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What Dividend Stocks Should You Buy?

Jan 09, 2019

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We focus on consitituents in the S&P 500 Index that offer the most attractive dividend yields and see how they stack up in our AI Multi-Factor Quant Stock Models. We find Altria Group (MO) and Philip Morris International Inc. (PM) to be the most attractive dividend stocks investors may want to consider. 
 
  • Altria Group (MO) sells and manufactures cigarettes, smokeless products, and wine in the United States through a variety of brands and subsidiaries. Altria also provides finance leasing services mostly I the aircraft, electric power, railcar, real estate, and manufacturing industries. A 29.48% decline over the last year has driven a dividend yield of 6.52% for Altria shares, as of yesterday’s close.
     
  • Altria is rated “Neutral” in our US Large-Cap Global Top Stock Ideas and “Top Buy” in our US Consumer Staples Global Top Stock Ideas.
     
  • AT&T Inc. (T) Provides communications and digital entertainment services across the globe while maintaining 25 million subscribers for its video entertainment and audio programming business and 13.5 million residential subscribers for its broadband and Internet services business.  AT&T trades at an attractive 8.50x forward earnings while offering a dividend yield of 6.52%, as of yesterday’s close.
     
  • AT&T is rated “Neutral” in our US Large-Cap Global Top Stock Ideas.
     
  • CenturyLink, Inc. (CTL) is a communication services firm that caters to residential, business, wholesale, and government clients mostly located in the United States. From its peak share price of USD$23.98/share on August 21st, 2018, the company’s stock is down 30% to USD$16.72/share as of yesterday’s close. CenturyLink maintains a massive dividend yield of 12.82%, the highest among constituents in the S&P 500 Index.
     
  • CenturyLink is rated “Neutral” in our US Large-Cap Global Top Stock Ideas.
     
  • Coty Inc. (COTY) manufacturers, markets, distributes, and sells beauty products across the globe through various retailers such as perfumeries, department stores, and duty-free shops. Coty shares have fallen 63.48% in the last year of trading, driving its forward P/E to 11.86x and its dividend yield to an attractive 6.65%, as of yesterday’s close.
     
  • Coty is rated “Top Short” in our US Large-Cap Global Top Stock Ideas and “Unattractive” in our US Consumer Staples Global Top Stock Ideas.
     
  • Ford Motor Company (F) designs, manufactures, and services a range of its Ford car models that include cars, trucks, sport vehicles, and electric vehicles. As of yesterday’s close, Ford trades at a forward P/E of just 6.36x while maintaining a substantial dividend yield of 8.72%, the second-highest among constituents in the S&P 500 Index.
     
  • Ford is rated “Neutral" in our US Large-Cap Global Top Stock Ideas and “Attractive” in our US Consumer Discretionary Global Top Stock Ideas.
     
  • Invesco Ltd. (IVZ) is one of the largest investment managers in the world, serving retail, institutional, and high-net-worth clients while also working with public entities, corporations, unions, endowments, pension funds, and more. Invesco’s stock depreciation of 53.55% in the last years has driven its dividend yield to an attractive 6.94%, as of yesterday’s close.
     
  • Invesco is rated “Unattractive” in our US Large-Cap Global Top Stock Ideas.
     
  • Iron Mountain Incorporated (IRM) is a global leader in the storage and information management services sector, serving more than 225,000 customers worldwide while maintaining a real estate network of more than 85 million square feet in over 50 countries. As of yesterday’s close, Iron Mountain’s dividend yield of 7.13% is the fifth-highest among constituents of the S&P 500 Index.
     
  • Iron Mountain is rated “Neutral” in our US Large-Cap Global Top Stock Ideas.
     
  • Kimco Realty Corporation (KIM) is a real estate investment trust (REIT) that primarily owns and operates open-air shopping centers. The REIT maintains stake in 450 shopping centers in the US largely concentrated in major metropolitan markets. Kimco’s dividend yield of 7.15%, as of yesterday’s close, is the fourth-largest among constituents in the S&P 500 Index.
     
  • Kimco is rated “Neutral” in our US Large-Cap Global Top Stock Ideas.
     
  • L Brands, Inc. (LB) is a specialty retailer of women apparel, beauty and personal care products, and home fragrance products that operates through its Victoria’s Secret, Bath & Body Works, and Victoria’s Secret and Bath & Body Works International segments. L Brands trades at a forward P/E of 10.29x and a trailing P/E of 10.08x as of yesterday’s close. At current share prices, L Brands offers a dividend yield of 8.51%, the third-highest among constituents in the S&P 500 Index.
     
  • L Brands is rated “Unattractive” in our US Large-Cap Global Top Stock Ideas and “Neutral” in our US Consumer Discretionary Global Top Stock Ideas.
     
  • Philip Morris International Inc. (PM) manufactures and sells cigarettes, other tobacco products, and other nicotine-containing products through a variety of brands that include Marlboro, Parliament, Bond Street, and Chesterfield. Philip Morris shares are down 35.29% in the last year while trading at a 13.21x forward P/E as of yesterday’s close. Philip Morris offers a dividend yield of 6.72%.
     
  • Philip Morris is rated “Attractive” in our US Large-Cap Global Top Stock Ideas and “Neutral” in our US Consumer Staples Global Top Stock Ideas.

 

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