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9 Cheap High-Yield Stocks

- 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.

United Insurance Holdings Corp.'s (UIHC) dividend yield is 1.43% with a payout ratio of 0.16%. Over the past 52 weeks, the price declined 10.9%. The stock is now trading with a price-earnings (P/E) ratio of 11.5 and a price-sales (P/S) ratio of 0.8.


The company has a market cap of $347.86 million. It is engaged in the property and casualty insurance business and operates in Florida, South Carolina and Massachusetts. The company also offers reinsurance services.

The profitability rating is 7 of 10. The return on equity (ROE) of 12.20% and return on assets (ROA) of 3.55% are outperforming the industry and are ranked higher than 69% of competitors. Financial strength has a rating of 7 of 10. Its cash-debt ratio of 5.55 is outperforming 55% of competitors.

Chuck Royce (Trades, Portfolio) is the largest investor among the gurus with 0.32% of outstanding shares, followed by Jim Simons (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.07%.

Universal Logistics Holdings Inc.'s (ULH) dividend yield is 1.56% with a payout ratio of 0.19%. Over the past 52 weeks, the price dropped 10.8%. The stock is now trading with a P/E ratio of 12.3 and a P/S ratio of 0.3.

The company has a market cap of $382.15 million. It is a provider of customized transportation and logistics solutions in the United States, Mexico, Canada and Colombia.

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. Its cash-debt ratio of 0.06 is underperforming 86% of competitors, and 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%.

Tsakos Energy Navigation Ltd.'s (TNP) dividend yield is 6.05% with a payout ratio of 0.28%. Over the past 52 weeks, the price has fallen 13.9%. The stock is now trading with a P/E ratio of 6.1 and a P/S ratio of 0.8.

The company has a market cap of $4.79 million. It is engaged in the provision of international seaborne crude oil and petroleum product transportation services. It has one reportable segment: maritime transportation of liquid energy related products.

The profitability rating is 5 of 10. While its ROE of 4.84% is underperforming the sector, its ROA of 2.82% is outperforming the industry and is ranked higher than 50% of competitors. Financial strength has a rating of 5 of 10 with no debt.

Simons holds 2.98% of outstanding shares, making him the company's largest shareholder among the gurus, followed by John Buckingham (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.41% and Jeremy Grantham (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.13%.

DHT Holdings Inc. 's (DHT) dividend yield is 11.92% with a payout ratio of 3.95%. Over the past 52 weeks, the price fell 9.3%. The stock is now trading with a P/E ratio of 487 and a P/S ratio of 1.5.

The company has a market cap of $454.69 million. It operates a fleet of crude oil tankers, consisting of 10 double-hull crude oil tankers.

The profitability rating is 4 of 10. The ROE of 1.28% and ROA of 0.66% are underperforming the industry and are ranked lower than 70% of competitors. Financial strength has a rating of 5 of 10. Its cash-debt ratio of 0.16 is underperforming 68% of competitors, and the equity-asset ratio of 0.49 is above the industry median of 0.45.

The company's largest shareholder among the gurus is Ken Fisher (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.1% of outstanding shares, followed by Joel Greenblatt (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.07%.

Aceto Corp.'s (ACET) dividend yield is 1.61% with a payout ratio of 0.35%. Over the past 52 weeks, the price declined 26.4%. The stock is now trading with a P/E ratio of 21.6 and a P/S ratio of 0.8.

The company has a market cap of $461.64 million. It markets, sells and distributes finished dosage forms of generic pharmaceuticals, nutraceutical products, pharmaceutical active ingredients and intermediates and specialty performance chemicals.

The profitability rating is 7 of 10. The ROE of 6.59% and ROA of 3.29% are underperforming the industry and are ranked lower than 52% of competitors. Financial strength has a rating of 5 of 10.The equity-asset ratio of 0.38 is below the industry median of 0.63.

Royce is the company's largest guru shareholder with 5.79% of outstanding shares, followed by Keeley Asset Management Corp (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.24%, Fisher with 0.23% and Paul Tudor Jones (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.05%.

Entravision Communications Corp.'s (EVC) dividend yield is 2.27% with a payout ratio of 0.6%. Over the past 52 weeks, the price has fallen 26.7%. The stock is now trading with a P/E ratio of 27.5 and a P/S ratio of 2.

The company has a market cap of $493.25 million. It is a diversified media company serving Hispanic audiences throughout the United States and the border markets of Mexico with a combination of television, radio and digital media properties.

The profitability rating is 8 of 10. The ROE of 11.37% and ROA of 3.63% are outperforming the industry and are ranked higher than 60% of competitors. Financial strength has a rating of 5 of 10. The equity-asset ratio of 0.33 is below the industry median of 0.54.

The company's largest shareholder among the gurus is Simons with 2.14% of outstanding shares, followed by Royce with 1.48%, Fisher with 0.21%, Mario Gabelli (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.14% and Jones with 0.05%.

Meridian Bioscience Inc.'s (VIVO) dividend yield is 5.80% with a payout ratio of 1.14%. Over the past 52 weeks, the price declined 33.9%. The stock is now trading with a P/E ratio of 17.9 and a P/S ratio of 2.7.

The company has a market cap of $527.53 million. It is an integrated life science company engaged in developing, manufacturing, selling and distributing diagnostic test kits for certain gastrointestinal, viral, respiratory and parasitic infectious diseases.

The profitability rating is 8 of 10. The ROE of 17.64% and ROA of 12.32% are outperforming 80% of competitors. Financial strength has a rating of 7 of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.86 is underperforming 65% of competitors, and the equity-asset ratio of 0.66 is above industry median of 0.59.

Simons is the company's largest guru shareholder with 4.44% of outstanding shares, followed by Discovery Group I LLC with 0.81%, Greenblatt with 0.5%, Gabelli with 0.33%, Royce with 0.28% and Jones with 0.05%.

DHX Media Ltd.'s (DHXM) dividend yield is 1.20% with a payout ratio of 0.57%. Over the past 52 weeks, the price has fallen 13.2%. The stock is now trading with a P/E ratio of 50.8 and a P/S ratio of 2.5.

The company has a market cap of $575.88 million. It develops, produces and distributes films and television programs for the domestic and international markets.

The profitability rating is 7 of 10. While its ROE of 4.95% is outperforming the sector, its ROA of 1.37% is underperforming the industry and is ranked lower than 52% of competitors. Financial strength has a rating of 6 of 10. Its cash-debt ratio of 0.06 is underperforming 59% of competitors, and the equity-asset ratio of 0.38 is below the industry median of 0.54.

The company's largest shareholder among the gurus is Grantham with 1.26% of outstanding shares.

Movado Group Inc.'s (MOV) dividend yield is 2.05% with a payout ratio of 0.31%. Over the past 52 weeks, the price fell 5.8%. The stock is now trading with a P/E ratio of 15.5 and a P/S ratio of 1.0.

The company has a market cap of $580.21 million. It designs, sources, markets and distributes fine watches. Its brands includes Coach Watches, Concord, Ebel, ESQ Movado, Scuderia Ferrari Watches, Hugo Boss Watches, Juicy Couture Watches, Lacoste Watches, Movado and Tommy Hilfiger Watches.

The profitability rating is 8 of 10. The ROE of 8.28% and ROA of 6.25% are outperforming 58% of competitors. Financial strength has a rating of 8 of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 5.26 is outperforming 70% of competitors, and the equity-asset ratio of 0.75 is above industry median of 0.49.

Royce is the largest guru shareholder with 5.52% of outstanding shares, followed by John Rogers (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.75%, Murray Stahl (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.47%,Gabelli with 0.36%, Simons with 0.13% and Jones with 0.07%.

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

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