Consumer goods dividend stocks with highest float short ratios originally published at "long-term-investments.blogspot.com". Consumer goods stocks are often the most preferred source for dividend growth investors. I don't know why but consumer stocks have the largest amount of stocks with a solid dividend history. They are less volatile and work with good margins. For sure the growth perspective are not a good as for technology stocks and the debt is also everything else than slim but they are still attractive.

Today I like to close my monthly serial about dividend stocks with the highest float short ratio. I like to screen consumer goods stocks and excluded those with a market capitalization below 300 million and stocks without dividends.

My top 20 stocks have a float short ratio between 8.21 percent and 28.92 percent. The highest short selling stock is Pitney Bowes. The company is followed by the auto parts seller Monro Muffler Brake.

Despite the huge number of pessimistic investors, analysts recommended 13 of the results.

Here is the full table with some fundamentals:

Consumer Dividend Stocks That Are Highly Shorted....

Take a closer look at the full list. The average P/E ratio amounts to 21.02 and forward P/E ratio is 15.33. The dividend yield has a value of 2.08 percent. Price to book ratio is 6.09 and price to sales ratio 1.17. The operating margin amounts to 8.49 percent and the beta ratio is 1.30. Stocks from the list have an average debt to equity ratio of 3.72 due to the high value from Pitney Bowes. Excluded by this figure, the value is 0.7.

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