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Love the DOVE! 10 US Large-Cap stocks to LOVE with a dovish Fed!

Mar 21, 2019

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  • The US Fed said NO MORE RATE HIKES in 2019!  That's it, done.  The dovish pivot was a bit more than the market expected right now, but along the lines of the overall trend of its comments over the recent past.  
     
  • We are highlighting the best “Top Buy” stocks in our US Large-Cap Global Top Stock Ideas for the new interest rate environment (no hikes 2019), looking for an attractive dividend yield and low beta. As interest rates are expected to be stagnant in 2019, investors will place higher importance on stock yields to generate returns.
     
  • Below we highlight 10 US Large-Cap “Top Buy” stocks with the most attractive dividend yields while excluding stocks with a 3-year beta above 1.00.

Quantamize US Large-Cap "Top Buys" with High Dividend Yield and Low Betas

Company Name Ticker Sector Industry Dividend Yield 3-Year Beta US Large-Cap Model General Ranking
GAMING & LEISURE PPTYS GLPI Real Estate REIT 7.38% 0.69 Top Buy
EPR PROPERTIES EPR Real Estate REIT 6.00% 0.75 Top Buy
MEDICAL PROPERTIES TRUST MPW Real Estate REIT 5.45% 0.65 Top Buy
PPL CORP PPL Utilities Electric Utilities 5.14% 0.62 Top Buy
DUKE ENERGY CORP DUK Utilities Electric Utilities 4.15% 0.02 Top Buy
STORE CAPITAL CORP STOR Real Estate REIT 4.05% 0.38 Top Buy
OLD REPUBLIC INTL CORP ORI Financials Insurance 3.90% 0.63 Top Buy
EDISON INTERNATIONAL EIX Utilities Electric Utilities 3.87% -0.13 Top Buy
REALTY INCOME CORP O Real Estate REIT 3.83% 0.28 Top Buy
AVISTA CORP AVA Utilities Multi-Utilities 3.83% 0.47 Top Buy

Source: Capital IQ

  • Gaming & Leisure Properties (GLPI) is a real estate investment trust (REIT) that acquires, finances, and owns real estate properties leased to gaming operators. Gaming & Leisure Properties offers the most attractive dividend yield among “Top Buy” stocks in our US Large-Cap Universe, offering investors a 7.4% yield as of Wednesday’s close.  
     
  • Medical Properties Trust (MPW) is a self-advised REIT that aims to capitalize on changing trends in healthcare delivery through the acquisition and development of net-leased healthcare facilities. Medical Properties Trust trades at a cheap multiple of 6.43x its 12M trailing earnings, as of Wednesday’s close.  
     
  • PPL Corp. (PPL) is a public utility holding company involved in the delivery of electricity and natural gas to customers in the United States and the United Kingdom. PPL has displayed an innate ability to deliver strong earnings, having met or surpassed annual EPS consensus in every year since FY2009. 
     
  • Old Republic International Corp. (ORI), through its subsidiaries, operates in the insurance underwriting industry through its General Insurance Group, Title Insurance Group, and Republic Financial Indemnity Group Run-Off Business operating segments. Old Republic is the only insurance play on our list with an attractive 3.9% dividend yield  
     
  • Avista Corp. (AVA) is an electric and natural gas public utility company that services 388,000 customers through its electric service and 355,000 customers through its natural gas service. Avista looks extremely attractive from a profitability standpoint, having grown its annual gross margin every year since FY2008 from 37.0% to 64.6%.

 

 

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