7 Electronic Stocks Getting Slammed

Contrarian investors should utilize times like this to differentiate between stocks that are dropping for fundamentally sound reasons -- and those stocks that are simply being dragged down because of general market concerns. Sure, there's plenty to worry about -- gigantic federal deficits, sovereign debt problems in Europe, an economic slowdown in China. But let's not forget that in the midst of all of this volatility lies the prospect to grab some great companies at dirt-cheap prices.

In particular, I'm a huge fan of dividend stocks. Renowned professor Jeremy Siegel has illustrated that from 1957 to 2003, when reinvesting dividends, the S&P's 100 highest-yielding stocks outperformed the market by an average of 3 percentage points. Over a long period of time, 3 percentage points can really add up. So if you can find dividend stocks trading cheaply, and can separate the good from the bad, you may have found yourself a real winner.

In this regular series, I run a screen for three- to five-star dividend stocks (yields above 1%) that have gotten crushed in the past 13 weeks, in addition to companies that are trading at low price-to-earnings ratios. Below is a selection of electronic stocks that I like, additionally rated by our own 165,000-strong CAPS community. They are listed in rank order by the lowest P/E multiples:

Company

Dividend Yield

P/E Multiple

13-Week Price Change

CAPS Rating

Silicon Precision Industries (Nasdaq: SPIL  )

6.6%

9.4

(14.2%)

*****

Jinpan International (NYSE: JST  )

1.3%

9.5

(33.7%)

*****

Intel (Nasdaq: INTC  )

3.5%

10.8

(14.3%)

****

Texas Instruments (NYSE: TXN  )

2.1%

11.2

(3.8%)

****

Tyco Electronics (NYSE: TEL  )

2.6%

12.6

(11.4%)

****

Xilinx (Nasdaq: XLNX  )

2.6%

14.1

(2.6%)

***

Taiwan Semiconductor (NYSE: TSM  )

4%

14.6

(2.1%)

*****

Source: Motley Fool CAPS.

If you're concerned about bond yields and the future of their returns, now is a great time to check out dividend-paying stocks, especially ones that you can buy at a reasonable price. Not only will they provide you with income to help out with current expenses, but they also have potential for capital appreciation, something that any long-term investor should always be seeking.

This definitely isn't a list of automatic buy recommendations; however, it is a great place to start doing your own due diligence if you're interested in some great-looking, cheap electronic stocks.

Have a different opinion? Sound off in the comments below or head over to the CAPS page and let us know what you think!

Jordan DiPietro owns no shares of the companies above. Intel is a Motley Fool Inside Value selection. Jinpan International is a Motley Fool Hidden Gems pick. The Fool owns shares of and has written puts on Intel. Motley Fool Options has recommended buying calls on Intel. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.


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  • Report this Comment On September 01, 2010, at 12:12 PM, none0such wrote:

    TSM has had a five star rating for the past year on CAPS and has maintained this up to and including the present.

  • Report this Comment On September 01, 2010, at 12:17 PM, TMFPhillyDot wrote:

    @none0such,

    I apologize for the typo. You are correct, it should definitely be 5 stars. Expect the correction momentarily.

    Best,

    Jordan (TMFPhillyDot)

  • Report this Comment On September 01, 2010, at 12:20 PM, none0such wrote:

    By the way, can you tell me how you came up with a 4% yield for TSM? I think it was more like 4.66% at the last ex-div date and Google finance currently cites a 5% yield. Thanks.

  • Report this Comment On September 02, 2010, at 3:42 PM, gerrythek wrote:

    JST down 33% while maintaining a 5 star rating is a poster child for the problem with CAPS. Uninformed opinion, even in large numbers, can often be wrong.

  • Report this Comment On September 13, 2010, at 4:21 PM, jaketen2001 wrote:

    Yeah. Got burned on JST. I keep getting the feeling that MF is just talking its book quite a bit. They keep running 'screens' that purport to just keep showing the same great stocks. Over and over and over. I think they need to run a total disclosure on all authors and MF portfolios with each article. But don't take my word for it (!)

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