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Jonathan Heller updates on his portfolio of select small-cap dividend stocks. Patience is the key to success here, he writes.
Just 11 of the 25 names in this portfolio are in positive territory since its Jan. 1 inception, but small-caps value stocks in general haven't done much this year.
The DividendRank formula at Dividend Channel ranks a coverage universe of thousands of dividend stocks, according to a proprietary formula designed to identify those stocks that combine two important characteristics — strong fundamentals and a valuation that looks inexpensive. WesBanco Inc presently has an excellent rank, in the top 25% of the coverage universe, which suggests it is among the top most "interesting" ideas that merit further research by investors.
The rising market tide isn't lifting all boats, as many value names among smaller companies have not shined so far this year.
WesBanco and EMC Insurance Group are among the fresh faces that are part of this year's 25 portfolio companies.
The most recent short interest data was recently released for the 10/14/2016 settlement date, and WesBanco Inc is one of the most shorted stocks of the Russell 3000, based on 10.67 "days to cover" versus the median component at 6.24. There are a number of ways to look at short data, but one metric that we find particularly useful is the "days to cover" because it considers both the total shares short and the average daily volume of shares typically traded.
The most recent short interest data has been released for the 09/15/2016 settlement date, which shows a 559,365 share decrease in total short interest for WesBanco Inc , to 1,191,140, a decrease of 31.95% since 08/31/2016. Total short interest is just one way to look at short data; another metric that we here at Dividend Channel find particularly useful is the "days to cover" metric because it considers both the total shares short and the average daily volume of shares traded.
Your Community Bankshares, Inc. (NASDAQ: YCB), the holding company for Your Community Bank, announced today that YCB shareholders voted to approve the Agreement and Plan of Merger, dated May 3, 2016, between WesBanco, Inc.