Monday, November 16, 2020

Apple Shares Oustanding

I've been tracking Apple's outstanding shares for awhile now and here is an update with the Fiscal Year Quarter 4 earnings - https://investor.apple.com/investor-relations/default.aspx

For this specific update I had to divide the # of shares outstanding on the financial report by 4 due to Apple's 4 for 1 stock split at the end of August (highlighted in yellow)

I should learn how to read these financial statements better because this is one of the only numbers I look at. 

Date EndedYear - QuarterBasic - Shares Outstanding
9/30/2017FY17 Q45,149,428,000-45,660,000
12/31/2017FY18 Q15,112,877,000-36,551,000
3/31/2018FY18 Q25,024,877,000-88,000,000
6/30/2018FY18 Q34,882,167,000-142,710,000
9/29/2018FY18 Q44,801,589,000-80,578,000
12/29/2018FY19 Q14,735,820,000-65,769,000
3/30/2019FY19 Q24,674,071,000-61,749,000
6/29/2019FY19 Q34,570,633,000-103,438,000
9/28/2019FY19 Q44,490,812,000-79,821,000
12/28/2019FY20 Q14,415,040,000-75,772,000
3/28/2020FY20 Q24,360,101,000-54,939,000
6/27/2020FY20 Q34,312,573,000-47,528,000
9/26/2020FY20 Q44,264,405,500-48,167,500

If Apple keeps buying back their shares, and keeps making the same amount of money, their earnings per share will go up, which should increase the stock price. 

Apple's stock price has been stagnant for the past couple months but that makes sense since it increased by a huge amount over the summer. 

Signed,

Mitch

Sunday, November 8, 2020

Dividend Stocks Purchased this Week

 Hello,

This past week I was able to buy some stocks that have upcoming dividends. I was able to save up some money from tracking my spending and I wanted to buy some stocks since I haven't bought any stocks in awhile. Below are the stocks I purchased and the dividend yield I'll get. 

  • FE - First Energy
    • $30.16/share - $0.39 dividend
    • ($0.39/dividend * 4 dividends/year) / $30.16 /share = 5.17% dividend yield
  • PFE - Pfizer
    • $36.20/share - $0.38 dividend
    • ($0.38/dividend * 4 dividends/year) / $36.20 / share = 4.20% dividend yield
  • VFC - VF Corporation
    • $69.50/share - $0.49 dividend
    • ($0.49/dividend * 4 dividends/year) / $69.50 / share = 2.82% dividend yield
  • SJM - J.M. Smucker Company
    • $116.00/share - $0.90 dividend
    • ($0.90/dividend * 4 dividends/year) / $116.00 / share = 3.10% dividend yield
  • IP - International Paper
    • $45.00/share - $0.512 dividend
    • ($0.512/dividend * 4 dividends/year) / $45.00 / share = 4.55% dividend yield
  • SO - Southern Company
    • $59.10/share - $0.64 dividend
    • ($0.64/dividend * 4 dividends/year) / $59.10 / share = 4.33% dividend yield
  • INTC - Intel Corporation 
    • $44.50/share - $0.33 dividend
    • ($0.33/dividend * 4 dividends/year) / $44.50 / share = 2.97% dividend yield
I'm pretty happy with these yields since most of them are close to or above 3.00%. These are mostly companies I've owned stock in for a few years now and while I don't know a ton of details about them, I'm not completely unfamiliar with them either. 

Hope you're having a good weekend. 

Signed,

Mitch




Sunday, November 1, 2020

November 2020 Ex-Dividend Dates

Hello!

Happy November. I went through Nasdaq's website - https://www.nasdaq.com/market-activity/dividends - with information on upcoming dividends. I picked out dividends of companies that I'm interested in - whether I already own them or am looking to buy them. The list is sorted by ex-dividend date. If I choose to buy any of these stocks, I will need to buy them before the ex-dividend date. 

If I want to received the $1.11 dividend from Clorox, with an ex-dividend date of Tuesday, 11/3, I will need to buy the stock tomorrow, Monday 11/2. 

Also note, the current price of the stock is as of Friday, 10/30. 


Count #SymbolNameEx-Dividend DateDividendCurrent PriceDiv Yield
1CLXClorox Company (The)11/3/2020$1.11$207.252.14%
2FEFirstEnergy Corp.11/5/2020$0.39$29.725.25%
3PFEPfizer, Inc.11/5/2020$0.38$35.484.28%
4INTCIntel Corporation11/5/2020$0.33$44.282.98%
5AEPAmerican Electric Power Company, Inc.11/9/2020$0.74$89.933.29%
6SBUXStarbucks Corporation11/10/2020$0.45$86.962.07%
7DUKDuke Energy Corporation11/12/2020$0.97$92.114.19%
8KRKroger Company (The)11/12/2020$0.18$32.212.24%
9SCHWThe Charles Schwab Corporation11/12/2020$0.18$41.111.75%
10SJMJ.M. Smucker Company (The)11/12/2020$0.90$112.203.21%
11SOSouthern Company (The)11/13/2020$0.64$57.454.46%
12IPInternational Paper Company11/13/2020$0.51$43.754.69%
13TGTTarget Corporation11/17/2020$0.68$152.221.79%
14EDConsolidated Edison Inc11/17/2020$0.77$78.493.90%
15DFSDiscover Financial Services11/18/2020$0.44$65.012.71%
16MSFTMicrosoft Corporation11/18/2020$0.56$202.471.11%
17CMICummins Inc.11/19/2020$1.35$219.892.46%
18JNJJohnson & Johnson11/23/2020$1.01$137.112.95%
19NEENextEra Energy, Inc.11/25/2020$0.35$73.211.91%
20KOCoca-Cola Company (The)11/30/2020$0.41$48.063.41%
21MCDMcDonald's Corporation11/30/2020$1.29$213.002.42%
22TSNTyson Foods, Inc.11/30/2020$0.42$57.232.94%
23QCOMQUALCOMM Incorporated12/2/2020$0.65$123.362.11%
24VFCV.F. Corporation12/9/2020$0.49$67.202.92%
25WMTWalmart Inc.12/10/2020$0.54$138.751.56%
26DPZDomino's Pizza Inc12/14/2020$0.78$378.320.82%

I'll try and update with any purchases I make. 

Don't forget to vote on Tuesday if you have not already!

Signed,

Mitch

Monday, August 31, 2020

My First Stock Split

 I've waited a long time but I finally owned a stock that split. Apple did a stock split and my 3 shares of Apple in my Robinhood Account turned into 12 shares at 1/4 of the price. Apple ended this past Friday at around $500/share, so 1 share at $500 turned into 4 shares at $125. 

I did appreciate the Robinhood App giving multiple notices of this stock split. I think Robinhood gave these notices primarily to reduce questions for customer support. 

A split like this makes me optimistic because I see the stock price of Apple continuing to rise. I am able to buy partial shares with Robinhood but if I wanted to buy a full share, it is easier to buy it at $125/$130 per share than $500 per share. 

I do have a lot of "regrets" right now with not buying more Apple stock but hindsight is 20/20. I am lucky to be in a position where I am able to invest money and not be living paycheck to paycheck. 

Signed,

Mitch

Monday, January 20, 2020

Investing Update 1/20/2020

Here is this week's investing update -

The stock market is closed today (Monday, Jan 20th) due to the observance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

1/1/20201/19/2020Change since Jan 1stAvg/Week
Robinhood Portfolio Value$7,085.47$7,278.94$193.47
Money from my pocket$5,658.98$5,658.98$0.00$0.00
Dividends$418.94$429.45$10.51$3.68
Gains/Realized & Unrealized$1,007.55$1,190.51$182.96

My overall portfolio has increased $193.47 since January 1st. I have received $10.51 in dividends in 2020 and added $0 from my pocket. That means the other $182.96 increase came from the value of my stocks going up.

Here are the year-to-date numbers on my dividends -

Dividends Received in 2020$10.51
# of Dividends Received in 202017
Average Dividend Payment Amount$0.618

This past week I received $5.18 in dividends from the following companies -

MKC$0.62
MDLZ$0.86
MAIN$0.21
O$0.23
ITW$1.07
STAG$0.36
USB$1.68
KDP$0.15

I'm projected to get 4 dividends this week.

Hope your January has been going well!

Signed,

Mitch

Sunday, January 12, 2020

Investing Update 1/12/2020

Here is this week's investing update -

1/1/20201/12/2020Change since Jan 1stAvg/Week
Robinhood Portfolio Value$7,085.47$7,123.12$37.65
Money from my pocket$5,658.98$5,658.98$0.00$0.00
Dividends$418.94$424.27$5.33$3.11
Gains/Realized & Unrealized$1,007.55$1,039.87$32.32

My overall portfolio has increased $37.65 since January 1st. I have received $5.33 in dividends in 2020 and added $0 from my pocket. That means the other $32.32 increase came from the value of my stocks going up.

Here are the year-to-date numbers on my dividends -

Dividends Received in 2020$5.33
# of Dividends Received in 20209
Average Dividend Payment Amount$0.592

I'm projected to get 8 dividends this week.

I hope you have a good week!

Signed,

Mitch