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5 Safe And Cheap Dividend Stocks To Invest This Month (Retirement Series)

Published Sat, 23 Feb 2019 09:00:00 -0500 on Seeking Alpha

The markets have recovered strongly from a near-bear market scenario on Christmas Eve last year. The trend has been only upwards since the New Year, as visible from the below chart. Most market participants see this to be a clear sign that bulls are back in control, while some believe it to be a bear market bounce rally. Only time will tell. Nonetheless, there is no denial that sentiment has improved to the point that most stocks are no longer cheap.

S&P 500 ETF (SPY) 6-month chart, courtesy Yahoo Finance
Irrespective of the market's day-to-day gyrations, we remain on the constant lookout for companies that may be trading cheap on a relative basis to the overall market as well as to their respective 52-week highs. We also look at the sustainable dividend payout. We believe in keeping a buy-list handy and dry-powder ready, so that we are able to use the opportunity when the time is right.
This article is part of our periodic (monthly) series where we scan the entire universe of roughly 7,500 stocks that are listed and traded on the US exchanges, including over-the-counter (OTC) networks. We usually highlight five stocks that may have temporary difficulties and/or lost favor with the market and offering deep discounts on a relative basis. Please note that these are not recommendations to buy, but should be considered as a starting point for further research.
We start with a fairly simple goal. We want to shortlist five companies that are large-cap, relatively... Read more

Stock name Last trade   P/E Earnings/Share Dividend/Share Dividend yield
LLOYDS BANKING GROUP 2.96   10.2 0.29 0.22 7.54
ING GROEP 11.00   8.0 1.38 0.80 7.21
AT&T 32.27   12.0 2.68 2.04 6.32
ALTRIA GROUP 52.40   16.0 3.28 3.20 6.06
FORD MOTOR 9.83   12.6 0.78 0.60 6.02
ROYAL DUTCH SHELL A 68.62   27.1 2.59 3.76 5.35
LAS VEGAS SANDS 57.43   29.3 1.96 3.08 5.26
ABBVIE 80.06   22.9 3.49 4.28 5.25
KRAFT HEINZ 31.11   0.0 -8.40 1.60 5.02
SOUTHERN COPPER 33.48   17.7 1.89 1.60 4.78
VALERO ENERGY 76.22   11.6 6.55 3.60 4.48
MARATHON PETROLEUM 50.29   9.6 5.23 2.12 4.08
BLACKSTONE GROUP LP 40.65   16.8 2.42 1.48 3.55
CITIGROUP 64.39   9.4 6.87 1.80 2.78
MORGAN STANLEY 42.96   9.2 4.66 1.20 2.76
ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS 145.72   19.4 7.51 4.00 2.67
TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING 38.20   18.7 2.04 1.04 2.66
DELTA AIR LINES 54.12   9.1 5.96 1.40 2.59
AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL GROUP 52.76   0.0 -0.34 1.28 2.44
LAM RESEARCH 181.90   11.4 16.03 4.40 2.35
TYSON FOODS 81.46   14.5 5.61 1.50 1.85
SPDR S&P 500 ETF 282.78   0.0 0.00 5.24 1.83
NATIONAL AUSTRALIA BANK 8.88   0.0 0.00 0.00 0.00

LLOYDS BANKING GROUP - LYG
LLOYDS BANKING GROUP - LYG  


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