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Only 5 Days Left Before New England Realty Associates Limited Partnership (NYSEMKT:NEN) Will Start Trading Ex-Dividend, Is It Worth Buying?

Gerald Huddleston

Investors who want to cash in on New England Realty Associates Limited Partnership’s (AMEX:NEN) upcoming dividend of $0.3 per share have only 5 days left to buy the shares before its ex-dividend date, 14 June 2018, in time for dividends payable on the 29 June 2018. Investors looking for higher income-generating stocks to add to their portfolio should keep reading, as I take a deeper dive into New England Realty Associates Limited Partnership’s latest financial data to analyse its dividend attributes. See our latest analysis for New England Realty Associates Limited Partnership

5 checks you should use to assess a dividend stock

If you are a dividend investor, you should always assess these five key metrics:

  • Is its annual yield among the top 25% of dividend-paying companies?
  • Has it consistently paid a stable dividend without missing a payment or drastically cutting payout?
  • Has the amount of dividend per share grown over the past?
  • Does earnings amply cover its dividend payments?
  • Will the company be able to keep paying dividend based on the future earnings growth?
AMEX:NEN Historical Dividend Yield Jun 8th 18

Does New England Realty Associates Limited Partnership pass our checks?

The current trailing twelve-month payout ratio for the stock is 64.69%, meaning the dividend is sufficiently covered by earnings. Furthermore, analysts have not forecasted a dividends per share for the future, which makes it hard to determine the yield shareholders should expect, and whether the current payout is sustainable, moving forward. If dividend is a key criteria in your investment consideration, then you need to make sure the dividend stock you’re eyeing out is reliable in its payments. NEN has increased its DPS from $0.93 to $2.15 in the past 10 years. It has also been paying out dividend consistently during this time, as you’d expect for a company increasing its dividend levels. These are all positive signs of a great, reliable dividend stock. In terms of its peers, New England Realty Associates Limited Partnership generates a yield of 3.26%, which is high for Real Estate stocks but still below the market’s top dividend payers.

Next Steps:

With this in mind, I definitely rank New England Realty Associates Limited Partnership as a strong dividend stock, and makes it worth further research for anyone who likes steady income generation from their portfolio. Given that this is purely a dividend analysis, I recommend taking sufficient time to understand its core business and determine whether the company and its investment properties suit your overall goals. I’ve put together three pertinent factors you should look at:

  1. Valuation: What is NEN worth today? Even if the stock is a cash cow, it’s not worth an infinite price. The intrinsic value infographic in our free research report helps visualize whether NEN is currently mispriced by the market.
  2. Management Team: An experienced management team on the helm increases our confidence in the business – take a look at who sits on New England Realty Associates Limited Partnership’s board and the CEO’s back ground.
  3. Other Dividend Rockstars: Are there better dividend payers with stronger fundamentals out there? Check out our free list of these great stocks here.

To help readers see pass the short term volatility of the financial market, we aim to bring you a long-term focused research analysis purely driven by fundamental data. Note that our analysis does not factor in the latest price sensitive company announcements.

The author is an independent contributor and at the time of publication had no position in the stocks mentioned.