Tickers in this Article: CINF, NGPC, PNNT, XLF, SPY
As it turns out, the Nasdaq's best all-around issues hail from the financial sector. Fundamentally speaking, the top stocks on the board vis-à-vis price-earnings multiples, price-to-book and dividend yield are not tech-related in the least. Here are the best of them, with salient news and value metrics appended.

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49 Years of Dividend Raises
Cincinnati Financial Corporation (Nasdaq:CINF) trades with a P/E of 9 and offers a very attractive 5.6% annual yield. This summer, the company's Board of Directors voted to raise shareholders' payout by 3 cents over last year's level, the 49th consecutive year in which the Board has raised the dividend.

Cincinnati Financial's main services are providing business, home and auto insurance to customers in 37 states. This last year, CINF shares climbed 13%, a better showing than the financial sector at large, as represented by the Financial Select Sector SPDR (NYSE:XLF), which rose just 1% in the last 12 months. Cincinnati Financial also bested the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (NYSE:SPY), which gained just 8.6%

CINF shares trade at less than book value, with a P/B of 0.97, and a price to sales ratio of just 1.18. Nearly 62% of the company's float is institutionally held.

28% Gain for Closed-End Funds
NGP Capital Resources Company (Nasdaq:NGPC) is a niche, closed-end investment fund, specializing in investments in the debt securities of mid-size private energy companies. NGP pays an annual 8.0% dividend and trades at a multiple of 8.8-times last year's earnings. In the last year, the company's stock was up in excess of 28%. Even so, it still trades at a discount to the company's breakup value; price to book comes in at 0.76.

PennantPark Investment Corp (Nasdaq:PNNT) also managed a 28% gain this last year. The closed-end investment fund that focuses on debt and equity investments in mid-sized private U.S. companies also pays a handsome 10% dividend and trade with a P/E ratio of 6.5. Price to Book on the shares is 0.96.

The Bottom Line
It's not the place most people venture to look for financial stocks, but the Nasdaq's finest fundamentals are found precisely with this group. And the above named issues have both fundamentals and strong yearly momentum behind them. (The investing world loves to talk about fundamentals, but do you know what it means? Check out What Are A Stock's "Fundamentals"?)

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