When a company has a long track record of paying out dividends to shareholders regularly, that tells you a lot about what kind of business you're looking at. Such companies are usually able to produce consistent profits from their operations no matter what is going on with the economy. Dividends are particularly valuable for investors during bear markets.
Bed Bath & Beyond's (BBBY) Q1 results are likely to reflect the impacts of supply-chain woes and rising freight costs. Store remodeling and digital efforts are expected to have been upsides.
The recent market malaise has provided investors a good opportunity to add a mix of solid companies.