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12 Utility Dividend Stocks With Highest Short Float Ratio

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June 08, 2012 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: POM , TEG , CV

Utility Dividend Stocks With Highest Short Float Ratio Researched By Dividend Yield - Stock, Capital, Investment. Utilities are normally stable dividend payer with low growth and high debt. At the stock markets are 122 companies linked to the sector with a total market capitalization of USD 18.4 trillion. The average sector yield amounts to 4.11 percent (highest yields are paid by gas and diversified utilities) and the average P/E ratio is 15.44.

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 utility sector have a short float ratio of more than 5 percent.

Here are my favorite stocks:

12 Utility Dividend Stocks With Highest Short Float Ratio....

Take a closer look at the full table. The average price to earnings ratio (P/E ratio) amounts to 19.81 and forward P/E ratio is 16.56. The dividend yield has a value of 3.86 percent. Price to book ratio is 1.42 and price to sales ratio 1.19. The operating margin amounts to 11.78 percent and the beta ratio is 0.52. The average stock is shorted by 11.49 percent.

Related stock ticker symbols:

POM, TEG, BKH, LG, DUK, GXP, WGL, NWN, NJR, CHG, CV, ORA

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