The S&P/ASX 200 Index (ASX: XJO) is home to a large number of quality blue chip shares for investors to choose from.
In fact, there are so many it can be hard to decide which ones to buy.
To narrow things down for you, I’ve picked out three blue chip shares which I think are in the buy zone right now. They are as follows:
Coles Group Ltd (ASX: COL)
I think Coles is a great blue chip option for those searching for a combination of value, growth, and income. At present I feel the supermarket giant’s shares are trading on an attractive valuation in comparison to its peers. Especially given its solid growth potential thanks to its focus on automation, cost cutting, and expansion opportunities. In respect to automation, this focus is expected to lead to margin improvements over the long term. I feel this bodes well for Coles’ dividend growth over the next decade.
Goodman Group (ASX: GMG)
Another blue chip to consider buying is Goodman Group. It is an integrated commercial and industrial property group which owns, develops and manages industrial real estate in 17 countries. Goodman Group has made some very smart investments over the last decade, which I feel positions it perfectly for long term growth. These include gaining exposure to the structural tailwinds of the ecommerce market. Given how quickly online shopping is growing, these assets are likely to be in demand for a long time to come and should underpin solid earnings and distribution growth throughout the 2020s.
REA Group Limited (ASX: REA)
Another blue chip share to consider buying is REA Group. I think the property listings company is a great option due to the resilience of its business model. Even though listings volumes were down during 7% during the third quarter, it didn’t stop REA Group from growing its earnings. The company posted a 1% increase in revenue to $199.8 million and an 8% lift in operating earnings to $119.6 million. And while trading conditions are likely to remain tough in the near term because of the pandemic, I expect its earnings growth to accelerate once the crisis passes. I feel this makes it worth being patient with its shares.
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Motley Fool contributor James Mickleboro has no position in any of the stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool Australia owns shares of COLESGROUP DEF SET. The Motley Fool Australia has recommended ResMed Inc. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy. This article contains general investment advice only (under AFSL 400691). Authorised by Scott Phillips.