The following data is as of May 7, 2013.
But high yield typically means slower growth (which translates to capital gains). So the next natural question is, which high yield stocks also offer great growth opportunities?
We can use PEG (Price to Earnings ratio divided by growth rate) to gauge growth opportunity, the lower the PEG, the higher the growth potential.
Using Fidelity's stock screener, as of May 21, 2013, three large-cap common stocks with the lowest PEG and highest dividend yield are:
- CenturyLink Inc. (CTL) – 5.74% dividend yield
- FirstEnergy Corp. (FEL) – 5.08% dividend yield
- AT&T Inc. (T) – 4.84% dividend yield
Note the above stocks belong to the large cap category, if you are looking for such opportunities among mid-cap stocks, here is the result:
As of May 21, 2013, three mid-cap common stocks using filters of lowest PEG and highest dividend yield are:
- Norbord Inc. (NBRXF) – 7.53% dividend yield
- New York Community Bancorp Inc. (NYCB) – 7.19% dividend yield
- Home Loan Servicing Solutions Ltd. (HLSS) – 7.11% dividend yield
But remember, large cap stocks tend to be less volatile (aka less risky) than mid-cap stocks.