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: http://www.jnj.com

JNJ Dividend Growth

Sunday, September 6, 2015

August Dividend Update

What a crazy month for the world markets August was. We saw some crazy daily and even hourly movements as well as an overall market selloff. I think the markets may continue to stumble for some time and that's going to allow us to make some purchases at lower and lower valuations. My most recent purchase was GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) which was my only purchase in August. My dividend total for the August was $309.01 which is a new all time record high for me!

In comparison, last years August total was $227.68 which means my dividend's for the month have grown by 35.7% year over year! Next month is looking good as well. 

August Purchases
  • GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) - 25 Shares @ $44.00
August Dividend Increases
  • Kinder Morgan (KMI) - From .48 to .49 (+2 %)
August Dividend Income
  • AT&T (T) - $78.96
  • General Mills (GIS) - $34.32
  • WGL Holdings (WGL) - $30.53
  • Clorox (CLX) - $14.63
  • Kinder Morgan (KMI) - $60.76
  • Realty Income (O) - $19.00
  • Proctor & Gamble (PG) - $22.54
  • Peoples United Financial (PBCT) - $37.35
  • Tompkins Financial (TMP) - $10.92
Total Dividends For August 2015: - $309.01