Screening For Dividend Stocks In January 2020

Happy Chinese New Year!

The last time I screen for dividend stocks was back in November 2019. Since its a brand new year and the first month of the year 2020, I am interested to find which stocks currently provide the highest dividend yield.

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 dividend yielding stocks as of 25th January 2020.

NameCurrent Yield %P/EP/BMarket Cap
Sasseur REIT9.6515.251.031B
Haw Par9.05514.790.9272.8B
OUE8.7847.110.3291.3B
Capita Retail China Trust6.82210.21.0522B
Frasers Logistics and Industrial Trust AUD6.80210.111.0592.5B
Cromwell REIT SGD6.78611.851.0742.1B
SPH REIT6.40417.361.1553B
OUE Commercial REIT6.26812.580.9233B
Mapletree NAC Trust6.066.40.884B
Ascendas-iTrust5.7948.151.6351.9B
Frasers Commercial Trust5.78310.11.0141.5B
SPH5.74216.690.9793.4B
Frasers Logistics and Industrial Trust5.73811.861.2712.8B
DBS5.72510.791.38266.7B

The above results look pretty interesting as there are some stocks that are unfamiliar to me such as Ascendas-iTrust.

Ascendas India Trust is a property trust which owns seven IT parks and one logistics park in India with total floor area of 13.1 million sq ft spread across Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Pune and Mumbai. Ascendas India Trust is focused on capitalising on the fast growing IT and logistics industries in India.

Mapletree NAC Trust also appear in the above list as the top dividend yielding stocks but we should be careful here as Mapletree NAC Trust has yet to walk out of the impact of the Hong Kong riots. (Read more: Mapletree North Asia Commercial Trust DPU Fell 13.3% )

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

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.

NameCurrent Yield %P/EP/BMarket Cap
OUE8.90419.940.331.3B
Haw Par8.76516.290.9693B
CapitaRetail China Trust7.3169.570.9871.8B
Cromwell REIT SGD7.18310.960.9311.9B
Cromwell REIT EUR7.09811.450.9661.3B
Mapletree NAC Trust6.7576.050.8533.9B
Mapletree Industrial Trust6.07616.931.585.4B
Frasers Commercial Trust5.9639.770.9821.5B
Yanlord Land5.7144.830.4732.4B
Frasers Logistics and Industrial Trust5.69111.861.2712.7B

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.

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.

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