As a dividend investor, I carry a buy and hold mentality with each stock purchase. Once a stock enters my portfolio, it rarely leaves. At least, that is the plan. However, as we all know, whether it is investing or life, circumstances change over time and we have to adapt to the constantly changing environment. For our investments, not all changes are positive and the changes may force us into a corner. Do we continue to hold the stock? Or do we sell? Man does it suck typing that word out. In this article, I am going to discuss 3 scenarios that would cause me to consider selling an investment and review my portfolio to see if any of my holdings fit 1 of the 3 descriptions.
Time for a dividend stock analysis over a company we are all well aware of, are one of our dividend aristocrats and is a legacy type stock. We all have seen the commercials, definitely have had a bite of their branded products and is a staple in almost every household. Who else doesn’t want a jolly green giant, multi grain crunching cereal with a little “woo hoo” from a poke in the stomatch? Yes, I am referring to the General Mills (GIS) company who pumps over $19 billion in sales annually (combined domestic and international). Let’s see how good that honey bee tastes!
I was wondering what was going to blossom from the fertilizer of Scotts Miracle Gro from their earnings performance so far this year! I love surprises and holding on the edge of my seat – especially when it comes to dividend announcements and increases. Continue reading