The Smartest TSX Dividend Stocks to Buy With $100 Right Now

If you’re willing to part with $100, then these are the three top dividend stocks I would choose on the TSX today.

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There are some stellar deals out there right now, especially for some of the top dividend stocks on the TSX today. But a lot of us don’t simply have thousands waiting around to hope that the market rebounds soon.

So today, if you’re only willing to part with $100, these are the top three dividend stocks I would consider.

BCE stock

First up, BCE (TSX:BCE)(NYSE:BCE) is a dividend aristocrat that also holds the largest market share when it comes to telecommunications companies. And it continues to grow, moving from its 5G rollout to a 5G+ rollout, and boasting the fastest internet speeds of the Canadian telecom companies.

As for its dividend, BCE stock is one of the dividend stocks offering a yield at 6.17%! That’s a huge win, considering it’s usually far lower. Plus, it’s boosted that dividend by a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.76% over the last 20 years.

Finally, it’s a massive deal. If you were to put $100 towards BCE stock, you would get one share with annual passive income of $3.68. Further, your returns could soar back to pre-fall prices, offering a potential upside of 25% as of writing.

Fortis stock

If you want passive income, then you need to consider utilities. And if you’re looking at regulated businesses, Fortis (TSX:FTS)(NYSE:FTS) is bound to come up. Fortis stock is just shy of becoming a Dividend King, with over 50 years of dividend growth. This comes from stable revenue created through long-term contracts in the utilities sector, where growth happens pretty much no matter what.

Fortis stock currently offers a dividend yield at 4.39%, which again is higher than normal. Plus, over the last 20 years it’s increased its dividend by a CAGR of 7.89%! And during those years, shares have climbed at a very steady rate. While you won’t see a lot of sudden jumps, you won’t see a lot of drops either.

And again, it’s a great deal if you only have $100 to spare. That investment today would bring in about two shares as of writing for passive income of $4.52 per year, compared to just one share at recent peaks. Then, if those shares were to grow to pre-fall prices, that’s a potential upside of 27% as of writing!

ATD stock

Finally, Alimentation Couche-Tard (TSX:ATD) is another great buy right now, especially with pandemic restrictions eased. It’s not only Canadians traveling for work and vacations these days, but people around the world. And luckily, ATD stock has a vast network of retail locations from which it can bring in revenue.

ATD stock currently has a dividend yield at 0.76%, so it’s not all that high. But it’s incredibly valuable, with so much growth on the way thanks to the end of pandemic restrictions. And while the dividend is low, the CAGR isn’t, growing at 24.29% in the last decade! So more growth is definitely on the way.

Finally, ATD stock is another great deal for investors seeking dividend stocks. Just $100 would bring in only one share for $0.44 per year. However, it also holds a potential upside of 5%. While that may not be a lot, it’s important to note that this shows how safe the stock is. Shares are actually up during this downturn by 8.76% as of writing! So this will be a great defensive play for your portfolio.

Bottom line

If you can afford to invest in all three of these dividend stocks, investors could create passive income that lasts a lifetime. Plus, you’re getting a great deal on stocks that are bound to be around in the decades to come. So if you only have $100, these are the ones for you.

This article represents the opinion of the writer, who may disagree with the “official” recommendation position of a Motley Fool premium service or advisor. We’re Motley! Questioning an investing thesis — even one of our own — helps us all think critically about investing and make decisions that help us become smarter, happier, and richer, so we sometimes publish articles that may not be in line with recommendations, rankings or other content.

Fool contributor Amy Legate-Wolfe has no position in any of the stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool has positions in and recommends Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. The Motley Fool recommends FORTIS INC. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

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