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."

One Liberty Properties

Dividend Yield: 7.20%

One Liberty Properties

(NYSE:

OLP

) shares currently have a dividend yield of 7.20%.

One Liberty Properties, Inc., a real estate investment trust (REIT), engages in the acquisition, ownership, and management of commercial real estate properties in the United States. The company has a P/E ratio of 24.71.

The average volume for One Liberty Properties has been 37,400 shares per day over the past 30 days. One Liberty Properties has a market cap of $389.8 million and is part of the real estate industry. Shares are up 5.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

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TheStreet Ratings rates

One Liberty Properties

as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, reasonable valuation levels and solid stock price performance. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including feeble growth in the company's earnings per share, deteriorating net income and disappointing return on equity.

Highlights from the ratings report include:

  • Despite its growing revenue, the company underperformed as compared with the industry average of 11.9%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues slightly increased by 7.0%. 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.
  • After a year of stock price fluctuations, the net result is that OLP's price has not changed very much. Although its weak earnings growth may have played a role in this flat result, don't lose sight of the fact that the performance of the overall market, as measured by the S&P 500 Index, was essentially similar. 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 company, on the basis of change in net income from the same quarter one year ago, has significantly underperformed when compared to that of the S&P 500 and the Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) industry. The net income has significantly decreased by 58.1% when compared to the same quarter one year ago, falling from $7.86 million to $3.29 million.
  • The company's current return on equity has slightly decreased from the same quarter one year prior. This implies a minor weakness in the organization. When compared to other companies in the Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) industry and the overall market, ONE LIBERTY PROPERTIES INC's return on equity is below that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.

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Delek Logistics Partners

Dividend Yield: 9.30%

Delek Logistics Partners

(NYSE:

DKL

) shares currently have a dividend yield of 9.30%.

Delek Logistics Partners, LP owns and operates logistics and marketing assets for crude oil, and intermediate and refined products in the United States. It operates in two segments, Pipelines and Transportation, and Wholesale Marketing and Terminalling. The company has a P/E ratio of 10.47.

The average volume for Delek Logistics Partners has been 59,900 shares per day over the past 30 days. Delek Logistics Partners has a market cap of $635.6 million and is part of the energy industry. Shares are down 26.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

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TheStreet Ratings rates

Delek Logistics Partners

as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in net income, 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 and feeble growth in the company's earnings per share.

Highlights from the ratings report include:

  • The net income growth from the same quarter one year ago has significantly exceeded that of the S&P 500 and the Oil, Gas & Consumable Fuels industry. The net income increased by 10.3% when compared to the same quarter one year prior, going from $14.00 million to $15.45 million.
  • Net operating cash flow has significantly increased by 67.25% to $26.37 million when compared to the same quarter last year. In addition, DELEK LOGISTICS PARTNERS LP has also vastly surpassed the industry average cash flow growth rate of -49.05%.
  • DKL, with its decline in revenue, slightly underperformed the industry average of 24.6%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues fell by 27.5%. The declining revenue has not hurt the company's bottom line, with increasing earnings per share.
  • DELEK LOGISTICS PARTNERS LP has improved earnings per share by 17.9% in the most recent quarter compared to the same quarter a year ago. This company has reported somewhat volatile earnings recently. We feel it is likely to report a decline in earnings in the coming year. During the past fiscal year, DELEK LOGISTICS PARTNERS LP reported lower earnings of $2.57 versus $2.87 in the prior year. For the next year, the market is expecting a contraction of 9.7% in earnings ($2.32 versus $2.57).
  • DKL'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 43.77%, 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. Naturally, the overall market trend is bound to be a significant factor. However, in one sense, the stock's sharp decline last year is a positive for future investors, making it cheaper (in proportion to its earnings over the past year) than most other stocks in its industry. But due to other concerns, we feel the stock is still not a good buy right now.

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American Capital Senior Floating

Dividend Yield: 11.30%

American Capital Senior Floating

(NASDAQ:

ACSF

) shares currently have a dividend yield of 11.30%.

American Capital Senior Floating, Ltd. is a close ended fund launched by American Capital Asset Management, LLC. The fund is managed by American Capital ACSF Management, LLC. It invests in fixed income markets of the United States.

The average volume for American Capital Senior Floating has been 30,900 shares per day over the past 30 days. American Capital Senior Floating has a market cap of $103.4 million and is part of the financial services industry. Shares are up 4.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

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TheStreet Ratings rates

American Capital Senior Floating

as a

hold

. Among the primary strengths of the company is its expanding profit margins over time. At the same time, however, we also find weaknesses including disappointing return on equity, deteriorating net income and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself.

Highlights from the ratings report include:

  • The gross profit margin for AMERICAN CAPITAL SR FLTG LTD is currently very high, coming in at 82.14%. It has increased from the same quarter the previous year. Along with this, the net profit margin of 49.89% significantly outperformed against the industry average.
  • Despite the weak revenue results, ACSF has outperformed against the industry average of 24.5%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues slightly dropped by 8.3%. Weakness in the company's revenue seems to have hurt the bottom line, decreasing earnings per share.
  • AMERICAN CAPITAL SR FLTG LTD's earnings per share declined by 42.1% 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 year. However, the consensus estimate suggests that this trend should reverse in the coming year. During the past fiscal year, AMERICAN CAPITAL SR FLTG LTD swung to a loss, reporting -$1.46 versus $0.37 in the prior year. This year, the market expects an improvement in earnings ($1.10 versus -$1.46).
  • The share price of AMERICAN CAPITAL SR FLTG LTD has not done very well: it is down 22.86% and has underperformed the S&P 500, in part reflecting the company's sharply declining earnings per share when compared to the year-earlier quarter. Turning toward the future, the fact that the stock has come down in price over the past year should not necessarily be interpreted as a negative; it could be one of the factors that may help make the stock attractive down the road. Right now, however, we believe that it is too soon to buy.
  • Return on equity has greatly decreased when compared to its ROE from the same quarter one year prior. This is a signal of major weakness within the corporation. Compared to other companies in the Capital Markets industry and the overall market, AMERICAN CAPITAL SR FLTG LTD's return on equity significantly trails that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.

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