(VIANEWS) – Hurco Companies (HURC), First Community Bankshares (FCBC), Waste Connections (WCN) are the highest payout ratio stocks on this list.

We have collected information regarding 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 investigating 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. Hurco Companies (HURC)

43.94% Payout Ratio

Hurco Companies, Inc., a technology company, develops, produces, and markets computerized machines to the global metal cutting sector. Its main products are general-purpose, computerized machine tools such as turning and vertical machining centers. The company also offers computer control systems, and software to support press brake applications. The company also offers components for machine tools, automation integration equipment and solutions to job shops. It also provides software options, control upgrades and accessories, replacement parts, and customer support. It serves independent job shops and specialized short-run production applications within large manufacturing operations, as well as precision tool, die, and mold manufacturers in aerospace, defense, medical equipment, energy, automotive/transportation, electronics, and computer industries. It sells products under its Hurco, Milltronics and Takumi brand through both independent distributors and direct sales representatives. Hurco Companies, Inc. is located in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Earnings Per Share

As for profitability, Hurco Companies has a trailing twelve months EPS of $1.32.

PE Ratio

Hurco Companies has a trailing twelve months price to earnings ratio of 18.21. Meaning,
the purchaser of the share is investing $18.21 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 3.81%.

2. First Community Bankshares (FCBC)

41.7% Payout Ratio

First Community Bankshares, Inc. is the financial holding organization for First Community Bank, which provides various banking services and products. The bank offers savings and money market accounts and certificates of deposit as well as individual retirement plans. It also provides commercial, consumer and real estate loans. Lines of credit, credit cards and automatic teller machine card service. It also offers wealth management services such as trust management, investment advisory, services and estate administration; and services in investment management. The company serves people and companies in many industries including education, government and health services, coal mining and extraction, retail trade, construction, manufacturing, tourism, and transport. The company had 49 branches as of December 31, 2021. There were 23 West Virginia branches and 7 North Carolina branches. In Tennessee, there were 2 branches. First Community Bankshares, Inc., was established in Bluefield, Virginia in 1874.

Earnings Per Share

As for profitability, First Community Bankshares has a trailing twelve months EPS of $2.4.

PE Ratio

First Community Bankshares has a trailing twelve months price to earnings ratio of 13.84. Meaning,
the purchaser of the share is investing $13.84 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 10.38%.

3. Waste Connections (WCN)

35.66% Payout Ratio

Waste Connections, Inc. offers non-hazardous refuse collection, transfer, disposal, resource recovery and recycling services throughout the United States. The company offers residential, commercial and industrial collection, as well as landfill disposal and recycling services. It also operates transfer stations to receive and/or load compact waste. These wastes are transported by truck, rail or barge to treatment or landfills. Intermodal services provide rail transport of solid and cargo containers throughout the Pacific Northwest via a network intermodal facilities. It also provides E&P Waste Treatment, Recovery, and Disposal Services for oil and natural gas exploration, production, and waste. This includes drilling fluids, flowback water, production fluids, and flowback waters; well-operating wastes; and production and waste water. The company has a network of intermodal facilities that provide rail haul services to move cargo and solid waste containers in the Pacific Northwest. The company also offers leasing services. It owned 334 solid-waste collection facilities, 142 transfer stations, 61 municipal solid (MSW), landfills, 12 E&P landfills and 14 non-MSW disposal sites; 71 recycling operations; four intermodal operations; 23 E&P liquid well injection wells; 19 E&P oil and waste treatment plants. It also owns 53 transfer stations and 10 MSW landfills. There are 2 intermodal operations. Waste Connections, Inc., was established in 1997. It is located in Woodbridge, Canada.

Earnings Per Share

As for profitability, Waste Connections has a trailing twelve months EPS of $0.84.

PE Ratio

Waste Connections has a trailing twelve months price to earnings ratio of 152.86. Meaning,
the purchaser of the share is investing $152.86 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 9.32%.

Growth Estimates Quarters

The company’s growth estimates for the ongoing quarter and the next is 19.6% and 13.2%, respectively.

4. NBT Bancorp (NBTB)

32.09% Payout Ratio

NBT Bancorp Inc. is a financial holding firm that provides retail and commercial banking as well as wealth management services. Deposit products offered by NBT Bancorp Inc. include savings, demand deposit and certificates of deposit. Its loan portfolio includes commercial, industrial, commercial real property, agricultural and commercial construction loans. Indirect and direct consumer, residential, and mortgage loans. The company also offers trust and investment, financial planning and insurance services as well as retirement plan consulting services and recordkeeping. The company also offers personal, casualty and business insurance. It can provide other services via online, mobile and phone channels, which allow customers to access balances, make transfers, send funds, pay bills and view statements. Customers can also apply for loans and check their accounts. It had 141 branches in New York, Pennsylvania and Vermont and 176 ATMs throughout New Hampshire, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Maine as of December 31, 2020. NBT Bancorp Inc. is located in Norwich, New York.

Earnings Per Share

As for profitability, NBT Bancorp has a trailing twelve months EPS of $3.49.

PE Ratio

NBT Bancorp has a trailing twelve months price to earnings ratio of 11.42. Meaning,
the purchaser of the share is investing $11.42 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 12.57%.

Sales Growth

NBT Bancorp’s sales growth is 10.2% for the present quarter and 4.8% for the next.

Growth Estimates Quarters

The company’s growth estimates for the ongoing quarter and the next is 2.3% and 5.8%, respectively.