There is nothing like having a discussion about stocks and having one that the two of us hang up our phone, fire up our laptops, and begin intensely researching. Today, we both discussed a consumer staple stock with a brand portfolio that is matched by few. In our quest for finding undervalued dividend growth stocks, we wanted to take a deeper look at Newell Brands, Inc. (NWL) today and run the company through the Dividend Diplomats’ stock screener.
Today, we decided to release an in-depth look at Apple’s metrics from a Dividned Investor’s standpoint, as they’ve recently increased their dividend and with our dependability on technology, thought it to be fitting. And actually – my girlfriend’s family is looking to buy new phones and I’m curious what they’ll do, as they all have historically been Apple device owners – phones, computers and all. With their recent dividend increases, share buy backs and insane customer loyalty, I wanted to take time and dive into their stock with a few competitors along the way…
With the weight of my portfolio being fairly little in technology or technological infrastructure, outside of Intel (INTC), I ended up purchasing a legacy tech stock in International Business Machines Corp. (IBM) back in October. Given that it has remain unchanged and that I have little presence in this arena – in regards to information technology services, as that is a different ball game, I chose to do a detailed IBM stock analysis this week! We shall see if it comes through our metrics we like to see and could be up for a potential purchase.
Kraft Foods Group (KRFT) is one of the smaller holdings in my portfolio. I purchased my initial position in the company several months after the spin-off. A year and a half later, I wanted to perform an updated stock to assess whether I should maintain my current position or purchase additional shares. It was time to run Kraft through the Dividend Diplomats Stock Screener!
The decision was made on an opportunity that I felt was staring blank, right into the eye. The opportunity I felt in my gut, came from an analysis I did on a stock over this past weekend. I simply used our dividend screening tool to assess the situation and thought – this fits in and based on past history and valuations currently, I had to pull the trigger.