5 Cheap Dividend Stocks To Buy Now

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If you’re looking for dividend stocks at discount prices, these stocks fit the bill

U.S. equities are skidding sideways on Wednesday as traders worry about the volatility being seen in the bond market, with long-term Treasury yields on the slide once more. This is a strong recession signal, raising fears that the Federal Reserve did permanent damage with its rate hike campaign.

With the S&P 500 still hanging around the 2,800 level, as the Dow Jones Industrial Average remains near the 26,000 level, investors are understandably getting impatient. What a perfect time to reconsider the benefits of dividend stocks, which literally pay you to wait for the market to resume its upward march.

I screened for cheap dividend stocks that are showing some upward movement, trading above their 50-day moving average, with a 3% or higher dividend yield, positive earnings growth, and a reasonable price-to-earnings and price-to-sales valuation.

Here are five dividend stocks to watch:

Ford (F)

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Ford (NYSE:F) shares look ready to break up and out of a consolidation going back to October as F inches closer to its 200-day moving average. Ford stock carries a 6.9% dividend yield and trades at a price-to-sales multiple of just 0.2. The company is in the midst of changing its product lineup to focus on electrified vehicles, SUVs and trucks including an upcoming Mustang-inspired electric SUV.

The company will next report results on April 24 after the close. Analysts are looking for earnings of 26 cents per share on revenues of $36.53 billion. When the company last reported on Jan. 23, earnings of 30 cents per share matched expectations on a 0.5% rise in revenues.

Principal Financial Group (PFG)

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Shares of Principal Financial Group (NASDAQ:PFG), an asset management firm, are in the midst of a consolidation range near its 200-day moving average. Watch for a rise off of its 50-day moving average to return shares to levels not seen since October for a 20% move from here. The stock provides a 4.3% dividend yield and trades at a price-to-sales ratio of just 1.

The company will next report results on April 30 after the close. Analysts are looking for earnings of $1.25 per share on revenues of $3.68 billion. When the company last reported on Jan. 29, earnings of $1.11 missed estimates by 18 cents on revenues of $3.5 billion.

The Gap (GPS)

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Shares of Gap (NYSE:GPS) have been stabilizing and showing signs of life since management announced it would spin off its popular Old Navy brand into a separate corporate entity. The stock carries a 3.7% dividend yield and trades at 0.6 price-to-sales multiple.

The company will next report results on May 30 after the close. Analysts are looking for earnings of 33 cents per share on revenues of $3.8 billion. When the company last reported on Feb. 28, earnings of 72 cents per share beat estimates by 3 cents on a 3.2% drop in revenues.

Fidelity National Financial (FNF)

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Shares of Fidelity National Financial (NYSE:FNF) are breaking out of a three-month consolidation below its 200-day moving average, pushing back to levels not seen since October. An extension to its October high would be worth a further 10% gain from here. The stock carries a 3.3% dividend yield and trades at a 1.3 price-to-sales multiple.

The company will next report results on May 15 after the close. Analysts are looking for earnings of 40 cents per share on revenues of $1.65 billion. When the company last reported on Feb. 13, earnings of 63 cents per share missed estimates by 5 cents on a 14.3% decline in revenues.

Xerox (XRX)

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Shares of Xerox (NYSE:XRX) are consolidating their post-December uptrend and look ready for a resumption of upward momentum as buyers contend with overhead resistance from its 2017 and 2018 highs. The company recently shrugged off of a downgrade by analysts at Standpoint Research. The stock trades at a forward price-to-earnings multiple of less than 8 and carries a 3.1% dividend yield.

The company will next report results on April 30 before the open. Analysts are looking for earnings of 85 cents per share on revenues of $2.32 billion. When the company last reported on Jan. 29, earnings of $1.14 beat estimates by 12 cents on a 7.8% decline in revenues.

As of this writing, William Roth did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities.

 

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  1. William Nacinovich says:

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