The Swiss Stock Market showed a mixed performance during 2016. While many Small and Mid Cap Companies were able to move up on solid fundamentals, Larg Caps underperformed. It has been namely the Pharma-Sector with heavyweights like Novartis and Roche and Banks leading the Swiss Market lower. Nevertheless many companies increased the dividend payout and profit from solid growth.
Switzerland is still being considered as a safe haven for investors due to its political stability, low debt ratio, hard currency and it's dynamic, innovative and high-tech companies. While Government Bonds and Corporate Bonds in Swissfranc are unattractive at a low yield to maturity of 0%, Swiss Stocks with high dividends are still attractive: Many companies pay more than 3% dividend yield and most of the corporations are going to pay higher dividends in 2017 than the year before.
Overview: Swiss Dividend Stocks for 2017
(as per 2016-11-08, no buy recommendation, information only)
Selection criteria: dividend yield higher than 3% and component of SMI or SMI Mid Cap Index.
(The dividend-yield shows the expected dividend for the business-year 2016, to be paid in spring 2017)
in CHF bn
|Flughafen Zürich||Real Estate||3.70%||23.9||2.5||5.3|
|GAM Holding||Asset Management||6.90%||10.5||0.7||1.4|
|Givaudan||Aroma and Fragrances||3.00%||21||6.1||17|
|Kühne + Nagel||Logistics||4.03%||21||7.3||15.8|
|OC Oerlikon||Industrial Conclomerate||3.45%||17||2||2.9|
|PSP Swiss Property||Real Estate||3.75%||26||1.1||3.9|
|SGS||Inspection & Certification||3.48%||25||9.2||15|
|Swiss Prime Site||Real Estate||4.50%||22||1.2||5.7|