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Paulson Capital

Dividend Yield: 70.59%

Paulson Capital (NASDAQ: PLCC) shares currently have a dividend yield of 70.59%.

Paulson Capital Corp., through its subsidiary, Paulson Investment Company, Inc., operates as a brokerage company primarily in the United States.

The average volume for Paulson Capital has been 1,800 shares per day over the past 30 days. Paulson Capital has a market cap of $4.4 million and is part of the financial services industry. Shares are down 3.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Paulson Capital as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its weak operating cash flow and generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself.

Highlights from the ratings report include:

  • Net operating cash flow has significantly decreased to -$0.05 million or 109.09% when compared to the same quarter last year. In addition, when comparing the cash generation rate to the industry average, the firm's growth is significantly lower.
  • In its most recent trading session, PLCC has closed at a price level that was not very different from its closing price of one year earlier. This is probably due to its weak earnings growth as well as other mixed factors. The fact that the stock is now selling for less than others in its industry in relation to its current earnings is not reason enough to justify a buy rating at this time.
  • The company, on the basis of net income growth from the same quarter one year ago, has significantly underperformed compared to the Capital Markets industry average, but is greater than that of the S&P 500. The net income increased by 50.5% when compared to the same quarter one year prior, rising from -$0.66 million to -$0.33 million.
  • The company's current return on equity greatly increased when compared to its ROE from the same quarter one year prior. This is a signal of significant strength within the corporation. Compared to other companies in the Capital Markets industry and the overall market on the basis of return on equity, PAULSON CAPITAL CORP underperformed against that of the industry average and is significantly less than that of the S&P 500.
  • PLCC, with its very weak revenue results, has greatly underperformed against the industry average of 12.3%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues plummeted by 84.0%. The declining revenue has not hurt the company's bottom line, with increasing earnings per share.

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