Buys and Sells for the Week 10/21

The air is getting cooler and so are market fears. Here are my trades for the week:

  1. Schwab U.S. Dividend Equity ETF  – increased position – Waiting till Friday did not get me the best price. Grabbed 3.5 shares @ $70.07 and a 3.53% yield.
  2. Pinnacle West Capital Corp. (PNW)  – increased position – PNWs turn this week for a utility buy. Grabbed 1.4 shares @ $62.94 and a 5.4% yield
  3. Realty Income Corp (O)  – increased position – Feels like this stock is always richly priced but taking advantage of this pull back. Grabbed 1.5 shares @ $57.54 and a 5.16% yield.

Buys and Sells for the Week 10/14

Inflation came in a tad bit worse than expected but strong earning reports on Thursday surged the market. Here are my trades for the week:

  1. Schwab U.S. Dividend Equity ETF  – increased position – Best way to buy into this down market is with an ETF. Grabbed 4.4 shares @ $67.94 and a 3.64% yield.
  2. Allete Inc (ALE)  – increased position – Taking advantage of utilities while they are down. Grabbed 1.88 shares @ $47.85 and a 5.43% yield
  3. Realty Income Corp (O)  – increased position – Feels like this stock is always richly priced but taking advantage of this pull back. Grabbed 1.6 shares @ $55.95 and a 5.32% yield.

Buys and Sells for the Week 10/7

Fear is in the streets and short traders are in full swing doing their thing. Here are my trades for the week:

  1. Schwab U.S. Dividend Equity ETF  – increased position – Every week seems to yield a new 52 week low. Grabbed 14 shares @ $67.94 and a 3.64% yield.
  2. CTO Realty Growth (CTO)  – increased position – Continuing to build out my smallest REIT position. Grabbed 10 shares @ $18.68 and a 8.14% yield
  3. Pinnacle West Capital Corp (PNW)  – increased position – Spreading the love and grabbing a utility while prices are down. Grabbed 3 shares @ $66.56 and a 5.11% yield.
  4. Allete Inc. (ALE)  – increased position – Yet another utility down on it’s luck. Grabbed 4 shares @ $49.32 and a 5.27% yield

Buys and Sells for the Week 9/30

No relief once again in the markets. The two sectors that have kept my portfolio balance steady all year (Healthcare & Utilities) finally cracked as utility stocks lead the declines in the market for the week and bringing my portfolio down significantly. Here are my trades for the week:

  1. Schwab U.S. Dividend Equity ETF  – increased position – Every week seems to yield a new 52 week low. Grabbed 7 shares @ $66.77 and a 3.7% yield.
  2. CTO Realty Growth (CTO)  – increased position – Their properties escaped any major damage from Hurricane Ian. Grabbed 5 shares @ $18.40 and a 8.26% yield
  3. Allete Inc. (ALE)  – increased position – Share price cratered on continued rate hike fears for this utility company. Grabbed 4 shares @ $51.27 and a 5.07% yield.

Buys and Sells for the Week 9/23

It was Ford’s turn for bad earnings and guiding lower to start the week off on a market sell off and even though everyone knew a 75bps rate hike was coming markets still tanked Wednesday afternoon and it got uglier from there for the week. If share prices stay like this I might hit my end of year dividend income target with ease. Here are my trades for the week:

  1. Microsoft Corp. (MSFT)  – increased position – They raised the divvy 9.68%. Grabbed 1 share @ $241.26 and a 1.13% yield.
  2. United Parcel Service (UPS)  – increased position – The FedEx effect really brought this down. Grabbed 2 shares @ $164.21 and a 3.7% yield
  3. Medical Properties Trust (MPW)  – increased position – Share price is trading in the same range as it was in 2014 and is currently below book value per share of 14.80. Grabbed 14 shares @ $12.65 and a 9.17% yield.
  4. Hasbro Inc. (HAS)  – increased position – Possible sale of their eOne business makes this interesting. Grabbed 1 share @ $75.23 and a 3.72% yield.
  5. Packaging Corp. of America (PKG)  – increased position – Oversupply worries led to a downgrade for entire sector, short term pain for long term gain. Grabbed 1 share @ $117.90 and a 4.24% yield.
  6. Schwab U.S. Dividend Equity ETF (SCHD) – increased position – New 52 week low motivated me for another buy. Grabbed 57 shares @ $67.55 and a 3.68% yield
  7. Organon & Company (OGN)increased position – This Merck spin-off became cheap enough I could not ignore. Grabbed 2 shares @ $26.05 and a 4.3% yield.
  8. Independent Bank Corp (IBCP)   – increased position – Scrapped together the last of my cash position for one last small buy. Grabbed 1 share @ $19.67 and a 4.47% yield

Buys and Sells for the Week 9/16

Market did not like the inflation report and prices dropped even more. S&P 500 has been trading sideways since May , wonder if it will trend like this until the end of the year. Here are my trades for the week:

  1. CTO Realty Growth Inc. (CTO)  – increased position – They raised the divvy 12% in May and just gave out another 1.8% raise at the end of August . Grabbed 5 shares @ $19.97 and a 7.61% yield.
  2. Fastenal (FAST)  – increased position – Started a small position years ago but share price sky rocketed and never added to it. Grabbed 1 share @ $47.50 and a 2.61% yield
  3. Garmin Ltd. (GRMN)  – increased position – Their aerospace segment should see improvement. Grabbed 1 share @ $89.18 and a 3.27% yield.
  4. Hasbro Inc. (HAS)  – increased position – Possible sale of their eOne business makes this interesting. Grabbed 1 share @ $79.90 and a 3.5% yield.
  5. Packaging Corp. of America (PKG)  – increased position – Still slowly building out this position a couple shares at a time. Grabbed 2 shares @ $134.15 and a 3.73% yield.
  6. Oil-Dri Corp. of America (ODC)  – increased position – Inflation has not been kind to ODC. Grabbed 2 shares @ $25.71 and a 4.36% yield.
  7. Schwab U.S. Dividend Equity ETF (SCHD) – increased position – Adding to my new position while this sits near 52 week lows. Grabbed 7 shares @ $70.58 and a 3.44% yield.

Buys and Sells for the Week 9/9

The market doom and gloom experts have been out in force this week. Lost count of how many negative articles I have seen. Markets go up & down, I know and respect the risks. When someone shows me a doom & gloom article my only response is “And?“, conversation gets pretty quiet after that LOL. It’s part of the cycle, deal with it. As long as I see value in something I’ll buy it regardless of the market. Here are my trades for the week:

  1. CTO Realty Growth Inc. (CTO)  – increased position – They raised the divvy 12% in May and just gave out another 1.8% raise at the end of August . Grabbed 15 shares @ $20.19 and a 7.53% yield.

Buys and Sells for the Week 9/2

Just a smidge over three weeks since I last bought a stock. Markets fell back to earth this week and I opened my wallet once again. Here are my trades for the week:

  1. Packaging Corp. of America (PKG)  – increased position – Finally dropped from the 140 range. Grabbed 1 share @ $135.13 and a 3.7% yield.
  2. Best Buy (BBY)  – increased position – Caught this near the low for the week. Grabbed 2 shares @ $69.82 and a 5.04% yield.
  3. Schwab U.S. Dividend Equity ETF (SCHD) – increased position – Adding to my new position while this sits near 52 week lows. Grabbed 6 shares @ $72.22 and a 3.35% distribution yield.
  4. Medical Properties Trust (MPW)  – increased position – Less than 15/share, what is not to like. Grabbed 6 shares @ $14.36 and a 8.08% yield.

Buys and Sells for the Week 8/5

Lots of earnings have been reported and Wall Street traders start their vacations. Will lower trade volumes create more volatility for August? Here are my trades for the week:

  1. Allstate Corp. (ALL)    – increased position – I’ll keep taking advantage of the price, buying for tomorrow and not today. Grabbed 1 share @ $113.08 and a 3% yield.
  2. Packaging Corp of America (PKG)    – increased position – Didn’t catch the low of the day but still satisfied. Grabbed 2 shares @ $135.13 and a 3.7% yield

Buys and Sells for the Week 7/29

Markets are up again this week and closed out the week strong. There was some slight weakness early in the week and managed a few buys, just have to be patient. Here are my trades for the week:

  1. United Parcel Service (UPS)    – increased position – Some investors did not like that UPS did not revise full year guidance after another solid quarter. Grabbed 2 shares @ $179.82 and a 3.38% yield.
  2. Hasbro Inc. (HAS)    – increased position – Walmart earnings dragged down quite a few names with on Tuesday. Grabbed 2 shares @ $77.15 and a 3.63% yield
  3. Allstate Corp. (ALL)    – increased position – Negative sentiment and large insurance claims muted their earnings pushing share price down. Grabbed 1 share @ $115.10 and a 2.95% yield