Category: Investing

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Recent Purchase of BAX and BP

It’s been hard to find good value in stocks with markets near all time highs. While valuation does matter, I feel it is more a matter of the quality of a company than its current price. I’m not buying these companies for their performance over the next year or two,...

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Sale of Realty Income

I initially bought Realty Income back in July 2013 for $45 per share. I ended up selling all my shares today, taking a moderate capital loss. I will definitely be buying Realty Income again, hopefully, at similar depressed prices. Future purchases will end up in my Roth IRA account because...

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September 2013 Dividends

September 2013 Dividends Received Aflac, Inc. (AFL) – $20.43 Avista Corp (AVA) – $44.41 Chevron Corporation (CVX) – $25.20 Harris Corp (HRS) – $20.31 McDonald’s Corporation (MCD) – $23.10 Realty Income Corp (O) – $12.22 Schwab US Small Cap ETF (SCHA) – $11.78 Visa Inc. (V) – $4.95 Wells Fargo...

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Sept 2013 MCD Dividend Increase

McDonalds (MCD) recently increased its quarterly cash dividend to $0.81 per share ($3.24 annualized) payable on December 16, 2013 to shareholders on record as of December 2, 2013. While this is only a 5.2% increase compared with MCD’s 14.4% and 11.1% 5-year and (prior) 1-year dividend growth rates, respectively, it...

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New Healthcare Position and Purchase of More Coca-Cola

I wanted to tell you guys about a couple of changes to my investing account. You can follow my entire portfolio here: Investing Portfolio. First off, I sold my remaining 69.2905 shares of Bristol-Myers Squibb Co (BMY) at $42.05. I originally bought this at around $27 for the purpose of...

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Increase in HRS Dividend 2013

Harris Corporation (HRS) has just authorized an increase in its quarterly cash dividend by 13.5% from $0.37 per share to $0.42. It has also approved a new $1B share repurchase. My anticipated annual dividends has increased from $71.56 to $81.23 on this news. I will also continue reinvesting each set...

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Purchase of KO

Coca-Cola was the first stock that I bought back in 1996. I held onto it until I needed the money to pay for my education. Really wish I would have continued to hold onto it because the amount of dividends coming in (and capital gain) would have been huge after...

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July/August Dividends

July 2013 Dividends Received Cisco Systems Inc (CSCO) – $17.51 August 2013 Dividends Received Apple Inc (AAPL) – $20.30 Bristol-Myers Squid Co (BMY) – $24.06 Kinder Morgan Inc (KMI) – $53.18 Realty Income Corp (O) – $12.16 Total dividends received during the month of July: $17.51. While still a small...

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Update to Dividend Tracker Spreadsheet

I recently read about a cool thing that Passive Income Pursuit was tracking on his portfolio. It is keeping track of the payback period for his dividend stocks. He talks about it on his blog here. Essentially, it just calculates the percentage of invested capital that has been returned as...