Predicting the market with perfect precision is impossible. In part, this is because we don’t have a perfect understanding of how the market works, which is a huge problem for anyone seeking to anticipate its twists and turns. However, it should also be noted that even if interested individuals had access to some kind of magical model that was a perfect microcosm of the market, they would still have to struggle with the issue of processing information fast enough to make guided decisions while the window of opportunity is still open. In any case, most investors aren’t capable of beating the market on a consistent basis, which is why those who can are that much more respected. One such individual is Warren Buffet, who might not be a perfect investor but still comes close enough that interested individuals flock to emulate his investment choices for very, very good reasons. Based on those mentioned by The Motley Fool, Here are 10 Warren Buffet dividend stocks that interested individuals might want to consider:
1. Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL)
Buffet has stated in the past that he doesn’t have a good understanding of tech stocks. However, that hasn’t stopped him from investing in tech stocks from time to time, as shown by his investment in Apple, which is a tech company that should need no introduction. Dividend-wise, Apple stock had an annual dividend of $2.92, which worked out to be about 1.4 percent as a dividend yield.
2. Bank of America (NYSE: BAC)
Bank of America is a stock that has been seeing a lot of interest in recent times, not least because it has been expanding step by step into new markets to secure new revenues. There are some people who have been more bearish on Bank of America because of fears that it could be facing a tougher banking environment in the near future, but for the time being, it seems that investor enthusiasm is winning out over such sentiments.
3. Wells Fargo (NYSE: WFC)
Wells Fargo is one of the biggest banks in the United States. However, its stock price isn’t as high as those of its closest competitors because of a series of blunders that have dampened investor enthusiasm. With that said, there is no indication that those blunders will prove to be fatal, meaning that some people see potential in this bank stock. In any case, Wells Fargo’s recent dividend yield was 3.7 percent based on a $1.80 dividend.
4. Coca-Cola (NYSE: KO)
Coca-Cola has an excellent reputation when it comes to dividends. After all, it is a dividend aristocrat, meaning that it has been increasing its dividends year after year for at least 25 years. Moreover, it should be noted that Coca-Cola isn’t exactly a newcomer to said list of dividend-paying stocks, seeing as how it has been raising its dividends year after year for more than five decades and counting. Combined with Coca-Cola’s size and stability, it is no wonder that it is such a well-respected name when it comes to dividend stocks.
5. American Express (NYSE: AXP)
American Express interests a lot of people out there because of its strong growth. There are some who fear that it will fare less well than Visa and Mastercard in the event of an economic downturn because of its exposure to consumer lending. However, there are others who have pointed out American Express’s caution as well as its affluent user base, which should serve to cushion any such shock to some extent.
6. Kraft Heinz (NASDAQ: LHC)
Kraft Heinz has been hard-hit in recent times. As such, a lot of investors have cooled towards it for very good reasons, particularly it seems that its problems could continue for some time. This happens to include Buffett, who stated that he had no intentions to sell Kraft Heinz shares but had no interest in buying any more for the time being. Something that interested individuals might want to keep in mind in spite of the lowered price.
7. U.S. Bancorp (NYSE: USB)
U.S. Bancorp is the holding company for one of the biggest banks in the United States. As such, it has benefited from some the same trends as its counterparts while remaining susceptible to some of the same potential issues. Recently, its dividend yield was 2.8 percent.
8. JPMorgan Chase (NYSE: JPM)
JPMorgan Chase is another well-known name in the financial sector that hasn’t run into any serious issues in recent times. As such, its price is high, but its dividends are high as well. Moreover, JPMorgan Chase is involved in a wide range of financial products and services, meaning that some people see upward potential because of the potential for further growth.
9. Moody’s (NYSE: MCO)
Moody’s isn’t the most exciting business out there, but its core business is indispensable while its secondary businesses are still growing. With that said, the Moody’s share price has seen some huge jumps in recent times, meaning that interested individuals are going to want to do some serious thinking about whether they want to get involved at this point or not.
10. Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL)
Delta Air Lines’s share price isn’t too high at the moment. Combined with the fact that there are some parties out there such as Zacks that see it as being undervalued because of its still strong fundamentals, this means that Delta Air Lines shares could be a good choice for investors looking to get good value on their money. Of course, this is assuming that Delta Air Lines’ fundamentals are indeed as strong as they are said to be, meaning that interested individuals will want to look further into them on their own before making any kind of decision.