In times of chaos, some of the best stocks to invest in are dividend stocks.
In fact, according to The Wall Street Journal, “Dividend stocks have become the new darling on Wall Street, and investors looking for income are pouring billions of dollars into them. These securities are considered a good buffer during times of market volatility. They also are seen as an inflation hedge, considering that S&P 500 dividend growth has outpaced inflation since 2000.”
One of those high-yielding stocks to watch is Medical Properties Trust (MPW), which yields about 9.2%. MPW is also one of the world’s largest owners of hospital real estate with 447 facilities and 44,000 beds in ten countries.
Bank of America analysts also just upgraded MPW to a buy rating, with a price target of $16. As also noted by TheFly.com: “The stock’s current valuation more than offsets any risk inherent in the company’s portfolio,” adding, the firm, “also sees positive catalysts coming up ahead, including its Steward ABL being permanently extended in December as well as improving fundamentals from payor rate hikes, better labor markets, and slowing inflation.”