The Best Yielding Stocks From The Dow Jones And NASDAQ | A Quick Overview

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Best Yielding Stocks from Dow Jones and NASDAQ originally published at Dividend Yields – Stock, Capital, Investment. I am not a very focused or specialized investor. All I try to do is to evaluate the values of a stock. Certainly I look at dividends but they are not the reason if I buy the stock or not. I am also not focused on indices but all bigger and broader diversified companies are part of one major indices which I cover regular in my Dividend Yield Fact Book.

Today I like to show you an unlimited list of the best yielding stocks from two major indices, the Dow Jones and the NASDAQ 100. Below are the results.
T) has a market capitalization of $198.80 billion. The company employs 241,130 people, generates revenue of $126.723 billion and has a net income of $4.184 billion. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $27.595 billion. The EBITDA margin is 21.78 percent (the operating margin is 7.27 percent and the net profit margin 3.30 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 23.95 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 61.36 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 3.63 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $0.77. Last fiscal year, the company paid $1.73 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 45.41, the P/S ratio is 1.51 and the P/B ratio is finally 1.89. The dividend yield amounts to 5.34 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 0.55.

Verizon Communications (VZ) has a market capitalization of $126.34 billion. The company employs 184,500 people, generates revenue of $110.875 billion and has a net income of $10.198 billion. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $29.376 billion. The EBITDA margin is 26.49 percent (the operating margin is 11.62 percent and the net profit margin 9.20 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 23.93 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 153.33 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 6.45 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $1.07. Last fiscal year, the company paid $1.98 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 41.27, the P/S ratio is 1.11 and the P/B ratio is finally 3.41. The dividend yield amounts to 4.76 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 0.50.

The best yielding stocks are still AT&T and Verizon. Both have a yield above or around the five percent mark and they both pay stable dividends. The following stocks are Intel and Merck.

Take a close look at the full yield table of the Dow Jones. In average, dividend stocks from the Dow Jones have a yield of 2.96 percent. All 30 Dow Jones stocks pay dividends.

NASDAQ 100
The NASDAQ 100 Index includes 100 of the largest domestic and international non-financial securities listed on The NASDAQ stock market is based on market capitalization. The Index reflects companies across major industry groups including computer hardware and software, telecommunications, retail/wholesale trade and biotechnology. It does not contain securities of financial companies including investment companies.

Here are the best yielding NASDAQ 100 stocks in detail:

Vodafone Group (VOD) has a market capitalization of $126.15 billion. The company employs 86,373 people, generates revenue of $75.395 billion and has a net income of $11.374 billion. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $16.840 billion. The EBITDA margin is 22.34 percent (the operating margin is 24.10 percent and the net profit margin 15.09 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 24.80 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 45.00 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 8.46 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $-0.56. Last fiscal year, the company paid $1.55 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is not calculable, the P/S ratio is 1.63 and the P/B ratio is finally 1.00. The dividend yield amounts to 6.07 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 0.73.

Seagate Technology (STX) has a market capitalization of $10.78 billion. The company employs 57,900 people, generates revenue of $14.939 billion and has a net income of $2.862 billion. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $3.885 billion. The EBITDA margin is 26.01 percent (the operating margin is 20.80 percent and the net profit margin 19.16 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 28.33 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 81.87 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 96.04 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $7.55. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.86 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 4.23, the P/S ratio is 0.77 and the P/B ratio is finally 3.45. The dividend yield amounts to 5.00 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 2.41.

Vodafone is still the best yielding stock from the index, followed by Seagate Technology. Both are the only high-yield stocks the index has to offer. As you can see by the yields, technology stocks become friendlier for dividend investors.

Take a close look at the full yield table of the NASDAQ 100. In average, dividend stocks from the NASDAQ have a yield of 2.42 percent. 50 stocks from the index pay dividends.

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