Best Dividend Stock Picks

Zhejiang Expressway is one of companies on my list of top dividend stocks. Dividend stocks are a safe bet to increase your portfolio value as they provide both steady income and cushion against market risks. Dividends play an important role in compounding returns in the long run and end up forming a sizeable part of investment returns. I’ve made a list of other value-adding dividend-paying stocks for you to consider for your investment portfolio.

Zhejiang Expressway Co., Ltd. (SEHK:576)

Zhejiang Expressway Co., Ltd., an investment holding company, invests in, develops, operates, maintains, and manages high grade roads in the People’s Republic of China. Founded in 1997, and currently lead by Jianhu Luo, the company currently employs 6,818 people and with the company’s market cap sitting at HKD HK$40.39B, it falls under the large-cap category.

576 has a sizeable dividend yield of 3.82% and pays out 48.12% of its profit as dividends , with analysts expecting this ratio in three years to be 53.80%. In the last 10 years, shareholders would have been happy to see the company increase its dividend from ¥0.27 to ¥0.36. They have been consistent too, not missing a payment during this 10 year period. Continue research on Zhejiang Expressway here.

SEHK:576 Historical Dividend Yield Jan 14th 18
SEHK:576 Historical Dividend Yield Jan 14th 18

Kingboard Laminates Holdings Limited (SEHK:1888)

Kingboard Laminates Holdings Limited, an investment holding company, operates as a vertically-integrated electronic materials manufacturer in the People’s Republic of China, other Asian countries, Europe, and America. The company now has 9900 employees and with the stock’s market cap sitting at HKD HK$40.48B, it comes under the large-cap stocks category.

1888 has a substantial dividend yield of 4.96% and is distributing 28.17% of earnings as dividends , and analysts are expecting a 46.96% payout ratio in the next three years. Although investors would have seen a few years of reduced payments, it has so far always picked up again, with dividends increasing from $0.2 to $0.65 over the past 10 years. Kingboard Laminates Holdings’s earnings per share growth of 271.53% outpaced the hk electronic industry’s 19.23% average growth rate over the last year. Continue research on Kingboard Laminates Holdings here.

SEHK:1888 Historical Dividend Yield Jan 14th 18
SEHK:1888 Historical Dividend Yield Jan 14th 18

Lee and Man Paper Manufacturing Limited (SEHK:2314)

Lee and Man Paper Manufacturing Limited, an investment holding company, manufactures and trades in packaging papers, pulps, and tissue papers in the People’s Republic of China and Vietnam. Started in 1994, and headed by CEO Man Bun Lee, the company size now stands at 7,200 people and with the company’s market capitalisation at HKD HK$43.11B, we can put it in the large-cap stocks category.

2314 has a sizeable dividend yield of 3.55% and pays 35.17% of it’s earnings as dividends . Dividends per share have increased during the past 10 years, but there have been a couple hiccups. However, they have historically always picked up again. Lee and Man Paper Manufacturing is a strong prospect for its future growth, with analysts expecting the company’s earnings to increase by 86.17% over the next three years. Dig deeper into Lee and Man Paper Manufacturing here.

SEHK:2314 Historical Dividend Yield Jan 14th 18
SEHK:2314 Historical Dividend Yield Jan 14th 18

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