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Short Sellers Think 10 Rallying Dividend Consumer Stocks Have More Upside

Stocks in this article: AM CAKE CBD CBRL CHS EAT HOTT MDP OCR VMED

5. Chico's FAS Inc. ( CHS): Operates as a specialty retailer of casual-to-dressy clothing, intimates, complementary accessories, and other non-clothing gift items. Market cap at $2.89B, most recent closing price at $17.73.

Dividend yield at 1.24%. Payout ratio: 19.71%.

The stocks is currently rallying 1.21% above its 20-day MA, 1.45% above its 50-day MA and 1.66% above its 200-day MA.

Shares shorted have decreased from 8.57M to 6.56M over the last month, a decrease which represents about 1.3% of the company's float of 155.16M shares. Days to cover ratio at 2.06 days.

6. Brinker International Inc. ( EAT): Develops, operates, and franchises various restaurant brands primarily in the United States. Market cap at $2.72B, most recent closing price at $38.48.

Dividend yield at 2.08%. Payout ratio: 33.83%.

The stocks is currently rallying 5.41% above its 20-day MA, 11.85% above its 50-day MA and 17.45% above its 200-day MA.

Shares shorted have decreased from 6.72M to 5.04M over the last month, a decrease which represents about 2.57% of the company's float of 65.26M shares. Days to cover ratio at 3.13 days.

7. Hot Topic Inc. ( HOTT): Operates as a mall- and Web-based specialty retailer in the United States. Market cap at $565.31M, most recent closing price at $13.90.

Dividend yield at 2.3%. Payout ratio: 68.93%.

The stocks is currently rallying 0.14% above its 20-day MA, 14.48% above its 50-day MA and 37.39% above its 200-day MA.

Shares shorted have decreased from 7.15M to 6.58M over the last month, a decrease which represents about 1.68% of the company's float of 33.87M shares. Days to cover ratio at 4.63 days.

8. Meredith Corp. ( MDP): Engages in magazine publishing and related brand licensing, television broadcasting, integrated marketing, interactive media, and video production businesses in the United States. Market cap at $1.4B, most recent closing price at $38.94.

Dividend yield at 4.19%. Payout ratio: 61.3%.

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