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20 High-Yield Dividend Stocks that Could Ruin Your Retirement Portfolio in 2020

Posted on Friday, September 25th, 2020 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 INS HOLDI/SH (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 INS HOLDI/SH (NYSE:AHL)

ASPEN INS HOLDI/SH 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 - Brookfield Infrastructure Partners (NYSE:BIP)

Dividend Yield: 4.2%
Annual Dividend Payout: $1.94
Earnings Per Share: $0.37
Payout Ratio: 524.3%
Consensus Rating: Buy
Consensus Price Target: $50.82 (9.9% Upside)

Insider Trades by Quarter for Brookfield Infrastructure Partners (NYSE:BIP)

Brookfield Infrastructure Partners logoBrookfield Infrastructure Partners L.P. owns and operates utilities, transport, energy, and data infrastructure businesses. The Utilities segment operates approximately 2,000 kilometers (km) of natural gas transportation pipelines in the states of Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, and Minas Gerais; approximately 2,200 km of electricity transmission lines in North and South America; and approximately 6.6 million electricity and natural gas connections and 1.1 million smart meters, as well as operates metallurgical coal export terminals. Read More 

#4 - Huaneng Power International Inc ADR Class N (NYSE:HNP)

Dividend Yield: 4.33%
Annual Dividend Payout: $0.68
Earnings Per Share: $2.66
Payout Ratio: 0.0%
Consensus Rating: Hold


Insider Trades by Quarter for Huaneng Power International Inc ADR Class N (NYSE:HNP)

Huaneng Power International Inc ADR Class N logoHuaneng Power International, Inc, through its subsidiaries, generates and sells electricity and heat to the regional or provincial grid companies in the People's Republic of China and Singapore. It is involved in the development, investment, construction, operation, and management of power plants and related projects; and generation, wholesale, and retail of power and other relating utilities. Read More 

#5 - 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 

#6 - Enviva Partners (NYSE:EVA)

Dividend Yield: 8.23%
Annual Dividend Payout: $3.06
Earnings Per Share: $1.42
Payout Ratio: 0.0%
Consensus Rating: Buy
Consensus Price Target: $38.50 (3.1% Upside)

Insider Trades by Quarter for Enviva Partners (NYSE:EVA)

Enviva Partners logoEnviva Partners, LP produces and supplies utility-grade wood pellets. It serves utilities and large-scale power generators in the United Kingdom and other European markets. Enviva Partners GP, LLC operates as the general partner of the company. Enviva Partners, LP was founded in 2013 and is based in Bethesda, Maryland.

#7 - Freeport-McMoRan (NYSE:FCX)

Dividend Yield: 0.68%
Annual Dividend Payout: $0.10
Earnings Per Share: $0.22
Payout Ratio: 0.0%
Consensus Rating: Buy
Consensus Price Target: $14.83 (-3.6% Upside)

Insider Trades by Quarter for Freeport-McMoRan (NYSE:FCX)

Freeport-McMoRan logoFreeport-McMoRan, Inc engages in the mining of copper, gold, and molybdenum. It operates through the following segments: North America Copper Mines; South America Mining; Indonesia Mining; Molybdenum Mines; Rod and Refining; Atlantic Copper Smelting and Refining; and Corporate, Other, and Eliminations. Read More 

#8 - Covanta (NYSE:CVA)

Dividend Yield: 4.18%
Annual Dividend Payout: $0.32
Earnings Per Share: ($0.28)
Payout Ratio: -114.3%
Consensus Rating: Hold
Consensus Price Target: $11.93 (54.1% Upside)

Insider Trades by Quarter for Covanta (NYSE:CVA)

Covanta logoCovanta Holding Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides waste and energy services to municipal entities primarily in the United States and Canada. It owns and operates infrastructure for the conversion of waste to energy, as well as engages in related waste transport and disposal, and other renewable energy production businesses. Read More 

#9 - TFS Financial (NASDAQ:TFSL)

Dividend Yield: 7.93%
Annual Dividend Payout: $1.12
Earnings Per Share: $0.31
Payout Ratio: 361.3%
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. The company's deposit products include savings, money market, checking, certificate of deposit, individual retirement, and other qualified plan accounts. It 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 

#10 - Cogent Communications (NASDAQ:CCOI)

Dividend Yield: 4.68%
Annual Dividend Payout: $2.82
Earnings Per Share: $0.87
Payout Ratio: 0.0%
Consensus Rating: Hold
Consensus Price Target: $81.57 (36.6% 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 primarily to small and medium-sized businesses, communications service providers, and other bandwidth-intensive organizations in North America, Europe, Asia, Australia, and Brazil. Read More 

#11 - Broadmark Realty Capital (NASDAQ:BRMK)

Dividend Yield: 7.49%
Annual Dividend Payout: $0.72
Earnings Per Share: $0.82
Payout Ratio: 87.8%
Consensus Rating: Buy
Consensus Price Target: $11.00 (13.9% Upside)

Insider Trades by Quarter for Broadmark Realty Capital (NASDAQ:BRMK)

Broadmark Realty Capital logoBroadmark Realty Capital Inc provides short-term and first deed of trust loans secured by real estate to fund the acquisition, renovation, rehabilitation, and development of residential and commercial properties in the United States. The company has elected to be taxed as a real estate investment trust. Read More 

#12 - Atlantica Yield (NASDAQ:AY)

Dividend Yield: 6.26%
Annual Dividend Payout: $1.68
Earnings Per Share: $0.58
Payout Ratio: 0.0%
Consensus Rating: Buy
Consensus Price Target: $32.00 (19.5% Upside)

Insider Trades by Quarter for Atlantica Yield (NASDAQ:AY)

Atlantica Yield logoAtlantica Yield plc acquires, owns, and manages renewable energy, natural gas power, electric transmission lines, and water assets in the United States, Mexico, Peru, Chile, Uruguay, Spain, Algeria, and South Africa. As of December 31, 2018, it had 24 assets, including 1,496 megawatts (MW) of renewable energy generation assets comprising solar power and wind plants; 300 MW of natural gas power generation assets that produce electricity and steam from natural gas; 1,152 miles of electric transmission lines; and water desalination plants with an aggregate capacity of 10.5 million cubic feet per day. Read More 

#13 - EnLink Midstream (NYSE:ENLC)

Dividend Yield: 16.1%
Annual Dividend Payout: $0.38
Earnings Per Share: ($0.32)
Payout Ratio: 0.0%
Consensus Rating: Hold
Consensus Price Target: $4.61 (91.3% Upside)

Insider Trades by Quarter for EnLink Midstream (NYSE:ENLC)

EnLink Midstream logoEnLink Midstream, LLC focuses on providing midstream energy services in the United States. It operates through Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, and Crude and Condensate segments. The company is involved in gathering, compressing, treating, processing, transporting, storing, and selling natural gas; fractionating, transporting, storing, and selling natural gas liquids; and gathering, transporting, stabilizing, storing, trans-loading, and selling crude oil and condensate, as well as providing brine disposal services. Read More 

#14 - Frontline (NYSE:FRO)

Dividend Yield: 32.1%
Annual Dividend Payout: $2.00
Earnings Per Share: $2.42
Payout Ratio: 82.6%
Consensus Rating: Hold
Consensus Price Target: $11.57 (82.8% Upside)

Insider Trades by Quarter for Frontline (NYSE:FRO)

Frontline logoFrontline Ltd., a shipping company, engages in the seaborne transportation of crude oil and oil products worldwide. It owns and operates oil and product tankers. As of December 31, 2018, the company's fleet consisted of 61 vessels, which included very large crude carrier, Suezmax, and LR2/Aframax tankers with an aggregate capacity of approximately 11.6 million deadweight ton. Read More 

#15 - Euronav (NYSE:EURN)

Dividend Yield: 15.14%
Annual Dividend Payout: $1.32
Earnings Per Share: $2.55
Payout Ratio: 0.0%
Consensus Rating: Buy
Consensus Price Target: $13.50 (54.1% Upside)

Insider Trades by Quarter for Euronav (NYSE:EURN)

Euronav logoEuronav NV, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the transportation and storage of crude oil and petroleum products worldwide. The company operates through two segments, Tankers; and Floating Production, Storage, and Offloading Operations. As of December 12, 2018, it owned and operated a fleet of vessels, including 43 very large crude carriers, 2 ULCCs, 26 Suezmax vessels, and 2 floating, storage, and offloading vessels, as well as 1 LR1s. Read More 

#16 - Fortress Transprtn and Infr Investrs (NYSE:FTAI)

Dividend Yield: 8.41%
Annual Dividend Payout: $1.32
Earnings Per Share: ($0.23)
Payout Ratio: 0.0%
Consensus Rating: Buy
Consensus Price Target: $21.00 (34.3% Upside)

Insider Trades by Quarter for Fortress Transprtn and Infr Investrs (NYSE:FTAI)

Fortress Transprtn and Infr Investrs logoFortress Transportation and Infrastructure Investors LLC owns and acquires infrastructure and related equipment for the transportation of goods and people in Africa, Asia, Europe, North America, and South America. It operates in six segments: Aviation Leasing, Offshore Energy, Shipping Containers, Jefferson Terminal, Railroad, and Ports and Terminals. Read More 

#17 - Rayonier (NYSE:RYN)

Dividend Yield: 4.18%
Annual Dividend Payout: $1.08
Earnings Per Share: $0.21
Payout Ratio: 514.3%
Consensus Rating: Buy
Consensus Price Target: $30.25 (17.4% Upside)

Insider Trades by Quarter for Rayonier (NYSE:RYN)

Rayonier logoRayonier is a leading timberland real estate investment trust with assets located in some of the most productive softwood timber growing regions in the United States and New Zealand. As of December 31, 2018, Rayonier owned, leased or managed approximately 2.6 million acres of timberlands located in the U.S. Read More 

#18 - Fibria Celulose (NYSE:FBR)

Dividend Yield: 8.19%
Annual Dividend Payout: $1.41
Earnings Per Share: $2.18
Payout Ratio: 0.0%
Consensus Rating: N/A


Insider Trades by Quarter for Fibria Celulose (NYSE:FBR)

Fibria Celulose logoFibria Celulose SA produces, sells, and exports short fiber pulp in Brazil and internationally. It manufactures and sells bleached eucalyptus kraft pulp. The company has approximately 1,056,000 hectares of forest base in the states of São Paulo, Minas Gerais, Rio de Janeiro, Espírito Santo, Mato Grosso do Sul, and Bahia. Read More 

#19 - InterDigital Wireless (NASDAQ:IDCC)

Dividend Yield: 2.52%
Annual Dividend Payout: $1.40
Earnings Per Share: $1.98
Payout Ratio: 70.7%
Consensus Rating: Buy
Consensus Price Target: $92.75 (64.3% Upside)

Insider Trades by Quarter for InterDigital Wireless (NASDAQ:IDCC)

InterDigital Wireless logoInterDigital, Inc designs and develops technologies that enable and enhance wireless communications in the United States and internationally. It provides technology solutions for use in digital cellular and wireless products and networks, including 2G, 3G, 4G and IEEE 802-related products and networks. Read More 

#20 - SWISS RE LTD/S (OTCMKTS:SSREY)

Dividend Yield: 6.61%
Annual Dividend Payout: $1.23
Earnings Per Share: $0.00
Payout Ratio: NaN
Consensus Rating: Buy


Insider Trades by Quarter for SWISS RE LTD/S (OTCMKTS:SSREY)

SWISS RE LTD/S logoSwiss Re Ltd, together with its subsidiaries, provides wholesale reinsurance, insurance, and other insurance-based forms of risk transfer worldwide. The company operates through four segments: Property & Casualty Reinsurance, Life & Health Reinsurance, Corporate Solutions, and Life Capital. It underwrites property reinsurance, including credit and surety, engineering, aviation, marine, agriculture, and retakaful; casualty reinsurance, such as liability, motor, worker's compensation, personal accident, management and professional liability, cyber, footer, and share price, as well as life and health insurance products. Read More 

 

8 Retail Stocks to Own For the Long Haul

There are more than 500 national retailers traded on the NYSE and the NASDAQ. Given the sheer number of big box stores, warehouse clubs, restaurant chains and other retail stores listed on public markets, it can be hard to identify which retailers are going to outperform the market.

Fortunately, some of Wall Street's top analysts have already done most of the work for us.

Every year, analyst issue approximately 4,200 distinct recommendations for retail companies. Analysts may not always get their "buy" ratings right, but it's worth taking a hard look when several analysts from different brokerages and research firm are giving "strong buy" and "buy" ratings to the same retailer.

This slide show lists the 8 retail companies that have the highest average analyst recommendations from Wall Street's equities research analysts over the last 12 months.

View the "8 Retail Stocks to Own For the Long Haul" Here.






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