Stock Alert: 30 November 2018

In general, the closer you are to retirement age, the higher your initial dividend yield should be when investing for the purpose of reinvesting dividends.

  • Southern Co (SO) closed at $47.33 with a dividend yield of 5.1% which is 6% higher than the 5 year median of 4.8%.  Southern Co has corrected 12% from the 5 year high monthly close of $53.63 (June 2016), which is greater than the 5 year median correction, and is 1% greater than the 5 year average monthly close of $46.95.  Southern Co has raised its dividend for 17 consecutive calendar years and the 5 year dividend growth rate is 3%, which is equal to the corresponding price growth rate of 3%.  Southern Co is at an attractive entry point for those looking to reinvest dividends.

 

  • Kraft Heinz (KHC) closed at $51.12, which is the lowest monthly close in the last 5 years, and has a dividend yield of 4.9% which is 53% greater than the 5 year median of 3.2%.  Kraft Heinz has corrected 45% from the 5 year high monthly close of $92.20 (May 2018), and is 30% less than the 5 year average monthly close of $72.55, which is greater than the 5 year median.  Kraft Heinz has raised its dividend for 5 consecutive calendar years since its merger, and the 5 year dividend growth rate is 4%, which is greater than the corresponding price growth rate of -1%.  Kraft Heinz has underperformed the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY) by 32% over the last year, and is 29% less than the high-low monthly close buy point of $72.55.  Kraft Heinz has an On Sale Indicator (OSI) rating of 14.4 which is well above the significant threshold level of 9.5.  Kraft Heinz is at a very attractive entry point for those looking to reinvest dividends.

 

  • General Mills (GIS) closed at $42.31 with a dividend yield of 4.6% which is 49% greater than the 5 year median of 3.1%.  General Mills has corrected 41% from the 5 year high monthly close of $71.89 (July 2016), which is greater than the 5 year median correction, and is 23% less than the 5 year average monthly close of $55.00, which is also greater than the 5 year median.  General Mills has underperformed the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY) by 23% over the last year.  General Mills has raised its dividend for 14 consecutive calendar years, and the 5 year dividend growth rate is 5%, which is greater than the corresponding price growth rate of -3%General Mills is at a very attractive entry point for those looking to reinvest dividends.

 

  • Dominion Energy (D) closed at $74.50 with a dividend yield of 4.5% which is 14% higher than the 5 year median of 3.9%.  Dominion Energy has corrected 11% from the 5 year high monthly close of $84.13 (November 2017), and is 2% greater than the 5 year average monthly close of $72.84.  Dominion Energy has raised its dividend for 14 consecutive calendar years and the 5 year dividend growth rate is 8%, which is greater than the corresponding price growth rate of 3%.  Dominion Energy is at an attractive entry point for those looking to reinvest dividends.

 

  • Exxon Mobil (XOM) closed at $79.5 with a dividend yield of 4.1% which is 47% greater than the 5 year median of 2.8%.  Exxon Mobil has corrected 22% from the 5 year high monthly close of $102.41 (April 2014), which is greater than the 5 year median, and is 7% less than the 5 year average monthly close of $86.06, which is also greater than the 5 year median.  Exxon Mobil has raised its dividend for 35 consecutive calendar years, and the 5 year dividend growth rate is 5%, which is greater than the corresponding price growth rate of -3%Exxon Mobil is at an attractive entry point for those looking to reinvest dividends.

 

For those focused on potential above average long-term price appreciation in addition to dividends, the following company closed at its lowest monthly close in 5 years or more with OSI ratings well above the significant level of 9.5.

  • Schlumberger (SLB) – $45.10 – 9 year monthly low close – Div yield 4.4% – OSI 24.5

 

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Stock Alert: 31 October 2018

For those investors with a shorter time frame to retirement age (less than 10 years), the following companies offer dividend yields of 4% or higher.

  • Southern Co (SO) closed at $45.03 with a dividend yield of 5.3% which 12% higher than the 5 year median.  Southern Co has corrected 16% from the 5 year high monthly close of $53.63 (June 2016), which is greater than the 5 year median correction, and is 4% less than the 5 year average monthly close of $46.84.  Southern Co has raised its dividend for 17 consecutive calendar years and the 5 year dividend growth rate is 3%, which is greater than the corresponding price growth rate of 2%.  Southern Co is at an attractive entry point for those looking to reinvest dividends.

 

  • Dominion Energy (D) closed at $71.42 with a dividend yield of 4.7% which is 19% higher than the 5 year median.  Dominion Energy has corrected 15% from the 5 year high monthly close of $84.13 (November 2017), and is 2% less than the 5 year average monthly close of $72.68.  Dominion Energy has raised its dividend for 14 consecutive calendar years and the 5 year dividend growth rate is 8%, which is greater than the corresponding price growth rate of 2%.  Dominion Energy is at an attractive entry point for those looking to reinvest dividends.

 

  • General Mills (GIS) closed at $43.80 with a dividend yield of 4.5% which is 44% greater than the 5 year median.  General Mills has corrected 39% from the 5 year high monthly close of $71.89 (July 2016), which is greater than the 5 year median correction, and is 21% less than the 5 year average monthly close of $55.14, which is also greater than the 5 year median.  General Mills has raised its dividend for 14 consecutive calendar years, and the 5 year dividend growth rate is 5%, which is greater than the corresponding price growth rate of -3%General Mills is at a very attractive entry point for those looking to reinvest dividends.

 

  • Kraft Heinz (KHC) closed at $54.97, which is the lowest monthly close in the last 4 years, and has a dividend yield of 4.5% which is 43% greater than the 5 year median of 3.2%.  Kraft Heinz has corrected 40% from the 5 year high monthly close of $92.20 (May 2018), and is 24% less than the 5 year average monthly close of $72.58, which is greater than the 5 year median.  Kraft Heinz has raised its dividend for 5 consecutive calendar years since its merger, and the 5 year dividend growth rate is 4%, which is greater than the corresponding price growth rate of 0%.  Kraft Heinz has underperformed the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY) by 26% over the last 5 years, and is 24% less than the high-low monthly close buy point of $72.27.  Kraft Heinz has an On Sale Indicator (OSI) rating of 12.5 which is well above the significant threshold level of 9.5.  Kraft Heinz is at an extremely attractive entry point for those looking to reinvest dividends.

 

  • Exxon Mobil (XOM) closed at $79.68 with a dividend yield of 4.1% which is 48% greater than the 5 year median of 2.8%.  Exxon Mobil has corrected 22% from the 5 year high monthly close of $102.41 (April 2014), which greater than the 5 year median, and is 7% less than the 5 year average monthly close of $86.06, which ia also greater than the 5 year median.  Exxon Mobil has raised its dividend for 35 consecutive calendar years, and the 5 year dividend growth rate is 5%, which is greater than the corresponding price growth rate of -2%Exxon Mobil is at an attractive entry point for those looking to reinvest dividends.

 

  • Chevron (CVX) closed at $111.65 with a dividend yield of 4.0% which is 12% greater than the 5 year median.  Chevron has corrected 14% from the 5 year high monthly close of $130.55 (June 2014), and is 2% greater than the 5 year average monthly close of $109.87.  Chevron has raised its dividend for 31 consecutive calendar years, and the 5 year dividend growth rate is 2%, which is greater than the corresponding price growth rate of -1%Chevron is at an attractive entry point for those looking to reinvest dividends.

 

For those investors with a longer time frame to retirement age (10 years or more), the following companies offer dividend yields of 3% or higher.

  • Kimberly Clark (KMB) closed at $104.30 with a dividend yield of 3.8% which is 28% greater than the 5 year median.  Kimberly Clark has corrected 24% from the 5 year high monthly close of $137.48 (June 2016), and is 10% less than the 5 year average monthly close of $116.47, which is greater than the 5 year median.  Kimberly Clark has raised its dividend for 45 consecutive calendar years, and the 5 year dividend growth rate is 5%, which is greater than the corresponding price growth rate of -1%Kimberly Clark is at an attractive entry point for those looking to reinvest dividends.

 

  • Kellogg (K) closed at $65.48 with a dividend yield of 3.4% which is 13% greater than the 5 year median.  Kellogg has corrected 21% from the 5 year high monthly close of $82.71 (July 2016), and is 4% less than the 5 year average monthly close of $68.29.  Kellogg has raised its dividend for 13 consecutive calendar years, and the 5 year dividend growth rate is 4%, which is greater than the corresponding price growth rate of 1%.  Kellogg is at an attractive entry point for those looking to reinvest dividends.

 

  • Cummins (CMI) closed at $136.69 with a dividend yield of 3.3% which is 62% greater than the 5 year median of 2.1%.  Cummins has corrected 27% from the 5 year high monthly close of $188.00 (January 2018), and is 2% less than the 5 year average monthly close of $139.19.  Cummins has raised its dividend for 12 consecutive calendar years, and the 5 year dividend growth rate is 13%, which is greater than the corresponding price growth rate of 1%.  Cummins is at an attractive entry point for those looking to reinvest dividends.

 

  • J M Smucker (SJM) closed at $108.32 with a dividend yield of 3.1% which is 28% greater than the 5 year median.  Smucker has corrected 30% from the 5 year high monthly close of $154.16 (July 2016), and is 7% less than the 5 year average monthly close of $116.69.  Smucker has raised its dividend for 18 consecutive calendar years, and the 5 year dividend growth rate is 8%, which is greater than the corresponding price growth rate of -1%J M Smucker is at an attractive entry point for those looking to reinvest dividends.

 

For those looking for potential above average long-term price appreciation in addition to dividends, the following companies closed at their lowest monthly close in 5 years or more with OSI ratings well above the significant level of 9.5.

  • Anheuser Busch InBev (BUD) – 6 year low $73.98 – Div yield 5.7% – OSI 18.8
  • Colgate-Palmolive (CL) – 5 year low $59.55 – Div yield 2.8% – OSI 13.5
  • Intl Business Machines (IBM) – 9 year low $115.43 – Div yield 5.4% – OSI 20.9
  • Schlumberger (SLB) – 9 year low $51.31 – Div yield 3.9% – OSI 23.2
  • AT&T (T) – 6 year low $30.68 – Div yield 6.5% – OSI 12.4

 

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Stock Alert: 12 October 2018

***  The S&P 500 corrected approximately 8% over the last 7 trading sessions from its high of 2940.91 on September 21, 2018.   While not into true correction territory of 10% or less, the low of the day on October 11 was very close.   These types of corrections often present long-term dividend investors with attractive entry points on a multitude of stocks.  Here are a few of those companies.

 

Southern Co (SO)

  • Closed at $43.58 with a dividend yield of 5.5% that is 16% greater than the 5 year median of 4.8%.
  • Southern Co has underperformed the S&P 500 ETF (SPY) by 11% over the last 12 months and is 8% below the 5 year high-low close buy point of $47.13.
  • Closing price is 7% below the 5 year moving average and has corrected 19% from the highest monthly close in the last 5 years of $53.63 (July 2016).  Both of these readings are significant.
  • The dividend has grown at a compounding rate of 3% over the last 5 years and is greater than the compounding price growth rate of 1%.
  • On Sale Indicator (OSI) is 4.6 (9.5 or > is significant) which greater than the median over the last 5 years.
  • Southern Co is at an attractive entry point for those looking to reinvest dividends.

 

Anheuser Busch In Bev (ADR)  (BUD)

  • BUD continues to move lower, closing at $84.34 with a dividend yield of 5.1% that is 63% greater than the 5 year median of 3.2%.
  • BUD has underperformed the S&P 500 ETF (SPY) by 26% over the last 12 months and is 23% below the 5 year high-low close buy point of $109.62.
  • The close is the lowest monthly close in the last 5 years.
  • Closing price is 25% below the 5 year moving average and has corrected 36% from the highest monthly close in the last 5 years of $131.68 (July 2016).  Both of these readings are very significant.
  • The dividend has grown at a compounding rate of 2% over the last 5 years and is greater than the compounding price rate of -4%.
  • The On Sale Indicator (OSI) is 13.1 which is 131% greater than the median over the last 5 years.  This is a very significant reading.
  • BUD is at a very attractive entry point for those looking for above average long term price appreciation potential.  **Investors should check with their brokerage company to determine if BUD is eligible for automatic reinvesting before investing for the purpose of dividend reinvesting.

 

Colgate Palmolive  (CL)

  • Closed at $62.54 with a dividend yield of 2.7% that is 16% greater than the 5 year median of 2.3%.
  • Colgate has underperformed the S&P 500 ETF (SPY) by 12% over the last 12 months and is 9% below the 5 year high-low close buy point of $68.80.
  • The close is the lowest monthly close in the last 4 years.
  • Closing price is 9% below the 5 year moving average and has corrected 18% from the highest monthly close in the last 5 years of $76.36 (May 2017).  Both of these readings are significant.
  • The dividend has grown at a compounding rate of 4% over the last 5 years and is greater than the compounding price rate of -1%.
  • The On Sale Indicator (OSI) is 8.7 which is 103% greater than the median over the last 5 years.  This is a very significant reading.
  • Colgate Palmolive is at a very attractive entry point for those looking for above average long term price appreciation potential.  Colgate Palmolive is also at a reasonable entry point for those looking to reinvest dividends for 20 years or more.

 

Dominion Energy  (D)

  • Closed at $71.37 with a dividend yield of 4.7% that is 19% greater than the 5 year median of 3.9%.
  • Dominion has underperformed the S&P 500 ETF (SPY) by 10% over the last 12 months and is 3% below the 5 year high-low close buy point of $73.94.
  • Closing price is 2% below the 5 year moving average and has corrected 15% from the highest monthly close in the last 5 years of $84.13 (November 2017).
  • The dividend has grown at a compounding rate of 8% over the last 5 years and is greater than the compounding price rate of 2%.
  • The On Sale Indicator (OSI) is 1.7.
  • Dominion Energy is at an attractive entry point for those looking to reinvest dividends.

 

General Mills (GIS)

  • Closed at $43.10 with a dividend yield of 4.5% that is 46% greater than the 5 year median of 3.1%.
  • General Mills has underperformed the S&P 500 ETF (SPY) by 22% over the last 12 months and is 25% below the 5 year high-low close buy point of $57.09.
  • Closing price is 22% below the 5 year moving average and has corrected 40% from the highest monthly close in the last 5 years of $71.89 (July 2016).  Both of these readings are significant.
  • The dividend has grown at a compounding rate of 5% over the last 5 years and is greater than the compounding price rate of -3%.
  • The On Sale Indicator (OSI) is 8.2 which greater than the median over the last 5 years.
  • General Mills is at an attractive entry point for those looking to reinvest dividends.

 

Kraft Heinz (KHC)

  • Closed at $54.24 with a dividend yield of 4.56% that is 45% greater than the 5 year median of 3.2%.
  • Kraft Heinz has underperformed the S&P 500 ETF (SPY) by 28% over the last 12 months and is 25% below the 5 year high-low close buy point of $72.27.
  • The close is the lowest monthly close in the last 4 years.
  • Closing price is 25% below the 5 year moving average and has corrected 41% from the highest monthly close in the last 5 years of $92.20 (May 2017).  Both of these readings are significant.
  • The dividend has grown at a compounding rate of 4% over the last 5 years and is greater than the compounding price rate of 0%.
  • The On Sale Indicator (OSI) is 12.6 which is 64% greater than the median over the last 5 years.  This is a significant reading.
  • Kraft Heinz is at a very attractive entry point for those looking to reinvest dividends and for those looking for long term price appreciation potential as well.

 

Pentair PLC  (PNR)

  • Closed at $39.00 with a dividend yield of 2.4% that is 13% greater than the 5 year median of 2.1%.
  • Pentair has underperformed the S&P 500 ETF (SPY) by 14% over the last 12 months and is 9% below the 5 year high-low close buy point of $42.96
  • The close is the lowest monthly close in the last year.
  • Closing price is 9% below the 5 year moving average and has corrected 28% from the highest monthly close in the last 5 years of $54.27 (February 2014).
  • The dividend has grown at a compounding rate of 7% over the last 5 years and is greater than the compounding price rate of -3%.
  • The On Sale Indicator (OSI) is 4.7 which is 3% greater than the median over the last 5 years.  This is a significant reading.
  • Pentair is at an attractive entry point for those looking for above average long term price appreciation potential.  **Investors should check with their brokerage company to determine if Pentair is eligible for automatic reinvesting before investing for the purpose of dividend reinvesting.

 

PPG Industries  (PPG)

  • Closed at $95.09 with a dividend yield of 2.0% that is 18% greater than the 5 year median of 1.7%.
  • PPG has underperformed the S&P 500 ETF (SPY) by 15% over the last 12 months and is 8% below the 5 year high-low close buy point of $103.21.
  • The close is the lowest monthly close in the last year.
  • Closing price is 9% below the 5 year moving average and has corrected 20% from the highest monthly close in the last 5 years of $118.73 (January 2018).
  • The dividend has grown at a compounding rate of 9% over the last 5 years and is greater than the compounding price rate of 1%.
  • The On Sale Indicator (OSI) is 3.9.
  • PPG is at an attractive entry point for those looking for above average long term price appreciation potential.  PPG is also at a reasonable entry point for those looking to reinvest dividends for 20 years or more.

 

Exxon Mobil (XOM)

  • Closed at $81.38 with a dividend yield of 4.0% that is 44% greater than the 5 year median of 2.8%.
  • Exxon has underperformed the S&P 500 ETF (SPY) by 2% over the last 12 months and is 8% below the 5 year high-low close buy point of $88.38.
  • Closing price is 5% below the 5 year moving average and has corrected 21% from the highest monthly close in the last 5 years of $102.41 (April 2014).
  • The dividend has grown at a compounding rate of 5% over the last 5 years and is greater than the compounding price rate of -2%.
  • The On Sale Indicator (OSI) is 2.6.
  • Exxon Mobil is at an attractive entry point for those looking to reinvest dividends.

 

*** For those who are more risk tolerant and looking primarily for price appreciation potential, Schlumberger (SLB), the world’s largest oilfield services company, closed at the lowest monthly close in 8 years. 

  • Closed at $59.33 with a dividend yield of 3.4% that is 101% greater than the 5 year median of 1.7%.
  • Schlumberger has underperformed the S&P 500 ETF (SPY) by 14% over the last 12 months and is 34% below the 5 year high-low close buy point of $89.44, which is very significant.
  • The close is the lowest monthly close in the last 8 years.
  • Closing price is 26% below the 5 year moving average and has corrected 50% from the highest monthly close in the last 5 years of $117.95 (June 2014).  Both of these readings are significant.
  • The dividend has grown at a compounding rate of 13% over the last 5 years and is greater than the compounding price rate of -9%.
  • The On Sale Indicator (OSI) is 17.5 which is 117% greater than the median over the last 5 years.  This is a very significant reading.
  • Schlumberger is at a very attractive entry point for those looking for above average long term price appreciation potential.

 

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Stock Alert: 29 September 2018

Realty Income (O)

  • Closed at $56.89 with a dividend yield of 4.6% that is equal to the 5 year median.
  • Realty Income has underperformed the S&P 500 ETF (SPY) by 3% over the last 12 months.
  • Closing price is 9% above the 5 year moving average and has corrected 20% from the highest monthly close in the last 5 years of $71.47 (July 2016).
  • The dividend has grown at a compounding rate of 7% over the last 5 years.
  • On Sale Indicator (OSI) is 1.2 (9.5 or > is significant).
  • Realty Income is at a reasonable entry point for those looking to reinvest dividends.

 

Southern Co (SO)

  • Closed at $43.60 with a dividend yield of 5.5% that is 16% greater than the 5 year median of 4.8%.
  • Southern Co has underperformed the S&P 500 ETF (SPY) by 17% over the last 12 months and is 7% below the 5 year high-low close buy point of $47.13.
  • Closing price is 7% below the 5 year moving average and has corrected 19% from the highest monthly close in the last 5 years of $53.63 (July 2016).  Both of these readings are significant.
  • The dividend has grown at a compounding rate of 3% over the last 5 years and is greater than the compounding price growth rate of 1%.
  • On Sale Indicator (OSI) is 4.5 which greater than the median over the last 5 years.
  • Southern Co is at an attractive entry point for those looking to reinvest dividends.

 

** Recent negative quarterly sales reports from packaged food companies have continued the downward pressure on stock prices in this portion of the consumer staples sector.  As a result, several of the companies are at attractive entry points.

 

General Mills (GIS)

  • Closed at $42.92 with a dividend yield of 4.6% that is 47% greater than the 5 year median of 3.1%.
  • General Mills has underperformed the S&P 500 ETF (SPY) by 28% over the last 12 months and is 25% below the 5 year high-low close buy point of $57.09.
  • Closing price is 22% below the 5 year moving average and has corrected 40% from the highest monthly close in the last 5 years of $71.89 (July 2016).  Both of these readings are significant.
  • The dividend has grown at a compounding rate of 5% over the last 5 years and is greater than the compounding price rate of -2%.
  • The On Sale Indicator (OSI) is 8.3 which greater than the median over the last 5 years.
  • General Mills is at an attractive entry point for those looking to reinvest dividends.

 

Anheuser Busch In Bev (ADR)  (BUD)

  • Closed at $87.57 with a dividend yield of 4.9% that is 57% greater than the 5 year median of 3.2%.
  • BUD has underperformed the S&P 500 ETF (SPY) by 29% over the last 12 months and is 22% below the 5 year high-low close buy point of $112.45.
  • The close is the lowest monthly close in the last 5 years.
  • Closing price is 23% below the 5 year moving average and has corrected 33% from the highest monthly close in the last 5 years of $131.68 (July 2016).  Both of these readings are significant.
  • The dividend has grown at a compounding rate of 2% over the last 5 years and is greater than the compounding price rate of -2%.
  • The On Sale Indicator (OSI) is 12.6 which is 120% greater than the median over the last 5 years.  This is a very significant reading.
  • BUD is at a very attractive entry point for those looking for above average long term price appreciation potential.  **Investors should check with their brokerage company to determine if BUD is eligible for automatic reinvesting before investing for dividend reinvesting purposes.

 

Kraft Heinz (KHC)

  • Closed at $55.11 with a dividend yield of 4.5% that is 42% greater than the 5 year median of 3.2%.
  • Kraft Heinz has underperformed the S&P 500 ETF (SPY) by 32% over the last 12 months and is 24% below the 5 year high-low close buy point of $72.27.
  • The close is the lowest monthly close in the last 4 years.
  • Closing price is 24% below the 5 year moving average and has corrected 40% from the highest monthly close in the last 5 years of $92.20 (May 2017).  Both of these readings are significant.
  • The dividend has grown at a compounding rate of 4% over the last 5 years and is greater than the compounding price rate of 1%.
  • The On Sale Indicator (OSI) is 12.4 which is 63% greater than the median over the last 5 years.  This is a significant reading.
  • Kraft Heinz is at a very attractive entry point for those looking to reinvest dividends and for those looking for long term price appreciation potential as well.

 

J M Smucker (SJM)

  • Closed at $102.61 with a dividend yield of 3.3% that is 35% greater than the 5 year median of 2.5%.
  • J M Smucker has underperformed the S&P 500 ETF (SPY) by 19% over the last 12 months and is 18% below the 5 year high-low close buy point of $125.28.
  • The close is the lowest monthly close in the last 3 years.
  • Closing price is 12% below the 5 year moving average and has corrected 33% from the highest monthly close in the last 5 years of $154.16 (July 2016).  Both of these readings are significant.
  • The dividend has grown at a compounding rate of 8% over the last 5 years and is greater than the compounding price rate of 0%.
  • The On Sale Indicator (OSI) is 9.6 which is 59% greater than the median over the last 5 years.  This is a significant reading.
  • J M Smucker is at a very attractive entry point for those looking to reinvest dividends.

 

*** For those who are more risk tolerant and looking primarily for price appreciation potential, Schlumberger (SLB), the world’s largest oilfield services company, closed at the lowest monthly close in 6 years. 

  • Closed at $60.92 with a dividend yield of 3.3% that is 97% greater than the 5 year median of 1.7%.
  • Schlumberger has underperformed the S&P 500 ETF (SPY) by 17% over the last 12 months and is 32% below the 5 year high-low close buy point of $90.02.
  • The close is the lowest monthly close in the last 6 years.
  • Closing price is 24% below the 5 year moving average and has corrected 48% from the highest monthly close in the last 5 years of $117.95 (June 2014).  Both of these readings are significant.
  • The dividend has grown at a compounding rate of 13% over the last 5 years and is greater than the compounding price rate of -7%.
  • The On Sale Indicator (OSI) is 15.2 which is 89% greater than the median over the last 5 years.  This is a very significant reading.
  • Schlumberger is at a very attractive entry point for those looking for above average long term price appreciation potential.

 

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Stock Alert: 2 September 2018

Anheuser-Busch InBev (ADR) (BUD)

  • Closed at $93.23 with a dividend yield of 4.6% that is 48% greater than the 5 year median of 3.1%.
  • The closing price was the lowest close in the last 5 years.
  • BUD has under performed the S&P 500 ETF (SPY) by 27% over the last 12 months and is 17% less than the 5 year high-low close midpoint of $112.51.
  • Closing price is 18% below the 5 year moving average and has corrected 29% from the 5 year high monthly close.  Both are significantly greater their 5 year median values.
  • The dividend has grown at a compounding rate of 2% over the last 5 years and has outpaced price growth.
  • On Sale Indicator (OSI) is 11.7 which is 120% greater than the 5 year median of 5.3.
  • All of these factors point to dividends “on sale.”

 

General Mills (GIS)

  • Closed at $46.01 with a dividend yield of 4.3% that is 37% greater than the 5 year median of  3.1%.
  • GIS has under performed the S&P 500 ETF (SPY) by 25% over the last 12 months and is 19% less than the 5 year high-low close midpoint of $57.09.
  • Closing price is 17% below the 5 year moving average and has corrected 36% from the 5 year high monthly close.  Both are significantly greater their 5 year median values.
  • The dividend has grown at a compounding rate of 5% over the last 5 years and has outpaced price growth.
  • On Sale Indicator (OSI) is 7.3 which is 39% greater than the 5 year median of 5.3.
  • All of these factors point to dividends “on sale.”

 

Exxon Mobil (XOM)

  • Closed at $80.17 with a dividend yield of 4.1% that is 47% greater than the 5 year median of  2.8%.
  • XOM has under performed the S&P 500 ETF (SPY) by 11% over the last 12 months and is 9% less than the 5 year high-low close midpoint of $88.38.
  • Closing price is 7% below the 5 year moving average and has corrected 22% from the 5 year high monthly close.
  • The dividend has grown at a compounding rate of 5% over the last 5 years and has outpaced price growth.
  • On Sale Indicator (OSI) is 4.9 which is 4% greater than the 5 year median of 4.7.
  • All of these factors point to dividends “on sale.”

 

Kraft Heinz (KHC)

  • Closed at $58.27 with a dividend yield of 4.3% that is 35% greater than the 5 year median of  3.2%.
  • KHC has under performed the S&P 500 ETF (SPY) by 36% over the last 12 months and is 19% less than the 5 year high-low close midpoint of $71.98.
  • Closing price is 20% below the 5 year moving average and has corrected 37% from the 5 year high monthly close.
  • The dividend has grown at a compounding rate of 5% over the last 5 years and has outpaced price growth.
  • The dividend has grown at a compounding rate of 5% over the last 5 years and has outpaced price growth.
  • On Sale Indicator (OSI) is 7.6 which is 2% greater than the 5 year median of 7.5.
  • All of these factors point to dividends “on sale.”

 

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Stock Alert: 31 July 2018

Southern Company (SO)   $48.60   •  Div $2.40  •  DY 4.9%

  • Southern Company has raised its dividend 17 consecutive calendar years
  • Dividend yield of 4.9% is greater than the 5 year median of 4.8%
  • 5 year dividend growth rate is 3% and greater than the price growth rate of 2%
  • Monthly close is 3% above the 5 year high-low midpoint of $47.13
  • Monthly close is 4% above the 5 year average monthly close of $46.70
  • 9% correction from the 5 year high monthly close of $53.63
  • OSI (On Sale Indicator) is 0.5 (oversold level 9.5 or >)

 

Realty Income (O)   $55.77   •  Div $2.64  •  DY 4.7%

  • Realty Income has raised its dividend 24 consecutive calendar years
  • Dividend yield of 4.7% is in line with the 5 year median of 4.7%
  • 5 year dividend growth rate is 4% and less than the price growth rate of 5%
  • Monthly close is 3% above the 5 year high-low midpoint of $54.40
  • Monthly close is 8% above the 5 year average monthly close of $51.69
  • 22% correction from the 5 year high monthly close of $71.47
  • OSI is 1.4

 

Dominion Energy (D)   $71.71   •  Div $3.34  •  DY 4.7%

  • Dominion Energy has raised its dividend 14 consecutive calendar years
  • Dividend yield of 4.7% is 19% greater than the 5 year median of 3.9%
  • 5 year dividend growth rate is 8% and greater than the price growth rate of 4%
  • Monthly close is 6.5% above the 5 year high-low midpoint of $71.24
  • Monthly close is 1% below the 5 year average monthly close of $72.21
  • 15% correction from the 5 year high monthly close of $84.13
  • OSI is 1.5

 

IBM (IBM)   $144.93   •  Div $6.28  •  DY 4.3%

  • IBM has raised its dividend 22 consecutive calendar years
  • Dividend yield of 4.3% is 105% greater than the 5 year median of 2.1%
  • 5 year dividend growth rate is 11% and greater than the price growth rate of -6%
  • Monthly close is 10% below the 5 year high-low midpoint of $160.63
  • Monthly close is 10% below the 5 year average monthly close of $161.57
  • 10% is in line with the 5 year median of 10%
  • 26% correction from the 5 year high monthly close of $196.47
  • OSI is 5.7

 

General Mills (GIS)   $46.06   •  Div $1.96  •  DY 4.3%

  • General Mills has raised its dividend 14 consecutive calendar years
  • Dividend yield of 4.3% is 37% greater than the 5 year median of 3.1%
  • 5 year dividend growth rate is 8% and greater than the price growth rate of -2%
  • Monthly close is 19% below the 5 year high-low midpoint of $57.09
  • Monthly close is 17% below than the 5 year average monthly close of $55.39
  • 17% is greater than the 5 year median of 8%
  • 36% correction from the 5 year high monthly close of $71.89
  • OSI is 7.3 and has moved away from last month’s 10.3 oversold level

 

Exxon Mobil (XOM)   $81.51   •  Div $3.28  •  DY 4.0%

  • Exxon Mobil has raised its dividend 35 consecutive calendar years
  • Dividend yield of 4.0% is 46% greater than the 5 year median of 2.8%
  • 5 year dividend growth rate is 5% and greater than the price growth rate of -3%
  • Monthly close is 8% below the 5 year high-low midpoint of $88.38
  • Monthly close is 6% below than the 5 year average monthly close of $86.56
  • 20% correction from the 5 year high monthly close of $102.41
  • OSI is 2.6

 

Kraft Heinz (KHC)   $60.25   •  Div $2.50  •  DY 4.1%

  • Kraft Heinz has raised its dividend 5 consecutive calendar years since its merger
  • Dividend yield of 4.1% is 30% greater than the 5 year median of 3.2%
  • 5 year dividend growth rate is 5% and greater than the price growth rate of 1%
  • Monthly close is 16% below the 5 year high-low midpoint of $71.98
  • Monthly close is 17% below than the 5 year average monthly close of $72.42
  • 17% is greater than the 5 year median of 15%
  • 35% correction from the 5 year high monthly close of $92.20
  • OSI is 7.1, up from 4.5 the previous month (9.5 or > oversold)

 

CVS Health (CVS)   $64.86   •  Div $2.00  •  DY 3.1%

  • CVS Health has raised its dividend 14 consecutive calendar years
  • Dividend yield of 3.1% is 115% greater than the 5 year median of 1.4%
  • 5 year dividend growth rate is 17% and significantly greater than the price growth rate of 1%
  • Monthly close is 23% below the 5 year high-low midpoint of $84.61
  • Monthly close is 22% below the 5 year average monthly close of $83.17
  • 22% significantly greater than the 5 year median of 8%
  • 42% correction from the 5 year high monthly close of $112.47
  • 42% correction is greater than the 5 year median of 40%
  • OSI is 11.4, placing CVS Health into oversold territory (9.5 or >)

 

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Stock Alert: 29 June 2018

Southern Company (SO) – $46.31 – Div $2.40 – DY 5.2%

  • Southern Company has raised its dividend 17 consecutive calendar years
  • Dividend yield of 5.2% is 9% greater than the 5 year median of 4.7%
  • 5 year dividend growth rate is 3% and is greater than the price growth rate of 1%
  • Monthly close is 2% less than 5 year high low buy point of $47.13
  • Monthly close is 1% below than the 5 year average monthly close of $46.63
  • 14% correction from the 5 year high monthly close of $53.63
  • 14% correction is greater than the 5 year median of 12%
  • OSI (On Sale Indicator) is 1.4 (oversold level is 9.5 or >)

 

Realty Income (O) – $53.79 – Div $2.64 – DY 4.9%

  • Realty Income has raised its dividend 24 consecutive calendar years
  • Dividend yield of 4.9% is 4% greater than the 5 year median of 4.7%
  • 5 year dividend growth rate is 4% and is less than the price growth rate of 5%
  • Monthly close is 1% less than 5 year high low buy point of $54.40
  • Monthly close is 4% above the 5 year average monthly close of $51.49
  • 25% correction from the 5 year high monthly close of $71.47
  • OSI is 2.0

 

Dominion Energy (D) – $68.18 – Div $3.34 – DY 4.9%

  • Dominion Energy has raised its dividend 14 consecutive calendar years
  • Dividend yield of 4.9% is 25% greater than the 5 year median of 3.9%
  • 5 year dividend growth rate is 8% and is greater than the price growth rate of 4%
  • Monthly close is 4% less than 5 year high low buy point of $70.47
  • Monthly close is 5% below than the 5 year average monthly close of $72.01
  • 19% correction from the 5 year high monthly close of $84.13
  • OSI is 2.4

 

IBM (IBM) – $139.70 – Div $6.28 – DY 4.5%

  • IBM has raised its dividend 22 consecutive calendar years
  • Dividend yield of 4.5% is 113% greater than the 5 year median of 2.1%
  • 5 year dividend growth rate is 11% and is greater than the price growth rate of -6%
  • Monthly close is 13% less than 5 year high low buy point of $160.63
  • Monthly close is 14% below than the 5 year average monthly close of $162.40
  • 14% is greater than the 5 year median of 10%
  • 29% correction from the 5 year high monthly close of $196.47
  • OSI is 8.3 and near the oversold level of 9.5

 

General Mills (GIS) – $44.26 – Div $1.96 – DY 4.4%

  • General Mills has raised its dividend 14 consecutive calendar years
  • Dividend yield of 4.4% is 43% greater than the 5 year median of 3.1%
  • 5 year dividend growth rate is 8% and is greater than the price growth rate of -2%
  • Monthly close is 22% less than 5 year high low buy point of $57.09
  • Monthly close is 20% below than the 5 year average monthly close of $55.49
  • 24% is significantly greater than the 5 year median of 7%
  • 38% correction from the 5 year high monthly close of $71.89
  • 38% correction is greater than the 5 year median of 34%
  • OSI is 10.9 which significantly greater than the median of 5.2 and higher than the oversold level of 9.5

 

Anheuser Busch InBev ADR (BUD) – $100.76 – Div $4.96 – DY 4.4%

  • 5 year dividend growth rate is 2% and is greater than the price growth rate of -6%
  • Dividend yield of 4.6% is 51% greater than the 5 year median of 3.1%
  • 5 year dividend growth rate is 2% and is equal to the price growth rate of 2%
  • Monthly close is 9% less than 5 year high low buy point of $110.97
  • Monthly close is 11% below than the 5 year average monthly close of $113.40
  • 11% is significantly greater than the 5 year median of 4%
  • 23% correction from the 5 year high monthly close of $131.68
  • OSI is 8.5 and near the oversold level of 9.5
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Exxon Mobil (XOM) – $82.73 – Div $3.28 – DY 4.0%

  • Exxon Mobil has raised its dividend 35 consecutive calendar years
  • Dividend yield of 4.0% is 45% greater than the 5 year median of 2.7%
  • 5 year dividend growth rate is 5% and is greater than the price growth rate of -2%
  • Monthly close is 6% less than 5 year high low buy point of $88.38
  • Monthly close is 4% below than the 5 year average monthly close of $86.56
  • 19% correction from the 5 year high monthly close of $102.41
  • OSI is 2.4

 

Kraft Heinz (KHC) – $62.82 – Div $2.50 – DY 4.0%

  • Kraft Heinz has raised its dividend 5 consecutive calendar years since its merger
  • Dividend yield of 4.0% is 25% greater than the 5 year median of 3.2%
  • 5 year dividend growth rate is 5% and is greater than the price growth rate of 2%
  • Monthly close is 13% less than 5 year high low buy point of $71.98
  • Monthly close is 13% below than the 5 year average monthly close of $72.36
  • 32% correction from the 5 year high monthly close of $92.20
  • OSI is 4.5

 

Kimberly Clark (KMB) – $105.34 – Div $4.00 – DY 3.8%

  • Kimberly Clark has raised its dividend 45 consecutive calendar years
  • Dividend yield of 3.8% is 26% greater than the 5 year median of 3.0%
  • 5 year dividend growth rate is 5% and is greater than the price growth rate of 2%
  • Monthly close is 9% less than 5 year high low buy point of $115.48
  • Monthly close is 9% below than the 5 year average monthly close of $115.58
  • 9% is greater than the 5 year median of 5%
  • 23% correction from the 5 year high monthly close of $137.48
  • OSI is 5.2 which is greater than the 5 year median of 3.9

 

Procter & Gamble (PG) – $78.06 – Div $2.87 – DY 3.7%

  • Procter & Gamble has raised its dividend 61 consecutive calendar years
  • Dividend yield of 3.7% is 17% greater than the 5 year median of 3.1%
  • 5 year dividend growth rate is 4% and is greater than the price growth rate of 0%
  • Monthly close is 4% less than 5 year high low buy point of $81.47
  • Monthly close is 5% below than the 5 year average monthly close of $82.59
  • 5% is greater than the 5 year median of 4%
  • 15% correction from the 5 year high monthly close of $92.27
  • OSI is 4.1 which is equal to the 5 year median of 4.1

 

Cummins Inc (CMI) – $133.00 – Div $4.327 – DY 3.2%

  • Cummins has raised its dividend 12 consecutive calendar years
  • Dividend yield of 3.2% is 62% greater than the 5 year median of 2.0%
  • 5 year dividend growth rate is 17% and is greater than the price growth rate of 4%
  • Monthly close is 4% less than 5 year high low buy point of $138.01
  • Monthly close is 4% below than the 5 year average monthly close of $138.15
  • 29% correction from the 5 year high monthly close of $188.00
  • OSI is 4.3

 

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