Investing has become very popular for every person. There are many reasons to invest money. Retirement is one of the main reasons for investing which is selected by most of the people. The real value of the Basic State Pension dwindles each year it seems. In the United Kingdom the government taxes and uses that money to pay out pensions. Here are five UK dividend stocks which will be helpful for making a profitable investment portfolio for investors.
Wm. Morrison Supermarkets Plc. (LON: MRW)
Wm Morrison Supermarkets PLC is a food retailer. On January 29, 2012, it had 475 stores across Britain, ranging in size from 3,000 to over 40,000 square feet. During the fiscal year ended January 29, 2012, the company opened 37 stores. In January 2012, it opened its third M local store at Grafton Street. On June 10, 2011, the company acquired 100% of the ordinary share capital of Flower World Limited, a wholesale flower business. On February 28, 2011 the company acquired the trade and assets of kiddicare.com limited, a multi-channel online retailer.
It has a market capitalization of 6.05 Billion, EPS is 0.27, P/E ratio is 9.81 and the dividend yield is 4.53% at the annual dividend payout of 8.31.
Tesco Plc. (LON: TSCO)
It is an international retailer. The company's activity is retailing and associated activities in the United Kingdom, the People's Republic of China, the Czech Republic, Hungary, the Republic of Ireland, India, Malaysia, Poland, Slovakia, South Korea, Thailand, Turkey and the United States. It also provides retail banking and insurance services through its subsidiary, Tesco bank. As of February 25, 2012, the company had 45 stores, which offer grocery Click & Collect.
It has a market capitalization of 26.90 Billion, EPS is 0.17, P/E ratio is 19.24 and the dividend yield is 4.43% at the annual dividend payout of 10.13.
J Sainsbury Plc. (LON: SBRY)
It is a UK-based company which is engaged in grocery and related retailing. The company is organized into three segments: Retailing; Financial Services, and Property Investments. As of March 17, 2012 the company operated over 1,000 stores comprising 572 supermarkets and 440 convenience stores. Its Click & Collect service allows customers to place general merchandise orders online by 2pm for collection the following day from over 900 stores. In October 2011, the company acquired online entertainment company, Global Media Vault Limited.
The company has a market capitalization of 6.81 Billion, EPS is 0.32, P/E ratio is 11.18 and the dividend yield is 4.65% at the annual dividend payout of 11.90.
Crawshaw Group Plc. (LON: CRAW)
Crawshaw Group Plc. is a United Kingdom-based company. It is engaged in the operation of a chain of meat focused retail food stores. The company has two distribution centers in Grimsby and Rotherham and 20 retail locations across Yorkshire, Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire. Its subsidiaries are located in the United Kingdom. During the fiscal year ended January 31, 2011, it opened a store in Derby and the Company sold its Don Caster Market site.
It has a market capitalization of 2.40 Million, EPS is 0.00, P/E ratio is 13.47 and the dividend yield is 4.82% at the annual dividend payout of 0.20.
Greggs Plc. (LON: GRG)
Greggs Plc. is a bakery retailer in the United Kingdom. The company has approximately 2,000 shops, supplied by approximately 10 regional bakeries. The company sells a range of fresh bakery goods, sandwiched and drinks in its shops. In addition it also provides frozen bakery products to its wholesale customers. Its operations are managed through an integrated supply chain, with over seven retail regions.
The company has a market capitalization of 421.42 Million, EPS is 0.40, P/E ratio is 10.39 and the dividend yield is 4.68% at the annual dividend payout of 13.50.