4 top FTSE 100 dividend shares? Barclays PLC, BP plc, AstraZeneca plc and Centrica PLC
Shares in Barclays PLC (LON:BARC) (BARC.L), BP plc (LON:BP) (BP.L), AstraZeneca plc (LON:AZN) (AZN.L) and Centrica PLC (LON:CNA) (CNA.L) may offer income investing potential in my view. This puts its yield for the current year around 50 basis points higher than that of the FTSE 100, with there being the potential for it to move higher in my view. With the oil price expected to remain volatile in my view, BP may lack the resilience and stability of a number of FTSE 100 income shares. However, from a return perspective, I think that the investment it is making in its asset base and its P/E ratio of 11.5 suggest that it could offer long-term total return appeal. The company has faced a challenging period, with heightened risks and difficulties in implementing a new strategy weighing on its share price performance. Although the company faces an uncertain future, I feel that its dividend yield suggests that its shares include a margin of safety. Therefore, while potentially lacking a robust outlook, I’m cautiously optimistic about Centrica’s income return potential in the long run.