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How does the Mineral Resources (ASX:MIN) dividend compare to the materials sector?

Is the Mineral Resources a best buy for its dividend?
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The Mineral Resources Limited (ASX: MIN) dividend has been a hot topic since the company released its full year results.

Just last month, Mineral Resources decided to reward shareholders with a fully-franked dividend of $1.75 per share. This represented an increase of an astonishing 175% on the full year dividend of $2.75 per share.

While the company is on an attractive 5.02% dividend yield, investors may be wondering how it stacks up against its competitors.

At the time of writing, the Mineral Resources share price is up 2.65% to $54.70.

How does the Mineral Resources dividend compare to its sector?

The Mineral Resources dividend is somewhere in the middle ground compared to its peers, Fortescue Metals Group Limited (ASX: FMG) and NRW Holdings Limited (ASX: NWH).

For example, Fortescue is scheduled to pay a fully-franked dividend of $2.11 per share this month. Coupled with the previous interim dividend of $1.47, this comes to a total dividend payment of $3.58 for FY21. Based on the current Fortescue share price of $20.85, this implies a dividend yield of 17.17%.

Next up, NRW is also due to pay a fully-franked dividend of 5 cents apiece in this year’s earnings season. This brings the full-year dividend to 9 cents a pop. Based on the current NRW share price of $1.95, this gives the company a dividend yield of 4.61%.

Do analysts think the Mineral Resource share price is a buy?

A number of brokers have weighed in on the company’s share price following its full year scorecard released to the ASX.

As such, Morgan Stanley cut its rating on Mineral Resources shares by 8% to a bearish price of $45.70. The other brokers had a more bullish view with JPMorgan reducing its outlook by 2.9% to $68. Macquarie on the other hand, raised its assessment on Minerals Resources by 1.4% to a price of $74.

Based on Macquarie’s appraisal, this implies an upside of around 35.2% on the current Mineral Resources share price.

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