Thursday, August 27, 2015

RECENT BUY - (NYSE: BNS)

WE RECENTLY PURCHASED THE FOLLOWING

BANK OF NOVA SCOTIA (BNS)

Purchased 10 shares of BNS on 8/26/2015 at $42.80
Total Spent: $428.00

This morning, with Bank of Nova Scotia (BNS) seemingly this month's ASK THE READERS pick, we decided to place an order to buy 10 shares of BNS.  In case you missed it, we asked our readers to pick a stock between BHP Billiton (BBL), Bank of Nova Scotia (BNS), International Business Machine (IBM), and Walmart Stores (WMT).  At the time of this write up, the final tally was: BNS-5, WMT-4, IBM-1, and BBL-0.  We were not surprised by the top two picks based on the popular buys lately, but we were somewhat surprised that BBL did not receive a single vote. Regardless, we were happy to be adding 10 more shares of BNS to our family's dividend stocks portfolio

Company Description
From Google Finance:
The Bank of Nova Scotia (the Bank) is a Canada-based diversified financial institution. The Bank offered a range of products and services, including retail, commercial, corporate and investment banking to more than 21 million customers in more than 55 countries around the world. The Bank has four business lines: Canadian Banking, International Banking, Scotia Capital and Global Wealth Management. The Canadian Banking segment provided a range of banking and investing services to more than 7.7 million customers across Canada, through a network of 1,190 branches, 3,869 automated banking machine (ABMs), as well as telephone, Internet banking and third-party channels. International Banking includes Scotiabank’s retail and commercial banking operations in more than 55 countries outside Canada. Global Wealth Management (GWM) consists of wealth management insurance and Global Transaction Banking businesses
With the recent purchase Bank of Nova Scotio (BNS), our estimated forward dividends grew another $20,40, putting our yearly dividends at approximately $3,086/year (excluding our Edwards Jones account) and $3,444/year (including our Edward Jones account).

Since we had already held BNS shares in our family's dividend stocks portfolios (WF and EJ Accounts), the portfolio remains unchanged at a total of 46 different dividend paying stocks/ETFs and also 4 companies that either don't pay a dividend our has currently suspended their dividends.

Our family's dividend stocks portfolio may be found
by clicking on the link below:

We also maintain an extensive list of stock analysis
that can be access through the link below:

We also just started a list of Recent Buys by other bloggers
that can be access through the link below:



HERE IS A QUICK FACT SHEET FOR THE STOCK I JUST PURCHASED:


BANK OF NOVA SCOTIA (BNS)

P/E: 9.58
Payout Ratio: 46.44
%
Dividend Yield: 5.07%
4 consecutive years of dividend increases
Last Ex-dividend date: 7/2/2015
Next Ex-dividend date: approx. - 10/2/2015
Have paid a dividend since: 
1834 (181 years!)
Pays a dividend 4 times a year.

Market Cap: 53.1 Billion
52-week high: $67.75
52-week low: $39.55

Purchased Price: $42.80

What are your thoughts about my recent purchase?

What are you buying?

Monday, August 24, 2015

ASK THE READERS - Should I buy BBL, BNS, IBM or WMT?


We started this series back in November of 2014 as a way to add some fun to our buying process. We plan to continue doing these Ask the Reader post once a month (except when funds are limited) and will be maintaining the stocks purchased in a separate portfolio just to see how they perform. 

The four stocks we have chosen are stocks that are currently at the top of our watch list and thus stocks we would be comfortable buying regardless of the outcome.  But we thought it would be fun to get our readers input and see if collectively, we can all beat the market with this interactive portfolio. :) 

Below is a chart below of our ASK THE READER purchases to date: 



For each ASK THE READER post, we will select 3-4 current stocks on our watch list that we feel are worth buying.  But to add some fun into our buying process, we have decided to put our faith in our fellow bloggers and readers once a month. 

Please spend a few minutes to vote for ONE stock from the companies listed below.  Tell us why you like the stock that you picked. 

Thanks in advance for your STOCK PICK!


STOCK #1 - BHP Billiton Plc (BBL)
  • Sector: Industrial Metals and Minerals
  • Market Cap: 87.8 Billion
  • Dividend Yield: 7.51
  • Consecutive years of dividend increase: 12 Years
  • Paying Dividends Since: 2002 (13 years)
  • Payout Ratio: 66.99%
  • P/E Ratio: 6.37


STOCK #2 - Bank of Nova Scotia (BNS)
  • Sector: Banks - Global
  • Market Cap: 52.8 Billion
  • Dividend Yield: 4.94% 
  • Consecutive years of dividend increase: 4 Years
  • Paying Dividends Since: 1834 (181 years!!)
  • Payout Ratio: 46.44%
  • P/E Ratio: 9.52
STOCK #4 - International Business Machine (IBM)
  • Sector: Informational Technology Services
  • Market Cap: 145.8 Billion
  • Dividend Yield: 3.49% 
  • Consecutive years of dividend increase: 19 Years
  • Paying Dividends Since: 1916 (99 years)
  • Payout Ratio: 30.63%
  • P/E Ratio: 12.97
STOCK #3 - Wal-Mart Stores (WMT)
  • Sector: Discount Stores
  • Market Cap: 214.2 Billion
  • Dividend Yield: 2.95% 
  • Consecutive years of dividend increase: 40 Years
  • Paying Dividends Since:  1973 (42 years)
  • Payout Ratio: 39.7%
  • P/E Ratio: 13.89

For this months ASK THE READERS selection, we selected 4 companies that we already hold in our family's dividend stock portfolio.  Although we track these purchases separately, the stock we buy will still ultimately lower our cost basis. With the overall market in the midst of what appears to be a correction, we are actually thinking about possibly buying two the of four listed here.


**LET US KNOW WHICH STOCK YOU WOULD PICK AND WHY**

Friday, August 21, 2015

RECENT BUY - (NYSE: BBL)

WE RECENTLY PURCHASED THE FOLLOWING

BHP BILLITON PLC (BBL)
Purchased 12 shares of BBL on 8/18/2015 at $34.71
Total Spent: $416.52

With surge in iron ore inventory, BBL share price has been negatively effected lately. The decrease in share prices can safely be attributed to falling iron ore prices as supply gains momentum, setting off demand supply equilibrium. In our opinion, BBL is still one of the most attractive stocks in the commodity sector... and with a yield of roughly 7%!

Company Description
From Google Finance:
BHP Billiton PLC (BHP) is an Australia-based mining company having interests in diversified natural resources. The Company mines, extracts and produce aluminum, coal, copper, iron ore, manganese, nickel, silver and uranium, and oil and gas. The Company extracts and process minerals, and oil and gas from its production operations located primarily in Australia, the Americas and Southern Africa. The Company’s assets, operations and interests are separated into five business units, Petroleum and Potash, Copper, Iron ore, Coal and Aluminum, Manganese and Nickel. The Company’s Petroleum and Potash Business comprises conventional and non-conventional operations and a potash project. The Company’s Copper business produces copper and related ores and minerals. The Company’s Iron ore business produces iron ore. The Company’s coal business produces multiple variants of coal. The Company’s Aluminum, Manganese and Nickel business is a producer of aluminum, manganese and nickel

On Tuesday, we decided to pick up 12 more shares of BHP Billiton plc (BBL) in an effort to continue averaging down our current shares. We originally picked up shares of BBL back in September of 2014 and have since grabbed a few shares here and there as it continued to fall throughout the past year. With our purchase this week, we now own 79 total shares of BBL in our family's dividend stocks portfolio.  I'm happy to report that the cost basis for our BBL shares went from $48.28 to $46.22 (down a total of $2.06 from Tuesday's purchase). 

Our estimated forward dividends grew another $29.76, putting our yearly dividends at approximately $3,096/year (excluding our Edwards Jones account) and $3,405/year (including our Edward Jones account).

Since we had already held BBL shares in our family's dividend stocks portfolios (WF and EJ Accounts), the portfolio remains unchanged at a total of 46 different dividend paying stocks/ETFs and also 4 companies that either don't pay a dividend our has currently suspended their dividends.


Our family's dividend stocks portfolio may be found
by clicking on the link below:

We also maintain an extensive list of stock analysis
that can be access through the link below:

We also just started a list of Recent Buys by other bloggers
that can be access through the link below:



HERE IS A QUICK FACT SHEET FOR THE STOCK I JUST PURCHASED:

BHP BILLITON PLC (BBL)
P/E: 6.77
Payout Ratio: 66.99%
Dividend Yield: 6.96%
12 consecutive years of dividend increases
Last Ex-dividend date: 3/11/2015
Next Ex-dividend date: approx. - 9/11/2015*
Have paid a dividend since: 2002 (13 years)
Pays a dividend 2 times a year.

Market Cap: 93.4 Billion
52-week high: $69.56
52-week low: $34.78

Purchased Price: $34.71

What are your thoughts about my recent purchase?

What are you buying?



Wednesday, August 19, 2015

RECENT BUY - (NYSE: BNS)

WE RECENTLY PURCHASED THE FOLLOWING

BANK OF NOVA SCOTIA (BNS)

Purchased 9 shares of BNS on 8/17/2015 at $46.50
Total Spent: $418.50

On Monday, we decided to pick up 9 shares of BNS (Bank of Nova Scotia). And with our purchase of BNS, we added another NEW company to our family's dividend stocks portfolio.  BNS is now the second Canadian Bank stock we hold in the portfolio.  We also currently own 20 shares of Toronto Dominion Bank (TD).  I must say that we are extremely happy to be increasing our exposure to Canadian Banks at existing valuations.

Company Description
From Google Finance:
The Bank of Nova Scotia (the Bank) is a Canada-based diversified financial institution. The Bank offered a range of products and services, including retail, commercial, corporate and investment banking to more than 21 million customers in more than 55 countries around the world. The Bank has four business lines: Canadian Banking, International Banking, Scotia Capital and Global Wealth Management. The Canadian Banking segment provided a range of banking and investing services to more than 7.7 million customers across Canada, through a network of 1,190 branches, 3,869 automated banking machine (ABMs), as well as telephone, Internet banking and third-party channels. International Banking includes Scotiabank’s retail and commercial banking operations in more than 55 countries outside Canada. Global Wealth Management (GWM) consists of wealth management insurance and Global Transaction Banking businesses
With the recent purchase Bank of Nova Scotio (BNS), our estimated forward dividends grew another $19.29, putting our yearly dividends at approximately $3,066/year (excluding our Edwards Jones account) and $3,424/year (including our Edward Jones account).

As mentioned previously, our recent purchase of BNS added a new holding to our family's dividend stocks portfolio. So we now have a total of 46 different dividend paying stocks/ETFs in our family's dividend stocks portfolios (WF and EJ Accounts).  We also own stocks in 4 companies that either don't pay a dividend our has currently suspended their dividends

Our family's dividend stocks portfolio may be found
by clicking on the link below:

We also maintain an extensive list of stock analysis
that can be access through the link below:

We also just started a list of Recent Buys by other bloggers
that can be access through the link below:



HERE IS A QUICK FACT SHEET FOR THE STOCK I JUST PURCHASED:


BANK OF NOVA SCOTIA (BNS)

P/E: 10.12
Payout Ratio: 46.44
%
Dividend Yield: 4.62%
4 consecutive years of dividend increases
Last Ex-dividend date: 7/2/2015
Next Ex-dividend date: approx. - 10/2/2015
Have paid a dividend since: 
1834 (181 years!)
Pays a dividend 4 times a year.

Market Cap: 56.2 Billion
52-week high: $67.75
52-week low: $46.15

Purchased Price: $46.50

What are your thoughts about my recent purchase?

What are you buying?

Sunday, August 16, 2015

RECENT BUY - (NYSE : POT)

WE RECENTLY PURCHASED THE FOLLOWING

POTASH CORP OF SASKATCHEWAN INC (POT)

Purchased 20 shares of POT on 8/13/2015 at $25.88
Total Spent: $517.60

On Thursday, we decided to pick up 20 shares of POT (Potash Corp of Saskatchewan), the worlds largest fertilizer company by capacity. With our purchase of POT, we added another new company to our family's dividend stocks portfolio

Company Description
From Google Finance:
“Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan Inc. (PCS) is an integrated fertilizer and related industrial and feed products company. The Company operates in three segments: potash, phosphate and nitrogen. The Company owns and operates five potash mines in Saskatchewan and one in New Brunswick. Its phosphate operations include the manufacture and sale of solid and liquid phosphate fertilizers, phosphate feed and industrial acid, which is used in food products and industrial processes. The Company also has a phosphate mine and two mineral processing plant complexes in northern Florida and five phosphates feed plants in the United States. It produces phosphoric acid at its Geismar, Louisiana facility. The nitrogen operations involve the production of nitrogen fertilizers and nitrogen feed and industrial products, including ammonia, urea, nitrogen solutions, ammonium nitrate and nitric acid. It has nitrogen facilities in Georgia, Louisiana, Ohio and Trinidad.”
With the recent purchase Potash Corp (POT), our estimated forward dividends grew another $30.40, putting our yearly dividends at approximately $3,047/year (excluding our Edwards Jones account) and $3,405/year (including our Edward Jones account).

As mentioned previously, our recent purchase of POT added a new holding to our family's dividend stocks portfolio. So we now have a total of 45 different dividend paying stocks/ETFs in our family's dividend stocks portfolios (WF and EJ Accounts).  We also own stocks in 4 companies that either don't pay a dividend our has currently suspended their dividends

Our family's dividend stocks portfolio may be found
by clicking on the link below:

We also maintain an extensive list of stock analysis
that can be access through the link below:

We also just started a list of Recent Buys by other bloggers
that can be access through the link below:


HERE IS A QUICK FACT SHEET FOR THE STOCK I JUST PURCHASED:


POTASH CORP OF SASKATCHEWAN INC (POT)

P/E: 14.37
Payout Ratio: 79.17
%
Dividend Yield: 5.81%
4 consecutive years of dividend increases
Last Ex-dividend date: 7/8/2015
Next Ex-dividend date: approx. - 10/8/2015
Have paid a dividend since: 
1990 (25 years)
Pays a dividend 4 times a year.

Market Cap: 21.7 Billion
52-week high: $37.60
52-week low: $26.03

Purchased Price: $25.88

What are your thoughts about my recent purchase?

What are you buying?

Friday, August 14, 2015

RECENT BUY - (NYSE : EMR)

WE RECENTLY PURCHASED THE FOLLOWING









EMERSON ELECTRIC (EMR)
Purchased 9 shares of EMR on 8/11/2015 at $48.83
Total Spent: $439.47

With the overall market in a bit of a slump lately, it has provided everyone with additional opportunities to pick up shares, or in our case average down our cost basis on a few long term holdings. 

So on Wednesday, we decided to pick up 9 more shares of EMR (Emerson Electric). We originally picked up shares of EMR back in October of 2014, and then again last month. So with our purchase this week, we now own 27 total shares of EMR in our family's dividend stocks portfolio.  I'm happy to report that the cost basis for our EMR shares went down again from $58.00 to $54.94.  Our estimated forward dividends grew another $16.92, putting our yearly dividends at approximately $3,017/year (excluding our Edwards Jones account) and $3,375/year (including our Edward Jones account).

Since we had already held EMR shares in our family's dividend stocks portfolios (WF and EJ Accounts), the portfolio remains unchanged at a total of 44 different dividend paying stocks/ETFs and also 4 companies that either don't pay a dividend our has currently suspended their dividends..


Our family's dividend stocks portfolio may be found
by clicking on the link below:

We also maintain an extensive list of stock analysis
that can be access through the link below:

We also just started a list of Recent Buys by other bloggers
that can be access through the link below:



HERE IS A QUICK FACT SHEET FOR THE STOCK I JUST PURCHASED:

EMERSON ELECTRIC (EMR)
P/E: 13.76
Payout Ratio: 51.12%
Dividend Yield: 3.50%
58 consecutive years of dividend increases
Last Ex-dividend date: 5/13/2015
Next Ex-dividend date: approx. - 8/13/2015*
Have paid a dividend since: 1947 (68 years)

Pays a dividend 4 times a year.

Market Cap: 32.4 Billion
52-week high: $65.94
52-week low: $47.83

Purchased Price: $48.83

* Since we bought these shares on 8/11/15, we got these shares just in time to receive the upcoming dividend that will be paid out on 9/10/15.

What are your thoughts about my recent purchase?

What are you buying?

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Stocks Added to Collection of Stock Analyses - August 2015

For those who are not yet familiar with my extensive collection of individual dividend stocks. The collection is currently comprised of 802 stock analyses (and still growing) with links to various stock analyses that I found throughout the dividend blog community.  

The collection was created in a Google Docs Spreadsheet so that I may continue to maintain and update the list periodically. My plan is to provide bi-monthly updates (one at mid month and another and the end of the month) to inform everyone of new stock analysis I have recently added to my collection.

The collection goes back two years.  Eventually, as the collection grows, I am planning to only keep stock analyses for a one year time period. You should also know that to help highlight the stock analyses that have recently been created during the last 2 months, I have provided NEW!! at the end of those analyses.

Here is a list of newly added stocks analyses since my last post.

NEWLY ADDED STOCK ANALYSES:
  1. Ace Limited (ACE)
    • by Dividend Growth Investor
  2. Alfac Inc (AFL)
    • by Sure Dividend
  3. Bank of Nova Scotia (BNS.TO)
    • by Roadmap 2 Retire
  4. Bank of Montreal (BMO)
    • by Roadmap 2 Retire
  5. Baxalta (BXLT)
    • by Sure Dividend
  6. Caterpillar Inc (CAT)
    • by Div4Son
  7. Caterpillar Inc (CAT)
    • by The Value Investor
  8. Clorox Co (CLX)
    • by Dividend Growth Stocks
  9. Coca Cola Co (KO)
    • by Dividend Growth Stocks
  10. Coca Cola Co (KO)
    • by Passive Income Pursuit
  11. Colgate-Palmolive Co (CL)
    • by Dividend Growth Stocks
  12. C.R. Bard Inc (BCR)
    • by Dividend Developer
  13. CSX Corp (CSX)
    • by Roadmap 2 Retire
  14. Ford Motor Co (F)
    • by Dividends 4 Life
  15. General Mills Inc (GIS)
    • by Sure Dividend
  16. Hormel Foods (HRL)
    • by Sure Dividend
  17. J.M. Smucker Co (SJM)
    • by Sure Dividend
  18. Johnson Controls Inc (JCI)
    • by Dividend Growth Stocks
  19. Johnson & Johnson (JNJ)
    • by Sure Dividend
  20. Kellogg Co (K)
    • by Dividend Growth Stocks
  21. McDonalds Corp (MCD)
    • by Dividend Growth Investor
  22. National Oilwell Varco (NOV)
    • by Div4Son
  23. Pepsico Inc (PEP)
    • by Passive Income Pursuit
  24. Praxair Inc (PX)
    • by Sure Dividend 
  25. TJX Companies Inc (TJX)
    • by Dividend Developer
  26. United Technologies Corp (UTX)
    • by Sure Dividend 
  27. United Health Group Inc (UNH)
    • by Sure Dividend
  28. Walgreens Boots Alliance Corp (WBA)
    • by Passive Income Pursuit
 Links now provided directly in this post!


Please feel free to leave me a message if you prepared a stock analysis that I did not include in my post.  I would be more than happy to add your stock analysis to both this post and our collection of stock analyses.  Please make sure to confirm that it is a dividend paying stock and that it is a individual stock analysis.
  
My goal is to make this collection become the centralized source where one begins their research on a particular dividend stock company or at the very least, a source to confirm if a company stock is worth buying. Whether your a beginner or a veteran, I want this list to become an invaluable reference tool for you all. Best part, unlike other subscription based sites, I plan to keep this completely free for everyone to enjoy and benefit from.

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