Saturday, May 23, 2015

Recent Buy AT&T (T)

It's time for this months purchase and usually I try to choose a stock which I feel is undervalued and for the most part I think I do that. However I feel that there are times where one can look past the stocks which are on sale and find a compelling reason to put money elsewhere. This was one of those times for me.

It's beginning to sound more and more like the $49 Billion DTV acquisition will not be blocked by the FCC regulators and is expected to be completed by June. That along with the integration of the Iusacell and Nextel Mexico networks gives AT&T a major footprint into Latin America.

AT&T is also looking to offer exclusive content for connected vehicles such as videos and games which can be streamed onto personal mobile devices later this year. There are also expansion plans for AT&T's Gigapower 1Gbps internet service to 7 new markets including Charlotte and Greensboro, N.C.; Jacksonville, Fla.; Miami; Nashville, Tenn.; St. Louis and San Antonio.

I purchased another 33 shares of AT&T at $34.99 this week.

AT&T Stock Chart

AT&T (T) Basic Statistics
  • Ticker Symbol: T
  • Forward P/E Ratio: 13.5
  • Sector: Tech
  • Yield: 5.42%
  • Dividend Growth Streak: 30 years 
  • 3 Year Dividend Growth Rate: 2.3%
  • Payout Ratio: 167 %
  • Market cap: $180b
  • Beta: .41
  • Website:

AT&T Dividend Growth

Sunday, May 3, 2015

April Dividend Update

It's time for my April dividend update! My April dividend total was $279.04 which is up 16.8% from the $238.88 that I made last quarter in January. This is also the largest dividend total I've ever had!

In comparison, last years April total was $198.15 which means my dividend's for the month have grown a whopping 40.8% year over year! That's some pretty spectacular growth if I say so myself, if only it could stay at that pace forever! I've listed the details below ...

April Purchases
  • Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) - 11 shares @ $99.99
  • Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) - 10 shares @ $99.75
April Dividend Increases
  • Coca Cola (KO) - From .305 to .33 ( a 8.1% increase )
  • Walmart (WMT) - From .48 to .49 ( a 2.0% increase )
  • Piedmont Natural Gas  (PNY) - From .32 to .33 ( a 3.1% increase )
April Dividend Income
  • Coca Cola (KO) - $20.13
  • GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) -  $36.15
  • Walmart (WMT) - $16.66
  • Altria (MO) - $49.40
  • Philip Morris (PM) - $14.00
  • Realty Income (O) - $18.95
  • Piedmont Natural Gas (PNY) - $52.80
  • Sysco (SYY) - $19.80
  • Kraft (KRFT) - $23.65
  • Hatteras Financial (HTS) - $27.50

Total Dividends For April 2015: - $279.04

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Recent Buy 2.0 - Johnson & Johnson (JNJ)

Looks like I just can't get enough of a good thing. As with my previous purchase last week JNJ had hit a compelling price point under $100 and it just so happens that JNJ squeaked under that very same price in early trading today before rebounding.  I realized had some cash in my account just enough to reach my $1000 buy limit I try to hold to minimize transaction costs. So I pulled the trigger on another JNJ purchase.

I purchased another 10 shares of JNJ @ $99.75

Another stock that's been on my watch list for some time has been IBM and they announced a massive dividend increase today of over 18% ! Once I heard that news I almost wished I would have bought IBM instead but I think I'll be happy with more JNJ just the same.

I'll keep this brief since I just purchased JNJ. What do you guys think about JNJ or that generous IBM increase ?

Friday, April 17, 2015

Recent Buy - Johnson & Johnson (JNJ)

After spending the better part of last night watching the Star Wars trailer over and over I figured I'd better get around to posting about my latest purchase!

This time around I was trying to decide which stock to purchase and it came down to three stocks, IBM, PEP, and JNJ. I think that I would be happy with any of these stocks here and all three are due for dividend increases next quarter. Johnson & Johnson had recently announced it's earnings and over the next couple days the stock sold off just enough to trigger my limit order. In hindsight I wish I would have waited a day to buy since the markets got hammered down nearly 300 points on friday then I could have picked up shares a bit cheaper but ohh well.

I purchased 11 shares of Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) at $99.99

As with my last purchase of PM, JNJ also is facing currency headwinds from a strong dollar. This really showed in the quarterly numbers but I am confident the company will return to growth soon enough.

Johnson & Johnson is a holding company, which is engaged in the research and development, manufacture and sale of products in the health care field within its Consumer, Pharmaceutical and Medical Devices, and Diagnostics business segments.

Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) Stock Chart

Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) Basic Statistics
  • Ticker Symbol: JNJ
  • PE Ratio: 17.5 (15.5 Forward p/e)
  • Sector: Healthcare
  • Yield: 2.8%
  • Dividend Growth Streak: 52 years 
  • 5 Year Dividend Growth Rate: 7.3%
  • Payout Ratio: 48 %
  • Market cap: $277b
  • Beta: .96
  • Website:

Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) Dividend Growth Chart

Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) EPS Growth Chart