There are economic risks for the stock market and stocks with recent Covid-19 cases spike in US states and globally. The stock screener today is about stocks that are in the Utilities sector making them defensive stocks in any upcoming stock market selloff. These stocks are not stocks to buy or stocks to sell, and we suggest further financial analysis before investing in stocks.
Stocks based on our investment criteria
There are 4 stocks today using the Investing.com stock screener and the following investing rules:
Stocks must have a high dividend yield of at least 10%.
Stocks must have a low P/E of no more than 9.
The stocks are in the Utilities sector
The stocks that meet these criteria and their stock prices, stock quotes at the close of June 26, 2020, are:
This free stock screener is searching for stocks that are undervalued, in the US stock market, having a very attractive dividend yield and a low P/E ratio compared to the average P/E ratio of the S&P 500 index. The current S&P 500 PE Ratio is 21.57 as of June 26, 2020.
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Stock screener results searching for stocks with a high-dividend yield and positive eps surprise
Our two investment criteria for this stock screener are the following:
Stocks should have a high-dividend yield of at least 8%
Stocks should have the last eps surprise of at least 25%
Why these two investment criteria? We believe that stocks that offer an attractive dividend yield are suitable in this investment period with plenty of volatility, an imminent US stock market recession, and are defensive stocks. Also, a positive eps surprise (earnings per share) surprise is a key fundamental driver for moving the stocks. As a disclaimer, we do not own any of these stocks, and we recommend further stock analysis.
Stock market source: Zacks.com
Stocks in this screener
Apollo Investment Corporation (NASDAQ:AINV) Bed Bath Beyond Inc. (NASDAQ:BBBY) Blueknight Energy Partners L.P., L.L.C. (NASDAQ:BKEP) Chimera Investment Corporation (NYSE:CIM) Delek Logistics Partners, L.P. (NYSE:DKL) EnLink Midstream, LLC (NYSE:ENLC) GasLog Partners LP (NYSE:GLOP) Hess Midstream Partners LP (NYSE:HESM) Hoegh LNG Partners LP (NYSE:HMLP) International Game Technology (NYSE:IGT) Iron Mountain Incorporated (NYSE:IRM) Martin Midstream Partners L.P. (NASDAQ:MMLP) National CineMedia, Inc. (NASDAQ:NCMI) Oaktree Specialty Lending Corp. (NASDAQ:OCSL) Oasis Midstream Partners LP (NASDAQ:OMP)
Prospect Capital Corporation (NASDAQ:PSEC) RPERMIANVILLE ROYALTY TRUST (NYSE:PVL) Ryman Hospitality Properties, Inc. (NYSE:RHP) Salem Media Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: SALM) Signet Jewelers Limited (NYSE:SIG) Grupo Simec, S.A. de C.V. (NYSE: SIM) Spark Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ:SPKE) Sprague Resources LP (NYSE:SRLP) Telecom Argentina Stet France Telecom S.A. (NYSE: TEO) Domtar Corporation (NYSE:UFS) USA Compression Partners, LP (NYSE:USAC) Western Gas Equity Partners, LP (NYSE: WES)