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Swapping Apple For Apple - October Dividend Portfolio Update

Published Mon, 04 Nov 2019 07:04:42 -0500 on Seeking Alpha

It's earnings season and across the board the results have mostly been better than expected, sending markets to all-time highs especially driven by the large gains in Microsoft (MSFT), Apple (AAPL) and UnitedHealth Group (UNH).

Source: financeandmarkets.com
It has gotten pretty quiet on the trade frontier. Trump generated no visible noise and instead celebrated the most recent rally of the markets, while the unusual comment by the Chinese that they are uncertain how binding such a trade deal with Trump will be given his impulsive nature shortly irritated the markets before more earnings surprises and a strong job report reignited the rally.
Portfolio Changes October
It was a busy month for me, probably too busy, despite only investing net capital of around $800. I exited and reshuffled some small positions and marginally trimmed Apple ahead of earnings (a mistake from a total return perspective but what I considered prudent given the large share in my portfolio), started a bunch of new and small positions while at the same time kept on growing existing ones.
I sold shares of German car rental and leasing company Sixt (OTC:SXTSY) and exchanged them for the higher yielding and cheaper preferred stock and thereby increasing annual dividend income by around $5.
Further, I exited Activision Blizzard (ATVI) as it did not really fit my increased dividend focus and also generated negative headlines in Hong Kong. I may get back to the stock if it drops back into... Read more

Stock name Last trade   P/E Earnings/Share Dividend/Share Dividend yield
FRONTIER COMMUNICATIONS 1.15   0.0 -58.14 2.40 201.68
APOLLO INVESTMENT 16.78   14.2 1.18 1.80 10.73
TEEKAY TANKERS 1.20   0.0 -0.03 0.00 10.08
MACQUARIE INFRASTRUCTURE 39.63   34.2 1.16 4.00 10.04
B&G FOODS 19.58   7.2 2.72 1.90 9.75
APOLLO COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE FINANCE 19.35   12.6 1.54 1.84 9.57
MPLX LP 28.61   12.4 2.30 2.67 9.28
ARES CAPITAL 19.19   10.5 1.82 1.60 8.39
STARWOOD PROPERTY TRUST 24.39   18.5 1.32 1.92 7.95
CENTURYLINK 13.53   0.0 -7.43 1.00 7.94
ALTRIA GROUP 44.46   13.2 3.36 3.36 7.23
FRONTLINE 8.72   21.3 0.41 0.00 6.87
SENIOR HOUSING PROPERTIES 8.89   0.0 -0.34 0.60 6.73
BP 37.67   14.3 2.64 2.44 6.45
ABBVIE 70.83   26.0 2.72 4.28 6.28
ENTERPRISE PRODUCTS 28.68   12.4 2.31 1.76 6.13
PHILIP MORRIS INTERNATIONAL 74.90   14.9 5.03 4.68 6.12
EPR PROPERTIES 77.15   22.8 3.38 4.50 5.84
MAIN STREET CAPITAL 43.18   16.8 2.57 2.46 5.69
AT&T 38.38   16.1 2.38 2.04 5.43
PEBBLEBROOK HOTEL TRUST 28.65   0.0 -0.41 1.52 5.23
ROYAL DUTCH SHELL B 70.13   0.0 0.00 3.76 5.23
SIMON PROPERTY GROUP 155.27   20.8 7.48 8.40 5.21
CANADIAN IMPERIAL BANK OF COMMERCE 81.35   9.5 8.59 4.33 5.17
KINDER MORGAN 20.42   20.6 0.99 1.00 4.94
STAG INDUSTRIAL 29.50   47.6 0.62 1.43 4.93
EXXON MOBIL 71.98   17.3 4.15 3.48 4.83
BANK OF NOVA SCOTIA 56.20   11.2 5.02 2.70 4.79
DOMINION RESOURCES 78.54   53.8 1.46 3.67 4.77
CORESITE REALTY 116.12   54.5 2.13 4.88 4.43
BROOKFIELD INFRASTRUCTURE PARTNERS LP 47.35   1.0 0.03 2.01 4.25
WELLS FARGO 48.65   10.0 4.84 2.04 4.22
SOUTHERN COMPANY 59.99   14.0 4.28 2.48 4.19
VERIZON COMM 60.43   15.8 3.83 2.46 4.04
TORONTO-DOMINION BANK 56.54   11.9 4.74 2.22 4.02
ROYAL BANK OF CANADA 78.79   11.9 6.61 3.16 4.00
BLACKSTONE GROUP LP 52.24   29.4 1.78 1.92 3.87
PFIZER 37.28   17.0 2.19 1.44 3.85
GENERAL MOTORS 39.07   6.2 6.29 1.52 3.84
GILEAD SCIENCES 66.36   14.4 4.61 2.52 3.76
REALTY INCOME 74.49   56.9 1.31 2.72 3.69
AVAGO TECHNOLOGIES 300.58   37.1 8.11 10.60 3.60
GENERAL MILLS 54.09   18.6 2.90 1.96 3.59
3M 170.58   20.6 8.28 5.76 3.41
WALGREENS BOOTS ALLIANCE 55.56   10.9 5.10 1.83 3.22
MORGAN STANLEY 44.32   9.7 4.59 1.40 3.21
CVS CAREMARK 63.90   17.9 3.57 2.00 3.14
COCA-COLA 55.11   33.6 1.64 1.60 2.94
JOHNSON & JOHNSON 130.43   21.6 6.03 3.80 2.93
CISCO SYSTEMS 49.93   19.2 2.60 1.40 2.85
PEPSICO 137.29   15.2 9.02 3.82 2.81
JPMORGAN CHASE 117.91   12.0 9.79 3.60 2.74
UNILEVER 60.75   0.0 0.00 1.86 2.58
PROCTER & GAMBLE 122.77   90.3 1.36 2.98 2.49
TD AMERITRADE HOLDING 49.38   13.1 3.76 1.20 2.47
BANK OF AMERICA 29.67   10.6 2.80 0.72 2.45
INTEL 53.01   12.4 4.29 1.26 2.43
TARGET 108.94   18.0 6.04 2.64 2.43
TEXAS INSTRUMENTS 130.22   23.8 5.47 3.08 2.42
COLGATE PALMOLIVE 72.29   27.5 2.63 1.72 2.38
HOME DEPOT 233.80   23.3 10.04 5.44 2.33
MCDONALDS 212.15   27.9 7.61 4.64 2.21
ALBEMARLE 69.28   13.5 5.12 1.47 2.15
HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL 168.63   17.9 9.44 3.28 1.93
UNITEDHEALTH GROUP 230.10   17.3 13.32 4.32 1.86
APPLE 223.08   19.0 11.73 3.08 1.42
DHT HOLDINGS 5.90   0.0 -0.02 0.08 1.37
MICROSOFT 137.52   27.1 5.07 1.84 1.35
WALT DISNEY 137.50   17.3 7.93 1.76 1.30
FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE 34.62   15.0 2.30 0.45 1.29
EQT 12.29   0.0 -1.41 0.12 1.02
NIKE 87.67   35.2 2.49 0.88 1.01
ACTIVISION BLIZZARD 55.45   25.3 2.19 0.37 0.66
VISA 177.98   34.2 5.21 1.00 0.57
GENERAL ELECTRIC 9.26   0.0 -2.15 0.04 0.44
NVIDIA 184.27   41.6 4.43 0.64 0.35
ALLIANZ SE 23.20   0.0 0.00 0.00 0.00
BAYERISCHE MOTOREN WERKE 23.77   0.0 0.00 0.00 0.00
DAIMLER 52.83   0.0 0.00 0.00 0.00

FRONTIER COMMUNICATIONS - FTR
FRONTIER COMMUNICATIONS - FTR  


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