W.P. Carey Added To The Portfolio

Summary I bought shares of W.P. Carey after reading some convincing analysis The stock is trading below it’s historical P/AFFO level Currently sports a 6.2% dividend yield that may grow substantially in the next few years Introduction   W.P. Carey is a triple net lease REIT that I recently added to my portfolio.  Per investopedia, A triple net lease is a lease agreement that designates the lessee, which is the…

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J.M. Smucker Added To The Portfolio

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Summary I bought shares of J.M. Smucker after liking what I saw with a deeper analysis The stock is trading near it’s 52 week low and at a fair value based on adjusted earnings The dividend will be increased soon, ballpark may be around 8% The dividend has room to grow, a current yield slightly better than the S&P Introduction I like to give the TL;DR (too long, didn’t read)…

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Is Disney A Buy After Earnings?

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Earnings Summary Disney reported 2nd quarter numbers on May 8th.  The company reported earnings of $1.50, up 15% from the $1.30 earned in 2016.  So is Disney a buy after earnings? For the first half of the fiscal year, earnings of $3.05 were reported versus the $3.04 earned in the first half of 2016.  This represents virtually no growth seen in earnings.  Excluding certain items, earnings were up 2% for…

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Bought More AT&T

Summary I bought more AT&T after receiving my custom stock alert Shares crossed over the 5% yield mark which made them look compelling Expecting 7-8% annual total returns from this purchase 40 more shares will bring an additional $78.40 of income based on today’s dividend rate Introduction I’m playing a little catch-up with my portfolio changes.  On May 2nd I bought more AT&T after receiving a text alert that it crossed over…

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My Dividend Portfolio Update For April 2017

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. Highlights I received $199 in dividend income during April I purchased shares of Public Storage as my only portfolio change in April Four holdings increased their…

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Textbook Example Of Custom Stock Alerts

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Realty Income On May 4, 2017, a story came out about Spirit Realty having credit issues with some tenants.  Shares for Spirit then proceed to drop 20%.  In the wake of that, other triple-net lease players fell hard, including Realty Income.  This is a textbook example of Custom Stock Alerts. Realty Income is one of the most beloved REITs – especially given that it bills itself as “The Monthly Dividend…

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How I Got a Perfect PageSpeed Score

My PageSpeed Score Journey TL;DR – Faster pages make everyone happy This is my journey of how I achieved a perfect PageSpeed score. Firstly, besides writing here on Dividend Derek, I created and run Custom Stock Alerts (CSA).  Being in the IT field, it’s important to continue working on my skill set.  CSA was the perfect project for me to try out some new technologies.  It’s hosted on Amazon Web Services…

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