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."

Golar LNG Partners

Dividend Yield: 17.90%

Golar LNG Partners

(NASDAQ:

GMLP

) shares currently have a dividend yield of 17.90%.

Golar LNG Partners LP owns and operates floating storage regasification units (FSRUs) and liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers in Brazil, the United Arab Emirates, Indonesia, and Kuwait. As of April 29, 2015, it had a fleet of six FSRUs and four LNG carriers. The company has a P/E ratio of 5.58.

The average volume for Golar LNG Partners has been 241,800 shares per day over the past 30 days. Golar LNG Partners has a market cap of $589.1 million and is part of the transportation industry. Shares are down 60.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

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TheStreet Ratings rates

Golar LNG Partners

as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, expanding profit margins and notable return on equity. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including generally higher debt management risk, weak operating cash flow and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself.

Highlights from the ratings report include:

  • The revenue growth greatly exceeded the industry average of 36.8%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues slightly increased by 9.2%. This growth in revenue does not appear to have trickled down to the company's bottom line, displayed by a decline in earnings per share.
  • The gross profit margin for GOLAR LNG PARTNERS LP is currently very high, coming in at 84.62%. It has increased from the same quarter the previous year. Along with this, the net profit margin of 28.62% significantly outperformed against the industry average.
  • The debt-to-equity ratio is very high at 2.92 and currently higher than the industry average, implying increased risk associated with the management of debt levels within the company.
  • Net operating cash flow has decreased to $59.57 million or 35.75% when compared to the same quarter last year. In conjunction, when comparing current results to the industry average, GOLAR LNG PARTNERS LP has marginally lower results.

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Oxbridge Re Holdings

Dividend Yield: 8.50%

Oxbridge Re Holdings

(NASDAQ:

OXBR

) shares currently have a dividend yield of 8.50%.

Oxbridge Re Holdings Limited provides reinsurance business solutions primarily to property and casualty insurers in the Gulf Coast region of the United States. It writes collateralized policies to cover property losses from specified catastrophes. The company has a P/E ratio of 5.68.

The average volume for Oxbridge Re Holdings has been 5,900 shares per day over the past 30 days. Oxbridge Re Holdings has a market cap of $34.4 million and is part of the insurance industry. Shares are down 1.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

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TheStreet Ratings rates

Oxbridge Re Holdings

as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, notable return on equity and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including unimpressive growth in net income, weak operating cash flow and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself.

Highlights from the ratings report include:

  • OXBR has no debt to speak of therefore resulting in a debt-to-equity ratio of zero, which we consider to be a relatively favorable sign.
  • Current return on equity exceeded its ROE from the same quarter one year prior. This is a clear sign of strength within the company. Compared to other companies in the Insurance industry and the overall market, OXBRIDGE RE HOLDINGS LTD's return on equity exceeds that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.
  • The gross profit margin for OXBRIDGE RE HOLDINGS LTD is currently very high, coming in at 92.80%. Regardless of OXBR's high profit margin, it has managed to decrease from the same period last year. Despite the mixed results of the gross profit margin, OXBR's net profit margin of 62.88% significantly outperformed against the industry.
  • The company, on the basis of change in net income from the same quarter one year ago, has significantly underperformed against the S&P 500 and did not exceed that of the Insurance industry. The net income has significantly decreased by 46.1% when compared to the same quarter one year ago, falling from $1.38 million to $0.74 million.
  • Net operating cash flow has decreased to $3.98 million or 35.40% 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.

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Terra Nitrogen

Dividend Yield: 10.90%

Terra Nitrogen

(NYSE:

TNH

) shares currently have a dividend yield of 10.90%.

Terra Nitrogen Company, L.P. produces nitrogen fertilizer products in the United States. It primarily offers anhydrous ammonia and urea ammonium nitrate solutions for farmers to improve the yield and quality of their crops. Terra Nitrogen GP Inc. serves as the general partner of the company. The company has a P/E ratio of 9.67.

The average volume for Terra Nitrogen has been 19,400 shares per day over the past 30 days. Terra Nitrogen has a market cap of $1.9 billion and is part of the chemicals industry. Shares are down 0.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

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TheStreet Ratings rates

Terra Nitrogen

as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the growth in the company's earnings per share has not been good.

Highlights from the ratings report include:

  • The revenue growth came in higher than the industry average of 18.1%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues rose by 11.2%. This growth in revenue does not appear to have trickled down to the company's bottom line, displayed by a decline in earnings per share.
  • TNH has no debt to speak of therefore resulting in a debt-to-equity ratio of zero, which we consider to be a relatively favorable sign. Along with this, the company maintains a quick ratio of 3.03, which clearly demonstrates the ability to cover short-term cash needs.
  • Looking at where the stock is today compared to one year ago, we find that it is not only higher, but it has also clearly outperformed the rise in the S&P 500 over the same period, despite the company's weak earnings results. Despite the fact that it has already risen in the past year, there is currently no conclusive evidence that warrants the purchase or sale of this stock.
  • The change in net income from the same quarter one year ago has exceeded that of the S&P 500 and the Chemicals industry average. The net income has decreased by 3.6% when compared to the same quarter one year ago, dropping from $72.00 million to $69.40 million.
  • TERRA NITROGEN CO -LP's earnings per share declined by 14.2% in the most recent quarter compared to the same quarter a year ago. The company has reported a trend of declining earnings per share over the past two years. During the past fiscal year, TERRA NITROGEN CO -LP reported lower earnings of $12.07 versus $15.77 in the prior year.

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