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LONDON, March 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
Stocks edged higher on Wednesday after struggling in the previous three sessions. Stocks had slipped earlier in the week on concerns that Cyprus's bailout agreement could spark a bank run in troubled Eurozone's economies. However, on Wednesday, concerns over Cyprus eased and market participants focused on improving U.S. economic outlook. Although U.S. economy has been seeing a strong recovery since the start of this year, the Federal Reserve, in its latest monetary policy statement released on Wednesday, said that it plans to continue with its aggressive bond buying program. The Fed's ultra-loose monetary policy has been one of the reasons behind the rally in U.S. equity market this year. While stocks are trading at multi-year high levels, there are still some attractive opportunities, with high dividend yield. Among the stocks that currently pay high dividend yield are Oi SA (NYSE: OIBR), Starwood Property Trust Inc. (NYSE: STWD), Linn Energy LLC (NASDAQ: LINE), Williams Partners L.P. (NYSE: WPZ), and Hospitality Properties Trust (NYSE: HPT). StockCall has issued technical analysis and charting reports on OIBR, STWD, LINE, WPZ, and HPT. Download these free reports now at
Although the broad market rallied on Wednesday, shares of Oi SA struggled in Wednesday's trading session. The stock closed 1.69% lower at $3.50 on above average volume of 3.76 million. The stock fell to a 52-week low of $3.47. Diversified Communication Services company currently has a dividend yield of 7.38%. Year-to-date, its shares have fallen more than 12.70%, underperforming the broad market. Download the free research on OIBR today by registering at
Starwood Property Trust Inc. shares rose 1.22% to finish at $28.31 on volume of 798,533 in trading yesterday. The stock is currently trading close to its 52-week high of $28.94. Despite this, Starwood Property currently has a dividend yield of 6.22%. The stock has had an excellent run so far in 2013 so far, gaining more than 23%. Sign up and have access to our free report on STWD at
Shares of Linn Energy LLC closed 0.79% higher at $37.58 in Wednesday's session, tracking gains in the broad market. The stock has now gained more than 6.60% so far this year. The company has a dividend yield of 7.72%, which is among the highest in the oil and gas sector. The company last paid a dividend in February 2013. Sign up and read the complimentary report on LINE at
Shares of Williams Partners L.P. rose sharply in its last trading session, closing 1.24% higher at $49.18 on volume of 853,752. Williams Partners currently has a dividend yield of 6.73%. The company has a payout ratio of 15,700%, and last paid a dividend in February 2013. Shares of WPZ trade on a P/E multiple of 25.35. The free report on WPZ can be downloaded by signing up now at
Hospitality Properties Trust shares slipped in Wednesday's trading session, extending their losses for the week. The stock closed 0.49% lower at $26.41 on above average volume of 2.15 million, taking its losses for the week to nearly 3%. The retail REIT company currently has a dividend yield of 7.12% and a payout ratio of 217%. The company last paid a dividend on February 21, 2013. Year-to-date, the REIT has gained more than 12.70%. Free report on HPT can be accessed by registering at
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