Nov 17, 2017

Nov 16, 2017

Stock Buy - UBSI (35 shares, $46 dividend income)

United Bankshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:UBSI) provides commercial and retail banking services and is the parent company of its two banking franchises: United Bank, with locations in Washington, D.C., Virginia, and Montgomery County, Maryland: and United Bank, Inc., with locations in West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Hagerstown, MD. (src: company profile)

UBSI is a strong bank with a 44-year history of raising dividends. This sector will benefit from eventual rising interest rates. In the meantime I will wait and patiently collect their 3.8% yielding dividend :))

This purchase will add $46 annual dividend income to my dividend stock portfolio

Basic info:
Market CAP: 3.6B   EPS: $1.90    Dividend: $1.32 (3.87%)


Nov 9, 2017

Stock Buy - DDR (100 shares, $76 dividend income)

DDR Corp. (NYSE:DDRis a REIT that owns and manages 286 retail properties, representing 97 million square feet in the continental United States, Southeast and Midwest, with significant concentrations in Florida, Georgia, Ohio and North Carolina, as well as Puerto Rico.
With online shopping (aka Amazon) killing off brick & mortar stores everywhere, the REIT space for shopping centers in a world of pain right now.  Recent natural disasters did not help their situation in the south especially devastated Puerto Rico with 12 properties there. I'm betting DDR can recover and hopefully thrive again in these markets. This is definitely a risky bet ! <crossing my fingers:)>

This purchase will add $76 annual dividend income to my dividend stock portfolio

Basic info:
Market CAP: 2.9B   EPS: -$0.43 Dividend: $0.76(9.5%)



Oct 23, 2017

Stock Buy - CAH (18 shares, $33 dividend income)

Cardinal Health, Inc. (NYSE:CAH) is a healthcare services and products company, providing customized solutions for hospitals, health systems, pharmacies, ambulatory surgery centers, clinical laboratories and physician offices worldwide.

Recent healthcare news in US election politics and public outcry due to sky-rocketing drug costs have make this sector very unpopular. This is not a bad thing in terms of investing so I'm adding this position to slowly get some stable income and growth from it.

This purchase will add $33 annual dividend income to my dividend stock portfolio

Basic info:

Market CAP: 21B   EPS: $4.03  Dividend: $1.85(2.77%)



Sep 20, 2017

Stock Buy - LTC (25 shares, $57 dividend income)

LTC Properties Inc. (NYSE:LTC) is a healthcare REIT investing in seniors housing and health care properties spanning 28 states.
The 2 things certain in life are Death and Taxes so senior housing is fast becoming a necessity of life as we start to live longer. This company has been in business since 1992 with a long history of dividend payouts and decent revenues. This is the kind of stable income stock I like.

This purchase will add $57 annual dividend income to my dividend stock portfolio

Basic info:
Market CAP: 1.8B   EPS: $2.27  Dividend: $2.28(4.79%)