Financial dividend stocks with highest float short ratios originally published at "long-term-investments.blogspot.com". Financials are in focus of many investors because they have a great leverage and benefit if the economy starts to grow. But the whole sector is also very vulnerable for systematic risks. Due to the concatenation of many firms, a bail in of one company can hurt the whole system deeply.

It's also one of the reasons why financial stocks are very popular targets to sell them short. If there is a rumor it ends in a bank run.

Today I like to show you which stocks from the financial sector (excluded by ETFs) have the highest float short ratio. My only restriction is a market capitalization of more than USD 300 million.

The 20 top results have a ratio between 11.56 and 28.67 percent. The Insuring industry is the biggest industry followed by REITs. Despite the negative view of the investors, eleven of the results have a current buy or better recommendation.

Here is the full table with some fundamentals:

20 Highly Shorted Financial Dividend Stocks...

Take a closer look at the full list. The average P/E ratio amounts to 18.88 and forward P/E ratio is 16.64. The dividend yield has a value of 3.13 percent. Price to book ratio is 2.22 and price to sales ratio 6.78. The operating margin amounts to 22.78 percent and the beta ratio is 1.21. Stocks from the list have an average debt to equity ratio of 0.81.

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