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The Weekly Nibble: Show Me The Dividends

Here are some of the most interesting articles that have appeared on the Motley Fool Singapore’s website this week.

4 Blue-Chip Stocks That Have Consistently Increased Their Dividends in the Last Five Years

Who doesn’t like the sound of dividends coming into our bank account consistently?

In his two-part series, Jeremy Chia explores four Straits Times Index (SGX: ^STI) stocks that have consistently increased their dividends over the past five years. The first part can be found here while the second one is here.

Companies discussed in both the articles include SATS Ltd (SGX: S58), Hongkong Land Holdings Limited (SGX: H78), Jardine Matheson Holdings Limited (SGX: J36), and ComfortDelGro Corporation Ltd (SGX: C52).

5 Reasons Why Singapore Telecommunications Limited Looks Like A Safe Investment Now

Singapore Telecommunications Limited (SGX: Z74) is one of Asia’s leading communications technology groups, and boasts more than 650 million mobile subscribers in 21 countries. It is also Singapore’s largest telco, and hence easily recognisable. But, many may not know that the company derives more than 70% of its earnings from outside Singapore.

In his article, my Foolish colleague, Lawrence Nga, explores five reasons to like Singtel as an investment opportunity. One is the company’s geographical diversity (as alluded to above), and the other is its “long history of paying a stable dividend.” The following chart shows how the telco’s dividends have grown from 2014 to 2018:

Source: Singtel 2018 annual report

That’s not too shabby. To learn more reasons why Singtel may be a good investment now, do check out Lawrence’s article (here it is again).

Rolling Out The Dividend Barrel

Do you know that beer companies can be good income stocks too? Armed with tools such as the return on equity, dividend cover, and dividend payout ratio, David Kuo reveals here how he unearths beer companies that can pay stable dividends over time. One local company featured is Thai Beverage Public Company Limited (SGX: Y92).

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The information provided is for general information purposes only and is not intended to be personalised investment or financial advice. The Motley Fool Singapore has recommended shares of SATS Ltd and Hongkong Land Holdings Limited. Motley Fool Singapore contributor Sudhan P owns shares in SATS Ltd and Hongkong Land Holdings Limited.