Top 20 FTSE Dividend Paying Stocks

UPDATED July 2020: Most companies on our list have decent dividend cover, but yields are falling across the board after this year's cuts

James Gard 9 July, 2020 | 8:00AM


It’s been a dismal year for UK dividend seekers so far, with a flurry of companies cutting or suspending their payouts. While cuts have slowed to a trickle now, Royal Mail (RMG) is the latest large income payer to make drastic changes to its dividend policy: in late June it rattled investors by cancelling payouts for the whole of the current financial year.

With second quarter earnings season looming, there are fears those companies that haven’t yet cut will do so as the full extent of the economic shutdown is laid bare. Still, there is some light at the end of the tunnel: FTSE 100 real estate investment trust Land Securities (LAND), which owns offices, shopping centres and retail parks, will resume dividend payments in November.

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Securities Mentioned in Article

Security NamePriceChange (%)Morningstar
AstraZeneca PLC8,566.00 GBX-2.29
BAE Systems PLC512.20 GBX4.08
BP PLC300.25 GBX6.83
British American Tobacco PLC2,547.00 GBX0.93
BT Group PLC105.10 GBX7.22
Burberry Group PLC1,267.00 GBX-1.02
Carnival PLC815.40 GBX1.67
Compass Group PLC1,070.50 GBX-0.70
Diageo PLC2,727.50 GBX-5.33
HSBC Holdings PLC334.53 GBX0.69
Imperial Brands PLC1,286.00 GBX1.06
Johnson Matthey PLC2,274.00 GBX-1.22
Pearson PLC539.20 GBX-0.48
Reckitt Benckiser Group PLC71.99 CHF0.00
Rolls-Royce Holdings PLC110.00 MXN0.00
Royal Dutch Shell PLC B1,100.80 GBP0.00
Smiths Group PLC1,410.00 GBP0.00
SSE PLC1,310.00 GBP0.00
Unilever PLC4,664.00 GBP0.00
Victrex PLC1,906.00 GBP0.00
Vodafone Group PLC117.74 GBX0.62
WPP PLC603.20 GBX1.72

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