Stocks going ex -dividends today: Next PLC, Investec PLC, D4t4 Solutions PLC, Britvic PLC, PayPoint Plc, Babcock International Group PLC, Mediclinic International PLC and Halfords Group PLC

  • Dec 05, 2019 GMT
  • Team Kalkine
Stocks going ex -dividends today: Next PLC, Investec PLC, D4t4 Solutions PLC, Britvic PLC, PayPoint Plc, Babcock International Group PLC, Mediclinic International PLC and Halfords Group PLC

Earnings have higher volatility as compared to dividends. Therefore, investors with long term horizon and lesser risk appetite can consider these stocks for regular income or reinvest dividends for cumulative growth. Here are insights about some dividend stocks which can be added to portfolio for regular pay-outs.

Next PLC (LON: NXT)

UK based international clothing, home products, accessories and footwear retailer, Next PLC offers products through brick and mortar store business model, accepts online orders and through emails. The group has segregated its operations in different operating divisions, namely, Retail, Online, International Retail, Sourcing, Finance under the brand name NEXT, Lipsy and Property Management.

NXT-Dividend

An interim dividend per share of 57.5 pence was declared by the group. Shareholders will be paid dividend on 02nd January 2020. The ex-dividend date is today i.e. 05th December 2019. The company has been consistent in paying dividends to investors. In the last seven years, the company’s highest dividend yield has been of 4.27 per cent (FY17), while its lowest has been of 2.26 per cent (FY15).

NXT-Stock price performance

(Source: Thomson Reuters)

On 05th December 2019, at the time of writing (before the LSE market closed, GMT 01:38 PM), NXT shares were trading at GBX 6,762. Stock's 52 weeks High and Low is GBX 6,976.00/GBX 3,970.00. The company's stock beta was 1.06, reflecting more volatility as compared to the benchmark index. Total outstanding market capitalisation was around GBP 8.96 billion, with a dividend yield of 2.49 per cent.

Investec PLC (LON: INVP)

London, United Kingdom-based, Investec Plc is a specialist bank and asset management group. It offers a range of financial products and services to a targeted client base. It primarily operates in the United Kingdom and Europe, Asia-Pacific and Southern Africa, employing 10,500 plus people worldwide.

INVP-Dividend

An interim dividend per share of 11 pence was declared by the group. Shareholders will be paid dividend on 18th December 2019. The ex-dividend date is today i.e. 05th December 2019. The company has been consistent in paying dividends to investors. In the last seven years, the company’s highest dividend yield has been of 5.54 per cent (FY19), while its lowest has been of 3.92 per cent (FY14).

INVP-Stock price performance

(Source: Thomson Reuters)

On 05th December 2019, at the time of writing (before the LSE market closed, GMT 01:46 PM), INVP shares were trading at GBX 424.50. Stock's 52 weeks High and Low is GBX 523.60/GBX 391.90. The company's stock beta was 1.10, reflecting more volatility as compared to the benchmark index. Total outstanding market capitalisation was around GBP 3 billion, with a dividend yield of 5.54 per cent.

D4t4 Solutions PLC (LON: D4T4)

United Kingdom-headquartered group, D4t4 Solutions PLC is focused on solutions that enable client’s data collection, management, and analytics solutions, with emphasis on providing end-to-end management of the entire data lifecycle. The company is engaged in distribution, design, installation and support of computer hardware and software systems.

D4T4-Dividend

An interim dividend per share of 0.77 pence was declared by the group. Shareholders will be paid dividend on 06th January 2020. The ex-dividend date is today i.e. 05th December 2019. The company has been consistent in paying dividends to investors. In the last seven years, the company’s highest dividend yield has been of 2.67 per cent (FY13), while its lowest has been of 1.17 per cent (FY19).

D4T4-Stock price performance

(Source: Thomson Reuters)

On 05th December 2019, at the time of writing (before the LSE market closed, GMT 01:51 PM), D4T4 shares were trading at GBX 189.75. Stock's 52 weeks High and Low is GBX 288.00 /GBX 172.45. The company's stock beta was 0.62, reflecting less volatility as compared to the benchmark index. Total outstanding market capitalisation was around GBP 75.86 million, with a dividend yield of 1.63 per cent.

Britvic PLC (LON: BVIC)

United Kingdom-headquartered, Britvic PLC is a leading soft drinks company. The company produces and sells several famous soft drinks brands, such as PepsiCo.

BVIC-Dividend

A final dividend per share of 21.70 pence was declared by the group. Shareholders will be paid dividend on 05th February 2020. The ex-dividend date is today i.e. 05th December 2019. The company has been consistent in paying dividends to investors. In the last seven years, the company’s highest dividend yield has been of 4.06 per cent (FY16), while its lowest has been of 3.06 per cent (FY19).

BVIC-Stock price performance

(Source: Thomson Reuters)

On 05th December 2019, at the time of writing (before the LSE market closed, GMT 01:53 PM), BVIC shares were trading at GBX 945.50. Stock's 52 weeks High and Low is GBX 1,079.00 /GBX 783.00. The company's stock beta was 0.61, reflecting less volatility as compared to the benchmark index. Total outstanding market capitalisation was around GBP 2.56 billion, with a dividend yield of 3.12 per cent.

PayPoint plc (LON: PAY)

United Kingdom-headquartered, PayPoint Plc through its subsidiaries offers payments & settlement systems processing and other related products and services to its customers. The company’s popular products and services include PayPoint One/ EPoS, Collect+, MultiPay, eMoney, Card payment and ATMs.

PAY-Dividend

A quarterly dividend per share of 11.80 pence was declared by the group. Shareholders will be paid dividend on 30th December 2019. The ex-dividend date is today i.e. 05th December 2019. The company has been consistent in paying dividends to investors. In the last seven years, the company’s highest dividend yield has been of 10.35 per cent (FY18), while its lowest has been of 3.28 per cent (FY14).

PAY-Stock price performance

(Source: Thomson Reuters)

On 05th December 2019, at the time of writing (before the LSE market closed, GMT 01:57 PM), PAY shares were trading at GBX 991. Stock's 52 weeks High and Low is GBX 1,158.00 /GBX 724.32. The company's stock beta was 0.71, reflecting less volatility as compared to the benchmark index. Total outstanding market capitalisation was around GBP 683.59 million, with a dividend yield of 5.25 per cent.

Babcock International Group PLC (LON: BAB)

London, the United Kingdom-based Babcock International Group Plc is an Aerospace and Defence company, which provides the engineering support services for armies, navies and air forces. It offers naval support services, technical services, testing, assembly, consultancy and training for the marine sector.

BAB-Dividend

An interim dividend per share of 7.20 pence was declared by the group. Shareholders will be paid dividend on 17th January 2020. The ex-dividend date is today i.e. 05th December 2019. The company has been consistent in paying dividends to investors. In the last seven years, the company’s highest dividend yield has been of 6.08 per cent (FY19), while its lowest has been of 1.89 per cent (FY14).

BAB-Stock price performance

(Source: Thomson Reuters)

On 05th December 2019, at the time of writing (before the LSE market closed, GMT 02:01 PM), BAB shares were trading at GBX 578. Stock's 52 weeks High and Low is GBX 600.00 /GBX 410.10. The company's stock beta was 1.20, reflecting more volatility as compared to the benchmark index. Total outstanding market capitalisation was around GBP 2.91 billion, with a dividend yield of 5.19 per cent.

Mediclinic International PLC (LON: MDC)

Headquartered in South Africa, Mediclinic International PLC is an international private healthcare services company which focuses on providing specialized, multi-disciplinary services across the continuum of care. The company looks forward to collaborating and adopt best practice between its divisions and extract further synergies and cost-efficiencies. The company seeks to deliver high-quality healthcare services.

MDC-Dividend

An interim dividend per share of 3.20 pence was declared by the group. Shareholders will be paid dividend on 17th December 2019. The ex-dividend date is today i.e. 05th December 2019. The company has been consistent in paying dividends to investors. In the last seven years, the company’s highest dividend yield has been of 2.59 per cent (FY19), while its lowest has been of 0.88 per cent (FY16).

MDC-Stock price performance

(Source: Thomson Reuters)

On 05th December 2019, at the time of writing (before the LSE market closed, GMT 02:08 PM), MDC shares were trading at GBX 381.50. Stock's 52 weeks High and Low is GBX 410.30 /GBX 288.30. The company's stock beta was 1.30, reflecting more volatility as compared to the benchmark index. Total outstanding market capitalisation was around GBP 2.85 billion, with a dividend yield of 2.03 per cent.

Halfords Group PLC (LON: HFD)

United Kingdom-headquartered, Halfords Group PLC is a motoring, cycling and leisure products and services retailer, with leading market share in some regions while having significant potential to grow further. The business divisions of the company are, namely, retail and autocentres.

HFD-Dividend

An interim dividend per share of 6.18 pence was declared by the group. Shareholders will be paid dividend on 17th January 2020. The ex-dividend date is today i.e. 05th December 2019. The company has been consistent in paying dividends to investors. In the last seven years, the company’s highest dividend yield has been of 8 per cent (FY19), while its lowest has been of 3.19 per cent (FY14).

HFD-Stock price performance

(Source: Thomson Reuters)

On 05th December 2019, at the time of writing (before the LSE market closed, GMT 02:06 PM), HFD shares were trading at GBX 160.40. Stock's 52 weeks High and Low is GBX 296.60 /GBX 150.00. The company's stock beta was 0.08, reflecting less volatility as compared to the benchmark index. Total outstanding market capitalisation was around GBP 323.79 million, with a dividend yield of 11.32 per cent.

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