(VIANEWS) – PennantPark Investment Corporation (PNNT), Companhia Siderurgica Nacional S.A. (SID), Illinois Tool Works (ITW) are the highest payout ratio stocks on this list.

We have gathered information about stocks with the highest payout ratio up to now. The payout ratio in itself isn’t a guarantee of 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 are a few stocks with an above 30% percent payout ratio.

1. PennantPark Investment Corporation (PNNT)

99.06% Payout Ratio

PennantPark Investment Corporation is a business development firm that specializes in mezzanine and direct investments in middle-market companies. The fund invests in mezzanine, senior secured and equity loans. It invests in real estate and buildings, as well as gaming, leisure and technology. The fund invests in equity securities, debt transactions, including common stock, warrants and options, senior secured and subordinated debts, subordinated loans and first lien debts. It also offers private equity coinvestments and distressed securities. The fund is open to investing in American companies. It seeks to make investments in companies with EBITDA of between $10 and $50 million. The fund’s mezzanine and senior secured loans as well as other investments in portfolio companies range from $15 million to $50 million. It may make debt and equity investments as well as non-control equity.

Earnings per Share

PennantPark Investment Corporation’s trailing twelve-month EPS is $0.53.

PE Ratio

PennantPark Investment Corporation’s trailing 12-month price-to-earnings ratio is 11.25. The purchaser of the shares is therefore investing $11.25 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 5.54%.

Volume

Today’s last reported volume for PennantPark Investment Corporation is 206843 which is 2.32% above its average volume of 202140.

Yearly Top and Bottom Value

PennantPark Investment Corporation’s stock is valued at $5.96 at 07:24 EST, way under its 52-week high of $8.02 and way higher than its 52-week low of $5.33.

Moving Average

PennantPark Investment Corporation’s value is above its 50-day moving average of $5.90 and way below its 200-day moving average of $6.77.

Sales Growth

The quarter-to-quarter sales growth for PennantPark Investment Corporation was 17.4% and 27.4%, respectively.

2. Companhia Siderurgica Nacional S.A. (SID)

82.3% Payout Ratio

Companhia Siderúrgica Nacional operates as an integrated steel producer in Brazil and Latin America. The company operates in five segments: Steel, Mining, Logistics, Energy, and Cement. It offers flat steel products, such as high, medium, low carbon, micro-alloyed, and interstitial free slabs; hot-rolled products, including heavy and light-gauge hot-rolled coils and sheets; cold-rolled products comprising cold-rolled coils and sheets; galvanized products; tin mill products that consist of flat-rolled low-carbon steel coils or sheets; and profiles, channels, UPE sections, and steel sleepers for the distribution, packaging, automotive, home appliance, and construction industries. The company primarily explores for iron ore reserves at Casa de Pedra and Engenho mines located in the city of Congonhas; and limestone and dolomite at the Bocaina mine located in the city of Arcos in the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil, as well as produces tin. In addition, it operates railway and port facilities; produces and sells cement to construction material stores, home centers, concrete producers, construction companies, mortar industries, and cement artifact producers; and generates electric power from its thermoelectric co-generation and hydroelectric power plants. The company also exports its products. Companhia Siderúrgica Nacional was incorporated in 1941 and is headquartered in São Paulo, Brazil.

Earnings Per Share

As for profitability, Companhia Siderurgica Nacional S.A. has a trailing twelve months EPS of $0.48.

PE Ratio

Companhia Siderurgica Nacional S.A. has a trailing twelve months price to earnings ratio of 5.73. Meaning,
the purchaser of the share is investing $5.73 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 12.88%.

Revenue growth

The year-on-year revenue growth was 6.4%. Now, the figure is 43.59B.

Sales Growth

Companhia Siderurgica Nacional S.A.’s sales growth for the current quarter is negative 4.6%.

Volume

Companhia Siderurgica Nacional S.A.’s current reported volume is 2728280, which is 38.6% lower than its average volume (4443670).

3. Illinois Tool Works (ITW)

56.74% Payout Ratio

Illinois Tool Works Inc. produces and distributes industrial equipment and products worldwide. The company operates in seven different segments, including Automotive OEM, Food Equipment and Test & Measurement and Electronics. Welding and Polymers & Fluids. Construction Products and Specialty Products are some of its key products. Automotive OEM offers metal and plastic components and fasteners for automotive, light truck, and other industrial applications. Food Equipment provides services such as warewashing and refrigeration; cooking and food processing; ventilation and control of pollution; maintenance and repairs to food equipment. Test & Measurement and Electronics produces and sells consumables and software that can be used to test and measure materials and structures. It also supplies equipment and consumables for the manufacture of microelectronics and subassemblies. The Welding section produces equipment for arc welding, as well as metal arc welding consumables. The Polymers & Fluids section produces adhesives, sealants and lubrication fluids. It also makes fluids and polymers that are used for after-market maintenance. Construction Products offers engineered fastening solutions and systems for residential, commercial, and renovation/remodel construction. Specialty Products includes beverage packaging equipment, consumables and product coding/marking equipment, consumables and appliances components, as well as fasteners and fasteners. The company serves automotive OEM/tiers and general industrial as well as the aftermarket. It distributes products both directly to manufacturers and through independent distributors. Illinois Tool Works Inc. was established in Glenview, Illinois in 1912.

Earnings per Share

Illinois Tool Works’ trailing 12-month EPS is $8.76.

PE Ratio

Illinois Tool Works’ trailing 12-month price-to-earnings ratio is 26.18. The purchaser of the shares is therefore investing $26.18 per dollar in annual earnings.

8.49% is the company’s return-on-equity, which measures profitability relative to shareholders equity for twelve months.

Volume

Today’s last reported volume for Illinois Tool Works is 421571 which is 64.5% below its average volume of 1187580.

Yearly Top and Bottom Value

Illinois Tool Works’s stock is valued at $229.32 at 07:29 EST, under its 52-week high of $249.81 and way above its 52-week low of $173.52.

Dividend Yield

As maintained by Morningstar, Inc., the next dividend payment is on Sep 28, 2022, the estimated forward annual dividend rate is 5.24 and the estimated forward annual dividend yield is 2.52%.

Moving Average

Illinois Tool Works is worth more than its moving average for 50 days of $201.06 (and much higher than the moving average for 200 days of $202.78).

4. MVB Financial Corp. (MVBF)

45.83% Payout Ratio

MVB Financial Corp., together with its subsidiaries, provides banking and mortgage products and services to individuals and corporate clients in the United States. The company operates through three segments: Commercial and Retail Banking; Mortgage Banking; and Financial Holding Company. It offers various demand deposit accounts, savings accounts, money market accounts, and certificates of deposit; and grants various types of loans, including commercial and commercial real estate loans, residential real estate loans, home equity lines of credit, and consumer loans. The company also provides debit cards; cashier's checks; safe deposit rental facilities; and non-deposit investment services, as well as automated teller machines, and internet and telephone banking services. The company operates 13 full-service banking branches; ten offices in West Virginia; and three in Virginia. MVB Financial Corp. was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in Fairmont, West Virginia.

Earnings per Share

MVB Financial Corp.’s trailing 12 months EPS is $1.44.

PE Ratio

MVB Financial Corp.’s trailing 12-month price-earnings ratio is 16.69. The purchaser of the shares is therefore investing $16.69 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 6.97%.

Sales Growth

MVB Financial Corp.’s sales growth is 12.8% for the present quarter and 44.6% for the next.

Yearly Top and Bottom Value

MVB Financial Corp.’s stock is valued at $24.04 at 07:31 EST, way below its 52-week high of $44.22 and above its 52-week low of $23.80.

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