5 of the best-yielding UK dividend stocks

In this article we look at 5 dividend stocks with high dividend yields, we are not financial advisors. We urge you to do your work and own investigating and if you feel the need seek financial advice

  • Check the company’s earnings and revenues are growing
  • Making sure the company has not got any large debts
  • Looking at the dividend history
  • Check the earnings per share divided by dividends per share
  • Check the dividends per share divided by earnings per share

1. Rio Tinto – 9.30%

Rio Tinto Group is an Anglo-Australian multinational company that is the world’s second-largest metals and mining corporation. The company was founded in 1873 when of a group of investors purchased a mine complex on the Rio Tinto, in Huelva, Spain, from the Spanish government. It has grown through a long series of mergers and acquisitions. Although primarily focused on extraction of minerals, Rio Tinto also has significant operations in refining, particularly the refining of bauxite and iron ore. Rio Tinto has joint head offices in London and Melbourne

Rio Tinto is a dual-listed company traded on both the London Stock Exchange, where it is a component of the FTSE 100 Index, and the Australian Securities Exchange, where it is a component of the S&P/ASX 200 index. Rio Tinto was ranked as the 114th-largest public company in the world

P/E ratio5.77
Dividend yield9.30%
2021 $10.40
2020 $5.57
2019 $4.43
2018 $5.50
2017 $2.90

2. Persimmon – 17.11%

Persimmon plc is a British housebuilding company, headquartered in York, England. The company is named after a horse which won the 1896 Derby and St. Leger for the Prince of Wales (the future Edward VII). It is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index.

P/E ratio5.54
Dividend yield17.11%
2021 235.00p
2020 345.00p
2019 0
2018 235.00p
2017 235.00p

3. Abrdn – 7.14%

Abrdn plc formerly Standard Life Aberdeen plc, is a United Kingdom-based global investment company headquartered in Edinburgh, Scotland. It is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index.

It is the largest active asset manager in the UK, with investments in equities, multi-asset, fixed income, liquidity, sovereign wealth funds, real estate and private markets. In July 2021 the company changed its name from Standard Life Aberdeen to Abrdn. The registered office of the company is at 1 George Street in Edinburgh

P/E ratio14.46
Dividend yield7.14%
2021 14.60p
2020 14.60p
2019 21.60p
2018 21.60p
2017 21.30p

4. Imperial Brands – 6.88%

Imperial Brands plc (formerly Imperial Tobacco Group plc), is a British multinational tobacco company headquartered in Bristol, England. It is the world’s fourth-largest international cigarette company measured by market share after Philip Morris International, British American Tobacco, and Japan Tobacco, and the world’s largest producer of fine-cut tobacco and tobacco papers.

Imperial Brands produces over 320 billion cigarettes per year, has 51 factories worldwide, and its products are sold in over 160 countries. Its brands include Davidoff, West, Gauloises Blondes, Montecristo, Golden Virginia , Drum, and Rizla

The risk in this stock is the ongoing battles against smoking in various countries, how that affects the stock price in the long run we will have to see

P/E ratio7.73
Dividend yield6.88%
2022 141.17p
2021 139.08p
2020 137.71p
2019 206.57p
2018 187.79p

5. Admiral Group – 6.21%

London Stock Exchange, it is a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index, and markets the AdmiralBellElephantDiamond and Veygo vehicle insurance brands, as well as launching the price comparison services Confused.com and Compare.com.[2] The group employs more than 10,000 people across its brands.

P/E ratio10.76
Dividend yield6.21%
2021 279.00p
2020 177.20p
2019 119.30p
2018 126.00p
2017 114.00p
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