(VIANEWS) – Williams Companies (WMB), India Fund (IFN), Atmos Energy Corporation (ATO) are the highest payout ratio stocks on this list.

We have collected information about stocks with the highest payout ratio as yet. 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. Williams Companies (WMB)

137.92% Payout Ratio

Together with its subsidiaries, The Williams Companies, Inc. operates as an infrastructure company that primarily serves the United States. The company operates in three segments: Transmission & Gulf of Mexico and Northeast G&P. West as well as Gas & NGL Marketing Services. Transco’s and Northwest’s natural gas pipelines are part of the Transmission & Gulf of Mexico segment. They also handle natural gas gathering, processing and crude oil production handling. There is also transportation assets for natural gas in the Gulf Coast region. Northeast G&P is involved in midstream gathering and processing in addition to fractionation in Marcellus Shale, primarily in Pennsylvania, New York and eastern Ohio. The West segment includes gas processing and treatment operations in the Rocky Mountain area of Colorado and Wyoming. It also operates in the Eagle Ford Shale Region of South Texas and North Texas. Gas & NGL Marketing Services provides services such as wholesale marketing, trading and storage of natural gas, transportation and production for producers, natural gas utilities and municipalities; and risk management and NGL marketing. It owns or operates approximately 30,000 miles worth of pipelines, 29 processing plants, seven fractionation facilities and 23 million barrels NGL storage. Williams Companies, Inc. was established in Tulsa, Oklahoma in 1908.

Volume

Today’s last reported volume for Williams Companies is 5341640, 30.16% below its average volume of 7648590.

As maintained by Morningstar, Inc., the next dividend payment is on Jun 8, 2022, the estimated forward annual dividend rate is 1.7 and the estimated forward annual dividend yield is 4.89%.

Williams Companies’s sales growth this year is expected to be 7.4% and 1.9% for next year.

Year-on-year quarterly revenue growth grew by 41.6%, now sitting on 10.78B for the twelve trailing months.

Williams Companies’s sales growth for the current quarter is 34.8%. The company’s growth estimates for the present quarter and the next is 29.6% and 8.8%. The company’s return on equity, which measures the profitability of a business relative to shareholder’s equity, for the twelve trailing months is 10.89%.

Volatility

Williams Companies’s last day, week, and month’s current intraday variation average was 1.17%, 2.29%, and 2.28%, respectively.

Williams Companies’s highest amplitude of average volatility was 3.59% (day), 3.38% (last week), and 2.79% (last month), respectively.

Williams Companies’s Stock Yearly Top and Bottom Value

Williams Companies’s stock is valued at $31.99 at 08:23 EST, way under its 52-week high of $37.97 and way higher than its 52-week low of $23.53.

Williams Companies’s Moving Average

Williams Companies’s value is below its 50-day moving average of $34.88 and above its 200-day moving average of $30.42.

2. India Fund (IFN)

65.31% Payout Ratio

The India Fund, Inc., a closed-ended equity mutual fund, was launched by Aberdeen Standard Investments Limited and is managed by Aberdeen Standard Investments Asia Limited. This fund is an Indian public equity market investment fund. The fund invests in stocks of large, medium, and small-cap businesses. To create its portfolio, the fund uses a combination of quantitative and fundamental analysis as well as a bottom-up stock selection and asset allocation approach. The fund benchmarks its portfolio performance against the IFC Investable India Index. The India Fund, Inc., was established December 27, 1993. It is headquartered in Singapore.

Volume

Today’s last reported volume for India Fund is 39706, 43.22% below its average volume of 69937.

According to Morningstar, Inc., the next dividend payment is on Aug 22, 2022, the estimated forward annual dividend rate is 1.84 and the estimated forward annual dividend yield is 10.5%.

Year-on-year quarterly revenue growth declined by 30.9%, now sitting on 5.66M 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 15.9%.

Volatility

India Fund’s last day, week, and month’s current intraday variation average was 0.17%, 0.59%, and 0.71%, respectively.

India Fund’s highest amplitude of average volatility was 0.85% (day), 1.59% (last week), and 1.43% (last month), respectively.

India Fund’s Stock Yearly Top and Bottom Value

India Fund’s stock is valued at $17.80 at 08:23 EST, way under its 52-week high of $23.78 and way higher than its 52-week low of $15.61.

India Fund’s Moving Average

India Fund’s worth is above its 50-day moving average of $17.27 and under its 200-day moving average of $18.89.

3. Atmos Energy Corporation (ATO)

48.72% Payout Ratio

Atmos Energy Corporation and its subsidiaries are involved in the United States’ regulated natural gas distribution and pipeline and storage business. The company operates in two distinct segments: Pipeline and storage and distribution. The distribution segment handles the regulation of natural gas distribution in eight states. The Distribution segment supplies natural gas to around three million customers, including commercial and public authorities, as well as industrial customers. It owned 71 558 miles underground transmission and distribution mains as of September 30, 2020. Pipeline and Storage is involved in pipeline and storage operations. The segment transports natural gases for third parties, manages five underground storage tanks in Texas, and offers ancillary services, such as parking, lending and inventory sales. It owned 5,684 miles in gas transmission lines as of September 30, 2020. Atmos Energy Corporation was established in 1906. It is located in Dallas, Texas.

Volume

Today’s last reported volume for Atmos Energy Corporation is 640075, 29.61% below its average volume of 909419.

As stated by Morningstar, Inc., the next dividend payment is on Aug 18, 2022, the estimated forward annual dividend rate is 2.72 and the estimated forward annual dividend yield is 2.3%.

Atmos Energy Corporation’s sales growth this year is expected to be 13.9% and 8.9% for next year.

Year-on-year quarterly revenue growth grew by 34.8%, now sitting on 4.05B for the twelve trailing months.

Atmos Energy Corporation’s sales growth for the current quarter is 16.1%. The company’s growth estimates for the present quarter and the next is 18.9% and 15.1%. The company’s return on equity, which measures the profitability of a business relative to shareholder’s equity, for the twelve trailing months is 8.82%.

Volatility

Atmos Energy Corporation’s last day, week, and month’s current intraday variation average was 0.12%, 0.78%, and 0.74%, respectively.

Atmos Energy Corporation’s highest amplitude of average volatility was 1.14% (day), 1.79% (last week), and 1.48% (last month), respectively.

Atmos Energy Corporation’s Stock Yearly Top and Bottom Value

Atmos Energy Corporation’s stock is valued at $118.09 at 08:23 EST, under its 52-week high of $122.96 and way above its 52-week low of $85.80.

Atmos Energy Corporation’s Moving Average

Atmos Energy Corporation’s value is higher than its 50-day moving average of $115.15 and higher than its 200-day moving average of $110.69.

4. Blackrock Enhanced Equity Dividend Trust (BDJ)

34.29% Payout Ratio

BlackRock Enhanced Equity Dividend Trust, a closed-end equity mutual fund, was launched by BlackRock, Inc. BlackRock Advisors, LLC manages the fund. The fund invests in American public equity markets. It invests in stocks from companies that operate across diverse sectors. The fund invests primarily in dividend-paying stocks from companies of all market capitalizations. It also invests in derivatives with an emphasis upon option writing. The fund benchmarks its portfolio’s performance against the Russell 1000 Value Index. The trust was previously known as BlackRock Enhanced dividend Achievers TM Trust. BlackRock Enhanced Equity Dividend Trust, which was established on August 31, 2005, is based in the United States.

Volume

Today’s last reported volume for Blackrock Enhanced Equity Dividend Trust is 312371, 26.27% below its average volume of 423691.

According to Morningstar, Inc., the next dividend payment is on Sep 13, 2022, the estimated forward annual dividend rate is 0.67 and the estimated forward annual dividend yield is 7.26%.

Year-on-year quarterly revenue growth grew by 1.8%, now sitting on 44.05M 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 negative -4.73%.

Volatility

Blackrock Enhanced Equity Dividend Trust’s last day, week, and month’s current intraday variation average was 1.71%, 0.75%, and 0.59%, respectively.

Blackrock Enhanced Equity Dividend Trust’s highest amplitude of average volatility was 1.49% (day), 1.55% (last week), and 1.28% (last month), respectively.

Blackrock Enhanced Equity Dividend Trust’s Stock Yearly Top and Bottom Value

Blackrock Enhanced Equity Dividend Trust’s stock is valued at $9.50 at 08:23 EST, under its 52-week high of $10.45 and above its 52-week low of $8.66.

Blackrock Enhanced Equity Dividend Trust’s Moving Average

Blackrock Enhanced Equity Dividend Trust’s worth is above its 50-day moving average of $9.38 and below its 200-day moving average of $9.56.

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