As an investor, I look for investments which does not compromise one fundamental factor for another. By this I mean, I look at stocks holistically, from their financial health to their future outlook. In the case of Seagate Technology plc (NASDAQ:STX), it is a dependable dividend-paying company with a great track record of delivering benchmark-beating performance. In the following section, I expand a bit more on these key aspects. For those interested in digging a bit deeper into my commentary, read the full report on Seagate Technology here.
Established dividend payer with proven track record
STX delivered a bottom-line expansion of 71% in the prior year, with its most recent earnings level surpassing its average level over the last five years. Not only did STX outperformed its past performance, its growth also surpassed the Tech industry expansion, which generated a 64% earnings growth. This is an optimistic signal for the future.
Income investors would also be happy to know that STX is one of the highest dividend payers in the market, with current dividend yield standing at 4.9%. STX has also been regularly increasing its dividend payments to shareholders over the past decade.
For Seagate Technology, there are three essential aspects you should further examine:
- Future Outlook: What are well-informed industry analysts predicting for STX’s future growth? Take a look at our free research report of analyst consensus for STX’s outlook.
- Financial Health: Are STX’s operations financially sustainable? Balance sheets can be hard to analyze, which is why we’ve done it for you. Check out our financial health checks here.
- Other Attractive Alternatives : Are there other well-rounded stocks you could be holding instead of STX? Explore our interactive list of stocks with large potential to get an idea of what else is out there you may be missing!
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