Every New York stock exchange trading day I’m posting a daily dividend stock or fund review. I’ll share the three chief qualities of just one equity or fund that could be selected for a dividend stock portfolio I’ve named the Safari to Sweet Success.

This week the latest portfolio I’m building (my Safari To Sweet Success portfolio) seeks a high-yield and growing stock in the basic materials sector. That sector includes thirteen industries all tied to mined or manufactured commodities. Basic Materials Industries include: agricultural inputs, aluminum; building materials, chemicals, coal, copper, gold, industrial metals, lumber & wood, paper, silver, specialty chemicals, and steel. 

Today I’m reviewing a Large Cap Australian-based industrial metals and minerals firm operating in Australia, Southern Africa, and South America. I  previously reported on this company January 25th.

The company’s name is South32 Limited. Its trading ticker symbol is SHTLF.

South32 Limited has a portfolio of assets producing alumina, aluminum, bauxite, energy and metallurgical coal, manganese ore and alloy, ferronickel, silver, lead, and zinc. It also exports its products.

The company was formerly known as BHP Coal Holdings Pty Limited and changed its name to South32 Limited in March 2015. 

South32 Limited was incorporated in 2000 and is headquartered in Perth, Australia.

I use three key data points gauge the value of any dividend equity or fund like South32 (SHTLF): 

(1) Price

(2) Dividends

(3) Returns

After those three, four more keys will finally unlock an equity or fund in which to invest.

However, it’s those first three primary traits that best tell whether a company has made, is making, and will make money. 


South32’s price was $2.71 per share at yesterday’s market close.  A year ago its price was $2.05 for a gain of $0.66 per share in the past year.  

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