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: http://www.jnj.com

Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) Dividend Growth Chart

Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) EPS Growth Chart

Sunday, April 5, 2015

March Dividend Update

It's time for my March dividend update! My March dividend total was $252.03 which is up 18.3% from the $213.07 that I made last quarter in December.

In comparison, last years March total was $173.79 which means my dividend's for the month have grown 31% YOY! I'm pretty happy about the growth I'm seeing now but over time the growth will be slower as my portfolio grows and my additions will have less impact.

March Purchases
  • Philip Morris (PM) - 14 shares @ $79.50
  • Piedmont Natural Gas (PNY) - 30 shares @ $36.30
March Dividend Increases
  • Lorillard (LO) - From .615 to .66 ( a 7.3% increase )
  • Avista (AVA) - From .318 to .33 ( a 3.7% increase )
  • Reality Income (O) - From .189 to .19 ( a .52% increase )
March Dividend Income
  • Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) - $11.90
  • Chevron (CVX) -  $57.78
  • Lorillard (LO) - $18.48
  • Exxon (XOM) - $17.94
  • Unilever (UL) - $18.22
  • Realty Income (O) - $18.90
  • Avista (AVA) - $19.14
  • McDonalds (MCD) - $29.75
  • Universal Health Trust (UHT) - $31.75
  • Pepsi (PEP) - $28.17

Total Dividends For March 2015: - $252.03