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10 Bargain Dividend Stocks in Cheapest Sector

8. NextEra Energy (NEE - Get Report), formerly FPL Group, operates the third-largest nuclear power-generation fleet in the U.S. It also generates electricity using wind and solar power. Its third-quarter profit gained 35% to $721 million, or $1.74 a share, as revenue ascended 4.9% to $4.7 billion. The operating margin extended from 19% to 24%. NextEra's stock trades at a book value multiple of 1.6, a sales multiple of 1.4 and a cash flow multiple of 5.7, on par with utility averages. Still, 15 analysts rate its stock "buy" and eight rate it "hold." No analysts rank its shares "sell."

Dividend Growth: NextEra pays a dividend yield of 3.7% with a payout ratio of 40%. It has a three-year dividend growth rate of 7.1% and a five-year growth rate of 7%.

Bullish Scenario: JPMorgan forecasts that NextEra's stock will climb 19% to $64 in 12 months.

Bearish Scenario: Sanford Bernstein values NextEra at $51, implying 5% downside in the next year.
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