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5 Value Stocks With Big Dividends That Help Protect Against Inflation

Enterprise Products Partners

This is the largest publicly traded energy partnership and a leading North American provider of midstream energy services to producers and consumers. Enterprise Products Partners L.P. (NYSE: EPD) provides a wide variety of midstream energy services, including gathering, processing, transportation and storage of natural gas, natural gas liquids (NGLs) fractionation, import and export terminaling, and offshore production platform services.

The company has four reportable business segments: Natural Gas Pipelines and Services, NGL Pipelines and Services, Petrochemical Services and Crude Oil Pipelines and Services.

One reason many analysts like the stock might be its distribution coverage ratio. This ratio is well above 1 times, making it relatively less risky among the master limited partnerships. Trading at a reasonable 10.7 times estimated 2022 earnings, this stock is a solid value now.

Enterprise Products Partners stock investors receive a 7.95% distribution. Goldman Sachs price target on the Buy-rated stock is $26, a little less than the $28.30 consensus target. Shares closed at $23.40 on Friday.

Ethan Allen Interiors

This very well-known 90-year-old furniture and home decor stock trades at less than nine times estimated 2022 earnings. Ethan Allen Interiors Inc. (NYSE: ETD) operates as an interior design company and manufacturer and retailer of home furnishings in North America.

Ethan Allen Interiors products include case goods items, such as beds, dressers, armoires, tables, chairs, buffets, entertainment units, home office furniture and wooden accents; upholstery items, comprising sleepers, recliners and other motion furniture, chairs, ottomans, custom pillows, sofas, loveseats, cut fabrics and leather; and home accent items including window treatments and drapery hardware, wall decors, florals, lighting, clocks, mattresses, bedspreads, throws, pillows, decorative accents, area rugs, wall coverings and home and garden furnishings.

The company markets and sells its products under the Ethan Allen brand through home furnishing retail networks and independent retailers, as well as through its website. As of June 30, 2021, it operated a network of approximately 302 design centers.

Shareholders receive a 4.39% dividend. The $40 Argus price target on the Buy-rated shares is well above the $28 consensus target on the stock. The final trade on Friday came in at $26.43 per share.

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