Monday, December 23, 2013

Recent Buy - Kinder Morgan Inc. (KMI)

It was a nice surprise when my boss gave us our bonus checks for the end of the year. I thought I'd put this money to work for me. So today I added to my position in Kinder Morgan Inc. (KMI). I purchased 31 shares at a price of $35.37 which gives me 62 shares total. I only wished I got this money a week ago when the stock was trading around $33.00 but my entry today was about the same as my first purchase price.

Kinder Morgan, Inc. owns and operates energy transportation and storage assets in the United States and Canada. The company owns an interest in or operates approximately 75,000 miles of pipelines and 180 terminals. Its pipelines transport natural gas, gasoline, crude oil, CO2 and other products, and its terminals store petroleum products and chemicals and handle such products as ethanol, coal, petroleum coke and steel. The company also owns the general partner and approximately 11% of the limited partner interests of Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, L.P., referred to as ‘KMP.

KMI Stock Chart

KMI Basic Statistics

  • Ticker Symbol: KMI
  • PE Ratio: 34.5
  • Yield: 4.6%
  • Dividend Growth 5yr:  10%
  • Payout Ratio: 89%
  • Market cap: $37.51 B
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KMI Dividend Growth

KMI expects to declare dividends of $1.72 per share for 2014. This represents an approximate 10% increase over KMIs 2013 budget target of $1.57 per share and an approximate 8% increase over the $1.60 per share of dividends it expects to declare for 2013.

Monday, December 16, 2013

Recent Buy - Kraft (KRFT)

Today I added to my position in the food giant Kraft (KRFT). This is my second purchase in a row where I purchased Kraft. I had saved enough capital to make another purchase before the ex-div date. The stock has come down from the mid $54 range recently and is looking attractive, it was time to grab up some more. Today's purchase was 22 shares at a price of $52.65, so in addition to my last purchase of KRFT I now have a total of 43 shares. I'm looking forward to my next purchase now which will likely be KMI but we'll see how things go.

 Kraft Foods Group, Inc. (Kraft Foods Group) operates food and beverage businesses in North America. The Company manufactures and markets food and beverage products, including convenient meals, refreshment beverages and coffee, cheese and other grocery products, in the United States and Canada, under a stable of iconic brands. Its product categories span breakfast, lunch and dinner meal occasions, both at home and in foodservice locations. The Company sells its products to supermarket chains, wholesalers, supercenters, club stores, mass merchandisers, distributors, convenience stores, drug stores, gasoline stations, value stores and other retail food outlets in the United States and Canada.

KRFT Basic Statistics

  • Ticker Symbol: KRFT
  • PE Ratio: 17.02
  • Yield: 4%
  • Dividend Growth 10yr: 6.4%
  • Payout Ratio: 48%
  • Market cap: $31 B
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Dividend Growth Rate