Screening For Dividend Stocks In February 2020

Screening For Dividend Stocks In February 2020

We all know that the recent COVID 19 outbreak situation has impacted the stocks market in a way or other. I have previously done a post on how virus outbreak impact the Straits Time Index. At crisis like this, investors usually have a watch list whereby they start looking out for companies that share prices have fallen and this poses an opportunity for them to buy their favorite companies at cheap prices. If you have not have a watch list yet, how do you get started? One way is to use a stock screener. Earlier this week, I have done my review on the Yahoo Finance Stock Screener but it doesn’t suit my liking. You can also try out FSMOne Stock Screener. But I am sticking to Stocks Café Stock Screener.

The stock screener offered by Stocks Café allows me to save the conditions that I can pre-set. You can check out my review here on the Stocks Café Dividend Stocks Screener (Read more: Screening For Dividend Stocks Using Stocks Cafe Stock Screener).

Below are the top dividend yielding stocks as of 22nd February 2020.

Name Current Yield % P/E P/B Market Cap
Haw Par 9.163 14.62 0.916 2.8B
HPH Trust USD 9.159 20 0.404 1.3B
Mapletree NAC Trust 7.258 6.09 0.838 3.8B
AIMS APAC REIT 7.069 12.79 1.055 1B
CapitaRetail China Trust 6.556 9.75 0.974 1.8B
OUE Commercial REIT 6.427 18.13 0.836 2.8B
Cromwell REIT SGD 6.412 12.5 1.133 2.2B
SPH 5.97 16.05 0.941 3.2B
CDL Hospitality Trust 5.895 16.45 1.004 1.9B
Yanlord Land 5.812 7.52 0.464 2.3B
Ascendas-iTrust 5.73 7.97 1.635 2B
Hong Leong Finance 5.66 9.95 0.628 1.2B
Frasers Commercial Trust 5.614 10.4 1.044 1.6B
TCIL HK$ 5.61 11.75 0.371 4.1B
Frasers Logistics and Industrial Trust 5.344 12.82 1.38 3B
SPH REIT 5.321 16.88 1.123 2.9B
Suntec REIT 5.252 12.92 0.848 5.1B

Last, I just want to mention again that the above list is for reference only and we should do our homework before buying into the stock simply for the dividend yield.

Screening For Dividend Stocks In November 2019

Screening For Dividend Stocks In November 2019

How do I find stocks to analyse and decide if it is worth investing? Every month, I will always start by running the stock screener that I have saved on Stocks Café. There are several websites that offer such a tool to screen for stocks using conditions that you can set such as dividend yield, P/E ratio, P/B ratio and Market Capitalization etc. Some website that offers such a tool are Singapore Exchange, FSMOne and StocksCafe.

The stock screener offered by Stocks Café allows me to save the conditions that I can pre-set. You can check out my review here on the Stocks Café Dividend Stocks Screener (Read more: Screening For Dividend Stocks Using Stocks Cafe Stock Screener).

Below are the top 10 dividend yielding stocks as of 14th November 2019.

Name Current Yield % P/E P/B Market Cap
OUE 8.904 19.94 0.33 1.3B
Haw Par 8.765 16.29 0.969 3B
CapitaRetail China Trust 7.316 9.57 0.987 1.8B
Cromwell REIT SGD 7.183 10.96 0.931 1.9B
Cromwell REIT EUR 7.098 11.45 0.966 1.3B
Mapletree NAC Trust 6.757 6.05 0.853 3.9B
Mapletree Industrial Trust 6.076 16.93 1.58 5.4B
Frasers Commercial Trust 5.963 9.77 0.982 1.5B
Yanlord Land 5.714 4.83 0.473 2.4B
Frasers Logistics and Industrial Trust 5.691 11.86 1.271 2.7B

With the ongoing protests in Hong Kong, this has impacted REITs that have Hong Kong assets in its portfolio. Protesters are vandalising malls and this causes shoppers to stay at home, forcing shopping malls and shops to shut their doors.

One such example is Mapletree North Asia Commercial Trust which has Festival Walk as one of its assets.

Mapletree North Asia Commercial Trust is a real estate investment trust, which invests directly or indirectly in a diversified portfolio of income-producing real estate in Hong Kong SAR, China and Japan. It focuses on commercial assets as well as real estate-related assets. Its objective is to achieve an attractive level of return from rental income and long-term capital growth. The company was founded in February 2013 and is headquartered in Singapore.

Screening For Dividend Stocks In November 2019

When the share price fall, the current dividend yield increases. Further analysis is required to check the fundamentals of Mapletree North Asia Commercial Trust if it is still able to sustain its historical dividend payout.

Opportunity?