2 top ASX dividend shares for income investors

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Fortunately for income investors in this low interest rate environment, the Australian share market is home to plenty of shares offering very generous yields.

Two that do just this are listed below. Here’s why they could be top options for income investors:

Aventus Group (ASX: AVN)

The first ASX dividend share to look at is Aventus. It is a leading owner, manager, and developer of retail parks. Aventus has been performing very positively during the pandemic. This has been driven by its overweight exposure to categories such as household goods and everyday needs retailing, which have experienced strong and sustained consumer demand.

Things have been going so well that Aventus recently revealed that the value of its properties have increased by 12% since the end of December. It also advised that it expects its earnings to grow 7% this year, compared to its prior guidance of 4% growth.

This went down well with analysts at Goldman Sachs, who retained their buy rating and lifted their price target to $3.27. It commented: “Today’s update solidifies our view that AVN is relatively well positioned in the current environment, given its Large Format Retail portfolio derives 37% of income from everyday needs tenants and the remainder from homewares, electrical, furniture, bedding and hardware, all of which we expect to continue to perform relatively well.”

The broker is also forecasting distributions per share of 16.7 cents, 18.85 cents, and then 20.4 cents between now and FY 2023. Based on the current Aventus share price of $3.14, this represents yields of 5.2%, 5.9%, and 6.4%, respectively.

Suncorp Group Ltd (ASX: SUN)

Another dividend share to look at is Suncorp. This is thanks to Australia’s strong economic recovery, which leaves this banking and insurance giant well-placed to pay attractive dividends to shareholders in the near term.

The analysts over at Citi are expecting this to be the case. It is even forecasting a special dividend in FY 2021. Citi is forecasting dividends of 61 cents per share in FY 2021 and then 58 cents per share in FY 2022.

With the Suncorp share price currently fetching $11.36, this implies fully franked yields of 5.35% and 5.1%, respectively, over the next two years. Citi has a buy rating and $11.80 price target on its shares.

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