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20 High-Yield Dividend Stocks that Could Ruin Your Retirement Portfolio

Posted on Sunday, June 26th, 2022 by MarketBeat Staff
Almost everyone loves a company that pays strong dividends. Who doesn't like receiving a check every quarter for simply owning a stock--especially if that stock is paying you back 4%, 5% or even 10% of its share price in annual income each year?. In a world where 10-year treasuries are yielding just above 2%, it seems hard to go wrong when buying a stock that's yielding significantly above the going rates on fixed-income assets. Unfortunately, the market rarely offers a free lunch.

While high-yield stocks may have a lot of near-term attractiveness, those same high-yields can often signal significant danger ahead. In some cases, it might mean that the company's dividend will stop growing or won't grow as fast as it used to. Worse yet, the company could cut its dividend, reduce the income you receive from owning the stock and drive down the value of the shares that you own.

4%-plus yields might seem like an easy opportunity to boost the investment income you receive, but high-yield stocks can just as often be a track reading to snare unsuspecting investors. It's not always easy to tell the difference though.

This slideshow highlights 10 high-yield dividend stocks that are paying an unsustainably large percentage of their earnings in the form of a dividend. These companies are all paying out more than 100% of their earnings per share in the form of a dividend, a sign that the advertised high-yield probably won't last.

#1 - Aspen Insurance (NYSE:AHL)

Dividend Yield
1.69%
Annual Dividend Payout
$0.72
Earnings Per Share
$4.00
Payout Ratio
0.0%
Consensus Rating
N/A

Insider Trades by Quarter for Aspen Insurance (NYSE:AHL)

Aspen Insurance logoAspen Insurance Holdings Limited, through its subsidiaries, engages in insurance and reinsurance businesses in the United States and internationally. The company's Aspen Insurance segment offers property and casualty insurance products, including U.S. and U.K. commercial property, commercial liability, U.S.Read More 
 



#2 - EnLink Midstream Partners (NYSE:ENLK)

Dividend Yield
12.95%
Annual Dividend Payout
$1.56
Earnings Per Share
$0.37
Payout Ratio
0.0%
Consensus Rating
N/A

Insider Trades by Quarter for EnLink Midstream Partners (NYSE:ENLK)

EnLink Midstream Partners logoEnLink Midstream Partners, LP, through its subsidiary, EnLink Midstream Operating, LP, provides midstream energy services. It operates through Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Crude and Condensate, and Corporate segments. The company provides gathering, transmission, processing, fractionation, storage, condensate stabilization, brine, and marketing services to producers of natural gas, natural gas liquids (NGL), crude oil, and condensate.Read More 
 



#3 - CareTrust REIT (NASDAQ:CTRE)

Dividend Yield
5.95%
Annual Dividend Payout
$1.10
Earnings Per Share
$0.97
Payout Ratio
113.4%
Consensus Rating
Hold
Consensus Price Target
$21.21 (14.7% Upside)

Insider Trades by Quarter for CareTrust REIT (NASDAQ:CTRE)

CareTrust REIT logoCareTrust REIT, Inc is a self-administered, publicly-traded real estate investment trust engaged in the ownership, acquisition, development and leasing of skilled nursing, seniors housing and other healthcare-related properties. With a nationwide portfolio of long-term net-leased properties, and a growing portfolio of quality operators leasing them, CareTrust REIT is pursuing both external and organic growth opportunities across the United States.
 



#4 - Plains GP (NYSE:PAGP)

Dividend Yield
8.47%
Annual Dividend Payout
$0.87
Earnings Per Share
$0.00
Payout Ratio
NaN
Consensus Rating
Moderate Buy
Consensus Price Target
$13.56 (32.1% Upside)

Insider Trades by Quarter for Plains GP (NYSE:PAGP)

Plains GP logoPlains GP Holdings, L.P., through its subsidiary, Plains All American Pipeline, L.P., owns and operates midstream energy infrastructure in the United States and Canada. The company operates in two segments, Crude Oil and Natural Gas Liquids (NGLs). The company engages in the transportation of crude oil and NGLs on pipelines, gathering systems, and trucks.Read More 
 



#5 - Brandywine Realty Trust (NYSE:BDN)

Dividend Yield
7.73%
Annual Dividend Payout
$0.76
Earnings Per Share
$0.10
Payout Ratio
760.0%
Consensus Rating
Hold
Consensus Price Target
$12.50 (27.2% Upside)

Insider Trades by Quarter for Brandywine Realty Trust (NYSE:BDN)

Brandywine Realty Trust logoBrandywine Realty Trust (NYSE: BDN) is one of the largest, publicly traded, full-service, integrated real estate companies in the United States with a core focus in the Philadelphia, Austin and Washington, DC markets. Organized as a real estate investment trust (REIT), we own, develop, lease and manage an urban, town center and transit-oriented portfolio comprising 175 properties and 24.7 million square feet as of December 31, 2020 which excludes assets held for sale.Read More 
 



#6 - Clearway Energy (NYSE:CWENA)

Dividend Yield
4.39%
Annual Dividend Payout
$1.41
Earnings Per Share
$0.00
Payout Ratio
NaN
Consensus Rating
N/A

Insider Trades by Quarter for Clearway Energy (NYSE:CWENA)

Clearway Energy logoClearway Energy, Inc engages in the ownership of contracted renewable and conventional generation facilities and thermal infrastructure assets. It operates through the following segments: Conventional Generation, Thermal, Renewable, and Corporate. The company was founded on December 20, 2012 and is headquartered in Princeton, NJ.
 



#7 - Clearway Energy (NYSE:CWEN)

Dividend Yield
4.02%
Annual Dividend Payout
$1.41
Earnings Per Share
$1.11
Payout Ratio
127.0%
Consensus Rating
Moderate Buy
Consensus Price Target
$37.80 (7.5% Upside)

Insider Trades by Quarter for Clearway Energy (NYSE:CWEN)

Clearway Energy logoClearway Energy, Inc, through its subsidiaries, engages in the renewable energy businesses in the United States. It had approximately 5,000 net megawatts (MW) of installed wind and solar generation projects; and approximately 2,500 net MW of natural gas generation facilities, as well as a portfolio of district energy systems.Read More 
 



#8 - CyrusOne (NASDAQ:CONE)

Dividend Yield
2.3%
Annual Dividend Payout
$2.08
Earnings Per Share
($0.02)
Payout Ratio
0.0%
Consensus Rating
Hold
Consensus Price Target
$88.22 (2.4% Downside)

Insider Trades by Quarter for CyrusOne (NASDAQ:CONE)

CyrusOne logoCyrusOne, Inc is a real estate investment trust, which operates and develops enterprise-class, carrier-neutral, multi-tenant, and single-tenant data center properties. The firm provides data center facilities that protect and ensure the continued operation of IT infrastructure. Its data center properties are purpose-built facilities with redundant power, cooling and telecommunications systems that are not network-specific, enabling customer interconnectivity to a range of telecommunications carriers.Read More 
 



#9 - New York Mortgage Trust (NASDAQ:NYMT)

Dividend Yield
14.44%
Annual Dividend Payout
$0.40
Earnings Per Share
$0.31
Payout Ratio
129.0%
Consensus Rating
Moderate Buy
Consensus Price Target
$4.25 (53.4% Upside)

Insider Trades by Quarter for New York Mortgage Trust (NASDAQ:NYMT)

New York Mortgage Trust logoNew York Mortgage Trust, Inc acquires, invests in, finances, and manages mortgage-related single-family and multi-family residential assets in the United States. Its targeted investments include residential loans, second mortgages, and business purpose loans; structured multi-family property investments, such as preferred equity in, and mezzanine loans to owners of multi-family properties, as well as joint venture equity investments in multi-family properties; non-agency residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS); agency RMBS; commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS); and other mortgage, residential housing, and credit-related assets.Read More 
 



#10 - Avon Products (NYSE:AVP)

Dividend Yield
4.29%
Annual Dividend Payout
$0.24
Earnings Per Share
$0.00
Payout Ratio
NaN
Consensus Rating
N/A

Insider Trades by Quarter for Avon Products (NYSE:AVP)

Avon Products logoAvon Products, Inc manufactures and markets beauty and related products in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, south Latin America, north Latin America, and the Asia Pacific. The company offers beauty products, including skincare, fragrance, and color cosmetics; and fashion and home products, such as fashion jewelry, watches, apparel, footwear, accessories, gift and decorative products, housewares, entertainment and leisure products, children's products, and nutritional products.Read More 
 



#11 - China Oilfield Services (OTCMKTS:CHOLY)

Dividend Yield
0.87%
Annual Dividend Payout
$0.15
Earnings Per Share
$0.00
Payout Ratio
NaN
Consensus Rating
N/A

Insider Trades by Quarter for China Oilfield Services (OTCMKTS:CHOLY)

China Oilfield Services logoChina Oilfield Services Limited, together with its subsidiaries, provides integrated offshore oilfield services in Mainland China and internationally. The company operates through four segments: Drilling Services, Well Services, Marine Support Services, and Geophysical and Surveying Services. The Drilling Services segment provides drilling, module rigs, land drilling rigs, and drilling rigs management services.Read More 
 



#12 - Washington Real Estate Investment Trust (NYSE:WRE)

Dividend Yield
3.13%
Annual Dividend Payout
$0.68
Earnings Per Share
($0.27)
Payout Ratio
-251.9%
Consensus Rating
Hold
Consensus Price Target
$25.75 (18.6% Upside)

Insider Trades by Quarter for Washington Real Estate Investment Trust (NYSE:WRE)

Washington Real Estate Investment Trust logoWashREIT owns and operates uniquely positioned real estate assets in the Washington Metro area. Backed by decades of experience, expertise and ambition, we create value by transforming insights into strategy and strategy into action. As of October 29, 2020, the Company's portfolio of 45 properties includes approximately 3.7 million square feet of commercial space and 6,863 multifamily apartment units.Read More 
 



#13 - Cogent Communications (NASDAQ:CCOI)

Dividend Yield
5.68%
Annual Dividend Payout
$3.52
Earnings Per Share
$1.20
Payout Ratio
293.3%
Consensus Rating
Hold
Consensus Price Target
$70.80 (14.2% Upside)

Insider Trades by Quarter for Cogent Communications (NASDAQ:CCOI)

Cogent Communications logoCogent Communications Holdings, Inc, through its subsidiaries, provides high-speed Internet access, private network, and data center colocation space services in North America, Europe, Asia, South America, Australia, and Africa. The company offers on-net Internet access and private network services to law firms, financial services firms, and advertising and marketing firms, as well as heath care providers, educational institutions and other professional services businesses, other Internet service providers, telephone companies, cable television companies, Web hosting companies, media service providers, mobile phone operators, content delivery network companies, and commercial content and application service providers.Read More 
 



#14 - Switch (NYSE:SWCH)

Dividend Yield
0.63%
Annual Dividend Payout
$0.21
Earnings Per Share
$0.24
Payout Ratio
87.5%
Consensus Rating
Hold
Consensus Price Target
$30.48 (9.0% Downside)

Insider Trades by Quarter for Switch (NYSE:SWCH)

Switch logoSwitch, Inc, through its subsidiary, Switch, Ltd., provides colocation space and related services. It develops and operates data centers in Nevada, Michigan, and Georgia. The company serves technology and digital media companies, financial institutions, government agencies, and network and telecommunications providers, as well as cloud, IT, and software providers.Read More 
 



#15 - BrightSpire Capital (NYSE:BRSP)

Dividend Yield
9.27%
Annual Dividend Payout
$0.76
Earnings Per Share
$0.00
Payout Ratio
NaN
Consensus Rating
Moderate Buy
Consensus Price Target
$11.25 (37.2% Upside)

Insider Trades by Quarter for BrightSpire Capital (NYSE:BRSP)

BrightSpire Capital logoBrightSpire Capital, Inc operates as a commercial real estate (CRE) credit real estate investment trust in the United States. It focuses on originating, acquiring, financing, and managing a portfolio of CRE senior mortgage loans, mezzanine loans, preferred equity, debt securities, and net leased properties.Read More 
 



#16 - Colony Capital (NYSE:CLNY)

Dividend Yield
6.47%
Annual Dividend Payout
$0.44
Earnings Per Share
($0.13)
Payout Ratio
0.0%
Consensus Rating
N/A

Insider Trades by Quarter for Colony Capital (NYSE:CLNY)

Colony Capital logoColony Capital, Inc (NYSE: CLNY) is a leading global investment firm with a heritage of identifying and capitalizing on key secular trends in real estate. The Company manages an approximately $47 billion portfolio of real assets on behalf of its shareholders and limited partners, including over $23 billion in digital real estate investments through Digital Colony, its digital infrastructure platform.Read More 
 



#17 - TFS Financial (NASDAQ:TFSL)

Dividend Yield
7.96%
Annual Dividend Payout
$1.13
Earnings Per Share
$0.26
Payout Ratio
434.6%
Consensus Rating
N/A

Insider Trades by Quarter for TFS Financial (NASDAQ:TFSL)

TFS Financial logoTFS Financial Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides retail consumer banking services in the United States. Its deposit products include savings, money market, checking, individual retirement, and other qualified plan accounts, as well as certificates of deposit. The company also provides residential real estate mortgage loans, residential construction loans, and home equity loans and lines of credit, as well as purchase mortgages and first mortgage refinance loans.Read More 
 



#18 - Phillips Edison & Company, Inc. (NASDAQ:PECO)

Dividend Yield
3.24%
Annual Dividend Payout
$1.08
Earnings Per Share
$0.00
Payout Ratio
NaN
Consensus Rating
Hold
Consensus Price Target
$34.11 (2.5% Upside)

Insider Trades by Quarter for Phillips Edison & Company, Inc. (NASDAQ:PECO)

Phillips Edison & Company, Inc. logoPhillips Edison & Company, Inc (PECO), an internally-managed REIT, is one of the nation's largest owners and operators of grocery-anchored shopping centers. PECO's diversified portfolio of well-occupied neighborhood shopping centers features a mix of national and regional retailers selling necessity-based goods and services in fundamentally strong markets throughout the United States.Read More 
 



#19 - Ventas (NYSE:VTR)

Dividend Yield
3.51%
Annual Dividend Payout
$1.80
Earnings Per Share
$0.39
Payout Ratio
461.5%
Consensus Rating
Moderate Buy
Consensus Price Target
$63.00 (23.0% Upside)

Insider Trades by Quarter for Ventas (NYSE:VTR)

Ventas logoVentas, an S&P 500 company, operates at the intersection of two powerful and dynamic industries - healthcare and real estate. As one of the world's foremost Real Estate Investment Trusts (REIT), we use the power of capital to unlock the value of real estate, partnering with leading care providers, developers, research and medical institutions, innovators and healthcare organizations whose success is buoyed by the demographic tailwind of an aging population.Read More 
 



#20 - MSA Safety (NYSE:MSA)

Dividend Yield
1.53%
Annual Dividend Payout
$1.84
Earnings Per Share
$5.62
Payout Ratio
32.7%
Consensus Rating
Moderate Buy
Consensus Price Target
$172.80 (43.7% Upside)

Insider Trades by Quarter for MSA Safety (NYSE:MSA)

MSA Safety logoMSA Safety Incorporated develops, manufactures, and supplies safety products that protect people and facility infrastructures in the oil, gas, petrochemical, fire service, construction, industrial manufacturing applications, utilities, military, and mining industries in North America, Latin America, and internationally.Read More 
 



 




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