first_img “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” FTSE 100 dividends! I’d buy this 6.5% yield for my Stocks and Shares ISA Image source: Getty Images. Royston Wild has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. 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. 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. 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. Enter Your Email Address The FTSE 100 is still struggling for traction as global Covid-19 infections rise. It could continue to do so as Covid-19-related news flow rattles investor nerves. Despite this, though, SSE (LSE: SSE) is a share I’d happily load up on following the outbreak.I haven’t always taken a bullish stance on this particular utilities provider. The shocking erosion in its retail customer base long made it an unattractive pick despite its big dividend yields. But the sale of its battered retail arm to Ovo Energy earlier this year now makes it worthy of serious attention 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…No Covid-19 effectLook, SSE isn’t a company without risk. The Covid-19 outbreak and its significant economic impact had had “no material impact” on the FTSE 100 colossus yet by late March, it said previously. It’s not necessarily a surprise given the ultra-defensive nature of its operations.SSE did warn, however, that it could change the timing of dividend payments should its businesses begin to struggle following the outbreak. It said that the decision would be made “in the long-term interests of the company.”The power play had also advised last month’s earnings would come in at the lower end of estimates for the then-outgoing financial year (to March 2020), even stripping out the coronavirus effect.Dividends maintained!As I say, though, March’s update underlined the robustness of SSE’s operations. Electricity is one of those essential commodities that individuals and business cannot do without. These are unprecedented times, sure, but it’d be a mistake to expect the Footsie firm’s earnings to suddenly fall off a cliff.This explains SSE’s decision to keep the five-year dividend plan it released almost two years ago up and running. Under the plans, annual payouts of 80p per share are slated for fiscal 2020 and 2021. As a consequence the blue chip’s forward yield sits at a mighty 6.5%. It’s a particularly impressive figure as dividends from other FTSE 100 firms fall like dominoes.A FTSE 100 starNow SSE hasn’t been immune to the share price washout of recent weeks. It has dropped 27% in value since the coronavirus panic stepped up several notches in late February. Other major utilities players like National Grid and Centrica have also fallen heavily.Why? Fears over their liquidity mixed with concerns over their ability to get credit. However, the boffins over at UBS believe that such fears are possibly being overplayed. They comment that “the strong liquidity position of the utilities… supports our view that the sector as a whole has been underperforming and should be behaving more defensively in the current market conditions.”What’s more, they comment that SSE has enough liquidity to meet its financing needs for the next year at least. It looks then like the market has overreacted in busily selling the electricity giant more recently. I’d take advantage of this by buying the business on its cheap forward price-to-earnings ratio of 13.4 times. And that gigantic dividend yield provides another great reason to pile in.center_img Royston Wild | Saturday, 18th April, 2020 | More on: SSE Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. 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