Stock Screening

What Stocks To Buy In August 2020

Stocks To Buy In August 2020

Looking for dividend stocks to buy in August 2020 but not sure where to start? When the stock market crashed during the COVID-19 pandemic, I have picked up OCBC Bank, Singtel, US Manulife REIT and added more of CapitaMall Trust when their stock prices fell. If you didn’t know, I am a dividend investor. Thus, I usually look out for stocks with attractive dividend yield that provides me with endless dividends many years ahead. The stock market crash has provided me with such an opportunity.

One of the easiest way to start is to identify a list of stocks that fulfil the criteria of a dividend stock. Instead of manually or randomly picking off companies off the Singapore Stock Exchange, I will run my favourite stock screener from Stocks Café. There are plenty of stock screening tools out there. You can use the one you are comfortable with.

I am a medium risk type of investor and thus I never looked at stocks with dividend yield more than 10%. Below are the criteria that I used to identify dividend stocks.

  • Current Yield (%) >= 5 and <= 10
  • Price / Earnings <=20
  • Price / Book <= 3
  • Market Capitalization >= 1B

Below are the top dividend yielding stocks as of 15th August 2020 for reference.

Name Current Yield % P/E P/B Market Cap
Ascendas-iTrust 8.154 6.09 1.226 1.6B
SPH 7.207 8.79 0.519 1.8B
OUE Commercial Reit 7.108 14.98 0.607 2B
ComfortDelGro 7.043 13.05 1.16 3B
SATS 6.463 19.5 2.032 3.3B
CDL Hospitality Trust 6.184 11.08 0.696 1.3B
Suntec Reit 5.843 9.78 0.656 3.9B
Hong Leong Finance 5.696 10.27 0.557 1.1B
Jardine Cycle & Carriage 5.695 6.25 0.803 7.5B
UOB 5.68 8.07 0.845 33.2B
Olam Intl 5.674 8.51 0.801 4.5B
CapitaRetail China Trust 5.667 7.55 0.717 1.4B
Genting Singapore 5.556 12.61 1.135 8.7B
TCIL HK$ 5.5 18.9 0.356 4B
DBS 5.411 5.76 1.099 53.5B
Frasers Logistics & Commercial Trust 5.406 12.94 1.46 4.5B
Yanlord Land 5.354 3.74 0.442 2.5B
OUE 5.085 3.18 0.278 1.1B

Dividend investors should know that the current dividend yield is computed using the previous full year dividend payout divided by the current share price. This excludes the consideration that most companies might slash dividends this financial year due to COVID-19 pandemic. The actual dividend yield may be lower this year.

Thus, remember to study into each company carefully before jumping onto the bandwagon based on the current dividend yield.

One comment

  1. Why look at SGX alone? we are spoil for choice at wall st. Sillypore suck, forever got not up. Since moving across the Pacific ocean , my portfolio rock.

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