Bell Potter says these ASX dividend shares are top buys this month

The broker says these shares are in the buy zone right now.

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There are plenty of ASX dividend shares to choose from on the local share market.

But which ones could be in the buy zone right now?

Two that analysts at Bell Potter are very positive on are listed below. Here's why they are bullish on these names:

Rural Funds Group (ASX: RFF)

The first ASX dividend share that could be a top buy is Rural Funds. It owns a portfolio of high-quality agricultural assets. This includes across industries such as orchards, vineyards, water entitlements, cropping, and cattle farms.

Bell Potter highlights the significant discount that it trades at compared to historical averages and its attractive dividend yield. It said:

RFF trades at a historical high discount to its market NAV per unit ($2.78 pu) at ~28% [now 25.5%]. While we are in general seeing large discounts to NAV in ASX listed farming and water assets to market NAV, the discount that RFF is trading appears excessive and we are seeing a valuable opportunity in RFF. While the timing of that value discount closing is difficult to call, investors are likely to be rewarded with a ~6% yield to hold the position until such a time as the asset class rerates. Furthermore, RFF aims to achieve income growth through productivity improvements, conversion of assets to higher and better use along with rental indexation which is built into all of its contracts with its tenants.

The broker expects dividends per share of 11.7 cents in both FY 2024 and FY 2025. Based on the current Rural Funds share price of $2.07, this will mean yields of 5.85% for investors.

Bell Potter currently has a buy rating and $2.40 price target on its shares.

SRG Global Ltd (ASX: SRG)

Bell Potter says that SRG Global could be an ASX dividend share to buy right now.

It is a diversified industrial services group that provides multidisciplinary construction, maintenance, production drilling and geotechnical services.

The broker believes SRG Global is well-positioned to benefit from increasing construction and mining services activity. It said:

SRG's short-to-medium term outlook is reinforced by Government-stimulated construction activity in the Infrastructure and Non-Residential sectors and increased development and sustaining capital expenditures in the Resources industry. The resulting expansion in infrastructure bases across these sectors will likely support increased demand for asset care and maintenance in the medium to long-term. We anticipate Mining Services will be a beneficiary of accelerating growth in iron ore and gold production volumes over the next five years.

Bell Potter is forecasting the company to pay shareholders fully franked dividends of 4.7 cents in FY 2024 and then 6.7 cents in FY 2025. Based on its current share price of 84 cents, this will mean dividend yields of 5.6% and 8%, respectively.

It has a buy rating and $1.30 price target on its shares.

Motley Fool contributor James Mickleboro has no position in any of the stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool Australia's parent company Motley Fool Holdings Inc. has no position in any of the stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool Australia has positions in and has recommended Rural Funds Group. The Motley Fool Australia has recommended Srg Global. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy. This article contains general investment advice only (under AFSL 400691). Authorised by Scott Phillips.

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