Monday, November 21, 2016

Recent Buy - Verizon (VZ)

Woa, It's been since August since I've posted a purchase update. Sometimes life just gets in the way but I'm back at it putting my money to work for me. This time around I had a couple of stocks on my mind, those being Unilever (UL) and Verizon (VZ). Both currently on sale and both solid companies that I want in my portfolio!

Ultimately I chose Verizon for this months purchase and I wouldn't be surprised if next months purchase is Unilever. I do own some Unilever already but wouldn't mind adding to it.

Last week I purchased 23 shares of the Verizon (VZ) @ $47.83 for a total of $1108.09

Verizon Communications Inc. (Verizon), incorporated on October 7, 1983, is a holding company. The Company, through its subsidiaries, provides communications, information and entertainment products and services to consumers, businesses and governmental agencies. The Company offers voice, data and video services and solutions on its wireless and wireline networks.

VZ Stock Chart

VZ Basic Stats
  • Ticker Symbol: VZ
  • Sector: Technology
  • Yield: 4.9%
  • Dividend Growth Streak: 9 years
  • Annualized Dividend Growth 3yr: 3.2%
  • Payout Ratio: 66%
  • P/E Ratio: 12 (forward)
  • Market cap: $196 Billion
  • Website:
VZ Financial Growth

Sunday, November 6, 2016

October 2016 Dividend Income Update

It's time for my October dividend update! This month I just squeaked past that 300 dollar mark with $300.50 of dividend income.  This is a bit down from last quarter because one of the companies I owned was purchased and my income is lower as a result due to that transaction. I also have not made any stock purchases for the month.

While I did not make any stock purchases I did invest a little in Fundrise and their income eReit. So far not much has happened. Well see how it goes over there. I do have my eyes set on a few stocks that have come down from recent highs. With my car troubles behind me (for now) hopefully I can get back to investing.

October Dividend Increases
  • New Jersey Resources - From .24 to .255 (+6.25%) Great increase for a utility
  • Kraft/Heinz - From .575 to .6 (+4.34%)
  • Altria - From .565 to .61 (+7.9%) Best dividend payer ever ?
  • Philip Morris - From 1.02 to 1.04 (+1.9%)
October Dividend Income
  • Coke (KO) - $21.35
  • New Jersey Resources (NJR) - $90.53
  • Kraft/Heinz (KHC) - $25.80
  • Altria (MO) - $57.95
  • Phillip Morris (PM) - $14.56
  • Glaxo Smith Kline (GSK) - $35.92
  • Cisco (CSCO) - $9.62
  • Sysco (SYY) - $20.46
  • Annaly Capital (NLY) - $14.79
  • Powershares Muni Bond ETF (PZA) - $9.52
Total Dividends October 2016: - $300.50