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4 Dividend Stocks With 8%+ Yields to Supercharge Your Portfolio

Published 13/12/2023, 12:45 am
  • Several stocks in the S&P 500 index have an attractive dividend yield of over +8%.
  • Some of these stocks have underperformed the broader market this year.
  • In this piece, we will discuss 4 such stocks with massive dividend yields and decent upside potential.
  • This year has proven to be less than favorable for dividend investors. Here's why:

    1. Among the nearly 400 S&P 500 companies distributing dividends, 46% of them have witnessed a decline in their stock market performance this year.
    2. A notable 75% of dividend-paying companies within the index have shown underperformance compared to the broader S&P 500.
    3. The S&P Dividend ETF (NYSE:SDY) has experienced a year-to-date decline of more than -3.80%.

    However, in the short term, the ETF has demonstrated positive returns, with a gain of +1.22% in the last three months and +6.34% in the last month.

    S&P Dividend ETF

    In the following table, we can see some of the main dividend ETFs with their fee and 1-year to 5-year yields.

    We see that all of them present spectacular 5-year yields. But on the other hand for 1 year, out of the 8, we have 3 negative returns and 2 with minor gains.

    Dividend ETFs Comparison

    Source: InvestingPro

    But several stocks in the S&P 500 have a very attractive dividend yield, above +6%, that beat the average yield of companies on Wall Street and that the market likes.

    Specifically, we will look at 4 stocks whose dividend yields more than +8%. To do so, we will use the InvestingPro tool to uncover insights about the stocks discussed below.

    1. Pioneer Natural Resources

    Pioneer Natural Resources Price Chart

    Pioneer Natural Resources Co (NYSE:PXD) is based in Irving, Texas, it is engaged in hydrocarbon exploration. It was created in 1997 through the merger of Parker & Parsley Petroleum Company and MESA.

    The dividend yield is +12.21%.

    Pioneer Natural Resources Dividend History

    Source: InvestingPro

    On February 21 it presents its quarterly accounts. For 2024 it expects real revenue growth of +14.3% and earnings per share (EPS) of +11.5%.

    Pioneer Natural Resources Forecasts Vs. Actual Earnings

    Source: InvestingPro

    Its shares are up +8.69% in the last year. The market gives it a 12-month forward potential at $256.52, while InvestingPro's models raise it to $266.87.

    Pioneer Natural Resources Analyst Targets

    Source: InvestingPro

    2. Walgreens Boots Alliance

    Walgreens Boots Alliance Price Chart

    Walgreens Boots Alliance (NASDAQ:WBA) is a U.S. holding company based in Deerfield, Illinois that owns the Walgreens retail pharmacy chains in the United States and Boots in the United Kingdom, as well as several pharmaceutical manufacturing and distribution companies. The company was founded on December 31, 2014.

    Its dividend yield is +9.36%.

    Walgreens Boots Alliance Dividend History

    Source: InvestingPro

    It reports quarterly results on January 4. For 2024, it expects real revenue growth of +2.8% and earnings per share (EPS) of +11.5%.

    Walgreens Boots Alliance

    Source: InvestingPro

    Last Thursday its shares rose +8% following a New York court ruling that is expected to address the admissibility of evidence on the safety of Tylenol when used by pregnant women.

    Its shares are up +10.63% over the past 3 months and +14.82% over the past month. The market sees a 12-month potential for it at $27.

    Walgreens Boots Alliance Targets

    Source: InvestingPro

    3. Altria Group

    Altria Group Price Chart

    Altria Group (NYSE:MO) is one of the largest U.S. transnational companies and markets mainly food, beverages, and tobacco.

    The companies that are part of the Altria Group are: Philip Morris (NYSE:PM), Smokeless Tobacco Company, John Middleton, Philip Morris, and Nu Mark. It is headquartered in Virginia.

    Its dividend yield is +9.21%. The dividend will be paid on January 10, 2024, to shareholders with shares before December 21, 2023.

    Altria Group Dividend History

    Source: InvestingPro

    Results for the quarter will be released on February 1. For the 2023 computation, EPS is expected to increase by +2.4% and for 2023 by +3%.

    Altria Group Revenue and EPS Forecasts

    Source: InvestingPro

    Its shares are up +3.20% in the last month. The market gives it a 12-month potential at $47.04 and InvestingPro models at $55.16.

    Altria Group Targets

    Source: InvestingPro

    4. Invesco

    Invesco Price Chart

    Invesco Plc (NYSE:IVZ) is one of the world's leading independent investment managers and also launches mutual funds. Invesco was founded in 1969 and has a presence in 25 countries and employs more than 8,000 professionals.

    Its dividend yield is +8.27%.

    Invesco Dividend History

    Source: InvestingPro

    On January 31, it is due to release its quarterly accounts. For 2024, earnings per share are expected to increase by +13.2%.

    Invesco Stock Price Reaction Post Earnings

    Source: InvestingPro

    Its shares are up +17.28% in the last month. It presents 15 ratings, of which 2 are buy, 13 are hold and none are sell. InvestingPro models give it a potential at $17.47.

    Invesco Investing Models

    Source: InvestingPro


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    Disclaimer: This article is written for informational purposes only; it does not constitute a solicitation, offer, advice, or recommendation to invest as such it is not intended to incentivize the purchase of assets in any way. I would like to remind you that any type of asset, is evaluated from multiple points of view and is highly risky therefore, any investment decision and the associated risk remains with the investor.

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