Welcome back to Dividend Stock Investing for the Common Man! Thank you stopping by and supporting the idea of investing in dividend paying stocks for the long term. I wanted to recap last week's picks for you since it is important to review all investments on a weekly, if not daily, basis.
It was a 16 for 35 week. 46% of my picks increased in value. Dick's Sporting Goods (DKS), Apple, Inc. (AAPL), Plum Creek Timber Co., Inc (PCL). and Applied Materials, Inc.(AMAT) were the big winners. Although we made some serious cash this week it is not how many times you win short term, but rather which investments can provide you with a steady income stream over the long term. When investing in dividend paying stocks you are protecting yourself from stock market volatility. If the market goes down one quarter, the dividend payment will help recoup the losses.
I like companies such as Eli Lily & Co. (LLY) and E I Du Pont De Nemours And Co (DD) because they are best of breed and have a huge pipeline of products. Let them work hard to profit so they can maintain their dividend and increase it year over year. As a shareholder, it is like receiving a raise each year. Reinvest your dividends to maximize your profits!
Until next time friends, keep investing as much as you can on a weekly basis. Perform your due diligence and invest in companies that you feel comfortable with. Do not risk your hard earned dollars by investing in unknown, unreliable companies.
Feel free to watch the great videos below, featuring some of this week's winners!
Company Name/Stock Ticker/Stock Price 6/17/12/Stock Price 6/22/12
Wells Fargo & Company(NYSE:WFC) $32.45 $32.81
The J.M. Smucker Company(NYSE:SJM) $75.77 $75.60
United Technologies Corporation(NYSE:UTX) $74.49 $75.20
Microsoft Corporation(NASDAQ:MSFT) $30.02 $30.70
CommonWealth REIT(NYSE:CWH) $18.07 $18.17
The Wendy's Company(NASDAQ:WEN) $4.51 $4.54
Johnson Controls, Inc.(NYSE:JCI) $28.21 $26.95
Coach, Inc.(NYSE:COH) $61.21 $59.79
E I Du Pont De Nemours And Co(NYSE:DD) $50.24 $49.96
Waste Management, Inc.(NYSE:WM) $32.50 $32.37
Brandywine Realty Trust(NYSE:BDN) $11.59 $11.25
Plum Creek Timber Co. Inc.(NYSE:PCL) $37.62 $38.23
Metlife Inc(NYSE:MET) $29.96 $30.03
Lowe's Companies, Inc.(NYSE:LOW) $28.05 $27.31
Principal Financial Group Inc(NYSE:PFG) $25.40 $24.85
Unilever plc (ADR)(NYSE:UL) $32.69 $32.68
International Business Machines Corp.(NYSE:IBM) $199.10 $193.70
CA, Inc.(NASDAQ:CA) $26.31 $26.13
NIKE, Inc.(NYSE:NKE) $101.75 $99.40
Eli Lilly & Co.(NYSE:LLY) $41.99 $42.07
Abbott Laboratories(NYSE:ABT) $62.50 $62.32
Philip Morris International Inc.(NYSE:PM) $87.73 $86.01
Apple Inc.(NASDAQ:AAPL) $574.13 $582.10
American Water Works Co., Inc.(NYSE:AWK) $33.70 $33.34
Applied Materials, Inc.(NASDAQ:AMAT) $10.99 $11.23
Teleflex Incorporated(NYSE:TFX) $59.29 $60.78
Public Storage(NYSE:PSA) $137.78 $137.99
The Chubb Corporation(NYSE:CB) $71.52 $71.33
American Capital Agency Corp.(NASDAQ:AGNC) $33.60 $32.53
Anworth Mortgage Asset Corporation(NYSE:ANH) $6.84 $6.97
Duke Energy Corporation(NYSE:DUK) $23.26 $22.88
Monsanto Company(NYSE:MON) $78.70 $78.45
State Street Corporation(NYSE:STT) $43.85 $43.91
HSBC Holdings plc (ADR)(NYSE:HBC) $43.08 $43.89
Dicks Sporting Goods Inc(NYSE:DKS) $45.80 $47.53
Dick's Sporting Goods Inc.
Apple, Inc. CEO Tim Cook Discusses Steve Jobs, Innovation & More
Michael Splinter, CEO of Applied Materials
Plum Creek Timber Co CEO Rick Holley
Interview with Evan Lee, Eli Lilly
DuPont CEO Ellen Kullman 2012 Global Marathon Welcome Address