Why 7 'Strong Buy' Big-Dividend Value Stocks Can Weather the Ongoing Bear Market

The Commercial and Residential Lending segment originates, acquires, finances and manages commercial first mortgages, non-agency residential mortgages, subordinated mortgages, mezzanine loans, preferred equity, commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS) and residential mortgage-backed securities, as well as other real estate and real estate-related debt investments, including distressed or nonperforming loans.

The Infrastructure lending segment originates, acquires, finances and manages infrastructure debt investments. The Property segment engages primarily in acquiring and managing equity interests in stabilized commercial real estate properties, such as multifamily properties and commercial properties subject to net leases, that are held for investment.

Starwood’s Investing and Servicing segment manages and works out problem assets; acquires and manages unrated, investment grade and non-investment grade rated CMBS comprising subordinated interests of securitization and resecuritization transactions; originates conduit loans for the primary purpose of selling these loans into securitization transactions; and acquires commercial real estate assets that include properties acquired from CMBS trusts.

Starwood Property Trust stock investors receive an 11.62% distribution. J.P. Morgan has set its price target at $23, shy of the $23.57 consensus figure. Friday’s final trade was for $16.85 a share.

Verizon Communications

This top telecommunications stock offers tremendous value at current levels. Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ) is one of the largest U.S. telecom companies. It provides wireless and wireline service to retail, enterprise and wholesale customers.

The company’s wireless network serves approximately 120 million mobile connections with 115 million postpaid subscribers. Verizon’s wireline business has undergone a period of secular decline due to wireless substitution and cable competition.

Verizon also provides converged communications, information and entertainment services over America’s most advanced fiber-optic network, and it delivers integrated business solutions to customers worldwide.

Shareholders receive a 6.98% dividend. Oppenheimer’s $46 target price is higher than the $44.43 consensus target, and Verizon Communications stock ended last week at $37.66.

While none of these stocks will likely turn up on Reddit’s WallStreetBets, they are very well suited for what could be a very ugly rest of the year. These companies should hold their ground much better in an inflationary and recessionary stretch like the one we are in now and likely will remain in for some time to come.

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