Top Dividend Stocks For 2019

The tech sector always has a plethora of interesting investment ideas clamoring for your attention. Some of these ideas are stronger than others, and it never hurts to get some help from a team of experts to separate the wheat from the chaff.

We asked a handful of your fellow tech investors here at The Motley Fool what they see as the best tech investments in early May. Read on to see why our panelists recommend these stocks at this moment in time.

Top Dividend Stocks For 2019: Southside Bancshares, Inc.(SBSI)

While the run-up in banks has left yields in the financial space awfully dry, Southside Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:SBSI) offers a respectable yield of above 3%. That’s in some part thanks to an aggressive dividend policy that has seen the company raise payouts multiple times a year over the past few years.

Southside, by the way, is the bank holding company behind Texas community bank Southside Bank, which controls about $6.5 billion in assets across 60 branches within the state. There’s nothing out of the ordinary about this bank – it provides typical services such as mortgages, personal loans, and checking and savings accounts.

What is unusual about SBSI is its dividend program, which has featured varying numbers of increases across the past few years. But one thing that’s pretty consistent is the company announcing a dividend hike sometime in mid-May.

Top Dividend Stocks For 2019: Vishay Intertechnology, Inc.(VSH)

Vishay Intertechnology is a global manufacturer and supplier of discrete semiconductors. The company has a broad portfolio of unique passive and active solutions that are tailored to the “things” being controlled in the IoT. Vishay markets its portfolio to manufacturers of everything from biometric monitoring systems to fitbands and smart appliances.

VSH is currently a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy). The stock is an explosive growth option, with earnings and revenue expected to improve by 24.5% and 15.5%, respectively this year. But VSH is also reasonably priced, and the stock’s P/E of 12.2 and PEG of 2.0 show that investors are getting a great bargain on its current outlook. Shares have moved about 16% higher within the past month and could also be an interesting momentum play.

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