0.26%. Over the past 52 weeks, the price has declined 8.7%. The stock is now trading with P/E ratio of 18.7 and a P/S ratio of 0.7.

The company has a market cap of $282.07 million. It is a manufacturer, importer and retailer of home furnishings. The company's business segments are Wholesale, Retail and Investments and Real Estate.

The profitability rating is 6 of 10. Its ROE of 8.80% and ROA of 5.71% are outperforming the industry and are ranked higher than 55% of competitors. Financial strength has a rating of 7 of 10. With no debt, it is out performing 71% of competitors. The equity-asset ratio of 0.65 is below the industry median of 0.59.

Chuck Royce (Trades, Portfolio) is the largest investor among the gurus with 9.13% of outstanding shares, followed by Mario Gabelli (Trades, Portfolio) with 4.99% and Jim Simons (Trades, Portfolio) with 4.69%.

China Distance Education Holdings Ltd.'s (DL) dividend yield is 4.46% with a payout ratio of 1.18%. Over the past 52 weeks, the price has fallen 8.7%. The stock is now trading with a P/E ratio of 13.3 and a P/S ratio of 0.3.

The company has a market cap of $331.96 million. Along with its subsidiaries, it provides online and offline education service. It offers online learning management systems, tutoring support and other course services.

The profitability rating is 6 of 10. The ROE of 48.12% and ROA of 16.52% are outperforming the industry and are ranked higher than 94% of competitors. Financial strength has a rating of 7 of 10. Its cash-debt ratio of 3.53 is outperforming 53% of competitors, and the equity-asset ratio of 0.30 is below the industry median of 0.63.

The company's largest shareholder among the gurus is Matthews Asia Small Companies Fund (Trades, Portfolio) with 1.54% of outstanding shares, followed by Simons with 1.18% and Ron Baron (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.27%.

Computer Programs and Systems Inc.'s (CPSI) dividend yield is 7.05% with a payout ratio of 5.02%. Over the past 52 weeks, the price declined 49.4%. The stock is now trading with a P/E ratio of 91.0 and a P/S ratio of 1.3.

The company has a market cap of $357.27 million. It is a health care information technology company that designs, develops, markets, installs and supports computerized information technology systems to meet the unique demands of small and midsize hospitals.

The profitability rating is 7 of 10. The ROE of 2.77% and a ROA of 1.33% are outperforming the industry and are ranked lower than 58% of competitors. Financial strength has a rating of 5 of 10. The equity-asset ratio of 0.02 is below the industry median of 8.51.

Columbia Wanger (Trades, Portfolio) is the largest investor among the gurus with 3.76% of outstanding shares, followed by Simons with 0.25% and Royce with 0.19%.

Universal Logistics Holdings Inc.'s (ULH) dividend yield is 1.60% with a payout ratio of 0.19%. Over the past 52 weeks, the price has declined 9%. The stock is now trading with a P/E ratio of 12.0 and a P/S ratio of 0.3.

The company has a market cap of $372.21 million. It is a provider of customized transportation and logistics solutions in the United States, Mexico, Canada and Colombia. Its transportation services include dry van, flatbed, heavy haul, refrigerated, shuttle and switching operations.

The profitability rating is 7 of 10. The ROE of 22.65% and ROA of 5.78% are outperforming the industry and are ranked higher than 76% of competitors. Financial strength has a rating of 6 of 10 with no debt. The equity-asset ratio of 0.26 is below the industry median of 0.45.

The company's largest shareholder among the gurus is Royce with 2.62% of outstanding shares, followed by Simons with 0.15%.

PDL BioPharma Inc.'s (PDLI) dividend yield is 4.41% with a payout ratio of 0.24%. Over the past 52 weeks, the price fell 21.5%. The stock is now trading with a P/E ratio of 2.1 and a P/S ratio of 1.1.

The company has a market cap of $375.78 million. It is engaged in the discovery of a new generation of targeted treatments for cancer and immunologic diseases. It focuses on intellectual property asset management, investing in new royalty bearing assets and maximizing the value of its patents.

The profitability rating is 8 of 10. The ROE of 24.77% and ROA of 16.29% are outperforming 94% of competitors. Financial strength has a rating of 6 of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.81 is underperforming 82% of competitors, and the equity-asset ratio is 0.62 is below industry median of 0.67.

Simons is the company's largest guru shareholder with 7.78% of outstanding shares, followed by Jeremy Grantham (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.65%, Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss with 0.18%, Paul Tudor Jones (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.18% and Joel Greenblatt (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.02%.

Teekay Tankers Ltd.'s (TNK) dividend yield is 12.20% with a payout ratio of 0.43%. Over the past 52 weeks, the price has dropped 42.1%. The stock is now trading with a P/E ratio of 3.5 and a P/S ratio of 0.6.

The company has a market cap of $384.50 million. It owns oil tankers and employs a chartering strategy that seeks to capture upside opportunities in the spot market while using fixed-rate time charters to reduce downside risks.

The profitability rating is 5 of 10. The ROE of 12.26% and ROA of 5.37% are outperforming the industry and are ranked higher than 72% of competitors. Financial strength has a rating of 5 of 10. Its cash-debt ratio of 0.06 is underperforming 86% of competitors, and the equity-asset ratio of 0.47 is above the industry median of 0.45.

The company's largest shareholder among the gurus is Greenblatt with 0.08% of outstanding shares, followed by Jones with 0.03%.

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

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