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Why 7 Analyst Favorite Dividend Kings Could Be Huge Bear Market Winners

Over half of total revenues (52%) are derived in faster-growth emerging economies, and the company maintains leading or near-leading market shares in Brazil, Russia, India and China. While those have markets slowed over the past year, a pickup in growth could be coming, especially with a weak dollar making products attractive overseas.

The dividend yield is 2.32%. The UBS price target is $90, and the consensus target is $81.89. Colgate-Palmolive stock closed on Thursday at $79.80.

Federal Realty Investment Trust

While real estate has come back strongly, demand is still growing and hard assets are good in inflationary times. Federal Realty Investment Trust (NYSE: FRT) is a recognized leader in the ownership, operation and redevelopment of high-quality retail-based properties located primarily in major coastal markets from Boston to Washington, as well as San Francisco and Los Angeles.

Founded in 1962, Federal Realty’s mission is to deliver long-term, sustainable growth through investing in densely populated, affluent communities where retail demand exceeds supply. Its expertise includes creating urban, mixed-use neighborhoods like Santana Row in San Jose, California, Pike & Rose in North Bethesda, Maryland, and Assembly Row in Somerville, Massachusetts.

Federal Realty’s 105 properties include approximately 3,000 tenants in 24 million square feet and over 2,600 residential units. Federal Realty has increased its quarterly dividends to its shareholders for 52 consecutive years, the longest record in the real estate investment trust industry.

Unitholders receive a 4.27% distribution. The $140 Raymond James price target is handily higher than the $121.42 consensus target for Federal Realty Investment Trust stock. The shares closed on Thursday at $101.29.

Genuine Parts

When the going gets tough in the economy, consumers looking to save money turn to do-it-yourself, and buying and installing replacement car parts is huge. Genuine Parts Co. (NYSE: GPC) distributes automotive replacement parts, as well as industrial parts and materials.

The company distributes automotive replacement parts for hybrid and electric vehicles, trucks, sport utility vehicles, buses, motorcycles, recreational vehicles, farm vehicles, small engines, farm equipment, marine equipment and heavy-duty equipment. It offers accessory and supply items used by various automotive aftermarket customers, such as repair shops, service stations, fleet operators, automobile and truck dealers, leasing companies, bus and truck lines, mass merchandisers, farms, industrial concerns and individuals.

Genuine Parts also distributes industrial replacement parts and related supplies, such as bearings, mechanical and electrical power transmission products, industrial automation and robotics, hoses, hydraulic and pneumatic components, industrial and safety supplies, and material handling products for original equipment manufacturer, as well as maintenance, repair and operation customers in equipment and machinery, food and beverage, forest product, primary metal, pulp and paper, mining, automotive, oil and gas, petrochemical, pharmaceutical, power generation, alternative energy, governments, transportation, ports and other industries.

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