Buys, Sell and Raises
Buys, Sell and Raises
My oh my, what a week…. Up and down up and down, now we are down again….. Good times! Its nice to not see this constant upward motion. It creates better buying opportunity’s and higher yields. Let the buying commence.
I’ll start with our sale. As you may know my main goal for the year is to strengthen our portfolio by focusing on dividend growth stocks. Certain stocks carried nice yields but were not a household name. Automotive Property Reit was one of them. It had a yield around 7% but really wasn’t doing much since I bought it. It produced $43.44 a year in dividends or 3.62 a month.. The sale added $554.89 bucks to my account, and eliminated one of my original holdings…
When I look at all our dividend stocks nothing really stands out to sell anymore.
Non Core Holdings
- Altagas – is a small holding but I’m curious what will happen to the stock after the acquisition.
- Cineplex – continues to pay its dividend, and owns the entertainment space. Top golf and rec rooms should help the stock in the long run.
- Corus Entertainment –Is a Canadian Media Powerhouse. They have taken punches left right and center. While I think they might cut their dividend in the summer. I have heard this for 2 years now and continue cashing in on their 10+% dividend yield. After their last earning report the stock plummeted 30%, making it a great value buy.
- Extendicare and Sienna Senior – Are both retirement home stocks, and Extendicare does home care as well. While they are not growth stocks, the trend is baby boomers aging. These 2 should do good and keep paying me.
- Highliner – I bought cheap, I think it will go up in price and I will sell, until then I’ll collect the over 4% yield on cost.
- Boardwalk Reit – I sold off the majority of Boardwalk when they announced the dividend cut. The 22 shares I still have were underwater, I like the company just hate the yield for a reit. No point selling at a loss, when they pump that yield back up I will probably be buying more.
- Russell Metals – I bought this stock at like 16 bucks… Its up 75%. Its yield on cost was over 7%… Massive company here, Id love to add more to drip the stock but feel its too expensive. The Basic Materials sector is also one that is hard to find decent yields. I just collect my dividends and smile!
All my other holdings seem solid. Set it and forget it stocks! That’s what I wanted to do this year. I have no problems with my portfolio other than highliner not being able to drip. What do you think? Would you sell any of my remaining holdings?
We decided to take a loan out to pump up our rrsp contributions before the deadline. It seems like a great idea and if the market really wants to pull back before than I might be tempted to add to the loan. I plan on paying the loan back instantly when we get our refund. (Read More Here)
There are certain stocks I love to buy. While the yield may be lower, I use the products constantly. Yup defensive stocks. General Mills is one of my favorite stocks. I eat cheerios basically everyday and I love buying products of companies that we own. If shit hits the fan, we still need to eat. Highliner, yup eat their seafood too!
But what about products you can’t eat, but use constantly.
Well in this case, people are eating them. Whats the saying…… Any publicity is good publicity? We all know the new craze tide pods. What about the superbowl? Its a tide ad, another tide ad.
Proctor & Gamble
We bought 24 shares of Proctor of Gamble. The company has some serious products. We personally use Dawn, Bounce sheets, Gain Laundry soap, Febreeze, Vicks, Head and Shoulders or Pantene, Gillette or old spice, their tampons or pads (always and tampax) and now with the new baby pamper’s. Btw Pampers are way better than huggies.
Some analysts say people will use cheaper products instead of the branded ones. Some things yeah, some no. While they don’t own Qtip’s have you ever tried no name Qtip’s? Its horrible, really really horrible. Id spend the extra buck or 2 any day. My wife will never use no name tampon’s and for deodorant for me its Gillette, old spice or dove.
Anyways I tried to time the dip but the next day it popped right back up, we got them for $82.90 a piece. It had a yield of %3.35 and adds $66.20 in forward dividends. They pay their dividend in February, May, August and November. Which is fantastic as these are my lowest months currently. Oh that dividend? Its been raised for the last 61 years. Its a dividend king… set it and forget it. The stock is currently cheaper and I might add to this position very soon!
You have probably heard it from me so many times now. We added to our position in Enbridge. This stock has gotten hammered. I wanted to lower my yield on cost and it offered over a 6% yield. It made the sale of Auto property’s a lot easier. This is a huge position of mine, but thought I would add to it to get another drip next month. Again this stock is toooo cheap, I might sell these 22 stocks once the stock hits 50 bucks. With one of the coldest winters in awhile and barrels of oil going for over 60 dollars, it should be good for them. We bought these for $43.82 each and added $59.04 in forward dividends. This is North America’s largest infrastructure company now. Another stock we need daily, to heat our house etc. They have raised their dividend the last 22 years and plan to keep raising it 10% a year until 2024…
We were fortunate enough to get 2 dividend raises this week.
- Brookfield Renewable Partners – Raised their dividend by 5% and since we own 105 shares this will add $9.45 in forward dividends.
- Manulife Financial – Decided to hook us up with a 7% raise. All these interest rate hikes will serious help the insurance companies in the future. We only own 30 shares but this adds $1.80 to our yearly total.. Man why didn’t I scoop up more when manulife was 17 bucks!
Anyways lets tabulate these moves. In total the buys, sale and dividend raises increases our forward passive income by $93.05 It safe to say, that this week I did something that in the future I’ll be happy about. Whats your thoughts? Did you buy anything? Or expect the market to keep going lower?