Brokers name 3 ASX dividend stocks to buy

Income investors are forecasting big dividend yields from these shares.

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With so many ASX dividend stocks to choose from, it can be hard to decide which ones to buy.

The good news is that brokers have been busy doing the hard work for you and have picked out three stocks they rate as buys.

Here's what you need to know:

Eagers Automotive Ltd (ASX: APE)

The first ASX dividend stock that brokers have given the thumbs up to is Eagers Automotive. It is one of the largest automotive retail groups in the Australia and New Zealand region.

Its shares have been hammered in 2024 and are down 27% year to date. While this is disappointing, analysts at Bell Potter think that patient investors should be snapping them up while they are down.

The broker currently has a buy rating and $13.35 price target on its shares. This implies potential upside of 27% for investors over the next 12 months.

In addition, Bell Potter is forecasting fully franked dividends of 64.5 cents per share in FY 2024 and then 73 cents per share in FY 2025. Based on its current share price of $10.52, this represents attractive dividend yields of 6.1% and 6.9%, respectively.

Inghams Group Ltd (ASX: ING)

Over at Morgans, its analysts think that Inghams could be a top ASX dividend stock to buy. It is Australia's leading poultry producer and supplier.

Much like Eagers Automotive, its shares have been underperforming in 2024 and are down 8% year to date. Morgans thinks this has created a buying opportunity and has described Inghams' shares as "undervalued" at current levels. It has an add rating and $4.40 price target on its shares, which suggests that 22% upside is possible.

Morgans is also expecting some great dividend yields in the near term. It is forecasting fully franked dividends of 22 cents per share in FY 2024 and then 23 cents per share in FY 2025. Based on the current Inghams share price of $3.62, this equates to dividend yields of 6.1% and 6.35%, respectively.

Universal Store Holdings Ltd (ASX: UNI)

A final ASX dividend stock that brokers think could be a buy for income investors is youth fashion retailer Universal Store.

Last month, Bell Potter put a buy rating and $6.15 price target on its shares. This implies potential upside of 24% from current levels.

As for income, the broker is forecasting fully franked dividends per share of 24 cents in FY 2024 and then 31 cents in FY 2025. Based on its current share price of $4.97, this will mean yields of 4.8% and 6.2%, respectively.

Motley Fool contributor James Mickleboro has positions in Universal Store. 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 recommended Eagers Automotive Ltd. 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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