Wednesday, August 9, 2017

July 2017 Dividends

Company
Symbol
Held In
Dividend
Amount Received
July Notes
General Electric
GE
Taxable
 $     0.240
 $                      0.97

Canadian Natural Resources
CNQ
Taxable
 $     0.208
 $                      0.63

Coco Cola
KO
Taxable
 $     0.370
 $                      0.74

AmTrust Financial Services
AFSI
IRA
 $     0.170
 $                    14.28

Coco Cola
KO
IRA
 $     0.370
 $                      9.25


During this usually slow month for most dividend investors I managed to pull in some.  Those some summed up to be $27.87.  While not a great sum it is way better than the $2 from last year.


There were no increases from the last time I received these dividends but since they are all dividend growth stocks I expect increases in the future (and hopefully forever).

Next up my July income/expenses.  I am dreading writing that one up because, you guessed it, I spent more than I received.  Much sadness but I will explain it all later.

Hope your July dividends were bountiful.

Cheers,
Dividend Family Guy

Friday, August 4, 2017

August 2017 Dividend Growth Watchlist

Company Name
Symbol
Industry
No. Years
Dividend Yield
Sector
EPS% Payout
+/-% vs. Graham
AmTrust Financial Services Inc.
AFSI
Financial Services
11
4.25
Financials
39.08
(31.4)
Lazard Limited
LAZ
Financial Services
10
3.51
Financials
50.77
71.9
Finish Line Inc. (The)
FINL
Retail-Apparel
10
3.20
Consumer Discretionary
53.66
(4.6)
Old Republic International
ORI
Insurance
36
3.87
Financials
49.03
(21.3)
Cracker Barrel Old Country
CBRL
Restaurants
15
3.09
Consumer Discretionary
58.11
127.9
Brinker International
EAT
Restaurants
12
3.83
Consumer Discretionary
44.30
n/a
Altria Group Inc.
MO
Tobacco
47
3.76
Consumer Staples
32.19
96.1
Gap Inc.
GPS
Retail-Clothing
12
3.86
Consumer Discretionary
53.18
42.6
Archer Daniels Midland
ADM
Agriculture
42
3.03
Consumer Staples
54.01
6.0
Meredith Corp.
MDP
Publishing
24
3.50
Consumer
Discretionary
50.00
30.2

Following the DFG stock screen these are the top 10 stocks I will be watching closely this month.

Removed From Top 10

  • Williams-Sonoma Inc (WSM)
  • Donegal Group Inc. A (DGICA)
  • Weyco Group Inc. (WEYS)
  • Target Corp. (TGT)
  • T. Rowe Price Group (TROW)

Added To Top 10

  • Cracker Barrel Old Country (CBRL)
    • They have been on and off the top 10 many times this year
  • Brinker International (EAT)
    • Same as CBRL
  • Altria Group Inc. (MO)
    • Warrants a closer look although price seems high still
  • Gap Inc. (GPS)
    • Staying clear of clothing and apparel for now
  • Meredith Corp. (MDP)
    • New to the top 10.  Warrants a closer look to see why they showed up to the party
    • Researched and the US Dividend Champions spreadsheet might have a discrepancy.  The TTM P/E is actually 45.57 and the payout ratio is way above my 75% cap at 165%

With that said Tanger Factory Outlet Centers (SKT) is next on the list

Tanger Factory Outlet Centers
SKT
REIT-Outlet Stores
24
5.18
REITs
69.90
50.9

This month I added another column that offers me some guidance.  The column is the look at the +/- vs. Graham.  The Graham number shows me the upper bound price an investor should pay taking into account the EPS and Book Value.

AFSI and ORI both look attractive based on where their price currently lives.  I own both and definitely want to own some more.  While I love MO as well it looks to be a bit overpriced at this time based on the metric.

 

I look forward to reading all the other watchlists out there so shoot me a comment if you have one and your not in my bloglist.

Happy researching,
Dividend Family Guy