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TheStreet Ratings' stock model projects a stock's total return potential over a 12-month period including both price appreciation and dividends. Our Buy, Hold or Sell ratings designate how we expect these stocks to perform against a general benchmark of the equities market and interest rates.

While plenty of high-yield opportunities exist, investors must always consider the safety of their dividend and the total return potential of their investment. It is not uncommon for a struggling company to suspend high-yielding dividends which could subsequently result in precipitous share price declines.

TheStreet Ratings' stock rating model views dividends favorably, but not so much that other factors are disregarded. Our model gauges the relationship between risk and reward in several ways, including: the pricing drawdown as compared to potential profit volatility, i.e. how much one is willing to risk in order to earn profits?; the level of acceptable volatility for highly performing stocks; the current valuation as compared to projected earnings growth; and the financial strength of the underlying company as compared to its stock's valuation as compared to its stock's performance.

These and many more derived observations are then combined, ranked, weighted, and scenario-tested to create a more complete analysis. The result is a systematic and disciplined method of selecting stocks. As always, stock ratings should not be treated as gospel — rather, use them as a starting point for your own research.

The following pages contain our analysis of 3 stocks with substantial yields, that ultimately, we have rated "Hold."

GasLog Partners

Dividend Yield: 8.80%

GasLog Partners

(NYSE:

GLOP

) shares currently have a dividend yield of 8.80%.

GasLog Partners LP acquires, owns, and operates liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers. The company provides LNG transportation services under long-term charters worldwide. As of February 16, 2015, it had a fleet of five LNG carriers. The company was founded in 2014 and is based in Monaco. The company has a P/E ratio of 26.21.

The average volume for GasLog Partners has been 287,300 shares per day over the past 30 days. GasLog Partners has a market cap of $281.6 million and is part of the transportation industry. Shares are down 21% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

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TheStreet Ratings rates

GasLog Partners

as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth and compelling growth in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company has favored debt over equity in the management of its balance sheet.

Highlights from the ratings report include:

  • GLOP's very impressive revenue growth greatly exceeded the industry average of 38.8%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues leaped by 57.0%. Growth in the company's revenue appears to have helped boost the earnings per share.
  • GASLOG PARTNERS LP reported significant earnings per share improvement in the most recent quarter compared to the same quarter a year ago. This year, the market expects an improvement in earnings ($2.10 versus $1.48).
  • GLOP's stock share price has done very poorly compared to where it was a year ago: Despite any rallies, the net result is that it is down by 40.23%, which is also worse that the performance of the S&P 500 Index. Investors have so far failed to pay much attention to the earnings improvements the company has managed to achieve over the last quarter.
  • In comparison to the other companies in the Oil, Gas & Consumable Fuels industry and the overall market, GASLOG PARTNERS LP's return on equity is significantly below that of the industry average and is below that of the S&P 500.
  • The debt-to-equity ratio of 1.14 is relatively high when compared with the industry average, suggesting a need for better debt level management. Even though the debt-to-equity ratio is weak, GLOP's quick ratio is somewhat strong at 1.23, demonstrating the ability to handle short-term liquidity needs.

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OFS Capital

Dividend Yield: 12.70%

OFS Capital

(NASDAQ:

OFS

) shares currently have a dividend yield of 12.70%.

OFS Capital Corporation is a business development company specializing in direct and fund investments. For direct, it specializes in debt and structured equity investments in lower middle market companies. The fund invests in companies based in United States. The company has a P/E ratio of 10.60.

The average volume for OFS Capital has been 20,900 shares per day over the past 30 days. OFS Capital has a market cap of $103.5 million and is part of the financial services industry. Shares are down 5.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

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TheStreet Ratings rates

OFS Capital

as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth and compelling growth in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including weak operating cash flow and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself.

Highlights from the ratings report include:

  • OFS's very impressive revenue growth greatly exceeded the industry average of 3.9%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues leaped by 52.0%. Growth in the company's revenue appears to have helped boost the earnings per share.
  • OFS CAPITAL CORP reported significant earnings per share improvement in the most recent quarter compared to the same quarter a year ago. The company has demonstrated a pattern of positive earnings per share growth over the past two years. We feel that this trend should continue. This trend suggests that the performance of the business is improving. During the past fiscal year, OFS CAPITAL CORP increased its bottom line by earning $1.03 versus $0.81 in the prior year. This year, the market expects an improvement in earnings ($1.25 versus $1.03).
  • OFS has underperformed the S&P 500 Index, declining 11.04% from its price level of one year ago. 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.
  • Net operating cash flow has significantly decreased to $7.01 million or 59.20% when compared to the same quarter last year. In addition, when comparing to the industry average, the firm's growth rate is much lower.

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Fifth Street Finance Corporation

Dividend Yield: 11.60%

Fifth Street Finance Corporation

(NASDAQ:

FSC

) shares currently have a dividend yield of 11.60%.

Fifth Street Finance Corp. The company has a P/E ratio of 7.79.

The average volume for Fifth Street Finance Corporation has been 888,900 shares per day over the past 30 days. Fifth Street Finance Corporation has a market cap of $955.3 million and is part of the financial services industry. Shares are down 21.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

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TheStreet Ratings rates

Fifth Street Finance Corporation

as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its good cash flow from operations and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, disappointing return on equity and deteriorating net income.

Highlights from the ratings report include:

  • Net operating cash flow has significantly increased by 161.67% to $173.18 million when compared to the same quarter last year. In addition, FIFTH STREET FINANCE CORP has also vastly surpassed the industry average cash flow growth rate of 1.80%.
  • The gross profit margin for FIFTH STREET FINANCE CORP is rather high; currently it is at 64.98%. Regardless of FSC's high profit margin, it has managed to decrease from the same period last year. Despite the mixed results of the gross profit margin, FSC's net profit margin of 37.27% significantly outperformed against the industry.
  • FSC, with its decline in revenue, slightly underperformed the industry average of 3.9%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues slightly dropped by 5.5%. The declining revenue appears to have seeped down to the company's bottom line, decreasing earnings per share.
  • Current return on equity is lower than its ROE from the same quarter one year prior. This is a clear sign of weakness within the company. Compared to other companies in the Capital Markets industry and the overall market on the basis of return on equity, FIFTH STREET FINANCE CORP underperformed against that of the industry average and is significantly less than that of the S&P 500.
  • Looking at the price performance of FSC's shares over the past 12 months, there is not much good news to report: the stock is down 35.54%, and it has underformed the S&P 500 Index. In addition, the company's earnings per share are lower today than the year-earlier quarter. Despite the heavy decline in its share price, this stock is still more expensive (when compared to its current earnings) than most other companies in its industry.

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