(VIANEWS) – Pinnacle West Capital Corporation (PNW), Black Hills Corporation (BKH), Morgan Stanley (MS) are the highest payout ratio stocks on this list.

Here’s the data we’ve collected of stocks with a high payout ratio at the moment. The payout ratio in itself isn’t a promise of a future good investment but it’s an indicator of whether dividends are being paid and how the company chooses to issue them.

When investigating a potential investment, the dividend payout ratio is a good statistic to know so here is a list of some companies with an above 30% payout ratio.

1. Pinnacle West Capital Corporation (PNW)

84.07% Payout Ratio

Pinnacle West Capital Corporation, through its subsidiary, Arizona Public Service Company, provides retail and wholesale electric services primarily in the state of Arizona. The company generates, transmits, and distributes electricity using coal, nuclear, gas, oil, and solar generating facilities. Its transmission facilities consist of approximately 6,192 pole miles of overhead lines and approximately 49 miles of underground lines; and distribution facilities comprise approximately 11,191 miles of overhead lines and approximately 22,092 miles of underground primary cable. The company serves approximately 1.3 million customers. It owns or leases approximately 6,316 megawatts of regulated generation capacity. The company was incorporated in 1985 and is headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona.

Earnings Per Share

As for profitability, Pinnacle West Capital Corporation has a trailing twelve months EPS of $4.08.

PE Ratio

Pinnacle West Capital Corporation has a trailing twelve months price to earnings ratio of 20.4. Meaning, the purchaser of the share is investing $20.4 for every dollar of annual earnings.

The company’s return on equity, which measures the profitability of a business relative to shareholder’s equity, for the twelve trailing months is 7.87%.

2. Black Hills Corporation (BKH)

62.89% Payout Ratio

Black Hills Corporation, through its subsidiaries, operates as an electric and natural gas utility company in the United States. It operates through four segments: Electric Utilities, Gas Utilities, Power Generation, and Mining. The Electric Utilities segment generates, transmits, and distributes electricity to approximately 216,000 electric customers in Colorado, South Dakota, and Wyoming, as well as provides electrical system construction services to large industrial customers. This segment owns 992 megawatts of generation capacity and 8,892 miles of electric transmission and distribution lines. The Gas Utilities segment distributes natural gas to approximately 1,083,000 natural gas utility customers in Arkansas, Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska, and Wyoming. It also provides appliance repair services to residential customers; and constructs and maintains gas infrastructure facilities for gas transportation customers. This segment owns and operates approximately 4,774 miles of intrastate gas transmission pipelines; 41,838 miles of gas distribution mains and service lines; seven natural gas storage sites; and approximately 49,000 horsepower of compression and 560 miles of gathering lines. The Power Generation segment produces electric power through wind, natural gas, and coal-fired generating plants; and sells the electric capacity and energy primarily to utilities under long-term contracts. The Mining segment produces coal at its coal mine located near Gillette, Wyoming; and sells the coal to electric generation facilities. Black Hills Corporation was incorporated in 1941 and is headquartered in Rapid City, South Dakota.

Earnings Per Share

As for profitability, Black Hills Corporation has a trailing twelve months EPS of $3.88.

PE Ratio

Black Hills Corporation has a trailing twelve months price to earnings ratio of 15.48. Meaning, the purchaser of the share is investing $15.48 for every dollar of annual earnings.

The company’s return on equity, which measures the profitability of a business relative to shareholder’s equity, for the twelve trailing months is 8.67%.

Volume

Today’s last reported volume for Black Hills Corporation is 28612 which is 93.91% below its average volume of 470388.

Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation, and Amortization

Black Hills Corporation’s EBITDA is 37.31.

Moving Average

Black Hills Corporation’s value is under its 50-day moving average of $61.08 and under its 200-day moving average of $64.95.

3. Morgan Stanley (MS)

54.48% Payout Ratio

Morgan Stanley, a financial holding company, provides various financial products and services to corporations, governments, financial institutions, and individuals in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia. It operates through Institutional Securities, Wealth Management, and Investment Management segments. The Institutional Securities segment offers capital raising and financial advisory services, including services related to the underwriting of debt, equity, and other securities, as well as advice on mergers and acquisitions, restructurings, real estate, and project finance. This segment also provides equity and fixed income products comprising sales, financing, prime brokerage, and market-making services; foreign exchange and commodities; corporate and commercial real estate loans, commercial mortgage and secured lending facilities, and financing for sales and trading customers, and asset-backed and mortgage lending; and wealth management services, investment, and research services. The Wealth Management segment offers financial advisor-led brokerage, custody, administrative, and investment advisory services; self-directed brokerage services; financial and wealth planning services; workplace services, including stock plan administration; annuity and insurance products; securities-based lending, residential real estate loans, and other lending products; banking; and retirement plan services to individual investors and small to medium-sized businesses and institutions. The Investment Management segment provides equity, fixed income, alternatives and solutions, and liquidity and overlay services to benefit/defined contribution plans, foundations, endowments, government entities, sovereign wealth funds, insurance companies, third-party fund sponsors, corporations, and individuals through institutional and intermediary channels. Morgan Stanley was founded in 1924 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

Earnings Per Share

As for profitability, Morgan Stanley has a trailing twelve months EPS of $5.69.

PE Ratio

Morgan Stanley has a trailing twelve months price to earnings ratio of 16.16. Meaning, the purchaser of the share is investing $16.16 for every dollar of annual earnings.

Dividend Yield

As stated by Morningstar, Inc., the next dividend payment is on Jul 27, 2023, the estimated forward annual dividend rate is 3.4 and the estimated forward annual dividend yield is 3.67%.

Sales Growth

Morgan Stanley’s sales growth is 1.3% for the present quarter and 7.4% for the next.

4. Brinks Company (BCO)

32.65% Payout Ratio

The Brink's Company provides secure transportation, cash management, and other security-related services in North America, Latin America, Europe, and internationally. The company offers armored vehicle transportation of valuables; automated teller machine (ATM) management services, such as cash replenishment, replenishment forecasting, cash optimization, ATM remote monitoring, service call dispatching, transaction processing, installation, and first and second line maintenance services; network infrastructure; and cash-in-transit services. It also provides transportation services for diamonds, jewelry, precious metals, securities, bank notes, currency, high-tech devices, electronics, and pharmaceuticals; vault outsourcing and money processing services; and services related to deploying and servicing intelligent safes and safe control devices, as well as cashier balancing, counterfeit detection, account consolidation, electronic reporting, check imaging, and reconciliation services. In addition, the company offers technology applications, including online cash tracking, cash inventory management, and other web-based tools. Further, it provides bill payment acceptance and processing services; prepaid cards and corporate debit cards; and security system design and installation services that include alarms, motion detectors, closed-circuit televisions, and digital video recorders, as well as access control systems comprising card and biometric readers, electronic locks, and turnstiles. Additionally, the company offers monitoring services; and security and guarding services to protect airports, offices, warehouses, stores, and public venues. It serves banks and financial institutions, retailers, government agencies, mints, jewelers, and other commercial operations. The company was formerly known as The Pittston Company and changed its name to The Brink's Company in May 2003. The Brink's Company was founded in 1859 and is headquartered in Richmond, Virginia.

Earnings Per Share

As for profitability, Brinks Company has a trailing twelve months EPS of $2.45.

PE Ratio

Brinks Company has a trailing twelve months price to earnings ratio of 28.96. Meaning, the purchaser of the share is investing $28.96 for every dollar of annual earnings.

The company’s return on equity, which measures the profitability of a business relative to shareholder’s equity, for the twelve trailing months is 26.28%.

Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation, and Amortization

Brinks Company’s EBITDA is 38.49.

Yearly Top and Bottom Value

Brinks Company’s stock is valued at $70.95 at 02:23 EST, under its 52-week high of $73.39 and way above its 52-week low of $48.38.

Moving Average

Brinks Company’s value is above its 50-day moving average of $68.75 and way higher than its 200-day moving average of $63.37.