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Exploring Three Dividend Stocks On Euronext Paris

Amidst a backdrop of rising optimism in European markets, where indices like France's CAC 40 have recently seen significant gains, investors are increasingly attentive to opportunities that promise not only growth but also stability. Dividend stocks, known for providing regular income alongside potential capital appreciation, are particularly appealing in this context as they offer a dual advantage in a fluctuating economic environment.

Top 10 Dividend Stocks In France

Name

Dividend Yield

Dividend Rating

Rubis (ENXTPA:RUI)

6.21%

★★★★★★

Samse (ENXTPA:SAMS)

8.72%

★★★★★★

CBo Territoria (ENXTPA:CBOT)

6.43%

★★★★★★

Métropole Télévision (ENXTPA:MMT)

9.40%

★★★★★☆

Teleperformance (ENXTPA:TEP)

3.61%

★★★★★☆

Sanofi (ENXTPA:SAN)

4.06%

★★★★★☆

Arkema (ENXTPA:AKE)

3.53%

★★★★★☆

Carrefour (ENXTPA:CA)

5.18%

★★★★★☆

Jacquet Metals (ENXTPA:JCQ)

5.18%

★★★★★☆

Piscines Desjoyaux (ENXTPA:ALPDX)

7.33%

★★★★★☆

Click here to see the full list of 30 stocks from our Top Euronext Paris Dividend Stocks screener.

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Here we highlight a subset of our preferred stocks from the screener.

Publicis Groupe

Simply Wall St Dividend Rating: ★★★★☆☆

Overview: Publicis Groupe S.A. offers marketing, communications, and digital business transformation services across various global regions, with a market capitalization of €26.80 billion.

Operations: Publicis Groupe S.A. generates its revenue by providing marketing, communications, and digital transformation services across North America, Europe, the Asia Pacific, Latin America, Africa, and the Middle East.

Dividend Yield: 3.2%

Publicis Groupe's dividend history shows instability with significant annual fluctuations over the past decade. Despite this, both earnings (payout ratio: 65%) and cash flows (cash payout ratio: 45.5%) adequately cover its dividends, suggesting a sustainable payment from a liquidity standpoint. However, its yield of 3.17% is modest compared to leading French dividend stocks. The company's valuation suggests it trades well below estimated fair value, offering potential upside for value investors. Recent strategic appointments and positive revenue growth reports underline efforts to bolster market position and operational efficiency.

ENXTPA:PUB Dividend History as at May 2024
ENXTPA:PUB Dividend History as at May 2024

Sanofi

Simply Wall St Dividend Rating: ★★★★★☆

Overview: Sanofi is a global healthcare company involved in researching, developing, manufacturing, and marketing therapeutic solutions, with a market capitalization of approximately €115.76 billion.

Operations: Sanofi generates €38.12 billion from its Biopharma segment and €5.21 billion from Consumer Healthcare.

Dividend Yield: 4.1%

Sanofi offers a modest dividend yield of 4.06%, which is below the top quartile of French dividend stocks. Despite this, its dividends are well-supported by earnings and cash flows, with payout ratios at 87.2% and 64.9% respectively, indicating sustainability. Over the past decade, Sanofi has demonstrated consistent dividend growth and stability. However, profit margins have declined from last year's 18.1% to 9.8%. Recent developments include promising clinical results for frexalimab in multiple sclerosis treatment and a steady annual dividend increase announced during their AGM on April 30, 2024.

ENXTPA:SAN Dividend History as at May 2024
ENXTPA:SAN Dividend History as at May 2024

VIEL & Cie société anonyme

Simply Wall St Dividend Rating: ★★★★☆☆

Overview: VIEL & Cie société anonyme is an investment company that offers interdealer broking, online trading, and private banking services across various global regions, with a market capitalization of approximately €0.69 billion.

Operations: VIEL & Cie société anonyme generates revenue through professional intermediation at €1.01 billion and stock exchange online services at €66.60 million.

Dividend Yield: 3.7%

VIEL & Cie société anonyme maintains a stable dividend with a 10-year track record of reliability and growth, supported by a low payout ratio of 27%. However, its yield at 3.7% is below the top French dividend payers. Recent financials show robust year-over-year earnings growth of 33.4%, with net income rising to €98.1 million in 2023 from €73.6 million, on revenues that increased to €1.08 billion from €1.01 billion, suggesting improved profitability but challenges in matching top-tier yields remain.

ENXTPA:VIL Dividend History as at May 2024
ENXTPA:VIL Dividend History as at May 2024

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This article by Simply Wall St is general in nature. We provide commentary based on historical data and analyst forecasts only using an unbiased methodology and our articles are not intended to be financial advice. It does not constitute a recommendation to buy or sell any stock, and does not take account of your objectives, or your financial situation. We aim to bring you long-term focused analysis driven by fundamental data. Note that our analysis may not factor in the latest price-sensitive company announcements or qualitative material. Simply Wall St has no position in any stocks mentioned.

Companies discussed in this article include ENXTPA:PUB ENXTPA:SAN and ENXTPA:VIL.

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