ALL, S32, COL: How these ASX blue-chip stocks have fared in 2022 so far

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  • April has started on a flat note for the ASX 200, with the benchmark just up 0.38% to 7,527.9 for the month so far.
  • The ALL share price has delivered a YTD return of negative 22.47%.
  • COL shares have delivered a dull performance this year so far, trading just 0.95% up in 2022.

The Australian market has been in recovery mode since mid-March 2022, after a sharp plunge in February 2022 triggered by the onset of the Russia-Ukraine war. March 2022 had been quite a volatile month, despite which the benchmark ASX 200 index kept on moving north, delivering a high return of over 6.3%.

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April, on the other hand, has kicked off on a flat start for the ASX 200, with the index moving just 0.38% higher to 7,527.9 for the month. Let us have a look at three ASX constituents and see how they have sailed through the volatility in 2022.

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  1. Aristocrat Leisure Limited (ASX:ALL)

Aristocrat Leisure is one of the leading gambling machines manufacturers in Australia, having a market capitalisation of AU$23.5 billion. The company is also into making casino management systems and digital social games. In FY21, ALL secured a revenue of AU$4.74 billion and a net profit of AU$0.82 billion.

It is also regular dividend paying company, having paid a total dividend of AU$0.41 per share in CY21. The ALL share price closed Tuesday’s session at AU$35.19, delivering a 0.26% gain. The year-to-date (YTD) return of the stock stands at a negative 22.47%.

  1. South32 Limited (ASX:S32)

South32 is one of the biggest Australian metals and mining companies, having a market capitalisation of AU$24.43 billion. The company’s shares are also listed on the Johannesburg and London Stock Exchanges. The company garnered a total revenue of AU$5.48 billion and a net loss of AU$0.2 billion in FY21.

The S32 share price is up over 25.8% this year to the last closing price of AU$5.12, thanks to soaring commodity prices. The company is set to pay a dividend of AU$0.119 per share on 7 April 2022 and is trading at a dividend yield of 3.69%.

  1. Coles Group Limited (ASX:COL)

The last stock on our list is Victoria-based supermarket retail chain Coles Group. The company retails products such as fresh food, groceries, household goods, liquor, fuel and financial services via physical and online stores. The company has a market capitalisation of AU$23.9 billion and clocked a net profit of AU$1.01 billion in FY21, over a revenue of AU$38.9 billion.

COL shares have delivered a dull performance this year so far, trading just 1.01% up in 2022 to the last closing price of AU$18.08 on 5 April 2022. The stock is trading at a dividend yield of 3.4%.

Bottom Line

Fetching decent returns from investing in the stock market is not easy. Investors must conduct a proper due diligence before they put their hard-earned money on the line.

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