Thursday, June 16, 2016

Collection of RECENT BUYS (May 2016 Summary)

Since I began investing in dividend stocks approximately two years ago I've been keeping a personal log of what other dividend bloggers and dividend investors are buying.  Until now, I've just done it for my own personal knowledge and it has proven to be a great resource I use when I have no idea what I should buy. 

The collection essentially highlights the Recent Buys I have discovered throughout the dividend blog community. I always like to see what others are buying.  And with this collection, one can easily see all the buys in one centralized source. I Hope everyone has found it to be a great resource!

In case you just want a quick summary of what everyone has been buying this past month, below is a chart that depicts just that! :)

During the month of May a total of 76 buys were found throughout the DGI community (Compared to just 37 found during the month of April).  After several consecutive months of a relative low buying from the DGI community, it was nice to see everyone buying once again. So far, June is starting out with buying activity similar to what we saw in May.  Let's hope that continues so that we can all boost those forward dividends! Dividend raises are nice, but nothing moves the needle better than adding more companies or shares to the portfolio. :)

To summarize the past month, out of a total of 76 buys found around the DGI community, a total of 52 companies were purchased, and a total of 11 companies were bought more than once.  From the buys collected,  DGI investors picked up a stock that was not purchased by others 68.4% of the time
The most popular company this past month was Apple Inc (AAPL)which was purchased by 9 different investors throughout the DGI community. Last month, although there were only 37 buys, APPL was in the top two having been purchased by three DGI investors. As long as AAPL remains below $100, we think APPL may still remain a popular buy among DGI investors.
The second most popular company this past month was Target Corporation (TGT), which was purchased by 5 different investors throughout the DGI community. As detailed in our last Recent Buy post, our family also purchased a few shares in TGT this past month. We are ready to add more shares if TGT continues to dip near the low 60s.  If not, we still think TGT is a nice buy in the mid 60s.

There was a 4-way tie for third place between Gilead Sciences (GILD)Valero Energy Corp (VLO), Wells Fargo Corp (WFC)and Southern Company (SO) with a total of 3 buys. 

And although not included in the chart, there were a total of 6 companies with 2 buys:
  1. Automatic Data Processing (ADP)
  2. Stag Industrial Inc Real Estate Trust (STAG)
  3. Pebblebrook Hotel Trust (PEB)
  4. Walt Disney Company, The (DIS)
  5. Corus Entertainment Inc (CJR.B)

Data used for this SUMMARY is from our 

What have you been buying?  Please feel free to share in the comments or send me a link to your Recent Buy post in case I happened to have missed it.

If you have a chance, make sure you also take a look at my COLLECTION OF STOCK ANALYSES!! As with my collection of recent buys, my goal is to make this collection also become a centralized source for everyone. It could become a place where one can get ideas on what to invest in next, to establish a desired stock purchase price, or simply to see what your favorite blogger is buying.  Whatever your reason, my hope is that this collection proves to be a great reference tool and helps provide you that little extra advantage that you are looking for in order to succeed with your investing.

Also, if you have a chance, make sure you also follow or visit Adam over at I Want to Retire Soon (IWTRS) as he provides a weekly summary of recent buys! A link to past summaries is maintained on his blog. Another great resource for ideas if you are not sure where to invest next! 


  1. Wow, Apple had a lot of transactions. I guess most of us DGI investors think this stock still has legs. I think AAPL is a good buy right now too.Target and Gilead are in my buy zone right now. I bought Target this week. i would buy more Gilead but I already have a bunch of shares. Thanks for pulling this information together.

  2. Hi just found your website. This is a great idea to collect all of the recent buys. I plan on starting a blog soon to document my own fledgling journey in this space and am happy to see a couple of the stocks I recently purchased on this list (WFC, TGT).

  3. Picked up some shares of CAH today, and added a share of ABT for my RobinHood account. Also added 25 shares of ABT to my Roth IRA account last week. Looking to add CMI in the near future.

  4. Picked up some shares of CAH today, and added a share of ABT for my RobinHood account. Also added 25 shares of ABT to my Roth IRA account last week. Looking to add CMI in the near future.

  5. Thanks for putting the work in to create this. Looks like a lot of buys this past month. Very cool to see!

  6. AFFJ,

    Always love this, thank you very much. Lot of activity with Apple and Target! I was one of them on the TGT ; ) Looking forward to the next one!