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10 Dividend Stocks to Buy According to Matthew Barrett’s Glendon Capital Management

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In this article, we discuss the 10 best dividend stocks according to Matthew Barrett's Glendon Capital. You can skip our detailed analysis of the hedge fund, and go directly to read 5 Dividend Stocks to Buy According to Matthew Barrett's Glendon Capital Management.

Glendon Capital Management was founded by the former head of distressed debts at Barclays, Matthew Barrett, and former managing directors Holly Kim and Brian Berman. The trio was later joined by Eitan Melamed in 2007, who previously worked at Goldman Sachs. In 2013, Glendon Capital spun out of Barclays and continued to manage the investment bank’s money. At that time, Glendon had about $2.8 billion in assets under management. While working at Barclays, the team managed to generate an annual average return of 17% from 2007 to 2013, as reported by Reuters. Matthew Barrett is currently serving as the partner in the firm.

Glendon Capital Management makes credit and equity investments in distressed securities. In December 2021, the hedge fund announced to initiate fundraising on Glendon Opportunities Fund III, the firm’s third distressed fund, in the first quarter of 2022. The sources said that the hedge fund will target somewhere around $3 billion and will be activated in over three years, based on market conditions.

As of Q4 2021, Glendon Capital Management holds a 13F portfolio value of over $1.9 billion, up from $1.68 billion in the previous quarter. As mentioned before, the hedge fund invests in distressed securities, so the portfolio does not contain any major blue-chip holdings. In Q4, the fund invested heavily in the financial, utilities, and basic materials sectors. Some of the fund’s notable holdings in Q4 include PG&E Corporation (NYSE:PCG), Realty Income Corporation (NYSE:O), and Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NASDAQ:CHK).

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In this article, we discuss the dividend stocks in Matthew Barrett’s portfolio. For this list, we took data from Glendon Capital Management’s 13F portfolio as of Q4 2021.

10 Dividend Stocks to Buy According to Matthew Barrett's Glendon Capital Management

10. Whiting Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:WLL)

Number of Hedge Fund Holders: 25

Dividend Yield as of March 1: 1.31%

Glendon Capital’s Stake Value: $29,306,000

Whiting Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:WLL) is an American energy company that is engaged in the exploration of hydrocarbons. On February 8, the company initiated its dividend policy, paying a quarterly dividend of $0.25 per share. The stock’s dividend yield stood at 1.31%, as of March 1.

In Q4 2021, Glendon Capital did not change its position in Whiting Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:WLL), and held shares worth roughly $30 million. The company made up 1.54% of Matthew Barrett’s portfolio. This January, Truist presented a positive outlook on Exploration & Production companies and raised its oil price deck for 2022 by 10%. In view of this, the firm lifted its price target on Whiting Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:WLL) to $104, while maintaining a Buy rating on the shares.

By the end of Q4 2021, 25 hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey reported owning stakes in Whiting Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:WLL), up from 20 in the preceding quarter. The total value of these stakes is over $226.4 million. Valueworks LLC held the largest stake in the company in Q4, worth $34.2 million.

Some other notable holdings of Glendon Capital in the fourth quarter are PG&E Corporation (NYSE:PCG), Realty Income Corporation (NYSE:O), and Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NASDAQ:CHK).

9. CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CF)

Number of Hedge Fund Holders: 58

Dividend Yield as of March 1: 1.47%

Glendon Capital’s Stake Value: $363,329,000

CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CF) is an American manufacturing company that specializes in agriculture-related products. In Q4 2021, the number of hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey holding stakes in the company grew to 58, from 49 in the previous quarter. The total value of these stakes is over $1.54 billion.

Though CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CF) has not raised its dividends since 2015, the company has sustained dividend payments, even during the pandemic. Currently, the company pays a quarterly dividend of $0.30 per share, with a dividend yield of 1.47%, as recorded on March 1. On February 28, Piper Sandler raised its price target on CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CF) to $88, with an Overweight rating on the shares, providing a constructive view of nitrogen markets.

Glendon capital management started building its position in CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CF) during the fourth quarter of 2014. In Q4 2021, the company was the second-largest holding of the hedge fund and represented 19.11% of its portfolio. The fund held shares worth over $363.3 million in the company, after increasing its stake by 4%.

8. Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NASDAQ:CHK)

Number of Hedge Fund Holders: 50

Dividend Yield as of March 1: 2.26%

Glendon Capital’s Stake Value: $205,242,000

In Q4 2021, Glendon Capital increased its position by 7% in Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NASDAQ:CHK), an American energy company. The hedge fund held stakes worth over $205.2 million in the company, which accounted for 10.79% of Matthew Barrett’s portfolio.

In 2020, Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NASDAQ:CHK) suspended dividends in the face of the pandemic. However, the company resumed its dividend payments in 2021. Currently, the company pays a quarterly dividend of 0.4375 per share, having raised it by 27.3% from its previous dividend. The stock’s dividend yield stood at 2.26%, as of March 1. Appreciating the company’s free cash flow, on February 11, JPMorgan initiated its coverage on Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NASDAQ:CHK) with an Overweight rating and an $85 price target.

Of the 924 elite funds tracked by Insider Monkey in Q4, 50 hedge funds held stakes in Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NASDAQ:CHK), worth $2.33 billion. In comparison, 44 hedge funds held positions in the company in the previous quarter, with stakes valued at $2.17 billion. Among these hedge funds, Oaktree Capital Management was the company’s largest shareholder in Q4, with stakes worth $774.3 million.

7. Ally Financial Inc. (NYSE:ALLY)

Number of Hedge Fund Holders: 48

Dividend Yield as of March 1: 2.54%

Glendon Capital’s Stake Value: $116,568,000

This December, Raymond James appreciated Ally Financial Inc. (NYSE:ALLY), an American bank holding company, for its diversification and steady consumer growth. The firm initiated its coverage on the stock with an Outperform rating and a $55 price target.

In Q4 2021, 48 hedge funds in Insider Monkey’s database were bullish on Ally Financial Inc. (NYSE:ALLY), down from 57 in the previous quarter. The consolidated value of these stakes is nearly $2.4 billion.

On January 11, Ally Financial Inc. (NYSE:ALLY) announced a 20% growth in its quarterly dividend at $0.30 per share. The stock’s dividend yield, as of March 1, was recorded to be at 2.54%. Ally Financial Inc. (NYSE:ALLY) is one of the best dividend stocks for income investors as its 5-year dividend CAGR stands at 44%. In Q4 2021, the company represented 6.13% of Matthew Barrett’s portfolio.

6. Vistra Corp. (NYSE:VST)

Number of Hedge Fund Holders: 40

Dividend Yield as of March 1: 3.10%

Glendon Capital’s Stake Value: $73,349,000

On February 23, Vistra Corp. (NYSE:VST), a Texas-based electricity generation company, announced a quarterly dividend of $0.17 per share, up 13% from its previous dividend. The stock’s dividend yield stood at 3.10%, as of March 1. Vistra Corp. (NYSE:VST) has been raising its dividend consistently since 2019.

Oaktree Capital Management held a stake worth over $658 million in Vistra Corp. (NYSE:VST), becoming its largest shareholder in Q4. Overall, 40 hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey held positions in the company in the fourth quarter of 2021, up from 38 in the previous quarter. The total value of these stakes is over $1.5 billion.

In Q4 2021, Glendon Capital held over 3.2 million shares in Vistra Corp. (NYSE:VST), valued at $73.3 million. The company constituted 3.85% of Matthew Barrett’s portfolio. Besides Vistra Corp. (NYSE:VST), the hedge fund also has substantial positions in PG&E Corporation (NYSE:PCG), Realty Income Corporation (NYSE:O), and Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NASDAQ:CHK).

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