The screen I’m reviewing this week attempts to hunt for safe yields. Over recent years UK investors have been given plenty of reasons to doubt the safety of many high-yielding shares. Recent examples of high-profile dividend cuts include Vodafone and Marks and Spencer. More dividend stalwarts may well follow, whether due to declining cash generation from mature capital-intensive businesses (the Vodafone example) or threats to the business from industry disruption (Marks and Spencer).
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