Higher interest rates have triggered a selloff in dividend stocks because fixed-income investments are now better able to compete with dividend stocks for income investors’ capital. In the long run, carefully selected dividend stocks with quality businesses can outperform fixed-income investments because their returns and income potential depend on the underlying businesses.
Investors are now able to buy dividend stocks at good discounts. If you have a long-term investment horizon and can ride through market volatility, you can consider these attractive dividend stocks for income.
Get passive income from this renewable utility
Renewable utilities is a great place to invest with growth opportunities over the next few decades! And Brookfield Renewable Partners (TSX:BEP.UN) is at the forefront of it. It is one of the largest pure-play renewable power platforms you can find on the TSX.
Its portfolio is diversified across technologies and geographies. Its high-quality assets include hydro (52% of portfolio), wind (21%), solar (15%), and distributed energy and sustainable solutions (12%). Its operating capacity is about 24 gigawatts. In comparison, its development pipeline consists of 102 gigawatts, which represents abundant long-term growth. Currently, it has about 43% of its capacity in North America, 31% in South America, 17% in Europe, and 9% in Asia.
Since 94% of BEP’s cash flows are contracted, it’s been able to grow its portfolio while paying out higher cash distributions to its unitholders for over a decade! Its 10-year cash distribution-growth rate is 5.7%. Going forward, BEP can continue increasing its dividend by at least 5% per year.
Notably, the renewable energy stock pays a U.S. dollar denominated cash distribution that yields almost 5% at US$25.73 per unit at writing. Assuming a 5% increase based on its usual schedule in the first quarter, the forward yield is just north of 5.2%. The dividend stock is attractively valued. The consensus 12-month price target of US$39.16 across 11 analysts suggests a substantial discount of 34%, which can translate to near-term upside potential of 52%!
CIBC or BNS stock
The big Canadian bank stocks are also reliable for passive income. Currently, Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (TSX:CM) is a close tie with Bank of Nova Scotia (TSX:BNS) for the best-valued big Canadian bank stock. They both offer juicy dividend yields of just over 6.2%.
Both offer sustainable dividends with estimated payout ratios of about 50% in fiscal 2023. At $54.65 per share at writing, CIBC trades at a discount of about 21% from its normal long-term valuation. BNS stock trades at a steeper discount of 31% discount.
The analyst consensus 12-month price targets suggest near-term discounts of 13% and 15%, respectively, for CIBC stock and BNS stock.
The Big Six Canadian banks reported their earnings recently. Within the group, CIBC and BNS have the lowest Common Equity Tier 1 ratios of 11.7% and 11.5%, respectively, which suggests they may be higher risk for the upcoming expected recession in 2023. However, the ratio is still sufficient for the 11.0% target outlined by the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions regulator.
How to generate $500 in passive income each month
All three stocks discussed pay out quarterly cash distributions or dividends. Below, I’ve converted BEP’s U.S. dollar-denominated cash distribution into Canadian dollars based on the recent foreign exchange rate between the two currencies.
Below, the dividend column displays the quarterly payouts. To generate passive income of $500 each month (or $6,000 per year) for each stock, here’s roughly how many shares you’d need to own.
|COMPANY||RECENT PRICE||NUMBER OF SHARES||DIVIDEND||TOTAL PAYOUT||FREQUENCY|
If you want to earn $2,000 in passive income per year from each stock above, divide the number of shares to buy by three.