Weekly Purchases – 09/23/14

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I’m reporting my automatic purchases for last week: I Bought: $500 of AWR $200 of ESV I used $700 in new capital and added $28/year to my dividend income.  This is an average yield of  4%. Note: Shares of ESV continue to go lower.  Is this a case of catching a falling knife? Well, I don’t […]

Dividend Increase – Lockheed Martin (LMT)

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LMT announced 09/25 a quarterly dividend increase from 1.33 to 1.50.   The dividend is payable Dec. 26, 2014 to shareholders of record as of Dec. 1, 2014. This is an increase of 13%.  This is a solid increase and about what I was expecting giving how the stock price and earnings have done. This is the 12th annual […]

Weekly Purchases – 09/16/14

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I’m reporting my automatic purchases for last week: I Bought: $200 of ESV $450 of DE I used $650 in new capital and added $26/year to my dividend income.  This is an average yield of  4%. Note: Shares of ESV continue to get hit with the rest of the drillers.  Forward P/E is approaching 7 and yield is […]

Weekly Purchases – 09/02 & 09/09

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I’m reporting my automatic purchases for the last two weeks: I Bought: $700 of BP $700 of ESV I used $1400 in new capital and added $77/year to my dividend income.  This is an average yield of  5.5%. Note: I’ve been busy and didn’t realize I hadn’t posted my purchase last week.  I’m still finding a lot […]

Dividend Increase – Philip Morris (PM)

PM announced 09/10 a quarterly dividend increase from 0.94 to 1.00.   The dividend is payable October. 10, 2014 to shareholders of record as of Sept. 25, 2014. This is an increase of 6.4%.  It’s not quite as good as the last few increases but still well higher than inflation.  For a higher yielding stock, it’s still a great […]

Dividend Increase – Verizon (VZ)

VZ announced 09/04 a quarterly dividend increase from 0.53 to 0.55.   The dividend is payable Nov. 3, 2014 to shareholders of record as of Oct. 10, 2014. This is an increase of 3.8%.  It’s not great but about what I’d expect from a telecom company.  VZ is a company that I expect a higher starting yield and slower […]

Monthly Update – August 2014

The summer is coming to an end and football is finally here!  Texas had a good game against North Texas but now we’ve lost our starting center (broken ankle) and our quarterback will sit out next game due to concussion-like symptoms.  We can’t catch a break… I continue to deploy all of my extra capital in […]

September 2014 CCC Rankings

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It’s time for another addition of my CCC rankings by 10-year YOC. **Changes – This is the second month that I changed the P/E cap to 20 from 18.  I’m hoping that some higher growth stocks will now show up. What I Did I decided to take the CCC spreadsheet and rank the stocks based on […]

Energy Savings – New Pool Pump Installed

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So if anyone read my latest solar electric bill report, you may have remembered that I found something new to save money.  When I installed my solar system, I had an electricity monitoring system also put in.  I’m able to monitor my electric usage in real-time.  I can walk around the house and flip lights […]