I want to highlight two new features that have come to Custom Stock Alerts. The first is upcoming dividend alerts for ETFs and the second is a “Keep Enabled” option. These two have been on my backlog for some time but I finally have them available.
Verizon reported their Q4 earnings on January 23rd and it was a mixed bag at first.
Verizon (NYSE:VZ): Q4 EPS of $0.86 misses by $0.02.
Revenue of $33.96B (+5.0% Y/Y) beats by $700M.
Top line miss / bottom line beat. Hard to expect much growth from a big telecom, right? Short answer, no.
I want to give a quick analysis of where we are with earnings season. At a high level, earnings have been quite good for most companies and especially the ones I own. The tax plan enacted at the end of the year has given another growth catalyst to companies already making record profits.
As part of managing my holdings I have been reviewing the reports that have come in. Perhaps the biggest thing I am looking for is the 2018 guidance provided by management.
For starters – sorry I have been so quiet on here lately. It’s been three months since I have added a blog post! I should preface by saying I do most of my writing on Seeking Alpha and with a full time family and other endeavors this is the area that tends to be forgotten. In any event, I wanted to give a little update on some activities going on.
This is the second post updating some of my recent portfolio changes. I have been intrigued by the recent price decline of the telecom juggernaut that is AT&T. Because of several catalysts I added more AT&T here.
I will preface by saying I have a few updates to make. I haven’t written here in a few weeks. With that said, I just made three purchases yesterday! In this post I’ll cover why I added more Disney. The others will be in a separate post.
I’m proud to announce I’ve launched a new tool within Custom Stock Alerts. The tool is for ex-dividend alerting – this allows users to get their text or email a few days prior to when a dividend paying company on their list goes ex-dividend.
- The two juggernauts in telecom, AT&T and Verizon offer investors a 5%+ dividend yield
- Public Storage is the leader in self storage units and has phenomenal financial flexibility
- Realty Income is a perennial investor favorite and “The Monthly Dividend Company”
- All four companies offer investors attractive dividend growth opportunities at currently depressed levels
With the stock market seemingly hitting new all-time highs every week, the common narrative is there are no good investing opportunities left. As a dividend growth investor I am always scouring for stocks that represent a good value to the overall market.
I present four dividend growth stocks worth adding here.
I’ve had an unexpectedly busy month with several buys in July. It all started when I was writing my June portfolio update article. I saw a stock “ESV” in my account that I didn’t recognize.
Dividend Portfolio Update
This is my dividend portfolio update article series. I like to highlight a few facts and figures from the month. I’ll share my income, any portfolio changes, any dividend increases (or cuts) and anything interesting that I feel to talk about.
- I collected $760 in dividend income during June
- I made 7 trades during the month; 4 sales and 3 buys
- At the end of the month I held 51 stocks
- Read The Intelligent REIT Investor
- Big change to Custom Stock Alerts!