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Down 20%+, 2 cheap dividend shares I’m looking to buy following the mini market crash!

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I’m always on alert to find undervalued growth and dividend shares to buy. And I believe recent significant stock market volatility gives me a chance to add quality stocks to my portfolio at little cost.

These top income stocks have experienced sustained share price pressure recently. In fact they’ve fallen by 20% or more in value during the past three months.

Here’s why I’m looking to buy them when I have spare cash to invest.

Warehouse REIT

Higher interest rates have pulled real estate investment trusts (REITs) like Warehouse REIT (LSE: WHR) lower in 2023. They’ve raised investor concerns over the cost of expanding estate portfolios, and yanked the valuations of the REIT’s properties lower.

This particular property stock has dropped 23% in value since mid-May. And so it now trades on a forward price-to-earnings growth (PEG) ratio of just 0.9. Any reading below one indicates that a stock is undervalued.

Warehouse REIT shares also carry a 7.9% dividend yield today. REITs must pay at least 90% of annual rental profits out in dividends in exchange for certain tax perks, which in part reflects that large yield.

I expect profits here to rise strongly over the long term. So I consider recent share price weakness as an attractive dip buying opportunity. Demand for warehouses and logistics hubs are set to soar over the next decade thanks to the growth of e-commerce, data centre expansion, and changes to supply chain management following the pandemic.

The FTSE 250 company is already thriving as new property supply fails to keep up with demand. Like-for-like rental growth has more than doubled in the past three financial years, coming in at 5.3% for the 12 months to March.

A weak pipeline of fresh storage and distribution assets suggests rents should keep marching higher over the next few years at least.

Pennon Group

Water companies like Pennon Group (LSE:PNN) have sunk in value as criticism over their environmental impact, their record of investment, and the amount they charge customers has grown.

Utilities operate in a highly regulated landscape, so the threat of earnings-restricting action is never far away. But the landscape is especially dangerous today given the scale of current complaints.

Having said that, I’d argue that the threat of industry change is reflected in Pennon Group’s low valuation. The FTSE 250 share — which has fallen 24% in value during the past three months — trades on a forward PEG ratio of 0.4.

I think water suppliers like this still have terrific investment appeal. Unlike many UK shares, the company doesn’t have to worry about falling demand for its services as the economy struggles. So it should continue to generate solid cash flows that will help it pay more big dividends.

I also like Pennon Group because of its high barriers to entry. Another water company can’t just set itself up and steal its customers, which gives long-term profits forecasts even more protection.

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Like buying £1 for 51p

This seems ridiculous, but we almost never see shares looking this cheap. Yet this recent ‘Best Buy Now’ has a price/book ratio of 0.51. In plain English, this means that investors effectively get in on a business that holds £1 of assets for every 51p they invest!

Of course, this is the stock market where money is always at risk — these valuations can change and there are no guarantees. But some risks are a LOT more interesting than others, and at The Motley Fool we believe this company is amongst them.

What’s more, it currently boasts a stellar dividend yield of around 8.5%, and right now it’s possible for investors to jump aboard at near-historic lows. Want to get the name for yourself?

See the full investment case

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Royston Wild has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Pennon Group Plc and Warehouse REIT Plc. 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.