UBS Has a Buy Rating on These 8 High Yield Dividend Stocks

UBS Has a Buy Rating on These 8 High Yield Dividend Stocks

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Looking for dividend stocks practically radiating with optimism? We created a list of high yield stocks that have the very bullish backing of top analysts.

We started only with the names offering a dividend yield north of 3% and market caps above $300 million for stability.

Next, in regards to top analyst ratings, we screened the stocks with "Buy" ratings from UBS (UBS). Investors often find it helpful to have the backup of a large investment bank's analysts. Their full-time job is to analyze companies, so their word is as professional as it gets. They often have personal relationships with the companies they are assigned to, and visit the company to get more accurate figures out their value.

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UBS has a buy rating on these 8 high yield (>3%) dividend stocks. Do you agree with their optimism?  List Average 1-Year Return: 5%.

 

 

1. ConAgra Foods, Inc. (CAG, Earnings, Analysts, Financials): Operates as a food company primarily in North America. Market cap at $11.36B, most recent closing price at $27.88. On 09/21/2012, UBS had a Buy rating on the stock. Dividend yield at 3.59%.

 

2. Crestwood Midstream Partners LP (CMLP, Earnings, Analysts, Financials): Engages in gathering, compressing, treating, processing, and transporting natural gas primarily on the Barnett Shale formation of the Fort Worth Basin in north Texas. Market cap at $1.15B, most recent closing price at $23.93. On 11/23/2011, UBS had a Buy rating on the stock. Dividend yield at 8.39%.

 

3. Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO, Earnings, Analysts, Financials): Designs, manufactures, and sells Internet protocol (IP)-based networking and other products related to the communications and information technology industry worldwide. Market cap at $97.09B, most recent closing price at $18.31. On 10/27/2011, UBS had a Buy rating on the stock. Dividend yield at 3.07%.

 

4. FirstMerit Corporation (FMER, Earnings, Analysts, Financials): Operates as the bank holding company for FirstMerit Bank, N. Market cap at $1.61B, most recent closing price at $14.65. On 11/08/2011, UBS had a Buy rating on the stock. Dividend yield at 4.34%.

 

5. Microchip Technology Inc. (MCHP, Earnings, Analysts, Financials): Develops and manufactures semiconductor products for various embedded control applications worldwide. Market cap at $6.21B, most recent closing price at $32.05. On 11/04/2011, UBS had a Buy rating on the stock. Dividend yield at 4.38%.

 

6. PPL Corporation (PPL, Earnings, Analysts, Financials): Generates and sells electricity; and delivers natural gas to approximately 5.3 million utility customers primarily in the northeastern and northwestern US. Market cap at $16.99B, most recent closing price at $29.30. On 08/09/2012, UBS had a Buy rating on the stock. Dividend yield at 4.89%.

 

7. Spectra Energy Corp. (SE, Earnings, Analysts, Financials): Engages in the ownership and operation of a portfolio of complementary natural gas-related energy assets in the United States and Canada. Market cap at $19.27B, most recent closing price at $29.52. On 06/28/2012, UBS had a Buy rating on the stock. Dividend yield at 3.81%.

 

8. Questar Corporation (STR, Earnings, Analysts, Financials): Operates as an integrated natural gas holding company. Market cap at $3.59B, most recent closing price at $20.16. On 09/24/2012, UBS had a Buy rating on the stock. Dividend yield at 3.34%.

 

 

Written by Kapitall's Rebecca Lipman. Author is long PPL. Analyst ratings sourced from Reuters, dividend data sourced from Finviz.

 

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