Stock Screening

What Stocks To Buy In October 2020

Stock Screening

Looking for dividend stocks to buy in October 2020 but not sure where to start? As a dividend stock investor, I always keep a watch list of dividend yielding stocks on hand. When stock prices goes up, the current dividend yield decreases. When stock prices fall, the current dividend yield increases. This poses an opportunity for dividend stock investors to pick up the stock at higher yield and cheaper price.

One of the easiest way to create a watch list of dividend yielding stocks is to use a stock screener. My favourite stock screener is 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 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

Below are the top dividend yielding stocks as of 17th October 2020 for your reference.

NameCurrent Yield %P/EP/BMarket Cap
HPH Trust SGD8.87318.110.3661.7B
HPH Trust USD8.68518.310.3751.2B
CromwellReit EUR7.93710.340.9541.2B
CromwellReit SGD7.81810.810.9712B
Olam International6.2027.790.7334.1B
OUE Com Reit6.08713.970.5661.9B
Jardine Cycle & Carriage6.0755.820.7477B
Yanlord Land6.0713.270.3872.1B
Hong Leong Finance5.92110.010.5421B
CDL HTrust5.89811.610.731.3B
Suntec Reit5.59810.280.6894.1B
Far East HTrust5.39317.720.6531.1B
CapitaRetail China Trust5.228.20.7791.6B
OCBC Bank5.0238.640.8238.6B

The 3 local banks UOB, DBS and OCBC Bank appeared in the list again with attractive current dividend yields of 5.816, 5.33 and 5.023% respectively. The current dividend yield has dropped slightly as compared to last month. This means that the stock prices of the 3 local banks has increased slightly.

The current dividend yield of CapitaLand Retail China Trust has also declined from 5.816% last month to the current 5.22%. I read about the share price of CapitaLand Retail China Trust increased by 5% within one week.

I believe you have read about Suntec REIT is going to buy a 50 per cent stake in two office buildings in London. The current dividend yield has increased from 5.409% last month to 5.598% in the current month. This means that the share price has declined, which poses a good opportunity if you are keen to enter into Suntec REIT.

I hope you have learn how I use a stock screener to identify my watchlist and based on the results to interpret the current dividend performance.

That’s all folks!

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