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Best Dividend Stocks To Invest In 2018 [Results]

In September 2018, the team at ITP came together to come up with the Best Dividend Stocks to invest in 2018.

After procrastinating until the year of the Pig, we tabulate our results for since September 2018.

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Best Dividend Stock – Singtel

We would expect all of the stocks to decline in value due to the worldwide technical correction in the last 2 months of 2018.

 

Singtel was $3.15 when we featured on article, the current share price is $3.06. Which is a decline of $0.09. At it’s lowest in 2019, Singtel actually hit $2.86 in January 3rd, which gave Singtel a 5.94% dividend yield.

Best Dividend Stocks to Invest Results - Singtel Share Price

 

Since September 2018, Singtel has issued $0.068 of dividends.

Stock Price: -$0.09 Dividend: $0.068

 

Best Dividend Stock – VICOM Limited

The car inspection company went through a similar movement of decrease before recovering, albeit with lesser price movement.

VICOM was $6.06 when it was featured, the current share price is $6.10, gaining momentum at the end the year of the Dog.

Best Dividend Stocks to Invest Results - VICOM Share Price

VICOM did not issue any dividends within this period, as historically, they issue dividends in April and August.

Stock Price: $0.04 Dividend: $0.00

 

Best Dividend Stock – First REIT

The REIT with a lot of noise and movement last year. First REIT was trading at $1.23 and a dividend yield of 6.94%.

With so much negativity around it, First REIT has declined to $1.10. Which is also a recovery from the low of $0.96.

At $0.96, First REIT was trading below NAV and at a dividend yield of 8.95%.

Best Dividend Stocks to Invest Results - First REIT Share Price

At current price, First REIT has a dividend yield of 7.8%, which is still amazing for a REIT.

First REIT has paid dividends twice since September 2018, $0.0215 each time, bringing in a total of $0.043 in dividends.

Stock Price: -$0.13 Dividend: $0.043

 

Best Dividend Stock – Fraser Property Limited

The property developer featured in our article at a price of $1.64. The company is now trading at $1.73.

Showing a gain of $0.09. Partly due to fact that dividends was issued on Monday.

Best Dividend Stocks to Invest Results - Fraser Property Limited Share Price

1 round of dividend of $0.062 was issued on Chinese New Year Eve. (CNY ANG BAO!!!!! DONG DONG DONG QIANG!!!!!)

Stock Price: $0.09 Dividend: $0.062

 

Best Dividend Stock – Mapletree Industrial Trust

The second REIT in our list, Mapletree Industrial Trust was trading at $2 in our previous article. And as with all REITs, there is a very slight increase in stock price. It is now trading at $2.02, a small gain of $0.02.

As a REIT, it has distributed dividends of $0.0608 since September.

Best Dividend Stocks to Invest Results - Mapletree Industrial Trust Share Price

At current price, Mapletree Industrial Trust is trading at a dividend yield of 5.95%. Not too bad for a REIT.

At it’s lowest point at $1.84 in November, Mapletree Industrial Trust was trading at a dividend yield of 6.4% then. If held till now, with the increase in dividend, the yield would have increased to 6.5%.

Stock Price: $0.02 Dividend $0.0608

 

Total

Name Stock Price Dividends
Singtel ($0.09) $0.068
Vicom Limited $0.04 $0.00
First Reit ($0.13) $0.043
Fraser Property Limited $0.09 $0.062
Mapletree Industrial Trust $0.02 $0.0608
Total ($0.07) $0.2338

In total, these 5 stocks have provided a dividend income of $0.2338 which is an ROI of 1.66% for 3 months which translates to 6.64% per annum.

Although tabulating the annual returns is too early as not Vicom has not distributed their dividends in this time period. Nonetheless, an ROI of 6.64% for a year is extremely decent result.

Although there is a decline of $0.07 in share price, share price movement in dividend stocks are not important as dividend stocks are held for dividends through the long term. Hence, share price movement should be judged over a longer period of time than 3 months.

For now, these stocks are still issuing dividends.

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