CMC Markets, Centamin, Diversified Energy: Dividend stocks you may buy now

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CMC Markets, Centamin, Diversified Energy: Dividend stocks you may buy now

 CMC Markets, Centamin, Diversified Energy: Dividend stocks you may buy now
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Highlights 

  • Global dividend payments have crossed the £1 trillion (US$1.47 trillion) mark in 2021, as per Janus Henderson Global Dividend Index.
  • Several UK companies have been restoring dividends or raising their dividend payout lately.

Several UK companies have been restoring dividends or raising their dividend payout lately after a lull during the pandemic. Not just in the UK, dividend payments have been surging across the globe. As per the recently released Janus Henderson Global Dividend Index, global dividend payments have crossed the £1 trillion (US$1.47 trillion) mark in 2021, which is the highest figure to date. However, analysts are predicting that this figure may even rise further in 2022. 

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Soaring by 14.7%, global dividends touched record high levels with records being broken in several countries like the US, China, and Brazil. Of the US$212 billion increased dividend payout, mining and banking firms accounted for around 60% of it. Around 90% of the companies across the globe either increased their dividend payout or maintained the existing levels in 2021.

Let’s look at 5 top UK dividend-paying stocks that investors may add to their portfolio.

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Diversified Energy Company PLC (LON: DEC)

The current market cap of the oil and gas production business, Diversified Energy Company plc, stands at £979.14 million as of 3 March 2022. The one-year return of the FTSE250-listed firm stands at -16.49% as of 3 March 2022, while its year-to-date return stands at 4.79%. Diversified Energy Company is currently offering a dividend yield of 10.4% a year and its 5-year dividend yield stands at 7.9%. Diversified Energy Company plc’s shares closed at GBX 109.40, down by 2.78%, on 3 March 2022.

CMC Markets Plc (LON: CMCX)

The current market cap of the London-headquartered financial services group, CMC Markets Plc, stands at £699.40 million as of 3 March 2022. The one-year return of the FTSE250-listed firm stands at -43.07% as of 3 March 2022, while its year-to-date return stands at -12.71%. CMC Markets is currently offering a dividend yield of 10.4% a year and its 5-year dividend yield stands at 5.5%. CMC Markets plc’s shares closed trading at GBX 230.00, down by 4.17%, on 3 March 2022.

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Centamin plc (LON: CEY)

The current market cap of the Australia-headquartered leading gold mining business, Centamin plc, stands at £1,198.66 million as of 3 March 2022. The one-year return of the FTSE250-listed firm stands at -2.10% as of 3 March 2022, while its year-to-date return stands at 12.81%. Centamin is currently offering a dividend yield of 10.4% a year and its 5-year dividend yield stands at 15.85%. Centamin plc’s shares closed at GBX 100.20, down by 3.33%, on 3 March 2022.

Persimmon plc (LON: PSN)

The current market cap of the UK-based housebuilding business, Persimmon plc, stands at £7,565.60 million as of 3 March 2022. The one-year return of the FTSE100-listed firm stands at -19.17% as of 3 March 2022, while its year-to-date return stand at -18.07%. Persimmon is currently offering a dividend yield of 9.9% a year and its 5-year dividend yield stands at 8.1%. Persimmon plc’s shares closed trading at GBX 2,340.00, down by 1.27%, on 3 March 2022.

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Rio Tinto plc (LON: RIO)

The current market cap of the Anglo-Australian mining business, Rio Tinto plc, stands at £76,551.94 million as of 3 March 2022. The one-year return of the FTSE100-listed firm stands at -4.76% as of 3 March 2022, while its year-to-date return stand at 25.29%. Rio Tinto is currently offering a dividend yield of 9.6% a year and its 5-year dividend yield stands at 6.0%. Rio Tinto plc’s shares closed at GBX 6,129.00, up by 0.02%, on 3 March 2022.

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