Stock Screening

What Stocks To Buy In January 2022

Stock Screening

Looking for dividend stocks to buy in January 2022 but not sure where to start? I have stopped screening for dividend stocks using stock screeners in 2021. This is because the current dividend yield can be inaccurate during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Let me explain. We know that the current dividend yield is based on the formula

Current Yield % = (Previous Full Year Dividend / Current Stock Price) x 100%

This is on the assumption that the company or REIT will continue to pay the same full year dividend in 2021 just like 2020. As companies and REITs started cutting their dividends pay out in 2021, the current yield % becomes highly inaccurate.

Why am I resuming stock screening in 2022? Well, it has been 2 years since COVID-19 struck. Most companies have reported their FY21 full year dividends whereby the COVID-19 situations have been factored in.

In FY22, I am assuming most REITs will pay the same or slightly higher dividends as compared to FY21 and thus the Current Yield % can be a possible indicator that we can now rely on to identify dividend yield stocks.

Below are the conditions I set in the stock screener to identify dividend stocks.

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

What Stocks To Buy In January 2022

Below are the top dividend yielding stocks as of 22nd January 2022 for your reference.

Name Symbol Current Yield % P/E P/B Market Cap
Prime US Reit USD SGX:OXMU 8.291 17.483 0.959 1.2B
HPH Trust USD SGX:NS8U 7.785 11.507 0.078 2.8B
AIMS APAC Reit SGX:O5RU 6.69 9.524 0.754 1B
Bukit Sembawang SGX:B61 6.653 7.593 0.884 1.3B
ESR-REIT SGX:J91U 6.609 18.553 1.079 1.8B
CapitaLand China Trust SGX:AU8U 6.364 13.661 0.721 1.8B
Ascendas-iTrust SGX:CY6U 6.124 12.077 1.246 1.6B
OUE Commercial Reit SGX:TS0U 6.115 15.674 0.744 2.4B
Yanlord Land SGX:Z25 5.965 3.551 0.068 2.2B
UOB Kay Hian SGX:U10 5.864 7.692 0.829 1.4B
SPH REIT SGX:SK6U 5.538 19.763 0.958 2.7B
Frasers Logistics & Commercial Trust SGX:BUOU 5.297 6.993 1.168 5.3B
Mapletree Logistics Trust SGX:M44U 5.28 15.48 1.254 7.7B
ARA LOGOS Logistics Trust SGX:K2LU 5.27 6.094 1.203 1.3B
Mapletree Commercial Trust SGX:N2IU 5.22 18.349 1.079 6.2B
TM ADR US$ SGX:N6FD 5.027 4.075 0.045 1,500.3B

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