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Top Dividend Stocks For 2023: Our Top Pick Is Orange

Dec. 12, 2022 11:04 AM ETOrange S.A. (ORAN)13 Comments
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Philip MacKellar


  • Orange Telecom has had a rough 2022 for a variety of reasons.
  • The current yield is approximately 7.6% and the trailing-twelve-month payout ratio is 48.7%.
  • Heading into 2023, this yield should reward income-focused investors.
  • In addition to the distribution, the shares may also ride higher due to a variety of macro and company-specific factors.
  • Though this is my top dividend pick for 2023, there are caveats to mention for income-seeking investors.
Orange S.A headquarters building entrance

Jean-Luc Ichard


Orange’s (NYSE:ORAN) share price has fallen so far this year. Though the ticker has done better than most stocks, the company was impacted by slowing economic activity in Europe, valuation compression, and a strong US Dollar that dragged the NYSE-listed ADR lower. Despite

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