One strategy that low price stock investors can utilize is searching out ones that pay high dividends. The dividends provide an income and returns invested capital back to the investor, reducing the amount at risk. WallStreetNewsNetwork.com just updated its list of high yield stocks below $10 a share, turning up over a hundred different companies.
One example is PDL BioPharma (PDLI), which is involved in the humanization of monoclonal antibodies and the discovery of targeted treatments for cancer and immunologic diseases. The stock, which currently trades for less than $7 per share, provides a generous yield of 9.3%. The dividend is currently paid quarterly and has been paying dividends fairly regularly since 2006. The total dividend payout is $84 million is extremely well covered by the company's operating cash flow of $200 million. The stock trades at 5.4 times current earnings and 3.6 times forward earnings. Latest reported quarterly earnings were down about 10% on a 7.2% drop in earnings.
Alumina Ltd. (AWC) is an Australian company involved in the bauxite mining, alumina refining, and aluminum smelting businesses. The stock sports a very decent 6.9% yield, payable semi-annually. Dividends have been paid since 1990. Operating cash flow is $196 million, covering the $146 million in total dividend payouts. The current price to earnings ratio is 17.8, and the forward PE is 5.2. The stock sells for less than $4 a share.
Other low price high yielders include Crown Crafts Inc. (CRWS) paying 5.9%, Giant Interactive Group, Inc. (GA) yielding 5.7%, and Hickory Tech Corp. (HTCO) at 5.9%. To access a free list of over 100 high yield low price stocks, go to WallStreetNewsNetwork.com.
Disclosure: Author didn't own any of the above at the time the article was written.