(VIANEWS) – Paramount Group (PGRE), Companhia Paranaense de Energia (ELP), Merck (MRK) are the highest payout ratio stocks on this list.

We have gathered information concerning stocks with the highest payout ratio up until 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 distribute 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. Paramount Group (PGRE)

2950% Payout Ratio

Paramount Group, Inc., a fully integrated real estate investment trust, is headquartered in New York City. It owns, operates, manages, acquires, redevelops, and maintains Class A office buildings in selected central business districts of New York City. Paramount is determined to maximize the portfolio’s value by using the desirable locations and proven management skills of its property managers to attract and keep high-quality tenants.

Earnings Per Share

As for profitability, Paramount Group has a trailing twelve months EPS of $0.01.

PE Ratio

Paramount Group has a trailing twelve months price to earnings ratio of 701. Meaning,
the purchaser of the share is investing $701 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 0.46%.

Moving Average

Paramount Group’s worth is below its 50-day moving average of $7.37 and way below its 200-day moving average of $8.77.

Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation, and Amortization

Paramount Group’s EBITDA is 6.75.

Yearly Top and Bottom Value

Paramount Group’s stock is valued at $7.01 at 08:23 EST, way below its 52-week high of $11.53 and above its 52-week low of $6.76.

2. Companhia Paranaense de Energia (ELP)

313.04% Payout Ratio

Companhia Paranaense de Energia – COPEL is engaged in generation, transmission and distribution of electricity, primarily to residential, commercial and rural customers in Brazil’s State of ParanA! The company owned or operated 3,389 km of transmission lines, and 199.952.6 kilometers distribution lines. The company holds electricity distribution concessions in 399 municipalities of the State ParanA! as well as in Porto UniAPSo, Santa Catarina. It also offers telecommunications services to corporations, such as banks, universities and internet service providers. It also supplies pipelined gas to 47.238 customers. This includes thermoelectric plants and cogeneration plants as well as gas stations and other residences. The gas distribution network covers 833 km in ParanA! Companhia Paranaense de Energia A COPEL was established in 1954. It is headquartered at Curitiba in Brazil.

Earnings Per Share

As for profitability, Companhia Paranaense de Energia has a trailing twelve months EPS of $0.26.

PE Ratio

Companhia Paranaense de Energia has a trailing twelve months price to earnings ratio of 25. Meaning,
the purchaser of the share is investing $25 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 17.79%.

Yearly Top and Bottom Value

Companhia Paranaense de Energia’s stock is valued at $6.55 at 08:23 EST, way under its 52-week high of $8.15 and way above its 52-week low of $5.01.

Moving Average

Companhia Paranaense de Energia’s value is higher than its 50-day moving average of $6.50 and under its 200-day moving average of $6.57.

3. Merck (MRK)

41.53% Payout Ratio

Merck & Co., Inc. is a global healthcare provider. The company operates in two areas: Pharmaceutical and Animal Health. It offers pharmaceutical products for human health in areas such as oncology and hospital acute care. Animal Health develops and manufactures veterinary vaccines and other health products. It also offers digitally connected traceability and identification solutions. The company serves pharmacies, government agencies, drug retailers, hospitals, as well as managed healthcare providers such as hospital benefit managers and health maintenance organizations. It also assists veterinarians, physicians, distributors of physician, and animal producers. AstraZeneca PLC, Bayer AG, Eisai Co., Ltd., Ridgeback Biotherapeutics, and Gilead Sciences, Inc. collaborate with the company to develop long-acting HIV treatments. Merck & Co., Inc. is a New Jersey-based company that was established in 1891.

Earnings Per Share

As for profitability, Merck has a trailing twelve months EPS of $2.77.

PE Ratio

Merck has a trailing twelve months price to earnings ratio of 31.46. Meaning,
the purchaser of the share is investing $31.46 for every dollar of annual earnings.

Moving Average

Merck’s value is under its 50-day moving average of $88.84 and above its 200-day moving average of $84.74.

Dividend Yield

According to Morningstar, Inc., the next dividend payment is on Sep 13, 2022, the estimated forward annual dividend rate is 2.76 and the estimated forward annual dividend yield is 3.09%.

Revenue Growth

Year-on-year quarterly revenue growth grew by 28%, now sitting on 57.17B for the twelve trailing months.

Sales Growth

Merck’s sales growth for the next quarter is 2.9%.

4. Sandy Spring Bancorp (SASR)

30.14% Payout Ratio

Sandy Spring Bancorp, Inc. is the bank holding firm for Sandy Spring Bank. It provides trust services, commercial and retail banking, as well as mortgage and private banking to both individuals and businesses. The bank operates in three areas: Community Banking and Insurance. Community Banking offers various financial products, such as loan and deposit products. The loan products it offers include residential loans, commercial real-estate loans and commercial construction loans. It also provides consumer loans that can be used to finance home equity lines and installment loans. General insurance agency services are provided by the Insurance segment. Annuities include personal, commercial and medical liability annuities. Investment Management offers financial planning and investment management, such as cash flow analysis and investment review, tax planning and retirement planning. It also provides estate planning services to individuals, families and small business owners. The company also offers wealth and personal trust management services. It operates approximately 50 branches in Maryland, Northern Virginia, Washington D.C. Sandy Spring Bancorp, Inc. is located in Olney, Maryland.

Earnings Per Share

As for profitability, Sandy Spring Bancorp has a trailing twelve months EPS of $4.38.

PE Ratio

Sandy Spring Bancorp has a trailing twelve months price to earnings ratio of 9.13. Meaning,
the purchaser of the share is investing $9.13 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 13.23%.

Volume

Today’s last reported volume for Sandy Spring Bancorp is 86424 which is 22.75% below its average volume of 111890.

Revenue Growth

Year-on-year quarterly revenue growth declined by 0.3%, now sitting on 524.01M for the twelve trailing months.

Dividend Yield

As claimed by Morningstar, Inc., the next dividend payment is on Aug 8, 2022, the estimated forward annual dividend rate is 1.36 and the estimated forward annual dividend yield is 3.46%.

Yearly Top and Bottom Value

Sandy Spring Bancorp’s stock is valued at $39.99 at 08:24 EST, way under its 52-week high of $52.04 and higher than its 52-week low of $36.84.

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