Lesser Known Stocks With Quality Dividends: Portugal Telecom, SGPS (ADR) (PT), Navios Maritime Partners L.P. (NMM), Windstream Corporation (WIN)

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The Best and Worst of the Highest-Yielding Telecom StocksIf any of you have been paying attention to my columns over the last few months you know that I’m a big fan of dividends. When I had a brokerage a while back – before I retired from the life – I was a strong proponent that my clients maintain at least some of their investments in stocks with a high dividend yield instead of having it all in mutual funds or bonds. Both have their place in a portfolio, of course, but there should also be room to get both growth and income out of an investment, especially for older investors with a limited time horizon until retirement.

However, there can be a bewildering array of choices. And sometimes the most obvious ones aren’t always the best. Sure, a broker can point you at some stocks that will pay a consistent 2 or 3% yield, and that’s great. But what about when you have some money that you’d like to see return a little more income than that? Some stock that will provide a little more cash return instead of growth. That’s when you should widen your search outside the usual boundaries and hit some of these stocks.

In the column, and a subsequent one, I’m going to be focusing on stocks with a high dividend yield that aren’t the usual names you see pop up in investment advisors’ windows. Stocks you might need to bring up to your broker and see what they have to say. Or, do the research yourself and see where it leads you.

Box Ships Inc (NYSE:TEU)

An interesting stock, Box Ships provides … well … shipping. It takes containers from one port to another and thereby provides the lubrication for international business development. Hello globalization! The firm doesn’t have a lot of ships, relatively speaking, but it does make money with the ones it has, so there’s that to look at.

In 2011 the firm had an operating margin of 45%. Get used to that number. The market cap on the firm is only $89 million, but it’s making a great return and paying a 15.97% dividend. I don’t know too many places you can get your hands on that sort of return. The stock suffers a bit with the company being based in Greece. Troubles there provide an unsteady platform for the company and make it a less attractive buy than it would be if it were based in England or France.

Portugal Telecom, SGPS (ADR) (NYSE:PT)

While I know there will be objections to this pick due to it’s location in troubled Europe, there’s a lot more to Portugal Telecom, SGPS (ADR) (NYSE:PT) than you’d know from the name. It’s the largest telecom provider in Portugal, sure. But it also provides service to Brazil, the PRC and a host of nations in the developing world. It provides telephone and mobile service, as well as other products, around the world. With a market cap of more than $4 billion it can look small to medium on the scale of some telecoms, but it does well.

The stock has climbed 31.4% since June 1, 2012 on a fairly steady curve. Peaks and valleys, sure, but overall steadily up. Combine that with its habit of a once-per-year dividend with a yield of 16.28% and the fact that the stock is around $5 per share, and you’ve got a keeper if you feel like holding an international telecom with a third-world presence.

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