(VIANEWS) – Companhia Paranaense de Energia (ELP), Avista Corporation (AVA), Babson Capital Participation Investors (MPV) are the highest payout ratio stocks on this list.

Here’s the data we’ve collected of stocks with a high payout ratio so far. 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 researching 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. Companhia Paranaense de Energia (ELP)

505.63% Payout Ratio

Companhia Paranaense de Energia – COPEL engages in the generation, transmission, distribution, and sale of electricity to industrial, residential, commercial, rural, and other customers primarily in the State of Paraná, Brazil. As of December 31, 2019, the company operated 19 hydroelectric plants, 25 wind plants, and one thermoelectric plant with a total installed capacity of 5,742.0 megawatts; and owned and operated 3,389 kilometers of transmission lines and 199,952.6 kilometers of distribution lines. It holds concessions to distribute electricity in 399 municipalities in the State of Paraná and in the municipality of Porto União in the State of Santa Catarina. The company also provides telecommunication services to corporate clients, including supermarkets, universities, banks, internet service providers, and television networks, as well as to retail clients; and broadband internet access to public elementary and middle schools. In addition, it supplies piped gas to 47,238 customers, including thermoelectric plants, cogeneration plants, gas stations, other businesses, and residences through a gas distribution network covering 833 kilometers in the State of Paraná. Companhia Paranaense de Energia – COPEL was founded in 1954 and is headquartered in Curitiba, Brazil.

Earnings per Share

Companhia Paranaense de Energia’s trailing twelve-month EPS is $0.12.

PE Ratio

Companhia Paranaense de Energia’s trailing 12-month price-to-earnings ratio is 54.75. The purchaser of the shares is therefore investing $54.75 per dollar in annual earnings.

For the 12 trailing months, the company’s return-on-equity, which is an indicator of the business’ profitability relative to shareholders’ equity, was 4.26%.

2. Avista Corporation (AVA)

97.89% Payout Ratio

Avista Corporation operates as an electric and natural gas utility company. It operates in two segments, Avista Utilities and AEL&P. The Avista Utilities segment provides electric distribution and transmission, and natural gas distribution services in parts of eastern Washington and northern Idaho; and natural gas distribution services in parts of northeastern and southwestern Oregon, as well as generates electricity in Washington, Idaho, Oregon, and Montana. This segment also engages in the wholesale purchase and sale of electricity and natural gas. The AEL&P segment offers electric services to 17,000 customers in the city and borough of Juneau, Alaska. The company generates electricity through hydro, thermal, and wind facilities. As of February 24, 2021, it provided electric service to 400,000 customers and natural gas to 367,000 customers. In addition, the company engages in the venture fund investments, real estate investments, and other investments. Avista Corporation was incorporated in 1889 and is headquartered in Spokane, Washington.

Earnings per Share

Avista Corporation’s trailing 12 months profit per share was $1.78

PE Ratio

Avista Corporation’s trailing 12-month price-earnings ratio is 21.87. The purchaser of the shares is therefore investing $21.87 per dollar in annual earnings.

For the 12 trailing months, the company’s return-on-equity, which is a measure of the business’ profitability relative to shareholders’ equity, was 5.91%.

Revenue growth

The year-on-year revenue growth was 21.4%. It now stands at 1.63B in the 12 trailing months.

3. Babson Capital Participation Investors (MPV)

64.52% Payout Ratio

Barings Participation Investors is a closed ended fixed income mutual fund launched and managed by Barings LLC. The fund invests in the fixed income markets of the United States. It primarily invests in below-investment grade, long-term corporate debt obligations which are directly purchased from its issuers. The fund also seeks to invest in warrants, conversion rights, or other equity related instruments. It benchmarks the performance of its portfolio against Standard and Poor's Industrials Composite, Russell 2000 Index, Lehman Brothers U.S. High Yield Index, and Lehman Brothers Intermediate U.S. Credit Index. The fund was formerly known as Babson Capital Participation Investors. Barings Participation Investors was formed on April 7, 1988 and is domiciled in the United States.

Earnings per Share

Babson Capital Participation Investors’ trailing 12 months profit per share was $0.6

PE Ratio

Babson Capital Participation Investors’ trailing 12-month price-to-earnings ratio is 21.32. The purchaser of the shares is therefore investing $21.32 per dollar in annual earnings.

For the 12 trailing months, the company’s return-on-equity, which is a measure of the business’ profitability relative to shareholders’ equity, was 8.42%.

Moving Average

Babson Capital Participation Investors’s value is above its 50-day moving average of $11.87 and higher than its 200-day moving average of $12.67.

Volume

Today’s last reported volume for Babson Capital Participation Investors is 16809 which is 36.31% above its average volume of 12331.

Yearly Top and Bottom Value

Babson Capital Participation Investors’s stock is valued at $12.77 at 13:24 EST, way under its 52-week high of $15.28 and way above its 52-week low of $11.12.

4. Patterson Companies (PDCO)

53.06% Payout Ratio

Patterson Companies, Inc. is involved in the distribution of animal and dental products throughout the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. It operates in three main segments, namely Dental, Animal Health and Corporate. It offers consumables, which include instruments, infection control and restorative material, as well as basic and advanced technology. The company also provides practice optimization solutions such practice management software and e-commerce. The company also offers a variety of services such as software, design, maintenance, repair and financing. Animal Health distributes pharmaceuticals and vaccines as well as diagnostics and prescription diets. It also supplies consumables and equipment. The segment offers private label products for producers and veterinarians under the Aspen and Patterson Veterinary brands. Other miscellaneous products are sold by the Corporate segment. This segment serves veterinarians and other health care professionals as well as animal producers, retailers, animal product distributors, animal owners, animal welfare professionals, labs, institutions, dentists, hospitals, institutes, animal healthcare professionals, veterinarians, animal-health professionals, animal production operators, and other retail outlets. In June 2004, Patterson Companies, Inc. was established. Patterson Companies, Inc. was established in 1877. It is located in Saint Paul, Minnesota.

Earnings Per Share

As for profitability, Patterson Companies has a trailing twelve months EPS of $1.96.

PE Ratio

Patterson Companies has a trailing twelve months price to earnings ratio of 14.84. Meaning,
the purchaser of the share is investing $14.84 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 19.14%.

Moving Average

Patterson Companies is worth more than its moving average for 50 days of $26.21 or its moving average for 200 days of $29.49.

Annual Top and Bottom Value

Patterson Companies stock was valued at $29.09 as of 13:24 EST. This is way lower than its 52 week high of $35.29, and much higher than its 52 week low of $23.87.

5. Bank of Marin Bancorp (BMRC)

35.66% Payout Ratio

Bank of Marin Bancorp is the holding company of Bank of Marin. It provides financial services to professionals, small- and medium-sized businesses, individuals and non-profits in San Francisco Bay Area. It offers savings and checking accounts for individuals and businesses, time certificates of deposits, individual retirement accounts and health savings accounts. The demand deposit market accounts are also offered. Certificate of deposit accounts registry, insured cash sweeps services, as well. The company also offers commercial, industrial and consumer loans as well as home equity and construction financing. The company also offers credit cards, merchant, payroll, and cash management, image lockbox and wire transfer services. It can also provide fraud detection tools and valet pickup service for non-cash deposit. It also offers wealth management services that include trust management, trust administration and estate settlement. The company had 21 branches in retail, five commercial banks offices and two loan production offices. These offices were located throughout 7 Bay Area counties. Bank of Marin Bancorp, headquartered in Novato in California was established in 1989.

Earnings Per Share

As for profitability, Bank of Marin Bancorp has a trailing twelve months EPS of $2.72.

PE Ratio

Bank of Marin Bancorp has a trailing twelve months price to earnings ratio of 12.59. Meaning,
the purchaser of the share is investing $12.59 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 10.15%.

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