Income Stock Picks of the Top Equity Fund Managers

UK equity income funds tend to invest in the same stocks, meaning investors with more than one may be more exposed to certain companies than they expect

David Brenchley 27 October, 2017 | 3:12PM
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The UK stock market is home to a number of high-yielding stocks. This means, in an age of lower for longer interest rates, funds in the UK equity income sector are becoming more and more in demand for investors looking to top up their income.

The FTSE 100’s 12-month forward yield is 3.8% according to the latest Capita Dividend Monitor. However, AJ Bell’s latest Dividend Dashboard showed there’s a stark concentration of dividends in the UK’s blue-chip index.

It found that 10 companies – a tenth of the index – will account for 58% - more than half – of all FTSE 100 dividend payments for 2017.

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Securities Mentioned in Article

Security NamePriceChange (%)Morningstar
AstraZeneca PLC8,459.00 GBP0.00Rating
Aviva PLC387.30 GBP0.00Rating
BP PLC284.00 GBP0.00Rating
GlaxoSmithKline PLC1,409.60 GBP0.00Rating
HSBC Holdings PLC400.70 GBP0.00Rating
Imperial Brands PLC1,544.00 GBP0.00Rating
JOHCM UK Equity income B GBP Acc3.79 GBP1.61Rating
Legal & General Group PLC262.70 GBP0.00
LF Equity Income C Sterling Acc3.65 GBP0.00
Lloyds Banking Group PLC45.23 GBP0.00Rating
Pearson PLC848.60 GBP0.00Rating
Provident Financial PLC268.20 GBP0.00
Royal Dutch Shell PLC B1,339.40 GBP0.00Rating
Safran SA114.50 EUR0.00Rating
Schroder Income Acc96.15 GBP1.23Rating
Threadneedle UK Eq Inc Rtl Inc GBP0.99 GBP0.98Rating
Veritas Global Equity Income A GBP202.00 GBP-0.50Rating
Vodafone Group PLC116.04 GBP0.00Rating

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