In this article, you will find out the top 10 stocks to invest on in terms of a company’s dividend yield ratio. What is a dividend yield ratio, you ask? As Investopedia defines it, it indicates how much a company pays out in dividends each year relative to its price per share. It is computed by dividing its dividend per share by the price per share. And based on the information released last May 16, 2018 on Market Index’s website, it ranked its top 150 companies listed in the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) according to a high dividend ratio. Here are the following:
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GMA is a provider of lenders mortgage insurance (LMI) in Australia and is involved in loan mortgage insurance business. The company has commercial relationships over 100 lenders across Australia. It had a closing price of $2.48 per share and a yield of 9.68%.
GEM is a company that provides developmental and educational child care services. The company’s principal activity includes the operation of early education centres franchised and owned as well as that of its subsidiaries. It has facilities across Australia and Singapore. It had a closing price of $2.48 per share and a yield of 8.87%
Top 3: Telstra Corporation (TLS)
TLS is a telecommunications and technology company that provides services for domestic and international customers. The company operates through four segments: Telstra Retail, Global Enterprise and Services, Telstra Operations and Telstra Wholesale. It had a closing price of $2.87 per share and a yield of 8.01%.
Top 4: Cromwell Prop Ordinary/Units FP Stapled Securities (CMW)
CMW is a global real estate investment manager engaged in property investment, funds management, property management and property development. It had a closing price of $1.09 per share and a yield of 7.65%.
Top 5: Bank of Queensland (BOQ)
BOQ is an Australian-based financial company focusing on its two segments: Banking and Insurance. It had a closing price of $10.13 per share and a yield of 7.50%.
Top 6: AMP Limited (AMP)
AMP is a wealth management company with operating segments such as Australian wealth management, AMP Capital, Australian wealth protection, AMP Bank, New Zealand financial services and Australian mature business. It had a closing price of $3.87 per share and a yield of 7.49%.
Top 7: Fortescue Metals Group (FMG)
FMG is engaged in the exploration, development, production, processing and sale of iron ore. It owns an integrated supply chain, purpose designed rail and port facilities. It had a closing price of $4.90 per share and a yield of 7.35%.
Top 8: National Aust. Bank (NAB)
NAB is a business bank engaged in providing personal banking and business banking services. Its segments include Business & Private Banking, Corporate & Institutional Banking (CIB), Consumer Banking & Wealth Management, Customer Products & Services and NZ Banking. It had a closing price of $27.52 per share and a yield of 7.20%.
Top 9: Harvey Norman (HVN)
HVN is engaged in the provision of integrated retail, franchise, property and digital systems. It’s engaged in franchising, sale of furniture, bedding, computers, communications and consumer electrical products in New Zealand, Singapore, Malaysia, Slovenia and Ireland, among others. It had a closing price of $3.49 per share and a yield of 6.88%.
Top 10: Genesis Energy Limited Foreign Exempt NZX (GNE)
GNE is a New Zealand diversified energy company. It generates and sells electricity, natural gas and LPG to residential, commercial and industrial customers. The company has three key areas of operation: Customer Experience, Kupe Oil and Gas, and Energy Management. It had a closing price of $2.20 per share and a yield of 6.87%.