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Why I Like Northern Trust Corporation (NASDAQ:NTRS)

Vernon Smith

I’ve been keeping an eye on Northern Trust Corporation (NASDAQ:NTRS) because I’m attracted to its fundamentals. Looking at the company as a whole, as a potential stock investment, I believe NTRS has a lot to offer. Basically, it is a well-regarded dividend-paying company with a a strong track record of delivering benchmark-beating performance. In the following section, I expand a bit more on these key aspects. For those interested in digger a bit deeper into my commentary, take a look at the report on Northern Trust here.

Established dividend payer with proven track record

In the previous year, NTRS has ramped up its bottom line by 34.6%, with its latest earnings level surpassing its average level over the last five years. Not only did NTRS outperformed its past performance, its growth also exceeded the Capital Markets industry expansion, which generated a 21.3% earnings growth. This is an optimistic signal for the future.

NasdaqGS:NTRS Income Statement Export September 7th 18

Income investors would also be happy to know that NTRS is a great dividend company, with a current yield standing at 2.1%. NTRS has also been regularly increasing its dividend payments to shareholders over the past decade.

NasdaqGS:NTRS Historical Dividend Yield September 7th 18

Next Steps:

For Northern Trust, I’ve compiled three essential aspects you should look at:

  1. Future Outlook: What are well-informed industry analysts predicting for NTRS’s future growth? Take a look at our free research report of analyst consensus for NTRS’s outlook.
  2. Financial Health: Are NTRS’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.
  3. Other Attractive Alternatives : Are there other well-rounded stocks you could be holding instead of NTRS? Explore our interactive list of stocks with large potential to get an idea of what else is out there you may be missing!

To help readers see past 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. For errors that warrant correction please contact the editor at editorial-team@simplywallst.com.