5 Financial Stocks for Income Investors

Henderson International Income Trust's Ben Lofthouse highlights five global banks with attractive yields for income investors

Emma Wall 11 April, 2017 | 9:42AM
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“If you want to know how healthy a company’s balance sheet is, look at its dividend policy,” says Ben Lofthouse, manager of the Henderson International Income Trust (HINT).

“Royal Bank of Scotland still pays no dividend after cutting it after the credit crisis, and Barclays keeps cutting and pushing back its dividend pay-outs.”

You will not find Barclays (BARC) or RBS (RBS) in Lofthouse’s portfolio – not just because his dividend policy metric, the companies do not look as if they are faring well. The five-star HINT only invests in companies listed outside of the UK, excluding dual listed stocks too.

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Securities Mentioned in Article

Security NamePriceChange (%)Morningstar
Barclays PLC186.66 GBP0.00Rating
BP PLC340.85 GBP0.00Rating
Henderson International Income Ord171.76 GBP0.74Rating
ING Groep NV ADR13.78 USD0.00Rating
JPMorgan Chase & Co161.50 USD0.00
Macquarie Group Ltd200.04 AUD0.00Rating
Natixis SA  
NatWest Group PLC216.80 GBP0.00Rating
Van Lanschot Kempen NV20.65 EUR0.00

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Emma Wall  is former Senior International Editor for Morningstar