Safe Dividend Shares

Dividend paying stocks are currently in high demand. This is due to the low yields available on alternative, low risk investments. The return of many fully franked, high yielding shares is almost twice the return on currently available term deposits.

But just how safe are these high yielding shares. A good start it to look at the history of annual dividend payments. A steady pattern of gradually increasing dividends without any large dividend falls or missed payments over a long period is ideally what we are looking for.

To be able to pay reliable dividends – year in, year out, companies must maintain or even increase profitability and maintain a reasonable, but not excessive payout ratio.

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Stock Company Sector Dividend
Franking Yield Price
per Share
Star Rating
GEMG8 Education14.5-3.4%6.93%20616.641.15x
AKGAcademies Aasia2.5-33.3%6.49%333.31.32x
TLSTelstra Corp22-66.7%5.07%310301.36x
JBHJB Hi-Fi132-16.2%4.65%2640203.091.54x
CDMCadence Capital8-66.7%4.43%12913.51.69x
WAMWAM Capital15.5-66.7%4.43%25019.31.25x
BENBendigo&Adelaide Bk70-66.7%4.31%115989.91.28x
PTMPlatinum Asset32-66.7%4.22%54132.361.01x
WAXWAM Research9.5-66.7%4.04%16811.581.22x
CBACwlth Bank of Aust431-78.7%4.01%7124534.311.24x
APEAP Eagers36.5-27.9%3.98%80752.61.44x
UOSUtd Overseas Aust3-38.9%3.88%
CCLCoca-Cola Amatil47-65.5%3.60%93963.11.34x
WAAWAM Active5.7-66.7%3.56%114.58.511.49x
SULSuper Retail Grp49-87.1%3.28%935651.33x
MNDMonadelphous Grp62-72.0%2.99%143576.111.23x
FSAFSA Grp7-90.5%2.98%14412.891.84x
CLXCTI Logistics4-66.7%2.72%1055.411.35x
ONT1300 Smiles24-66.7%2.68%64032.21.34x
CWNCrown Resorts60-86.7%2.66%142081.161.35x
TGRTassal Grp16-66.7%2.57%44533.132.07x
AUIAust United Invest35-81.0%2.54%89938.61.10x
SSMService Stream7.5-100.0%2.41%17811.291.51x
MINMineral Resources65-105.1%2.35%1518145.32.24x
GUDGUD Hldgs52-79.5%2.35%1462118.22.27x
DDRDicker Data18-144.4%2.23%30718.561.03x
WOWWoolworths Grp103-94.2%2.17%2830132.61.29x
CGRCML Grp1.5-66.7%1.97%54.51.851.23x
CCPCredit Corp Grp67-79.1%1.92%2308135.12.02x
CMWCromwell Prop7.8-170.8%1.89%110.510.881.39x
KSCK & S4-66.7%1.88%15213.93.48x
GBTGBST Hldgs5-66.7%1.79%2009.21.84x
AYFAust Enhanced35-162.4%1.77%600401.14x
BRGBreville Grp33-86.7%1.53%1357451.36x
KMDKathmandu Hldgs13.2476-153.4%1.51%30118.521.40x
RHCRamsay Health Care144-100.2%1.47%5570186.71.30x
SVWSeven Grp42-66.7%1.44%2085135.023.21x
QUBQube Hldgs7.5-113.3%1.40%27612.51.67x
AUBAUB Grp45.5-134.4%1.33%145072.861.60x
SHLSonic Healthcare81-133.3%1.33%2619112.61.39x
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