Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Recent Buy - Walmart (WMT)

Earlier this week I pulled the trigger on another purchase. This time around I had my eye on several stocks but ultimately choose Walmart (WMT). Luckily at the time of my purchase the markets were in a selloff on Monday morning which allowed me to get a great price So I was happy about that. I usually don't get that lucky.

I purchased 16 shares of WMT at $63.75 giving my a total of 50 shares total.

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. operates retail stores in various formats around the world. The company operates its business through three reportable segments: Walmart U.S., Walmart International and Sam's Club.

I noticed that 'Passive Income Pursuit' just published a new analysis of Walmart over on Seeking Alpha too if you guys wanna check that out.

Walmart Stock Chart

WMT Basic Statistics
  • Ticker Symbol: WMT
  • Sector: Consumer Goods
  • Yield: 3.02%
  • Dividend Streak: 40 years
  • Annualized Dividend Growth 3yr: 11%
  • Payout Ratio: 40%
  • P/E Ratio: 13.8
  • Market cap:$212 Billion
  • Morningstar Fair Value: $79
  • Value Line Target Price: $100
  • Website:

WMT Earnings Growth

Saturday, October 3, 2015

September Dividend Update

As the market selloff continues we continue to see some great deals in the markets. I wish I had more money to take advantage of these low prices however we may see lower prices to come. I'll continue buying on the way down if we do. My most recent purchase was Johnson and Johnson (JNJ) and was the only purchase for September.

After a record breaking month of August ($309.01) I knew it was going to be tough to eclipse that total but I nearly pulled it off. My dividend total for the September was $301.73 which is a 32% improvement over last years September total of $227.94. Next month could be a bit lower as I simply don't own as many stocks for the first month of the quarter.

September Purchases
  • Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) - 11 Shares @ $93.65
September Dividend Income
  • Walmart (WMT) - $16.66
  • Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) - $28.50
  • Unilever - (UL) - $18.10
  • Chevron - (CVX) - $57.78
  • Exxon - (XOM) - $31.39
  • Realty Income (O) - $19.00
  • Avista (AVA) - $19.14
  • Compass Minerals (CMP) - $11.88
  • McDonalds (MCD) - $29.75
  • Pepsi (PEP) - $30.21
  • Universal Health (UHT) - $32.00
Total Dividends For September 2015: - $301.73

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

A closer look at the new McDonalds kiosks

Today I ran across an interesting video brought to you by vlogger Casey Neistat that captures his recent visit to a McDonalds in NYC. In the video we get a close look at the new ordering kiosks that McDonalds is ramping up. Through these new kiosks customers can customize their food. For example there is a "create your own burger" which is highlighted in the video.

I think the new kiosks are a great idea to give customers the option to get what they really want. They look easy to use and seem to have a lot of ordering options available like guacamole. The food looked surprisingly good also. What do you think about the new kiosks ?

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Recent Buy - Johnson & Johnson

Earlier this week I purchased shares of Johnson & Johnson. I was having a tough time choosing between a few stocks on my watch list including PG, IBM, PEP and UL but ultimately went with JNJ. This monster of a company will continue to grow earnings along with it's dividend for years to come.

I purchased 11 shares of JNJ at $93.65

Johnson & Johnson, together with its subsidiaries, researches and develops, manufactures, and sells various products in the health care field worldwide. It operates in three segments: Consumer, Pharmaceutical, and Medical Devices.

JNJ Stock Chart
JNJ Basic Statistics
  • Ticker Symbol: JNJ
  • Sector: Healthcare
  • Yield: 3.24%
  • Payout Ratio: 52%
  • Dividend Growth: 1yr - 7.14%  5yr - 6.79%
  • PE Ratio: 16.3
  • Market cap:$257 Billion
  • Morningstar Fair Value: $99
  • Value Line Target Price: $110
  • Website:

JNJ Dividend Growth