Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Recent Buys --- SO & MO


Today I added so high yielders to my portfolio.







  • SO:  40 shares @ $49.53 --- Yield  4.52%
  • MO:  35 shares @ $61.24 --- Yield  3.98%

Total capital invested is $4138.50 and the combined yield is 4.15%. These purchases will increase my yearly dividends by $171.80.

I already own 50 shares of SO and I thought the recent pullback would be a nice time to add a few more shares.

While I didn't have MO in my portfolio this year, I have owned shares in the past. It's hard to say if the shares are cheap, but I do know that this company rarely gives excellent buying opportunities. In fact, both the price and dividends appear to go straight up over time. If the yield gets close to 5%, I could see myself adding 200 shares immediately.

I was also closely watching T, VZ, and GIS. I would love to add shares all of these companies to my portfolio. On the lower yielding side of the pond, NKE and GILD are looking interesting.

Forward dividends are around $4250.

DEFY MEDIOCRITY

7 comments:

  1. So you took advantage of SO as you mentioned. Nice pick up. It's come down in recent months and is sporting a very attractive yield. The payout ratio is in line for a typical utility. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. DivHut,

      The company seems ok right now. If it dropped down to $45 I wouldn't be surprised. Conversely it could just as easily pop back up to the mid $50s.

      MDP

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  2. I'm also buying SO for my RRSP. I think it's a great long-term hold and I hope to own a few hundred shares by this time next year.

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    1. MOA,

      Thanks for stopping by! I'm almost to 100 shares and would like to reach 250 to 300 shares myself. Strong yield with slow steady yearly growth is great!

      MDP

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  4. Got myself some MO too and considered between MO and T. But I think that T will drop a bit more and the yield will go over 5%

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