6/01/2012

12 Healthcare Dividend Stocks With Highest Short Float Ratio

Healthcare Dividend Stocks With Highest Short Float Ratio Researched By Dividend Yield - Stock, Capital, Investment. The healthcare sector is a major business. At the stock markets are 551 companies linked to the sector with a total market capitalization of USD 40.4 trillion. The average sector yield amounts to 3.93 percent and the average P/E ratio is 22.31.

I screened the sector by dividend stocks with the highest amount of short selling stocks, measured by the short float ratio. The ratio shows how many stocks are shorted by investors. Companies with a high ratio of short float have a little upside potential if investors need to close their short position. Twelve dividend stocks from the healthcare sector have a short float ratio of more than 5 percent and six are recommended to buy.


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Herbalife (NYSE:HLF) has a market capitalization of $5.16 billion. The company employs 5,100 people, generates revenues of $3,454.54 million and has a net income of $412.58 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $634.12 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 18.36 percent (operating margin 16.28 percent and the net profit margin finally 11.94 percent). 


Financial Analysis: The total debt representing 14.08 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 36.35 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 78.78 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $3.50. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.73 in form of dividends to shareholders. The stock has a short float of 5.49 percent.


Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 12.64, P/S ratio 1.51 and P/B ratio 9.26. Dividend Yield: 2.68 percent. The beta ratio is 1.72.


Long-Term Stock History Chart Of Herbalife Ltd. (Click to enlarge)
Long-Term Dividends History of Herbalife Ltd. (HLF) (Click to enlarge)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Herbalife Ltd. (NYSE: HLF) (Click to enlarge)


STERIS (NYSE:STE) has a market capitalization of $1.67 billion. The company employs 5,000 people, generates revenues of $1,406.81 million and has a net income of $136.12 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $222.32 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 15.80 percent (operating margin 15.80 percent and the net profit margin finally 9.68 percent). 


Financial Analysis: The total debt representing 14.94 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 25.53 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 16.91 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $2.31. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.66 in form of dividends to shareholders. The stock has a short float of 6.81 percent.


Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 12.54, P/S ratio 1.23 and P/B ratio 2.09. Dividend Yield: 2.28 percent. The beta ratio is 0.73.


Long-Term Stock History Chart Of STERIS Corp (Click to enlarge)
Long-Term Dividends History of STERIS Corp (STE) (Click to enlarge)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of STERIS Corp (NYSE: STE) (Click to enlarge)


Chemed Corporation (NYSE:CHE) has a market capitalization of $1.06 billion. The company employs 13,733 people, generates revenues of $1,355.97 million and has a net income of $85.98 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $184.02 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 13.57 percent (operating margin 11.34 percent and the net profit margin finally 6.34 percent). 


Financial Analysis: The total debt representing 20.96 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 40.32 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 19.64 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $4.35. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.60 in form of dividends to shareholders. The stock has a short float of 13.63 percent.


Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 12.78, P/S ratio 0.79 and P/B ratio 2.56. Dividend Yield: 1.15 percent. The beta ratio is 0.37.


Long-Term Stock History Chart Of Chemed Corporation (Click to enlarge)
Long-Term Dividends History of Chemed Corporation (CHE) (Click to enlarge)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Chemed Corporation (NYSE: CHE) (Click to enlarge)


Take a closer look at the full table of the most shorted healthcare dividend stocks. The average price to earnings ratio (P/E ratio) amounts to 16.92 and forward P/E ratio is 11.98. The dividend yield has a value of 2.80 percent. Price to book ratio is 3.14 and price to sales ratio 1.88. The operating margin amounts to 20.97 percent and the beta ratio is 0.86.

Here is the full table with some fundamentals (TTM):

12 Healthcare Dividend Stocks With Highest Short Float Ratio (Click to enlarge)

Related stock ticker symbols:
PETS, VIVO, CHE, MR, PDLI, LNCR, WST, STE, MRX, XRAY, IVC, HLF

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I am long HLF. I receive no compensation to write about these specific stocks, sector or theme. I don't plan to increase or decrease positions or obligations within the next 72 hours.

For the other stocks: I have no positions in any stocks mentioned, and no plans to initiate any positions within the next 72 hours. I receive no compensation to write about any specific stock, sector or theme.

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