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 "Buy."

Tupperware Brands

Dividend Yield: 4.80%

Tupperware Brands (NYSE: TUP) shares currently have a dividend yield of 4.80%.

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 13.77.

The average volume for Tupperware Brands has been 635,300 shares per day over the past 30 days. Tupperware Brands has a market cap of $2.8 billion and is part of the consumer non-durables industry. Shares are down 1.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Tupperware Brands as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its notable return on equity, growth in earnings per share, good cash flow from operations, expanding profit margins and increase in net income. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated.

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.
  • Net operating cash flow has increased to -$7.50 million or 36.44% when compared to the same quarter last year. Despite an increase in cash flow, TUPPERWARE BRANDS CORP's cash flow growth rate is still lower than the industry average growth rate of 48.33%.
  • TUPPERWARE BRANDS CORP has improved earnings per share by 45.8% in the most recent quarter compared to the same quarter a year ago. This company has reported somewhat volatile earnings recently. But, we feel it is poised for EPS growth in the coming year. During the past fiscal year, TUPPERWARE BRANDS CORP reported lower earnings of $3.69 versus $4.21 in the prior year. This year, the market expects an improvement in earnings ($4.31 versus $3.69).
  • The gross profit margin for TUPPERWARE BRANDS CORP is currently very high, coming in at 71.30%. Regardless of TUP's high profit margin, it has managed to decrease from the same period last year. Despite the mixed results of the gross profit margin, TUP's net profit margin of 8.25% compares favorably to the industry average.
  • TUP, with its decline in revenue, underperformed when compared the industry average of 3.6%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues slightly dropped by 9.6%. The declining revenue has not hurt the company's bottom line, with increasing earnings per share.

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Banco Santander (Brasil

Dividend Yield: 7.60%

Banco Santander (Brasil (NYSE: BSBR) shares currently have a dividend yield of 7.60%.

Banco Santander (Brasil) S.A. provides banking products and services in Brazil and internationally. It operates in two segments, Commercial Banking and Global Wholesale Banking. The company has a P/E ratio of 0.02.

The average volume for Banco Santander (Brasil has been 1,790,600 shares per day over the past 30 days. Banco Santander (Brasil has a market cap of $43.5 billion and is part of the banking industry. Shares are up 40.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Banco Santander (Brasil as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, increase in net income, good cash flow from operations, expanding profit margins and notable return on equity. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook.

Highlights from the ratings report include:
  • BSBR's very impressive revenue growth greatly exceeded the industry average of 0.0%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues leaped by 81.2%. This growth in revenue appears to have trickled down to the company's bottom line, improving the earnings per share.
  • The net income growth from the same quarter one year ago has exceeded that of the S&P 500 and the Commercial Banks industry average. The net income increased by 0.4% when compared to the same quarter one year prior, going from $506.51 million to $508.36 million.
  • Net operating cash flow has significantly increased by 154.60% to $815.85 million when compared to the same quarter last year. In addition, BANCO SANTANDER BRASIL -ADR has also vastly surpassed the industry average cash flow growth rate of -155.62%.
  • 49.64% is the gross profit margin for BANCO SANTANDER BRASIL -ADR which we consider to be strong. It has increased significantly from the same period last year. Despite the strong results of the gross profit margin, BSBR's net profit margin of 8.06% significantly trails the industry average.
  • 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 Commercial Banks industry and the overall market on the basis of return on equity, BANCO SANTANDER BRASIL -ADR has outperformed in comparison with the industry average, but has underperformed when compared to that of the S&P 500.

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Host Hotels & Resorts

Dividend Yield: 4.90%

Host Hotels & Resorts (NYSE: HST) shares currently have a dividend yield of 4.90%.

Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. is a publicly owned real estate investment trust (REIT). The firm primarily engages in the ownership and operation of hotel properties. It invests in the real estate markets of United States. The company has a P/E ratio of 18.93.

The average volume for Host Hotels & Resorts has been 9,987,200 shares per day over the past 30 days. Host Hotels & Resorts has a market cap of $12.3 billion and is part of the real estate industry. Shares are up 6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Host Hotels & Resorts as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in net income, revenue growth, reasonable valuation levels, good cash flow from operations and growth in earnings per share. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins.

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 Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) industry. The net income increased by 85.7% when compared to the same quarter one year prior, rising from $98.00 million to $182.00 million.
  • 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 2.8%. Growth in the company's revenue appears to have helped boost the earnings per share.
  • Net operating cash flow has increased to $219.00 million or 26.58% when compared to the same quarter last year. The firm also exceeded the industry average cash flow growth rate of 11.47%.
  • HOST HOTELS & RESORTS INC reported significant earnings per share improvement in the most recent quarter compared to the same quarter a year ago. This company has reported somewhat volatile earnings recently. But, we feel it is poised for EPS growth in the coming year. During the past fiscal year, HOST HOTELS & RESORTS INC reported lower earnings of $0.74 versus $0.97 in the prior year. This year, the market expects an improvement in earnings ($0.98 versus $0.74).

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