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Stock Market Could Plunge: These 7 Dividend Aristocrats Can Survive the Fall

The Technologies segment provides information technology solutions and mission support services; mobile communication, computers and command-and-control mission systems; and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance solutions to military, intelligence and federal civilian customers. This segment also offers cloud computing, artificial intelligence; machine learning; big data analytics; development, security and operations; software-defined networks; everything-as-a-service; defense enterprise office system solutions; and unmanned undersea vehicle manufacturing and assembly services.

Shareholders receive a 2.22% dividend. General Dynamics stock has a $282 price objective at Wells Fargo. The $264.38 consensus target is also well above Tuesday’s close at $229.11.

Walmart

The giant retailer has posted solid results over the past year, and it is a top idea in an inflationary environment, when consumers look for value. Walmart Inc. (NYSE: WMT) is the world’s largest retailer, operating retail stores under the formats of Walmart Stores, Supercenters, Neighborhood Markets and Sam’s Club locations in the United States, as well as a growing e-commerce business. Internationally Walmart also operates locations in several countries, including Argentina, Brazil, Canada, China, Japan, Mexico and the United Kingdom.

Each week, nearly 260 million customers and members visit the company’s 11,535 stores under 72 banners in 28 countries and e-commerce websites in 11 countries. It had fiscal 2020 revenue of over $550 billion, and Walmart employs approximately 2.2 million associates worldwide.

Investors receive a 1.67% dividend. The D.A. Davidson price target is $163. The consensus target was last seen at $151.89. Walmart stock ended Tuesday trading at $121.08.


These stocks all have reasonable upside to the Wall Street targets, and they come with dependable dividends, given their Dividend Aristocrat status. With even moderate appreciation in the share prices of these top companies, investors should be looking at double-digit total return potential. In a market that remains very long in the tooth, and with an economy that is sputtering, these picks make a ton of sense for nervous investors now.

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