Wednesday, August 10, 2016


We Recently Purchased The Following (DELAYED POST):

Apple Inc (AAPL)
Purchased 6 shares of AAPL on 6/24/2016 at $92.88
Total Spent: $557.28; added $13.68 in forward dividends.

With the market steadily climbing since February, we haven't made many purchases this year.  However, on June 24, 2016, we managed to picked up 6 shares in Apple Inc (AAPL) at our limit price set at $92.88. In all we spent $557.28 which added another $13.68 to our yearly dividends. 

Apple Inc (AAPL) currently pays 2.10% in dividends and has an attractively low payout ratio of 27.6%. Although AAPL does not have a long history of paying dividends, it has continued to raise its dividends every year since it began paying dividends back in 2013. 

Below is the consensus rating from the majority rating of more than 800 financial institutions (found on my Wells Fargo Advisors account log in):

As of 7/27/2016:

  • Current Rating: Outperform
  • Target Price: $124.06

Company Description
From Google Finance:
Apple Inc. (Apple) designs, manufactures and markets mobile communication and media devices, personal computers, and portable digital music players, and a variety of related software, services, peripherals, networking solutions, and third-party digital content and applications. The Company's products and services include iPhone, iPad, Mac, iPod, Apple TV, a portfolio of consumer and professional software applications, the iOS and OS X operating systems, iCloud, and a variety of accessory, service and support offerings. The Company also delivers digital content and applications through the iTunes Store, App StoreSM, iBookstoreSM, and Mac App Store. The Company distributes its products worldwide through its retail stores, online stores, and direct sales force, as well as through third-party cellular network carriers, wholesalers, retailers, and value-added resellers. In February 2012, the Company acquired app-search engine Chomp.

With our recent purchase of Apple Inc (AAPL), the estimated forward dividends for our family's dividend stocks portfolio grew another $13.68, putting our yearly dividends at approximately $3,253/year (excluding our Edwards Jones account) and $3,638/year (including our Edward Jones account).  

Since did not previously own Apple Inc, the recent buy of AAPL added yet another dividend paying company to our family's dividend stocks portfolios (WF and EJ Accounts). The total stocks held in our family's dividend stock portfolio is now 54 different dividend paying stocks/ETFs and also 5 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:

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Apple Inc (AAPL)
P/E: 12.71
Payout Ratio: 27.6%
Dividend Yield: 2.10%
Dividend Growth Rate (3yr AVG): 10.21%
consecutive years of dividend increases
Last Ex-dividend date: 8/4/2016
Next Ex-dividend date: approx. 11/4/2016
Have paid a dividend since: 2013 (3 years)
Pays a dividend 4 times a year
Market Cap: 591.2 Billion
52-week high: $123.82
52-week low: $89.47

Purchased Price: $92.88

What are your thoughts on of recent purchase?

What are you buying?


  1. Good buy. Q4 should be a good one with the iPhone 7 release.

    1. Thanks. We definitely lucked out with the timing having bought in the low $90s. I agree, the release of new model should help to further boost the stock price.

      Thanks for stopping by. AFFJ

  2. Excellent buy considering that the stock is trading above $108 now! I'm long AAPL and happy to have AFFJ as a fellow shareholder!


    1. Thanks FerdiS. We had been watching AAPL and felt low 90s was a good opportunity to buy and hold. :)

      Glad to be a fellow shareholder. Cheers to continue growth and dividends! AFFJ

  3. I am also long AAPL since $97 or something like that - I hope it is a good buy in long term too. If you adjust P/E for cash it is even cheaper :)

    1. We are long AAPL. Below $100, we like the prospects for the future stock price and potential dividend increases.

      Cheers to future growth! AFFJ