Scentre Group (ASX: SCG): Scentre is one stock that has a decent dividend profile, the latest guidance on approximately 4 percent full year growth in funds from operations and distribution of 22.16 cents per security, was just a re-confirmation of company’s target. It was noted that total specialty in-store sales increased by 20 percent for the quarter ending on 31 March 2018 (1Q FY18) and 1.4 percent for the year. Scentre group was trading at a market price of $4.115 as at Aug 23, 2018 and has seen a performance change or a rise of 3.24% over the past one year. Meanwhile the company’s portfolio also delivers 3.1% FFO growth, with total of $657 million representing 12.38 cents per security also a distribution of 11.08 cents per security.
Virtus Health Ltd (ASX: VRT): The company signed up contracts to acquire 90% of ordinary share capital of Complete Fertility Limited for a cash free debt free consideration of approximately £5.0 million (AUD $8.8 million), and this price represents 7.0 times normalised FY17 EBITDA. The acquisition will be EPS accretive in FY2019, VRT is confident to derive value from this move as Complete Fertility has an established and professional patient-centric service. While the stock is recovering lately and trading at $5.580 with the above developments, it fell about 7.74% since inception. The annual dividend yield is of 4.77% and the final dividend stands at 12 cps which are fully franked for FY18.
QV Equities Limited (ASX: QVE): QV Equities was trading at a market price of $1.215 and has seen a daily price change of $0.035 and a percentage change of 2.966% as at Aug 23, 2018 and has seen a performance change or a fall of -11.61% over the past one year. The company has an annual dividend yield of 3.56% and the most recent dividend declared was of 3.1c with dividend ex-date as October 1, 2018, and dividend pay date as October 31, 2018. Both to be paid on June 30, 2018, the company had announced 2.1 cents fully franked share and a special dividend of 1.0 cents per share. The company’s fully franked dividend is 5.2 cents per share including the special dividend, for the full year which is up from 4.0 cents per share in the prior year.
SDI Limited (ASX: SDI): SDI limited was trading at a market price of $0.600 and has seen a daily price change of $0.010 and a percentage change of 1.695% as at Aug 23, 2018 and has seen a performance change or a rise of 3.51% over the past one year. The company has an annual dividend yield of 5% and the most recent dividend declared was of 1.400c with dividend ex-date as September 06, 2018 and dividend pay date as September 21, 2018. Meanwhile, for the 12 months ended 30 June 2018, the earnings per share increased to 4.76 cents by 1.5% compared to last year’s 4.69 cents. The company has declared a final fully franked dividend of 1.4 cents per share with total dividend to 2.5 cents up 8.7% for the 2018.
Dicker Data Ltd (ASX: DDR): The total dividend paid during the year FY17 was $26.3m or 16.4cps, an increase of 5.5% on FY16. Whilst existing vendors also had a strong quarter, growth in sales was attributed from new vendors which were introduced in 2017. The annual dividend yield for the stock is 5.75% which is fully franked, and the most recent dividend declared was of 4.400c with ex-dividend date as of August 17, 2018, and dividend pay date as September 03, 2018. The stock of the company traded at a market price of $3.040 on August 23, 2018, market close, and has seen a flat daily price change.
Rural Funds Group (ASX: RFF): It has a portfolio build-up of $687 million of diversified agricultural assets, the company has announced the successful completion of its fully underwritten, 3 for 10 accelerated pro-rata non-renounceable Entitlement Offer. The stock was trading at a market price of $2.130 and has seen a performance change of 3.29% in last one year. Nonetheless, the stock maintains a high dividend yield of 4.73%. The most recent dividend declared was of 2.508c with ex-dividend date was June 28, 2018, and dividend pay date as July 31, 2018. The company has projected DPU of 10.43 cents with a growth target of 4% per annum.
Westpac Banking Corp (ASX: WBC): The stock is trading at $28.425 as at August 23, 2018 and has a current annual dividend yield of 6.24% which is fully franked. The most recent dividend declared is 94c with dividend ex-date was May 17, 2018 and the dividend pay date was July 04, 2018. The company has reported a decent 1H FY18 performance with a profit of $4,198 million (an increase of 7 percent as compared to 1HFY17). Westpac over the securities of Woodside petroleum limited is an issuer of self-funding installments. The total dividend distribution payment amount per security is AUD 1.235 fully franked and the distribution will be made on October 1, 2018.
WAM Research Limited (ASX: WAX): The stock was trading at a market price of $1.645 and has seen a performance change of 3.10% in the last one year. WAM has an annual dividend yield of 5.79% which is fully franked. The most recent dividend is 4.75 cents and the with the ex-dividend date as of October 12, 2018 and dividend pay date as October 26, 2018 and the dividend is fully franked. The company is set to deliver 9.5 cents per share, a full year dividend fully franked which is an increase of 5.6% on the previous year. Since the company inception WAM research has paid 89.9 cents per share to the shareholders in fully franked dividends.
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