6/12/2012

13 Service Dividend Stocks With Highest Short Float Ratio

Dividend Stocks From The Service Sector With Highest Short Float Ratio Researched By Dividend Yield - Stock, Capital, Investment. The services sector is the second basic stage of the economy behind the agricultural. Stocks from the sector are characterized by low margins and undercapitalized business models.

At the stock markets are 908 companies linked to the sector with a total market capitalization of USD 48.2 trillion. The average sector yield amounts to 1.92 percent and the average P/E ratio is 20.11. The highest dividend paying industries are consumer services, publishing and computer wholesale.

I screened the sector by dividend stocks with the highest amount of short selling stocks, measured by the float short ratio. The ratio shows how many stocks are shorted by investors. Companies with a high ratio of float short have a little upside potential if investors need to close their short position. Thirteen dividend stocks from the services sector have a float short ratio of more than 25 percent.

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Strayer Education (NASDAQ:STRA) has a market capitalization of $1.07 billion. The company employs 2,140 people, generates revenues of $627.43 million and has a net income of $106.04 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $200.67 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 31.98 percent (operating margin 28.55 percent and the net profit margin finally 16.90 percent). 


Financial Analysis: The total debt representing 50.84 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 277.82 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 97.16 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $8.11. Last fiscal year, the company paid $4.00 in form of dividends to shareholders. The company has a float short of 35.97 percent and the short ratio amounts to 24.68.


Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 11.09, P/S ratio 1.74 and P/B ratio 25.67. Dividend Yield: 4.35 percent. The beta ratio is 0.69.


Long-Term Stock History Chart Of Strayer Education... (Click to enlarge)
Long-Term Dividends History of Strayer Education... (STRA) (Click to enlarge)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Strayer Education... (NASDAQ: STRA) (Click to enlarge)


Safeway (NYSE:SWY) has a market capitalization of $4.33 billion. The company employs 178,000 people, generates revenues of $43,630.20 million and has a net income of $518.20 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $2,283.40 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 5.23 percent (operating margin 2.60 percent and the net profit margin finally 1.19 percent). 


Financial Analysis: The total debt representing 35.89 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 146.89 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 11.91 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $1.76. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.56 in form of dividends to shareholders. The company has a float short of 27.47 percent and the short ratio amounts to 8.55. 


Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 10.23, P/S ratio 0.10 and P/B ratio 1.47. Dividend Yield: 3.84 percent. The beta ratio is 0.78.


Long-Term Stock History Chart Of Safeway Inc. (Click to enlarge)
Long-Term Dividends History of Safeway Inc. (SWY) (Click to enlarge)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Safeway Inc. (NYSE: SWY) (Click to enlarge)


GameStop (NYSE:GME) has a market capitalization of $2.38 billion. The company employs 17,000 people, generates revenues of $9,550.50 million and has a net income of $338.50 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $755.80 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 7.91 percent (operating margin 5.96 percent and the net profit margin finally 3.54 percent). 


Financial Analysis: The total debt representing 0.00 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 0.00 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 11.45 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $2.41. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.00 in form of dividends to shareholders. The company has a float short of 40.09 percent and the short ratio amounts to 16.01.


Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 7.60, P/S ratio 0.26 and P/B ratio 0.86. Dividend Yield: 3.15 percent. The beta ratio is 1.00.


Long-Term Stock History Chart Of GameStop Corp. (Click to enlarge)
Long-Term Dividends History of GameStop Corp. (GME) (Click to enlarge)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of GameStop Corp. (NYSE: GME) (Click to enlarge)


The Buckle (NYSE:BKE) has a market capitalization of $1.79 billion. The company employs 2,300 people, generates revenues of $1,062.95 million and has a net income of $151.46 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $269.09 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 25.32 percent (operating margin 22.23 percent and the net profit margin finally 14.25 percent). 


Financial Analysis: The total debt representing 0.00 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 0.00 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 42.74 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $3.28. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.80 in form of dividends to shareholders. The company has a float short of 29.27 percent and the short ratio amounts to 15.22.


Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 11.41, P/S ratio 1.71 and P/B ratio 4.96. Dividend Yield: 2.11 percent. The beta ratio is 0.96.


Long-Term Stock History Chart Of The Buckle, Inc. (Click to enlarge)
Long-Term Dividends History of The Buckle, Inc. (BKE) (Click to enlarge)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of The Buckle, Inc. (NYSE: BKE) (Click to enlarge)


Take a closer look at the full table of most shorted services dividend stocks. The average price to earnings ratio (P/E ratio) amounts to 10.32 and forward P/E ratio is 7.35. The dividend yield has a value of 6.81 percent. Price to book ratio is 6.14 and price to sales ratio 0.47. The operating margin amounts to 2.38 percent and the beta ratio is 1.59. The average stock is shorted by 37.00 percent.

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

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

Related stock ticker symbols:
MNI, RSH, RRD, SVU, QUAD, FRO, MDP, STRA, AM, BONT, SWY, GME, BKE

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* 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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