Income Boosters: Good news all round
This week we have updates from six of our Income Booster high yield picks. Most of our companies seem to be making good progress as life starts to return to normal in many markets. We feel recent news from the portfolio supports our hopes for a return to dividend growth this year, as our update here suggests.
Unilever beats expectations in Q1
The newest addition to the Income Boosters Portfolio is consumer goods giant Unilever (LON:ULVR), which we added at the start of April. The group's first-quarter results came in ahead of expectations, with underlying revenue up by 5.7%, excluding currency effects.
Emerging markets led the way with sales growth of 9.4%, in part because of the early lockdowns in China and India during the first quarter of 2020. In…
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