NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- We have picked companies from diversified sectors like energy, financials, telecommunications, and materials with high dividend yields of 1% to 7% and potential upside of 8% to 68% over the next 12 months.

These six companies posted strong results in the latest quarter and would maximize returns to investors in the form of dividends and stock value. On average, these stocks have 65% buy rating and 35% hold rating.

We have arranged these stocks in ascending order of dividend yields, lowest to highest.
6. CONSOL Energy ( CNX), is a multi-fuel energy producer and energy services provider primarily serving the electric power generation industry in the U.S. operating in two segments - Coal and Gas. It has coal properties in the Northern and the Central Appalachian basin, and oil and gas from properties in the Appalachian and Illinois Basins.

In the last week of October, the company decided to raise its regular annual dividend by 25% or 10 cents per share to 50 cents per share with an immediate effect. This results in a quarterly dividend of 12.5 cents per share, payable on Nov. 25 to shareholders as of record Nov. 11. Currently, the company is trading with a dividend yield of 1%.

For the third quarter of 2011, GAAP net income stood at $167 million or 73 cents per diluted share as compared to $75 million or 33 cents per diluted share in the year ago quarter. Sales revenue stood at $1.4 billion for the quarter, the highest ever recorded for the third quarter. Cash and cash equivalents at the end of the third quarter increased to $472.5 million from $15.6 million in the year ago quarter.

For the fourth quarter of 2011, the company estimates gas production, net to CONSOL, in the range of 36 to 38 Bcf. For full year 2011, net gas production is seen ranging between 150 and 152 Bcf. Estimated coal sales for the fourth quarter is estimated to come in the range of 14.7 to 15.3 million tons while full year coal sales is seen in the range of 62.0 to 62.6 million tons.

Of the 29 analysts covering the stock, 83% recommend a buy and the rest rate a hold. There are no sell ratings on the stock. Analysts polled by Bloomberg foresee the stock gaining an average 47.2% to $61.70 in the upcoming 12 months.

5. Macy's ( M), a retail organization, operates retail stores and Internet Websites under two brands namely Macy's and Bloomingdale's, that sell a range of merchandise, including men's, women's and children's apparel and accessories, cosmetics, home furnishings and other consumer goods in 45 states.

In the last week of October, the company declared a regular quarterly dividend of 10 cents per share on its common stock payable on Jan. 3, 2012 to all shareholders as of record Dec. 15, 2011. Currently, the company has a dividend yield of 1.1%.

For the third quarter of 2011, earnings per share increased to 32 cents per diluted share from 2 cents per diluted share in the year ago quarter. Sales for the quarter increased 4.1% to $5.58 billion from the 2010 third quarter. Net cash provided by operating activities stood at $627 million as compared to $346 million in the year ago quarter.

Recently, the company announced three new Macy's stores in New York and California and a Bloomingdale's store in Glendale, California. For the fourth quarter of 2011, the company now estimates same-store sales to increase by 4% to 4.5% which leads to full year growth of 4.5% to 5% compared to its full year 2011 initial guidance of 3%. The company raised its diluted earnings per share to $2.70 to $2.75 from the earlier guidance of $2.60 to $.65 per share.

Of the 20 analysts covering the stock, 70% recommend a buy and the rest suggest a hold. There are no sell ratings on the stock. Analysts polled by Bloomberg foresee the stock gaining an average 17.5% to $35.77 in the upcoming 12 months.

4. Pall ( PLL), through its subsidiaries supplies filtration, separation and purification technologies which are mainly developed by the company made by the company using its engineering capability and fluid management expertise, filter media, and other fluid clarification and separations equipment. It operates through two business groups -- Life Sciences and Industrial.

In early November, the company paid a dividend of 17.5 cents per share to all shareholders as of record Oct. 13, 2011. The company has a current dividend yield of 1.4%.

Meanwhile, for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2011, sales for the quarter increased 15% to $780.4 million from the year ago quarter. Diluted earnings per share expanded to 82 cents from 46 cents in the year ago quarter. For the full year, sales soared 14.1% to $2.74 billion from the previous year. As of year-ended July 31, 2011, cash and cash equivalents increased 11.9% to $557.8 million, while free cash flow more than doubled to $269.2 million.

Recently, Pall raised the company's authorization to repurchase shares of common stock by $250 million. Tracking the fiscal year 2011 levels, Pall foresees a purchase of almost $150 million worth of company shares during the fiscal year 2012. For the fiscal year 2012, the company estimates pro forma earnings per share (EPS) to range from $3.07 to $3.32 per share.

Of the 11 analysts covering the stock, 36% recommend a buy and the rest rate a hold. There are no sell ratings on the stock. Analysts polled by Bloomberg foresee the stock gaining an average 9.2% to $54.71 in the upcoming 12 months.

3. General Electric ( GE), a diversified technology and financial services corporation, operates in segments including Energy Infrastructure, Technology Infrastructure (Aviation, Healthcare and Transportation), NBC Universal, GE Capital and Home & Business Solutions.

In mid-October, the company paid a dividend of 15 cents per share. Currently, the company has a dividend yield of 3.7%.

For third quarter of 2011, the company recorded operating earnings of $3.4 billion, or 31 cents per share, up 11%, from the third quarter of 2010. Total third quarter revenues stood at $35.4 billion, an increase of 12%, which excluded the impact of the acquisition of NBCUniversal. Industrial orders during the quarter were up 16% with industrial organic revenue growth of 8%. Meanwhile, backlog in the industrial segment stood at record $191 million.

For the fourth quarter of 2011, it estimates industrial margins to improve sequentially. For fiscal year 2012, the company estimates earnings per share to grow at a double-digit percentage rate. Meanwhile, industry analysts foresee a cash and dividend-rich future for the company.

Of the 23 analysts covering the stock, 65% recommend a buy and the rest suggest a hold. There are no sell ratings on the stock. Analysts polled by Bloomberg foresee the stock gaining an average 33.0% to $21.08 in the upcoming 12 months.

2. Public Service Enterprise Group ( PEG), an energy holding company, operates through three principal direct wholly owned subsidiaries: PSEG Power, Public Service Electric and Gas Company and PSEG Energy Holdings. Its operations are located mainly in the Northeastern and Mid Atlantic U.S.

In September, the company paid its quarterly dividend of 34.25 cents per share on its common stock for the third quarter of 2011. PEG is trading at a dividend yield of 4.1%.

The company's cash and cash equivalents as of Sept. 30, 2011 increased to $1.24 billion from $332 million as of Sept. 30, 2010. For the third quarter of 2011, net income stood at $294 million or 58 cents per diluted share. Operating earnings for the first nine months of 2011 stood at $1.15 billion or $2.27 per share.

Based on the financial results of first nine months of 2011, the company said that it estimates operating earnings to come in at the upper end of $2.50 to $2.75 per share. The company plans to make capital investments of almost $6.9 billion over the period 2011 to 2013 of which $2.3 billion is the outlay for 2011. The company's chairman has indicated that it plans to invest money in the transmission, distribution and generation businesses.

Of the 18 analysts covering the stock, 56% recommend a buy and the rest suggest a hold. There are no sell ratings on the stock. Analysts polled by Bloomberg foresee the stock gaining an average 8.0% to $35.73 in the upcoming 12 months.

1. Navios Maritime Holdings ( NM), is a global, vertically integrated seaborne shipping and logistics company focused on the transport and transshipment of dry bulk commodities, including iron ore, coal and grain. Vessel Operations and Logistics Business are the two business segments it operates in.

In mid-October, the company paid its quarterly cash dividend of 6 cents per share of common stock for the second quarter. Currently, the company is trading at a dividend yield of 6.6%.

The company is scheduled to release its third quarter financial results on Nov.16, 2011. As per the consensus estimates of analysts polled by Bloomberg, net income is forecasted at $16.22 million or 15 cents per share, while sales are seen at $149.6 million. Operating profit for the third quarter is seen rising by 7% to $32.7 million for the year ago quarter. Gross margin is seen expanding to 52.4% from 29.8% in the year ago quarter. EBITDA is seen jumping by 107% to $63.7 million.

Of the 9 analysts covering the stock, 78% recommend a buy while the rest rate a hold. There are no sell ratings on the stock. Analysts polled by Bloomberg foresee the stock gaining an average 67.9% to $6.06 in the upcoming 12 months.

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