Top Dividend Picks For The Day – Simply Wall St

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MS INTERNATIONAL is one of our top dividend-paying companies that can help boost the investment income in your portfolio. These stocks are a safe way to create wealth as their stable and constant yields generally hedge against economic uncertainty and deliver downside protection. A sizeable part of portfolio returns can be produced by dividend stocks due to their contribution to compounding returns in the long run. If you’re a buy and hold investor, these healthy dividend stocks can generously contribute to your monthly portfolio income.


MS INTERNATIONAL plc designs, manufactures, sells, and services engineering products in Europe, North America, and internationally. Established in 1960, and currently lead by , the company currently employs 409 people and with the market cap of GBP £29.63M, it falls under the small-cap category.

MSI has a great dividend yield of 4.46% and is paying out 60.73% of profits as dividends . MSI’s dividends have increased in the last 10 years, with DPS increasing from UK£0.037 to UK£0.08. It should comfort existing and potential future shareholders to know that MSI hasn’t missed a payment during this time. MS INTERNATIONAL’s earnings growth over the past 12 months has exceeded the gb aerospace & defense industry, with the company reporting an EPS growth of 29.28% while the industry totaled 24.64%. More on MS INTERNATIONAL here. AIM:MSI Historical Dividend Yield Mar 14th 18

Highcroft Investments Plc (LSE:HCFT)

Highcroft Investments PLC (‘Highcroft’) and its subsidiaries’ (together ‘the group’) principal activity is investment in property and equities. Highcroft Investments is currently run by Simon Gill. With the stock’s market cap sitting at GBP £46.76M, it comes under the small-cap group

HCFT has an alluring dividend yield of 4.53% and their payout ratio stands at 45.98% . Over the past 10 years, HCFT has increased its dividends from UK£0.14 to UK£0.41. Much to the delight of shareholders, the company has not missed a payment during this time. When we compare Highcroft Investments’s PE ratio with its industry, the company appears favorable. The GB REITs industry’s average ratio of 9.8 is above that of Highcroft Investments’s (9.8). More on Highcroft Investments here. LSE:HCFT Historical Dividend Yield Mar 14th 18

Town Centre Securities PLC (LSE:TOWN)

Town Centre Securities PLC (TCS) is a leading UK property investment & development company with property assets of approximately £385 million. Founded in 1959, and currently lead by Edward Ziff, the company now has 122 employees and with the company’s market cap sitting at GBP £153.04M, it falls under the small-cap group.

TOWN has a juicy dividend yield of 4.05% and the company has a payout ratio of 36.89% , and analysts are expecting the payout ratio in three years to hit 86.90%. The company’s DPS has increased from UK£0.075 to UK£0.12 over the last 10 years. Much to the delight of shareholders, the company has not missed a payment during this time. The company recorded earnings growth of 471.71% in the past year, comparing favorably with the gb reits industry average of 56.78%. More detail on Town Centre Securities here. LSE:TOWN Historical Dividend Yield Mar 14th 18

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