Are you looking for some dividend shares to boost your income portfolio? If you are, then you might want to look at the ones listed below.
Here’s why these ASX dividend shares could be in the buy zone:
The first ASX dividend share to look at is this shopping centre operator.
Scentre owns and operates the pre-eminent living centre portfolio in the ANZ market with $50 billion of retail real estate assets under management. This comprises 42 Westfield living centres.
It certainly has been a tough 18 months for Scentre because of the pandemic. However, with Australia on the verge of reopening again, foot traffic through its centres looks set to rebound.
In addition, with inflation expectations at high levels, Scentre looks well-placed to benefit. This is because the company is positively leveraged to inflation with an estimated 70%+ of its base rental income subject to inflation-linked escalation.
It is largely for this reason that Goldman Sachs is so positive on Scentre. It currently has a buy rating and $3.32 price target on its shares.
As for dividends, the broker is forecasting a 16 cents per share dividend in FY 2022. Based on the latest Scentre share price of $2.99, this will mean a 5.3% yield.
Westpac Banking Corp (ASX: WBC)
Goldman Sachs is also positive on Australia’s oldest bank. It likes Westpac due to its belief that the earnings risks are skewed to the upside thanks to its bold cost reduction plans. It notes that management is aiming to reduce its cost base down to $8 billion by FY 2024.
Although Westpac’s shares have stormed higher this year, the broker believes they can still go higher. It has a buy rating and $29.83 price target on its shares.
In addition, its analysts believe the bank’s shares will provide investors with a generous yield in FY 2022. Goldman has pencilled in a fully franked $1.28 per share dividend. Based on the current Westpac share price of $25.65, this will mean a 5% yield for investors.
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