5 FTSE 100 dividend stocks I'm watching today: Aviva plc, SSE PLC, HSBC Holdings plc, Vodafone Group plc and … – Investomania (blog)


The FTSE 100 (INDEXFTSE:UKX) has a dividend yield nearing 4% and that’s why I’m taking a closer look at Aviva plc (LON:AV) (AV.L), SSE PLC (LON:SSE) (SSE.L), HSBC Holdings plc (LON:HSBA) (HSBA.L), Vodafone Group plc (LON:VOD) (VOD.L) and Imperial Brands PLC (LON:IMB) (IMB.L).

Aviva’s dividend yield of 4.6% is higher than that of the FTSE 100’s. It is twice-covered by net profit, and in my view it could rise at a relatively fast pace in future. The company’s restructuring, reorganisation and M&A activity has created what I view as a strong business within an attractive sector. I think with Aviva’s shares having a prospective P/E of 9 that they offer investment appeal.

SSE has a dividend yield of over 6% at the moment. In my opinion, that’s appealing even though I think the company faces political risk. The rise of the Labour Party in the last general election means there is an increased risk of nationalisation of SSE and other energy suppliers in my opinion. The company has a good business model and while riskier than

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