These are not normal times. The COVID-19 pandemic, occurring simultaneously with an oil price war has caused a market crash. Here I examine nine popular dividend growth blue chips that have been hit, in varying degrees, by the crash.
This stock – which has increased its dividend every year since it began paying one – yields 3.1% and has a strong dividend safety rating. It’s a high-quality company with an AA- credit rating, a top ValueLine safety rating and very good financials. On top of all this, shares appear fairly valued at current prices. I already own the stock, and I consider it to be in the running for my next dividend reinvestment in January.
This stock has a strong dividend record and currently appears 12% undervalued. The company boasts strong financials with a “fortress balance sheet”… and it has a solid, future-focused business model that’s focused on both growth and efficiency. On top of all this, it has a wide moat rating from Morningstar, a high Safety rating from Value Line, and a solid A- credit rating from S&P. In my opinion, the stock seems like a very attractive dividend growth prospect right now.