Cigarette maker Vector Group ( VGR) markets tobacco products to smokers through its Liggett and Vector Tobacco subsidiaries. Currently, the stock has a short interest ratio of 23.
But the company is far from underperforming; Vector has managed to increase its sales more than 58% in the last three years, steadily increasing its annual dividend payouts to shareholders along the way. At present, the company's dividend yield sits at a staggering 10.06%. It's no wonder then that Vector caught the attention of the WisdomTree Small-Cap Dividend ETF (DES). The fund's other holdings include F.N.B. ( FNB) and United Bankshares ( UBSI).