5 shares with dividend yields above inflation: AstraZeneca plc, Aviva plc, National Grid plc, Imperial Brands PLC … – Investomania (blog)

Imperial Brands

With inflation rising to 2.9%, I’m focusing on AstraZeneca plc (LON:AZN) (AZN.L), Aviva plc (LON:AV) (AV.L), National Grid plc (LON:NG) (NG.L), Imperial Brands PLC (LON:IMB) (IMB.L) and Legal & General Group Plc (LON:LGEN) (LGEN.L) since they have real dividend yields at the moment.

AstraZeneca’s dividend yield is 4.2% at the moment. I think the company has dividend growth potential since it is forecast to return to positive EPS growth in the next couple of years. This follows a period of acquisitions that have strengthened its pipeline in my opinion. Although there is still some way to go until AstraZeneca is back at full health, I’m optimistic about its investment potential.

Imperial Brands is one of my favourite dividend stocks at the moment. It has a dividend yield of 4.9%, which is relatively high compared to other global tobacco companies. The company has strong growth prospects in its dividend levels, since it has invested in next generation products such as its e-cigarette, blu. Those products could spur dividend payments higher while also potentially increasing the valuation of

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