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."

Tupperware Brands

Dividend Yield: 4.70%

Tupperware Brands

(NYSE:

TUP

) shares currently have a dividend yield of 4.70%.

Tupperware Brands Corporation operates as a direct-to-consumer marketer of various products across a range of brands and categories worldwide. The company has a P/E ratio of 15.69.

The average volume for Tupperware Brands has been 922,400 shares per day over the past 30 days. Tupperware Brands has a market cap of $2.9 billion and is part of the consumer non-durables industry. Shares are up 3.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

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TheStreet Ratings rates

Tupperware Brands

as a

hold

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

Highlights from the ratings report include:

  • The return on equity has improved slightly when compared to the same quarter one year prior. This can be construed as a modest strength in the organization. Compared to other companies in the Household Durables industry and the overall market, TUPPERWARE BRANDS CORP's return on equity significantly exceeds that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.
  • The gross profit margin for TUPPERWARE BRANDS CORP is currently very high, coming in at 70.68%. It has increased from the same quarter the previous year. Along with this, the net profit margin of 9.81% is above that of the industry average.
  • TUP, with its decline in revenue, underperformed when compared the industry average of 1.8%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues fell by 12.9%. Weakness in the company's revenue seems to have hurt the bottom line, decreasing earnings per share.
  • The company, on the basis of change in net income from the same quarter one year ago, has underperformed when compared to that of the S&P 500 and greatly underperformed compared to the Household Durables industry average. The net income has significantly decreased by 29.4% when compared to the same quarter one year ago, falling from $82.30 million to $58.10 million.
  • The debt-to-equity ratio is very high at 4.79 and currently higher than the industry average, implying increased risk associated with the management of debt levels within the company. Along with this, the company manages to maintain a quick ratio of 0.44, which clearly demonstrates the inability to cover short-term cash needs.

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Capstead Mortgage

Dividend Yield: 10.60%

Capstead Mortgage

(NYSE:

CMO

) shares currently have a dividend yield of 10.60%.

Capstead Mortgage Corporation operates as real estate investment trust (REIT) in the United States. The company has a P/E ratio of 10.08.

The average volume for Capstead Mortgage has been 1,005,400 shares per day over the past 30 days. Capstead Mortgage has a market cap of $938.4 million and is part of the real estate industry. Shares are up 11.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

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TheStreet Ratings rates

Capstead Mortgage

as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, attractive valuation levels and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and weak operating cash flow.

Highlights from the ratings report include:

  • Despite its growing revenue, the company underperformed as compared with the industry average of 7.9%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues slightly increased by 3.2%. 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 CAPSTEAD MORTGAGE CORP is currently very high, coming in at 93.47%. Regardless of CMO's high profit margin, it has managed to decrease from the same period last year. Despite the mixed results of the gross profit margin, CMO's net profit margin of 48.74% significantly outperformed against the industry.
  • The company, on the basis of change in net income from the same quarter one year ago, has underperformed when compared to that of the S&P 500 and the Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) industry average. The net income has decreased by 15.3% when compared to the same quarter one year ago, dropping from $33.47 million to $28.36 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, CAPSTEAD MORTGAGE CORP's return on equity is below that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.

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Cypress Semiconductor

Dividend Yield: 5.10%

Cypress Semiconductor

(NASDAQ:

CY

) shares currently have a dividend yield of 5.10%.

Cypress Semiconductor Corporation designs, develops, manufactures, markets, and sells mixed-signal programmable solutions worldwide.

The average volume for Cypress Semiconductor has been 7,494,800 shares per day over the past 30 days. Cypress Semiconductor has a market cap of $2.7 billion and is part of the electronics industry. Shares are down 10.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

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TheStreet Ratings rates

Cypress Semiconductor

as a

hold

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

Highlights from the ratings report include:

  • CY's very impressive revenue growth greatly exceeded the industry average of 9.2%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues leaped by 144.5%. 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.
  • Net operating cash flow has significantly increased by 64.98% to $42.09 million when compared to the same quarter last year. In addition, CYPRESS SEMICONDUCTOR CORP has also vastly surpassed the industry average cash flow growth rate of -4.05%.
  • CY's debt-to-equity ratio is very low at 0.25 and is currently below that of the industry average, implying that there has been very successful management of debt levels. Although the company had a strong debt-to-equity ratio, its quick ratio of 0.99 is somewhat weak and could be cause for future problems.
  • 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 Semiconductors & Semiconductor Equipment industry. The net income has significantly decreased by 2164.8% when compared to the same quarter one year ago, falling from $3.50 million to -$72.33 million.
  • 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 Semiconductors & Semiconductor Equipment industry and the overall market, CYPRESS SEMICONDUCTOR CORP's return on equity significantly trails that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.

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