Highest Paying Dividend Stocks – In Focus WHG

Westwood Holdings Group Incorporated (WHG) is currently one of the highest paying dividend stocks we cover. We will show in this report that it is also one of the top dividend paying stocks we cover.

Background

Westwood Holdings Group Incorporated (WHG) is an asset management firm serving institutional investors, private wealth clients, and financial intermediaries. It was founded in 1983 and is headquartered in Dallas, Texas.

The company operates in two segments, Advisory and Trust. The Advisory segment provides investment advisory services to corporate retirement plans, public investment plans, endowments, foundations, and individuals; and investment sub-advisory services to mutual funds and pooled investment vehicles. The Trust segment offers trust and custodial services to institutions and high net-worth individuals.

Stock Fundamentals

Small companies tend to be less efficiently priced. WHG is a very good example of this phenomenon. Not only is WHG an excellent company, but it is, in our opinion, obviously an excellent company. Its outstanding features are plain; and yet this company is selling at a low price, probably because it is small and easily overlooked.

WHG has exhibited strong and steady growth. It has been consistently and legitimately profitable. And it sports low debt and other liabilities. On top of all this, it is modestly price.

Our primary concern with WHG is that it is a purely service company. It has no brick and mortar, no established brands, no catalog of movies or assets of any kind. Its greatest asset is the pool of talented people that work for it. And this pool is small and can change at any time.

This is a facet of risk that even the best investors cannot forecast, determine, or even realistically quantify. It is this reason why smart investors put many stocks in a portfolio and do not own many firms that are exactly like WHG in this regard.

Stat Sheet – Westwood Holdings Group, Inc. 4/21/16

Ticker WHG
Industry Investment Services
Price $ 60.10
Market Cap  $ 469
Dividend Yield 3.79
Dividend/CFOp 0.311
Equity/Assets 0.783
Average Equity/Assets 0.787
Financial Strength Above Average
Growth Prospects Above Average
Beta 1.02
Price Volatility Below Average
Stock Fundamentals A

(Our assessment of this firm’s fundamentals will be in effect for the rest of calendar year 2016)

If you would like to some of the other stocks we would also consider some of our top dividend paying stocks, click the link below.

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Disclaimer – Information contained herein has been obtained from sources believed to be reliable. Neither the author nor the publisher guarantees the accuracy or completeness of the information and methods described. This information is offered as general commentary only. It is not intended as investment advice. Investment and trading of securities involves risk, including of loss of capital. Market conditions change over time, and no assurance can be given that a reader may apply the principles described to make a profit. The author and publisher expressly disclaim all and any liability to any person for any investment or trading decisions that the reader may make in reliance on this information.

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Highest Paying Dividend Stocks – In Focus WHG

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