My top 7 FTSE dividend stocks for building a growing passive income

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My top 7 FTSE dividend stocks for building a growing passive income Markets around the world are reeling from the coronavirus pandemic…And with so many great companies trading at what look to be ‘discount-bin’ prices, now could be the time for savvy investors to snap up some potential bargains.But whether you’re a newbie investor or a seasoned pro, deciding which stocks to add to your shopping list can be daunting prospect during such unprecedented times.Fortunately, The Motley Fool is here to help: our UK Chief Investment Officer and his analyst team have short-listed five companies that they believe STILL boast significant long-term growth prospects despite the global lock-down…You see, here at The Motley Fool we don’t believe “over-trading” is the right path to financial freedom in retirement; instead, we advocate buying and holding (for AT LEAST three to five years) 15 or more quality companies, with shareholder-focused management teams at the helm.That’s why we’re sharing the names of all five of these companies in a special investing report that you can download today for FREE. If you’re 50 or over, we believe these stocks could be a great fit for any well-diversified portfolio, and that you can consider building a position in all five right away. Kevin Godbold | Monday, 11th January, 2021 Image source: Getty Images. Click here to claim your free copy of this special investing report now! Kevin Godbold has no position in any share mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended AG Barr, Britvic, Diageo, Nichols, and Sage Group. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors.center_img The idea of building a rising passive income with FTSE dividend stocks appeals to me. So, I’d choose shares with strong, high-quality underlying businesses capable of raising their dividends a bit each year.If I hold stocks like that, my portfolio could generate a rising passive income. And, on top of that, share prices tend to increase over time to reflect the progress of underlying business operations. So, I may see my dividend income rising and the capital value of my portfolio increasing as well.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Of course, nothing’s certain. But by being selective about the shares chosen means there’s a good chance the investing outcome will be favourable over the long term. And, right now, I’ve got my eye on seven potential investments that may be suitable for a portfolio aimed at generating a rising passive income.My top dividend stocksThey all have a decent trading record and a long history of paying rising shareholder dividends. And they all occupy attractive niches within defensive sectors. Operations tend to generate decent cash inflow in each case. And I reckon all the underlying businesses have the potential to keep dividends rising in the years ahead.FTSE SmallCap company AG Barr makes soft drinks and owns several popular brands including Irn-Bru. City analysts predict a robust single-digit percentage increase in the dividend for the trading year to January 2022. And with the share price near 518p, the forward-looking yield is just below 3%.In the FTSE 100, I’d go for smoking products maker British American Tobacco. Steady mid-single-digit percentage advances in the dividend are ahead, according to analysts’ estimates. Meanwhile, with the share price near 2,803p, the forward-looking yield is almost 7.9% for 2021.Meanwhile, premium branded alcoholic drinks supplier Diageo has a steady record of single-digit percentage increases in the dividend. And the FTSE 100 company predicts further gains ahead. With the shares at 3,036p, the forward-looking yield is just over 2.4% for the trading year to June 2022.Business software company Sage is another Footsie company that stands out for its solid record of dividend raising. Analysts expect further increases ahead. And with the share price near 575p, we can expect a yield for the trading year to September 2022 of around 3%.I’d select water company Severn Trent from the FTSE 100 too. We can expect modest dividend increases ahead. And the share price of 2,367p implies a forward yield of just over 4.3% for the trading year to March 2022.More from the attractive soft drinks sectorFrom the FTSE 250, I’d select soft drinks producer Britvic. Forward-looking predictions for the dividend are robust. And with the shares at 817p, the yield anticipated for the trading year to September 2022 is around 3.6%.My final pick is small-cap company and owner of the Vimto brand Nichols. Again, we can expect decent dividend rises ahead. And with the shares at 1,220p, the yield for 2021 is just above 3.1%. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Enter Your Email Address See all posts by Kevin Godbold I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. 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Top stocks for 2021! 2 UK shares I reckon will EXPLODE in value this year

first_img Royston Wild | Monday, 11th January, 2021 | More on: BEG WINE Top stocks for 2021! 2 UK shares I reckon will EXPLODE in value this year Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! UK share markets are back in retreat in Monday business. A fresh Covid-19 spike in China is the newest thing to fray investor nerves in what has proved to be a turbulent start to 2021.The outlook for the global economy remains fraught with danger. But it wont stop me as a UK share investor from continuing to buy for my Stocks and Shares ISA. There are still plenty of stocks that should thrive in 2021 despite the ongoing Covid-19 crisis. Here are a couple Id happily buy for my own shares portfolio today.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…#1. Naked WinesThe retail sector outlook remains pretty murky as weak economic conditions weigh on consumer confidence. But Naked Wines (LSE: WINE) is a UK share I’d happily invest in with my own hard-earned cash in an ISA.The alcohol vendor has two significant feathers in its cap that should allow it to keep growing profits. Firstly, Naked Wines has a sophisticated online-only model that will allow it to latch on to rocketing e-commerce activity to the max. Indeed, the longer Covid-19 lockdowns last, the better this particular share is likely to fare.Secondly, history shows us that sales of alcoholic drinks actually rise during periods of extreme economic and social upheaval. Fresh research from Mintel suggests that the alcoholic drinks sector grew at its fastest rate for a decade in 2020. Sales here rose 16.3% last year, it estimates, while broader UK consumer spending dropped around 15% year-on-year.It’s a trend that Naked Wines has witnessed across all its markets of the UK, US and Australia. And it propelled revenues 80% higher at the business in the six months to September, latest financials showed. This UK share rocketed 200% in value in 2020, and I’m expecting it to soar again in 2021.#2. Begbies TraynorInsolvency specialist Begbies Traynor Group (LSE: BEG) rose by a much, much more modest 2% during the course of last year. But I think the market has missed a trick here. The insolvency services specialist released a string of very strong trading updates during the course of 2020. And I’m expecting trade to get a lot busier at this UK share as the domestic economy struggles.Indeed, a report from the Federation of Small Businesses (or FSB) released today illustrates the catastrophe coming down the tracks for British business. The body predicts that a shocking 250,000 small businesses will fold in 2021. Its Small Business Index shows business confidence has plummeted amid a mix of Covid-19 pressure and Brexit disruption.Latest financials from Begbies Traynor in December illustrated the growing strain on these companies. The UK share said that revenues were up 11% in the six months to October. And it reported an “increased order book of committed future insolvency revenue” too. This is one UK share that should remain robust despite the tough economic outlook. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Royston Wild has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of Naked Wines. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this.center_img I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Enter Your Email Address “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. 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