Published Sat, 09 Nov 2019 09:48:00 -0500 on Seeking Alpha
Markets have been on a tear lately, breezing past their previous all-time highs. The recent catalysts have been better than expected earnings season, good jobs report, latest rate-cut by the Feds, and optimism on the trade talks with China. It appears more likely now that we will have continued the market rally at least until year-end. But nothing is certain, as the earnings season is over for now, and the Fed may take a pause in its pursuit of lower interest rates. So, further progress may solely depend on the outcome of trade talks. Mind you, this is only phase 1 of trade talks with China, which leaves out the resolution of more contentious issues like intellectual property theft, forcible technology transfer, etc., to a later date, most likely after the 2020 elections.
Fortunately, as long-term dividend investors, we need not pay too much attention to the day-to-day movements of the market. We need to pay attention to the quality of companies that we buy and buy them when they are being offered relatively cheap. The markets may be expensive at a given point in time, but there always are some stocks that are being traded cheap in relation to their intrinsic valuation. And that's the focus of this series of articles.
S&P 500 ETF ( SPY) six-month chart, courtesy Yahoo Finance
Irrespective of the market's day-to-day gyrations, we remain on the constant lookout for companies that offer sustainable and growing dividends and maybe trading cheap on a relative basis to... Read more
|Stock name||Last trade||P/E||Earnings/Share||Dividend/Share||Dividend yield|
|PRINCIPAL FINANCIAL GROUP||57.36||10.8||5.32||2.20||3.88|
|WALGREENS BOOTS ALLIANCE||55.56||10.9||5.10||1.83||3.22|
|JOHNSON & JOHNSON||130.43||21.6||6.03||3.80||2.93|
|AIR PRODUCTS & CHEMICALS||220.67||28.6||7.72||4.64||2.17|
|SPDR S&P 500 ETF||301.29||0.0||0.00||5.42||1.82|
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