3 Cheap Income Stocks

THE INCOME INVESTOR: These stocks are yielding at least 4% - well above the current rate of inflation - and are currently trading at below their market value

Emma Wall 22 December, 2014 | 4:42PM

Looking for stocks that offer both income and the opportunity for growth? These companies are considered to be trading below their market value by Morningstar equity analysts and are paying a yield of at least 4%.

Centrica (CNA)

Centrica has achieved steady earnings and dividend growth despite reduced retail gas and power demand and a large tax increase on North Sea gas production. The solid financial performance during tough macroeconomic times was due to its strategy of hedging roughly 50% of its retail energy sales with its own assets.

However, owing to the declining production in the aging Morecambe gas fields, Centrica has made several acquisitions of gas properties and increased its exploration to maintain this effective hedge level.

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Securities Mentioned in Article

Security NamePriceChange (%)Morningstar
Rating
Centrica PLC46.22 GBX-2.01
Standard Chartered PLC400.90 GBX1.29

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Emma Wall  is former Senior International Editor for Morningstar

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