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6 Top Buy-Rated Stocks With Expected Dividend Hikes This Week

MSCI

Shares of this somewhat off-the-radar company offer solid upside potential. MSCI Inc. (NYSE: MSCI) engages in the provision of investment decision support tools including, indices, portfolio risk and performance analytics and corporate governance products and services.

The company operates through the following business segments. The Index segment is involved in the index-linked product creation and performance benchmarking, as well as portfolio construction and rebalancing and asset allocation. The Analytics segment offers risk management, performance attribution and portfolio management content, applications and services.

The Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) segment offers products and services that help institutional investors understand how ESG factors can impact the long-term risk of investments. The Real Estate segment includes research, reporting, market data and benchmarking offerings that provide real estate performance analysis for funds, investors and managers. While the Burgiss segment provides investment decision support tools for private capital.

Shareholders receive a 0.54% dividend. The company is expected to raise the dividend to $0.88 per share from $0.78.

Royal Bank of Canada’s $600 price target is well above the $552.44 consensus target. Monday’s opening trade for MSCI stock was at $574.21.

Skyworks

Many Wall Street analysts favor this company, as they see it as a smartphone content and infrastructure provider. Skyworks Solutions Inc. (NASDAQ: SWKS) designs, develops, manufactures and markets proprietary semiconductor products, including intellectual property worldwide.

The company’s product portfolio includes amplifiers, antenna tuners, attenuators, circulators/isolators, DC/DC converters, demodulators, detectors, diodes, directional couplers, diversity receive modules, filters, front-end modules, hybrids, LED drivers, low noise amplifiers, mixers, modulators, optocouplers/optoisolators, phase-locked loops, phase shifters, power dividers/combiners, receivers, switches, synthesizers, technical ceramics, voltage-controlled oscillators/synthesizers and voltage regulators, as well as wireless radio integrated circuits.

Skyworks provides its products for use in the aerospace, automotive, broadband, cellular infrastructure, connected home, industrial, medical, military, smartphone, tablet and wearable markets.

Shareholders now receive a 1.04% dividend. The company is expected to raise the $0.50 per share dividend to $0.56.

The $225 KeyCorp price target compares with a consensus target for Skyworks Solutions stock of $206.19. Shares opened on Monday at $192.27 apiece.

Weingarten Realty

This real estate giant is a very timely buy and has always provided solid dividend coverage. Weingarten Realty Investors (NYSE: WRI) is a Houston-based real estate investment trust (REIT) that owns mainly neighborhood and community shopping centers.

Its portfolio includes 170 properties located in 17 states spanning the country from coast to coast. These properties represent approximately 33.0 million square feet, of which Weingarten interests in these properties aggregated is approximately 21.5 million square feet of leasable area.