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Tsakos Energy and Cato Are Among Companies Paying 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.

Cato Corp Class A's (CATO) dividend yield is 10.34% with a payout ratio of 2.75%. Over the past 52 weeks, the stock price has fallen 46.9%. The stock is trading with a price-earnings ratio of 26.6 and a price-sales of 0.4.


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The company operates women's fashion specialty retail stores in the southeastern United States. It has a market cap of $319.66 million.

The company's profitability and growth rating is 6 of 10. The return on equity of 2.91% and the return on assets of 1.94% are underperforming the industry and are ranked lower than 61% of competitors. Its financial strength is rated 7 of 10. With no debts the company is outperforming 99% of competitors. The equity-asset ratio of 0.64 is above the industry median of 0.49.

With 1.09% of outstanding shares, Jim Simons (Trades, Portfolio) is the company's largest investor among the gurus followed by Chuck Royce (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.63%, Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss with 0.23% and Paul Tudor Jones (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.1%.

Tsakos Energy Navigation Ltd's (TNP) dividend yield is 4.98% with a payout ratio of 1.07%. Over the past 52 weeks, the stock price has declined 12.8%. The stock is trading with a price-earnings ratio of 10.9 and a price-sales ratio of 0.7.

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The company operates crude oil and petroleum products. It has a market cap of $341.24 million.

The company's profitability and growth rating is 5 of 10. The return on equity of 2.10% and return on assets of 1.08% are underperforming the industry and are ranked lower than 67% of competitors. Its financial strength is rated 4 of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.14 is underperforming 81% of competitors. The equity-asset ratio of 0.44 is below the industry median of 0.45.

The largest guru shareholder is Simons with 2.85% of outstanding shares followed by John Buckingham (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.65%.

Aceto Corp.'s (ACET) dividend yield is 2.29% with a payout ratio of 1.24%. Over the past 52 weeks, the stock price has fallen 40.7%. The stock is trading with a price-earnings ratio of 56.8 and a price-sales ratio of 0.6.

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The company is engaged in the marketing, sells and distribution of pharmaceutical products. It has a market cap of $347.78 million.

The company's profitability and growth rating is 6 of 10. The return on equity of 1.94% return on assets of 0.79% are underperforming the industry and are ranked lower than 62% of competitors. Its financial strength is rated 5 of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.23 is underperforming 89% of competitors, and the equity-asset ratio of 0.40 is below the industry median of 0.64.

With 3.05% of outstanding shares, Royce is the company's largest investor among the gurus followed by Simons with 0.88%, Ken Fisher (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.61% and HOTCHKIS & WILEY with 0.06%.

Spark Energy Inc Class A's (SPKE) dividend yield is 6.87% with a payout ratio of 0.84%. Over the past 52 weeks, the stock price has declined 24.6%. The stock is trading with a price-earnings ratio of 12.1 and a price-sales ratio of 0.2.

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The company provides independent retail energy services and has a market cap of $365.36 million.

The company's profitability and growth rating is 5 of 10. The return on equity of 34.48% and return on assets of 3.49% are outperforming the industry and are ranked higher than 58% of competitors. Its financial strength is rated 5 of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.10 is underperforming 64% of competitors. The equity-asset ratio of 0.08 is below the industry median of 0.36.

Culp Inc. 's (CULP) dividend yield is 1.05% with a payout ratio of 0.19%. Over the past 52 weeks, the stock price has fallen 6.1%. The stock is trading with a price-earnings ratio of 18.2 and a price-sales ratio of 1.3.

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The company manufacturers, sources and markets mattress fabrics and sewn covers. It has a market cap of $389.85 million.

The company's profitability and growth rating is 7 of 10. The return on equity of 14.74% return on assets of 10.92% are outperforming the industry and are ranked higher than 78% of competitors. Its financial strength is rated 9 of 10. With no debts the company is outperforming 53% of competitors, while the equity-asset ratio of 0.76 is above the industry median of 0.45.

With 5.04% of outstanding shares, Simons is the company's largest investor among the gurus followed by Royce with 1.04% and Jeremy Grantham (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.05%.

Enterprise Bancorp Inc.'s (EBTC) dividend yield is 1.59% with a payout ratio of 0.29%. Over the past 52 weeks, the stock price has declined 5.8%. The stock is trading with a price-earnings ratio of 20.4 and a price-sales ratio of 3.6.

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The American banking service provider has a market cap of $393.39 million.

The company's profitability and growth rating is 5 of 10. While the return on equity of 8.61% is outperforming the sector, the return on assets of 0.73% is underperforming the industry and is ranked lower than 56% of competitors. Its financial strength is rated 4 of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.53 is underperforming 53% of competitors. The equity-asset ratio of 0.08 is below the industry median of 0.10.

The York Water Co.'s (YORW) dividend yield is 2.06% with a payout ratio of 0.66%. Over the past 52 weeks, the stock price has fallen 14.9%. The stock is trading with a price-earnings ratio of 32.4 and a price-sales ratio of 8.4.

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The investor-owned water utility in the United States has a market cap of $403.82 million.

The company's profitability and growth rating is 8 of 10. The return on equity of 10.78% and the return on assets of 3.81% are outperforming the industry and are ranked higher than 62% of competitors. Its financial strength is rated 4 of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.35 is underperforming 51% of competitors and the equity-asset ratio of 0.77 is below the industry median of 0.95.

The largest guru shareholder is Simons with 1.25% of outstanding shares followed by Royce with 1.2% and Mario Gabelli (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.34%.

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

This article first appeared on GuruFocus.