(VIANEWS) – Merck (MRK), MDU Resources Group (MDU), FutureFuel Corp. (FF) are the highest payout ratio stocks on this list.

Here’s the data we’ve collected of stocks with a high payout ratio up until now. The payout ratio in itself isn’t a guarantee 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. Merck (MRK)

48.91% Payout Ratio

Merck & Co., Inc. offers healthcare solutions around the world.

Volume

Today’s last reported volume for Merck is 4460790, 62.29% below its average volume of 11830900.

As claimed by Morningstar, Inc., the next dividend payment is on Mar 13, 2022, the estimated forward annual dividend rate is 2.76 and the estimated forward annual dividend yield is 3.05%.

Merck’s sales growth this year is anticipated to be 18.9% and a negative 2.3% for next year.

Year-on-year quarterly revenue growth grew by 49.6%, now sitting on 53.98B for the twelve trailing months.

Merck’s sales growth for the current quarter is 21.3%. The company’s growth estimates for the present quarter and the next is 29% and 6.9%.

Volatility

Merck’s last day, week, and month’s current intraday variation average was 0.47%, 0.82%, and 0.80%, respectively.

Merck’s highest amplitude of average volatility was 1.09% (day), 1.72% (last week), and 1.80% (last month), respectively.

Merck’s Stock Yearly Top and Bottom Value

Merck’s stock is valued at $90.46 at 02:23 EST, under its 52-week high of $95.72 and way higher than its 52-week low of $70.89.

Merck’s Moving Average

Merck’s value is higher than its 50-day moving average of $89.50 and way above its 200-day moving average of $81.89.

2. MDU Resources Group (MDU)

48.59% Payout Ratio

MDU Resources Group, Inc. is involved in US-regulated energy delivery, construction materials, and service businesses.

Volume

Today’s last reported volume for MDU Resources Group is 914936, 40% below its average volume of 1525030.

As stated by Morningstar, Inc., the next dividend payment is on Jun 7, 2022, the estimated forward annual dividend rate is 0.87 and the estimated forward annual dividend yield is 3.23%.

MDU Resources Group’s sales growth this year is expected to be 7.9% and 2.9% for next year.

Year-on-year quarterly revenue growth grew by 15.4%, now sitting on 5.87B for the twelve trailing months.

MDU Resources Group’s sales growth for the next quarter is 24.3%. The company’s growth estimates for the current quarter and the next is 2% and 13.2%. The company’s return on equity, which measures the profitability of a business relative to shareholder’s equity, for the twelve trailing months is 11.06%.

Volatility

MDU Resources Group’s last day, week, and month’s current intraday variation average was 0.75%, 1.05%, and 1.05%, respectively.

MDU Resources Group’s highest amplitude of average volatility was 1.20% (day), 1.69% (last week), and 2.16% (last month), respectively.

MDU Resources Group’s Stock Yearly Top and Bottom Value

MDU Resources Group’s stock is valued at $26.96 at 02:23 EST, way below its 52-week high of $33.34 and above its 52-week low of $24.92.

MDU Resources Group’s Moving Average

MDU Resources Group’s value is above its 50-day moving average of $26.81 and below its 200-day moving average of $27.97.

3. FutureFuel Corp. (FF)

46.15% Payout Ratio

FutureFuel Corp. manufactures and exports, via its subsidiary FutureFuel Chemical Company.

Volume

Today’s last reported volume for FutureFuel Corp. is 109191, 52.27% below its average volume of 228801.

According to Morningstar, Inc., the next dividend payment is on Aug 30, 2022, the estimated forward annual dividend rate is 0.24 and the estimated forward annual dividend yield is 3.42%.

Year-on-year quarterly revenue growth grew by 1.8%, now sitting on 322.13M for the twelve trailing months.

The company’s return on equity, which measures the profitability of a business relative to shareholder’s equity, for the twelve trailing months is 7.2%.

Volatility

FutureFuel Corp. ‘s last day, week, and month’s current intraday variation average was 3.24%, 2.26%, and 1.71%, respectively.

FutureFuel Corp. ‘s highest amplitude of average volatility was 4.15% (day), 3.72% (last week), and 3.45% (last month), respectively.

FutureFuel Corp. ‘s Stock Yearly Top and Bottom Value

FutureFuel Corp. ‘s stock is valued at $6.79 at 02:23 EST, way under its 52-week high of $10.63 and way higher than its 52-week low of $6.15.

FutureFuel Corp. ‘s Moving Average

FutureFuel Corp. ‘s value is below its 50-day moving average of $7.15 and way below its 200-day moving average of $8.01.

4. Amdocs Limited (DOX)

33% Payout Ratio

Through its subsidiaries, Amdocs Limited provides software and other services for the entertainment and communications industry.

Volume

Today’s last reported volume for Amdocs Limited is 582048, 16.54% below its average volume of 697475.

As claimed by Morningstar, Inc., the next dividend payment is on Jun 28, 2022, the estimated forward annual dividend rate is 1.58 and the estimated forward annual dividend yield is 1.89%.

Amdocs Limited’s sales growth this year is expected to be 19.5% and 8.3% for next year.

Year-on-year quarterly revenue growth grew by 9.2%, now sitting on 4.4B for the twelve trailing months.

Amdocs Limited’s sales growth for the next quarter is 21%. The company’s growth estimates for the ongoing quarter and the next is 6.9% and 23.5%. The company’s return on equity, which measures the profitability of a business relative to shareholder’s equity, for the twelve trailing months is 15.49%.

Volatility

Amdocs Limited’s last day, week, and month’s current intraday variation average was 0.29%, 0.81%, and 1.36%, respectively.

Amdocs Limited’s highest amplitude of average volatility was 1.34% (day), 2.05% (last week), and 2.43% (last month), respectively.

Amdocs Limited’s Stock Yearly Top and Bottom Value

Amdocs Limited’s stock is valued at $82.64 at 02:23 EST, below its 52-week high of $88.18 and way higher than its 52-week low of $68.33.

Amdocs Limited’s Moving Average

Amdocs Limited’s worth is above its 50-day moving average of $82.51 and higher than its 200-day moving average of $78.63.