Investors Set For $1.25 Trillion Dividend Windfall

Global dividends are forecast to hit annual records in 2017, but where can investors look to cash in on this trend? We unearth some top Morningstar picks

David Brenchley 20 November, 2017 | 3:14PM

Income seekers were given a boost in the third quarter of 2017, as global dividends payments saw their fastest headline growth rate in three years, data from Janus Henderson shows.

Dividends paid by companies around the globe in Q3 stood at $328 billion (£248 billion), up 14.5% from the previous three months, according to the recently merged asset manager’s Global Dividend Index. The index reached its highest level ever of 168.2.

It means full-year dividends are now forecast to be just shy of $1.25 trillion, a new yearly record and up 7.4% on a headline basis. All regions saw dividends increase in underlying terms, something Ben Lofthouse, manager of Henderson International Income Trust (HINT), says is rare.

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Securities Mentioned in Article

Security NamePriceChange (%)Morningstar
Rating
Alphabet Inc Class C1,496.00 USD0.00
Anglo American PLC1,874.00 GBP0.00
Artemis Global Income I Acc1.19 GBP-1.28
Centrica PLC39.68 GBP0.00
Citigroup Inc50.88 USD0.00
General Electric Co6.86 USD0.00
Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste SAB de CV Class B251.39 MXN0.00
Henderson International Income Ord150.50 GBP0.33
JPMorgan Global Growth & Income Ord337.07 GBP-1.44
L Brands Inc15.67 USD0.00
Murray International Ord988.01 GBP-0.30
Outokumpu Oyj2.47 EUR0.00
Pioneer Natural Resources Co96.59 USD0.00
Rio Tinto PLC4,612.00 GBP0.00
Storebrand ASA53.44 NOK0.00
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd345.00 TWD0.00

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David Brenchley

David Brenchley  is a Reporter for Morningstar.co.uk

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