A look at ASX 20 stocks and their dividends

Summary

  • ASX 20 refers to 20 of the largest companies on the ASX by market capitalisation.
  • Market capitalisation gives the value of a company trading on a stock exchange- it is estimated as the product of the number of shares and the market price of the shares.
  • The dividend is the part of a net profit that the company distributes to its shareholders.

Information about a company's market capitalisation is highly essential because it aids in understanding the company's position in the market, the scope of resilience, and it is a reflector of what investors are ready to pay.

Any investor considers the total shareholder returns while deciding on which companies to invest in. Therefore, dividends received and the capital gains by the change in share prices are the key factors of interest.

This article captures the recent dividend payments of the top 20 ASX companies by market capitalisation.

Data as of 22 July 2021, Source: ASX

Commonwealth Bank of Australia (ASX:CBA)

The Commonwealth Bank of Australia is a leading bank and has the reputation of a regular dividend payer. The banks paid an interim dividend for 1H FY21 on 30 March. The dividend per share of AU$ 1.50 is fully franked.

Also Read: 10 ASX stocks with fully franked dividend

BHP Group Limited (ASX:BHP)

BHP is a leading resource company involved in extracting and processing minerals, oil, and gas. The company paid an interim dividend of AUD 1.31134770 per share for the half-year ended 31 December 2020. The fully franked dividend was paid on 23 March 2021.

CSL Limited (ASX:CSL)

CSL Limited is a biotechnology company. The company has paid an interim dividend of AU$ 1.34 on 1 April 2021.

Westpac Banking Corporation (ASX:WBC)

An Australian bank and financial services provider, Westpac Banking Corporation, paid its investors AS$ 0.580 on 25 June 2020. The dividends were fully franked.

National Australia Bank Limited (ASX:NAB)

National Australia Bank is one of the four largest financial institutions of Australia by market capitalisation. The bank paid an interim dividend of AU$ 0.60 on 2 July 2021. The dividends were fully franked.

Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited (ASX:ANZ)

Known as ANZ bank, the Australia New Zealand Banking Corporation is a financial institution headquartered in Melbourne. The bank recently paid an interim dividend of AU$ 0.7 on 1 July and the dividends were fully franked.

Fortescue Metals Group Limited (ASX:FMG)

Fortescue Metals Group is a leading global iron ore producer. The company announced an interim dividend of AU$ 1.470, which was 100% franked. It was paid on 24 March 2021.

Wesfarmers (ASX:WES)

Wesfarmers is a company with diversified operation covering areas like home improvement, chemicals, general merchandise etc. The company paid a 100% franked interim dividend of AU$ 0.880 on 31 March 2021.

Macquarie Group Ltd (ASX:MQG)

Macquarie Group is an investment bank and a multinational company. It paid the final ordinary dividend for FY21. A dividend of AU$ 3.35 per share was paid on 2 July 2021 and was 40% franked.

Woolworths Group Limited (ASX:WOW)

Woolworths is Australia's largest supermarket chain. The company also announced an interim dividend of AU$ 0.53, which was paid on 14 April 2021. The dividends were 100% franked.

Interesting Read: What is considered a good dividend yield?

Rio Tinto (ASX:RIO)

Rio Tinto is a metals and mining company with operations in 35 countries. The company on 15 April paid a dividend of AU$ 5.17 per share for the entire year ending 31 December 2020. These dividends are fully franked.

Also Read: 10 ASX stocks with fully franked dividend

Telstra Corporation Limited (ASX:TLS)

Telstra Corporation Limited is a telecommunication company. The company paid an interim dividend of AU$ 0.80 on 26 March 2021. The dividends were fully franked.

Goodman Group (ASX:GMG)

The Goodman Group is involved in the development and management of the real estate. The company has announced a dividend of AU$ 0.15, which will be paid on 26 August 2021.

Transurban Group (ASX:TCL)

Transurban Group is into the development of urban toll road networks. The company has announced AU$ 0.215, which will be paid on 23 August and has a 5% franking.

Good Read: What type of dividend does Transurban pay?

Afterpay Limited (ASX:APT)

Afterpay is financial technology company founded in 2015. Yet to pay any dividends, the company’s underlying sales doubled to $ 9.8billion for the half yearly period ended 31 December 2020,.

Aristocrat Leisure Limited (ASX:ALL)

Aristocrat Leisure Limited is involved in the development of gaming content and gaming platforms. On 2 July 2021, the company paid a fully franked interim dividend of AU$ 0.150.

Coles Group Limited (ASX:COL)

The retail chain giant Coles Group Limited is headquartered in Melbourne, Australia. On 26 March 2021, the company paid a fully franked interim dividend of AU$ 0.33 for 1H 21.

Newcrest Mining Limited (ASX:NCM)

Newcrest Mining Limited is a company that deals with gold and gold/copper concentrate. On 25 March 2021, the company paid a fully franked interim dividend of US$ 15 cents per share.

Woodside Petroleum Limited (ASX:WPL)

Woodside Petroleum is an Australian petroleum production and exploration company. The company paid final dividends for the previous financial year on 24 March. The dividends of AU$ 0.153 were fully franked.

Brambles Limited  (ASX:BXB) -

Brambles is a supply chain logistics company. The company paid an interim dividend of AU$ 0.13 on 8 April 2021.

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