It’s been a choppy road for the TSX Index since it nosedived back in the first half of 2022. Although it’s impossible to tell when Canadian stocks will break out of their current funk, I think there is a class of stocks that don’t need help from the broader markets to chug higher. In this piece, we’ll have a look at three incredibly cheap Canadian stocks that have robust dividends and enough tailwinds to make it through what could be another few quarters of market-wide consolidation.
Brookfield Asset Management
Brookfield Asset Management sports a juicy 3.87% dividend yield and is the higher-yielding of the two new publicly traded Brookfield entities (the other being Brookfield Corp., which may be a better bet for those who want a good mix of hard assets and asset-management services). It’s not just the bountiful dividend that’s enticing.
The stock is also around 9% off its recent highs, just shy of $49 per share. Indeed, BAM stock looks like an interesting dividend play, even if the Canadian economy is destined for a recession or continued economic sluggishness. Either way, you don’t think you can go wrong with the Brookfield banner, especially while it’s fresh off a near-correction.
Brookfield Renewable Partners
For value investors who want even more yield (and deeper value), Brookfield Renewable Partners looks quite intriguing right here after its multi-year plunge to $28 and change per share, down from around $62. Though the stock’s a falling knife, now down over 53% from its all-time high, I think there’s plenty of reason to step in as other investors continue ditching shares amid the rate-fuelled retreat in renewable energy pure plays.
As pressure remains on the renewable power plays, I’d look for Brookfield Renewables to keep its foot on the acquisition pedal. Valuations are looking tempting across the space right now. And as Brookfield continues to wheel and deal, I have no doubt that its odds of getting a better bang for its buck will increase amid its historic slump.
Don’t count this $19.2 billion firm out just because of the ugly stock chart. The 6.36% yield is just too good to pass up right here.
Finally, we have a Canadian bank stock that long-term income seekers may wish to pick up, even as provisioning activity continues. Scotiabank is one of my top picks in the banking scene right now, and not just because the dividend yield sits at north of 7% at the time of writing. Down around 36% from its all-time high of around $93 per share, Scotiabank looks like one of the cheapest bank stocks out there. Further, you’ll gain some pretty compelling banking assets in the Latin American region at what I view as a hefty discount.
Once the world economy normalizes, Scotiabank’s emerging market exposure may finally pay off. For now, the stock is being punished more severely than its Big Six Canadian banking peers. Though it deserves to take a larger hit, I find the recent slide to be a tad excessive, especially considering the long-term fundamentals still look sound.
For now, Scotia will do its best to ride out a potential recession year. Once things turn, though, BNS stock could have the most room to outrun its peers, some of which aren’t nearly as beaten down.
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Fool contributor Joey Frenette has no position in any of the stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool recommends Bank Of Nova Scotia, Brookfield, Brookfield Asset Management, Brookfield Corporation, and Brookfield Renewable Partners. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.