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Top Dividend Yielding Stocks To Profit From

Gerald Huddleston

Ennis, Westwood Holdings Group, and Tailored Brands have one big thing in common. They are on my list of the best dividend stocks which have generously contributed to my portfolio income over the past couple of months. A large part of investment returns can be generated by dividend-paying stock given their role in compounding returns over time. If you’re a long term investor, these high-performing top dividend stocks can boost your monthly portfolio income.

Ennis, Inc. (NYSE:EBF)

Ennis, Inc. designs, manufactures, and sells business forms and other business products in the United States. Formed in 1909, and currently headed by CEO Keith Walters, the company size now stands at 2,348 people and with the company’s market capitalisation at USD $518.51M, we can put it in the small-cap group.

EBF has a good-sized dividend yield of 3.97% and pays 63.17% of it’s earnings as dividends , with analysts expecting a 63.18% payout in three years. Over the past 10 years, EBF has increased its dividends from $0.62 to $0.8. The company has been a reliable payer too, not missing a payment during this time. It should comfort potential investors that the company isn’t expensive when we look at its PE ratio compared to the US Commercial Services industry. Ennis’s PE ratio is 17.6 while its industry average is 21.8.

NYSE:EBF Historical Dividend Yield Dec 9th 17

Westwood Holdings Group, Inc. (NYSE:WHG)

Westwood Holdings Group, Inc., through its subsidiaries, manages investment assets and provides services for its clients. Started in 1983, and currently lead by Brian Casey, the company currently employs 174 people and with the market cap of USD $596.32M, it falls under the small-cap stocks category.

WHG has a large dividend yield of 4.06% and pays 81.43% of it’s earnings as dividends . In the case of WHG, they have increased their dividend per share from $1 to $2.72 so in the past 10 years. They have been dependable too, not missing a single payment in this time. Westwood Holdings Group’s earnings per share growth of % over the past 12 months outpaced the US Capital Markets industry’s average growth rate of 0.169975%.

NYSE:WHG Historical Dividend Yield Dec 9th 17

Tailored Brands, Inc. (NYSE:TLRD)

Tailored Brands, Inc. operates as a specialty apparel retailer in the United States, Puerto Rico, and Canada. Established in 1973, and currently lead by Douglas Ewert, the company provides employment to 19,450 people and with the company’s market capitalisation at USD $845.67M, we can put it in the small-cap stocks category.

TLRD has a nice dividend yield of 3.69% and the company currently pays out 13.15% of its profits as dividends . Over the past 10 years, TLRD has increased its dividends from $0.24 to $0.72. During this period, the company has not missed a dividend payment – as you would expect from a company increasing their dividend. It should comfort potential investors that the company isn’t expensive when we look at its PE ratio compared to the US Specialty Retail industry. Tailored Brands’s PE ratio is 14.3 while its industry average is 18.

NYSE:TLRD Historical Dividend Yield Dec 9th 17

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The author is an independent contributor and at the time of publication had no position in the stocks mentioned.