Monday, May 15, 2017

Recent Buy --- VZ


I just made VZ one my top 4 positions.




  • VZ: 100 shares @ $45.28 --- Yield  5.12%

Total capital invested is $4541.61 and will increase my yearly dividend by $232. 

VZ and T have both been falling quite a bit, but VZ is dropping much faster. Today's purchase makes VZ my fourth largest position behind PFE, XOM, and KO.  Any future telecom purchases will probably be T shares. My original intention was to reach $10,000 in forward dividends by the end of the year. I will most likely reach this goal in June. 

Forward dividends are now around $9350.

DEFY MEDIOCRITY

12 comments:

  1. MDP -

    Any concern with Verizon's services? Hoping for a buyout at some point? Would love to hear what you think sir. Whallop of a purchase.

    -Lanny

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    1. Lanny,

      Definitely. I think VZ is biting off more than it may be able to chew, T as well with recent acquistions. Sometimes you can focus too much on expansion at the expense of core customers and business. I did notice that VZ picked up subscribers with its unlimited date plan last quarter. That should help in the long run I believe. Profit may be squeezed a bit though.

      MDP

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  2. I'm interested to keep watching Verizon, I currently don't hold a position, I'm a bigger fan of AT&T, but if these levels keep going lower, I may have to jump on board, yield is getting enticing.

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    1. DS,

      I like AT&T better as well, but VZ looks cheaper. Probably for good reason. I would love to add more share of T below $40 and will be watching it closely.

      MDP

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  3. VZ is a nicr buy houever they are a bit laveraged, but that is common in telecomunication sector. T is lavereged bit less but after TW will be also heavy on balance. But yield is nice :)

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    1. 2035,

      Highly leveraged with fierce competition and slow growth!! :-) That's why the yield is where it is. Hopefully they make strategic purchases and continue battling with T for telecom supremacy.

      MDP

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  4. Very nice, I love following your journey, you are doing really well lately. Keep up the good work.

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    1. BHL,

      I'm definitely out of hibernation!

      MDP

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  5. I have been thinking about getting into VZ myself. Nice yield. But, I don't like their expensive service. I used to have VZ before switching to Fi (T before that). I guess i could initiate a small position. A buyout seems possible.

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    1. dG,

      Both are good widow and orphans companies. Competition is strong, but the infrastructure advantages of T and VZ are almost railroad-like.

      MDP

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  6. That is an awesome buy. I have T already but VZ is always on the watch list. Both have been dropping lately, giving them more value. With a dividend yield of over 5% it's an easy decision to buy.

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    1. DD,

      Yeah it's crazy how low VZ has gotten recently. This is the highest yield I've seen since around 2011. I need to add more shares of T and if it drops to around $35 or so I will likely add more.

      MDP

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