Reckitt Benckiser is one of the world’s leading fast moving consumer goods companies, selling familiar products like Dettol, Durex, Nurofen, Vanish and Cillit Bang.
In recent years RB and similar companies like Unilever have become very popular with investors, largely because they offered a seemingly low risk way to invest in shares whilst still achieving attractive returns.
For a long time RB lived up to that promise, but more recently things have become less certain and RB’s share price has declined by almost a third since its 2017 high.
This share price decline has driven the company’s dividend yield up to 3%. That’s below average, but it’s still much better than the sub-2% yield RB was offering a couple of years ago.
So does this lower share price and higher dividend yield mean Reckitt Benckiser is good value again, or is it just an overpriced seller of cheap goods?
You can read the full review below, taken from this month’s Master Investor magazine: