New Buy – Bad Timing

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  1. May says:

    I almost pulled the trigger a few times. I was tempted after the huge price drop. But I am hesitating now. By the way, I have both General Mills and CVS, very bad feeling to see price drop and dividend frozen.

    • Rob says:

      hey May

      Its starting to grow on me, hopefully they dont go full blown acquisition mode and focus on that debt. WBA had great results today and posted a earnings beat, that may be good news for cvs. I may need to dollar cost average cvs down a bit.

      Did you buy magna? Its rebounded a bit but I may start a position this month if it stays around these levels.
      All the best May

  2. Connie says:

    I work in the pharmaceutical industry, it is very turbulent and is up and down all the time. They’re always hiring / laying off, merging and acquiring, buying up other company’s products or trying to offload their failing ones. I will never buy stocks in this industry.

    • Rob says:

      hey Connie

      Always great to hear from people who work in the fields. That’s very interesting. Would you touch jnj or is that a no go as well? I agree though, big moves all the time. Things can change quickly, especially if America changes their policies.

      Cheers Connie!

  3. PCI –

    First, don’t sweat the merger. You couldn’t time that. However, you have to be okay with potentially not seeing a dividend increase. You know? A lot of cash and a lot of debt…

    • Rob says:

      A couple days ago I hated the merger more than today. Its starting to grow on me. Hopefully they knock that debt down though. A freeze may not be a bad idea and im happy with my 5.5% yield on cost.

      cheers guys

  4. Not too thrilled with the news. I share the same views. I don’t like the mega mergers. Would much prefer ABBV pursue a smaller company with a strong pipeline full of potential. AGN, from what I read, doesn’t have that. I’m tempted to add more at this price, but it requires a full re-evaluation of the company. The price is very cheap for the ABBV we knew…but it will be a different company post merger.
    Sorry about the poor timing :/
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    • Rob says:

      Hey passive

      ahhh timing sucks, but just reinstates my belief that you cant time it!

      Yeah I agree smaller acquisitions seem better but at least they got agn a hell of a lot cheaper than went pfizer tried to buy them a couple years ago!

      Post merger will be a even better company with less reliance on humira and very diversified across health fields. Hopefully they knock that debt down before the next buy though.


  5. I ended up picking up a few shares myself after the announcement. Hard to resist the dividend over 6% right now. Not a huge fan of the acquisition but I will wait and see how it goes for them. I wasn’t a fan of the GIS one either originally but since then the stock has rebounded pretty well and their pet food division is doing the best out of anything. Will be interesting to watch it over the coming months.
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    • Rob says:

      hey Daze

      Nice buy man, way to lower your dollar costs average of abbvie down a tonne. Yeah the 6% plus yield is pretty huge. The more I read about the acquisition the more I’m warming up to it.

      Hate the added debtload though. The blue buffalo buy by general mills I was a fan of since I feed my dog blue buffalo.

      cheers man, hope life’s been great

  6. DivHut says:

    No biggie. We all know that timing a “perfect” buy or sell is impossible. Who would know about that announcement and who could know how it would treat the price. No worries. I am sure the price will climb back towards your buy price and long term it wouldn’t matter. That ABBV sale surprised us all and many in the DGI space took advantage of adding either before or after the announcement simply because the stock is a great potential long term pick.
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  7. Doug says:

    It’s already started to climb back up that’s a good thing but I think it will stay under 80.00 a share for awhile. They have an aggressive plan to pay off 21 billion in debt by 2023 so that will help. When it gets approved this will drop Humara to 40 percent of the profits so when the patent dies expire and generics cone online it won’t hurt as bad and other drugs will help pick up slack. I imagine that dividend growth will slow for a few years then pick back up after some debt is paid down. I was able to pick up some shares on the drop. Wasn’t planning on it but couldn’t resist. When it goes back up to $100.00 a share your buy price won’t matter much.
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    • Rob says:


      Well so far you ahve been right. No question the diversity is a nice thing. It has rebounded nicely already. Ill continue to hold my shares and see what happens with the debt reduction in the future.

      nice buy Doug, cheers!

  8. German says:

    Oh man that’s a bummer, but you possibly would not have known about the acquisition. The stock will rebound but it will take some time. It’s like the Altagas. They did a massive acquisition and took too much debt. The market didn’t like it and the stock sunk from 25 to 12. Now it’s back up to 20 bucks again. Are you thinking of buying more shares on the dip?
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    • Rob says:

      hey German

      It actually has almost rtecovered the whole dip already. Guess i should of taken advantage. All good. Alta seems to be making good progress but no its not on the top of my list. Gonna try to stick to the bluechips, atleast for now
      cheers man

  9. This is another one of those “cult” stocks among DGI investors (similar to O)…seems like everyone owns it or is buying it…

    Hope it works out! Happy Canada Day!
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    • Rob says:

      haha I guess its true

      Man do I regret no buying O at around the 45-50$ mark. I was actually debating using our line of credit back then.

      Ahh well, it happens
      cheers Man

  10. Hey Rob,

    I wouldn’t sweat it too much, i think we have all had bad timing with a stock at one point or another. Mine was Suncor, bought it and dropped over 4% within two days.

    All the best!

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    • Rob says:

      Thanks Brian
      Yeah could of gotten a extra share or 2 but its rebounded so much already would of needed idle cash to take advantage of it.

      cheers man

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