Overheated markets stopped rising, turning around at the beginning of 2022. Since then, tech stocks and other types of companies dropped sharply. They continue to struggle as the economic outlook worsens. This is why some investors are changing their positions from risky assets to safer ones, which could be bonds or dividend stocks.
1.BHP Group Limited (BHP)
BHP is an Australian multinational company founded in 1885, with a focus on mining, metals, natural gas, petroleum, etc. It has been on the stock market for decades, delivering solid returns until it peaked at around $93 in 2011. It currently has a $157 billion market cap with colossal revenue.
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The company bottomed out in 2016 at $16.5 and hasn’t stopped rising since while delivering yearly dividends. Valuation measures show BHP Group is doing great, with P/E at 7.82, P/B showing a little overvaluation at 3.51, P/S at 2.42, and P/C at 8.81. The company is in a little debt, but no lights are flashing red.
Actually, BHP offers its investors approximately a 10% dividend, 5% paid out twice a year. That could be a nice bonus in times of market turbulence. The company’s revenue has been continuously growing for the past few years, with earnings skyrocketing in 2022. If these numbers keep going, BHP may continue to rise and pay high dividends.