If you’re planning to add some dividend shares to your portfolio next week, then the ones listed below could be worth considering.
Here’s why I think they are top options for income investors right now:
BHP Group Ltd (ASX: BHP)
If you don’t mind investing in the mining sector, then you might want to consider buying BHP. I think it is a great dividend option right now due to its generous yield and positive outlook. Thanks to its world class operations and their low costs, I believe BHP is well-positioned to continue generating high levels of free cash flow over the coming years. Especially with iron ore at such strong prices.
And given the strength of its balance sheet, I suspect the majority of its free cash flow will be distributed to shareholders through dividends. In light of this, I estimate that the mining giant’s shares currently provide investors with a fully franked ~5% FY 2021 dividend yield.
National Australia Bank Ltd (ASX: NAB)
Another option for investors to consider buying for dividends is NAB. The banking giant’s shares have fallen heavily this year due to concerns over a potential spike in bad debts because of the pandemic. While I feel a rise in bad debts is inevitable, I’m optimistic the provisions it has made are more than enough to cover the potential damage.
In light of this, I feel the worst is behind the bank and now would be a good time to consider a long term investment in its shares. Especially for income investors in this low interest rate environment. At present, I estimate that NAB’s shares offer a generous fully franked 5.2% FY 2021 dividend yield. This is materially better than the interest rates offered with its term deposits and savings accounts.
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