Recent Buy

I’m looking for companies that are fairly valued, have a decent dividend yield(3% to 6%) and have a fairly long history of paying dividends consistently for 10 years or more. However, there could be some cases for exceptionally good company or a strategic buy for a very long term.

Here are my recent buy in the month of July 2015.

1) Omega Healthcare Investors, Inc. (OHI)

Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) have been pulled down due to concerns about Fed raising interest rates and their impact on the earnings of these REITs. I consider a good time to add to my positions as OHI is selling at an excellent entry point. The yield of 6.16% is also simply  great.

I bought 20 positions in OHI on 7/01 at $34.00 in my taxable account. It will add $44.00 of passive income on an annual basis. If price goes down further, I might add more positions to average down.

2) ConocoPhillips (COP)

Energy companies have been punished harshly last several months due to multitude of reasons: shale oil boom, additional supply leading to over-supplied oil market. Oil and gas market is highly cyclical in nature and quite vulnerable to slight changes in supply and demand. However, oil has started to find its low range and there is lesser downside, as compared to upside potential. It’s a good time to start building positions, if you are a patient investor like me. Currently, COP is trading close to 52 week low point, has a decent yield of 5.17% and P/E of 14.20.

I bought 10 positions in COP on 7/01 at $60.00, making it 30 positions overall. It will add $29.60 of passive income in my Portfolio.

3) Royal Dutch Shell plc (RDS.B)

RDS.B has a juicy dividend yield of 6.54% and trading at $57.51, significant drop from 52 week high of $87.27. For long-term investors, it will provide a great upside potential once the price of oil starts its upward trajectory.

I added 10 positions in RDS.B on 7/07 at $55.00 in my taxable account, totaling up overall 30 positions. It will add $37.60 of passive income on an annual basis that I do not have to earn and work for.

Full Disclosure: Long on above mentioned securities.

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What do you think about these buy?

Dividend Income Update – June 2015

Its time for me to post dividend income earned from my portfolios: DRIP, HID1, HID2, & RothI enjoy sharing them as these passive dividend income provides me great inspiration and encouragement to keep chugging along and hopefully to the readers.

Wow! I scored a triple hundred in total passive dividend Income: $300.00 to be precise, this is the third time crossing $300.00 milestone figure this year. My dividend income was lower than last March quarter as BHP Billiton (BBL) did not pay in June but it was still more than 79.74% compared to last year’s June quarter. It only shows the power of Dividend Income engine. I’m that much closer to being  Financially Independent (FI) and living a life that I want to live and enjoy my freedom.

Passive Dividend Income – Jun 2015

1. Dividend Re-Investment Plan Portfolio (DRIP) 
Chevron Corp. (CVX): $24.56
ConocoPhillips (COP): $30.04
Exxon Mobil Corp (XOM): $15.75
IBM Inc. (IBM): $6.14
McDonalds Corp (MCD): $17.32
Royal Dutch Shell plc (RDS.B): $8.88
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (WMT): $11.67

2. High Dividend Income Growth Portfolio 1 (HID1)
American Capital Agency (AGNC): $11.00
BP plc (BP): $29.75
ConocoPhillips (COP): $14.60
Digital Realty Trust, Inc (DLR): $17.00
Johnson & Johnson (JNJ): $7.50
Realty Income Corp (O): $9.48
Prospect Capital (PSEC): $8.33
Pimco Corp & Opportunity (PTY): $13.00
Royal Dutch Shell (RBS.B): $18.80
iShares Mortgage RE (REM): $30.59
Southern Company (SO): $5.43
Unilever plc (UL): $4.71

3High Dividend Income Growth Portfolio 2 (HID2)
iShares Select Dividend ETF (DVY): $10.16

4. Roth IRA
Vanguard Natural Res LLC (VNR): $5.29

Total Passive Dividend Income: $300.00

I’d setup a goal of earning $3500.00 in total passive dividend income at the beginning of this year and received $1635.40 so far. I’ve covered 46.25% of the target at half way mark and behind by a whisker :) This month of June was a big one for me and most of DGI bloggers as well. It covered some ground in the shortfall of last low month, that I’m glad to take. However, there is lot more ground to cover to achieve a challenging target for this year.

Full Disclosure: Long in all above mentioned securities.

How did your Dividend Income this month of June. Are you moving along the target?

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Stocks Watch List – July 2015

I’m always looking for good quality securities, and if they are under valued that’s great and if they yield high dividend income, even better!

I’ve been pondering over following 3 securities since some time. As soon as more capital becomes available, I’ll be pulling my punches in some of these great companies 😉

1) Kinder Morgan Inc. (KMI)

Kinder Morgan is the largest midstream and the fourth largest energy company in North America, own an interest or operate approximately 80,000 miles of pipelines, and 180 terminals. In most of businesses, they operate like a giant toll road and receive a fee.

The Kinder Morgan family of companies comprise of 4 entities: Kinder Morgan, Inc. (KMI), Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, L.P. (KMP) (largest publicly traded pipeline Master Limited Partnerships in America), Kinder Morgan Management, LLC (KMR) and El Paso Pipeline Partners (EPB). Combined enterprise value of Kinder Morgan companies is approx. $105B.

KMI is trading at P/E ratio of 48.80 with a healthy dividend yield of 4.86% and Market Cap of $85.73B. It ran up to $44.71 at its 52 week high and currently trading at $39.54, almost 10% lower and a good price point. There is some amount of risk involved in it but, I consider it as a utility company and a good long-haul keep.

2) Digital Realty, Trust Inc. (DLR)

Digital Realty Trust, Inc., is a real-estate investment trust (REIT) that is primarily involved in development, ownership and management of technology- related real estate. DLR has 131 properties distributed in 33 markets across North America, Europe, Asia and Australia. 

DLR is trading at P/E ratio of 46.50 with a good dividend yield of 5.01% and Market Cap of $9.22B. It’s 52 week high was $75.39 and currently trading at $67.93, almost 10% lower. Due to its diversified foot print across various geographies, it’s a long-term prospect for me. Being a REIT, it must distribute 90% of its taxable income to shareholders and we’ll be happy campers in DLR :)

3)  Royal Dutch Shell plc (RDS.B)

Royal Dutch Shell plc is an independent oil and gas company, incorporated in 2002, and based in United Kingdom. It operates in 3 primary segments: Upstream, Downstream and Corporate. Upstream is engaged in finding crude oil and gas, liquefaction and transportation of gas, Downstream in manufacturing, distribution and marketing activities and Corporate in related support functions like insurance and treasuries.

RDS.B sports a juicy dividend yield of 6.32% due to its recent drop. It touched a 52 week high of $88.13 and currently, trading at $59.49, almost close to its 52 low of $57.89. With the acquisition of BG Group, Shell will position itself better to compete against big oil companies. At current valuation, its provides an excellent opportunity to investors looking for long-term.

Full Disclosure: I plan to purchase above securities in near future.

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Are you considering to buy any of these securities in near future? 

Recent Buy

I’m looking for companies that are fairly valued, have a decent dividend yield(3% to 6%) and have a fairly long history of paying dividends consistently for 10 years or more. However, there could be some cases for exceptionally good company or a strategic buy for a very long term.

Here are my recent buy in the month of June 2015.

1) The Bank of Nova Scotia (BNS)

I do not own any financial companies and thinking to add some of them in my portfolio to better diversify across various sectors. Canadian companies and in particular financial ones have been on my radar since some time as they have been fairly conservative in their lending practices and weathered recession robustly. I thought of biggies: BNS, TD and RY as primary candidates and finally settled on BNS due to little better valuation and yield.

BNS has a P/E ratio of just 11.10, a nice dividend yield of 4.14% and trading at $53.39, dropping from its 52-week high of $68.71, what is there not to like about it.

I added 10 positions in BNS on 6/08 at $53.20 in my taxable account. It will add $22.10 of passive dividend income on an annual basis.

2) Vodafone Group plc (VOD)

Vodafone is a UK based mobile phone company and I’ve been eyeing it to own it since a long time. Finally, I bought 10 positions in VOD on 6/04 at $38.00.

VOD has an excellent dividend yield of 6.52% and currently, trading at $36.37, a good price point to enter into the position. There are some risks involved here due to regulators looking into its customer practices. If price drops, I may add more positions to average down the cost.

It will add $23.70 of passive income on an annual basis. I consider it as a great addition to my Portfolio.

3) OKEOK, Inc. (OKE)

OKE has a nice dividend yield of 6.23% and trading at $38.83, mighty drop from $71.19. Though, there is a risk of price volatility, however, it has taken a significant hit and good time to buy it.

I added 10 positions in OKE on 6/04 at $40.00 in my taxable account, making 30 positions overall. It will add $24.20 of passive income on an annual basis.

Full Disclosure: Long on above mentioned securities, except TD and RY.

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What do you think about these buy? Do you own them or planning to add.

Dividend Income Update – May 2015

Its time for me to post dividend income earned from my portfolios: DRIP, HID1, HID2, & RothI enjoy sharing them as these passive dividend income provides me great inspiration and encouragement to keep chugging along and hopefully to the readers.

I scored more than double hundred in total passive dividend Income: $218.24 to be precise. This month alone, my dividend income was more than 22.03% compared to last Feb and out of park as compared to last May, over 400%. That’s awesome. It only shows the power of Dividend Income engine. I’m that much closer to being Financially Independent (FI) and living a life that I want to live.

Passive Dividend Income – May 2015

1. Dividend Re-Investment Plan Portfolio (DRIP) 
Abbvie Inc. (ABBV): $15.28
AT&T Inc. (T): $10.28
Colgate-Palmolive Co. (CL): $4.57
Kinder Morgan, Inc. (KMI): $5.33
The Clorox Company (CLX): $12.84
The Proctor & Gamble Company (PG): $29.38
Verizon Comm. Inc. (VZ): $12.43

2. High Dividend Income Growth Portfolio 1 (HID1
American Capital Agency (AGNC): $11.00
General Mills Inc. (GIS): $8.80
Realty Income Corp (O): $9.48
Omega Healthcare Inc. (OHI): $9.00
Prospect Capital (PSEC): $8.33
Pimco Corp & Opportunity (PTY): $13.00

3. High Dividend Income Growth Portfolio 2 (HID2:
AT&T Inc. (T): $7.05

4. Roth IRA
HCP, Inc. (HCP): $12.43
Deere & Comp. (DE): $7.20
Kinder Morgan Inc. (KMI): $19.20
Vanguard Natural Res LLC (VNR): $5.29

Total Passive Dividend Income: $218.24

I want to own securities of Blue chip Aristocrats (companies with 25+ yrs of growing earnings) and Dividend Champions. Once the earned passive dividend income covers all my expenses, I will own my time as well and truly free from 9 to 5 tread mill.

I’d setup a goal of earning $3500.00 in total passive dividend income for this year and have received total of $1335.40, 38.15% of target. I’m hoping  my passive dividend income for next month would be blockbuster and cover some more ground to achieve target.

I’ve added few new names to my portfolios this year like BBL, T, KMI, OHI, RDS.B in DRIP account, DLR, JNJ, OKE, PM, SO in taxable account, WPC in Roth IRA. Total count of securities along with ETFs is getting closer to 50 right now.

Full Disclosure: Long in all above mentioned securities.

How did your Dividend Income come along the month of May. Closing in to target?

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