2 Blue-Chip Dividend Growth Stocks On Sale

Analysis of Target and Verizon

Check out my latest dividend growth article where I cover Target (TGT) and Verizon (VZ).

Brief Summary

Both companies seem attractively priced today for the dividend growth investor.  They have total return opportunities as they are being priced below their historical multiple and at a discount to the S&P as a whole.  Both companies are able to pay their dividends by cash flow.

Following the analysis, I purchased shares of Verizon after the article and had already owned Target but did not add to my position.


January 2017 Portfolio Update and Custom Stock Alerts Introduction


Here is my January portfolio update article as seen on Seeking Alpha.    In it, I introduce Custom Stock Alerts formally to the world.  Come check it out if you haven’t seen it.

Income highlight: Dividends received in January totaled $236, solid increase over last January.

Custom Stock Alerts

I am extremely proud to finally announce the project I have been diligently working on the past several months.  It is the prime reason I have not written nearly as much as I would have otherwise hoped.

Custom Stock Alerts is a tool I created to help management my portfolio.  I feel there is a lack of good alerting capabilities in the stock market today.  There are some fringe tools but I feel they are either too hard to use, too slow or don’t have enough features.

This tool spun out from my own personal need to management my portfolio while staying on top of every company I am interested in.  There is not nearly enough time in the day to potentially watch 100 companies price changes.  I can set my alert for a given company at a level I may be comfortable buying or even selling and then go about my day.

What the tool allows one to do is keep track of all the companies they are interested in by setting custom stock alerts.  For example, you can set an alert on price, dividend yield, PE ratio, relation to 52 week high or low and daily percent price change.  More alert types and additional alerting tools are in the works.

Here is an example of alerts I setup for Verizon, again this works for any company.  Some values won’t be populated for all ticker types but the vast majority are.

As you can see I have many types of alerts setup for this one company.  You may notice that my dividend yield limit hit, at the time of the screenshot the real value was 4.77% while I had set my limit at 4.5%.

When the data point hits, I can receive either an email or a text notification giving me some details about what happened.  Talk about convenience!

So please give the tool a shot, it comes with a free 14 day trial, no credit card required.  Even if you say I love it, I want to subscribe right away, you will still run the full two week free trial before any charges happen.  Also, if you hate it and want to cancel, there is no nonsense about not getting a refund.  I hope that isn’t the case but you’ll get a prorated refund, i.e., any unused time is refunded.

I hope you get in there, try it out because I think you’ll love the tool as much as I do.  Please feel free to contact me with any questions, comments or other feedback.