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What Did You Buy Today?
80 shares of T and 47 shares of CAH. This was from the proceeds of my GE sale and some expired put options.
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I bought 100 MSFT, 50 MMM, and 100 D and sold some out of TGT after the big run it had. That was my first purchase of MMM stock ever. I have been waiting to get in and thought mine as well pull the trigger today lol
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Buys for the month:
Initiated new positions in TD (from the toronto exchange) and Assa Abloy. (stockholm exchange)
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Nice buy on TD. I own myself. I bought my last stock for 2017 lol. Added to PM today down $3. MO and PM are 2 of my top picks headed into 2018. On another note GIS looking good after earnings. All of a sudden those food stocks are strong. Boy was that AMZN and WFM news over blown. Which makes me think maybe CVS and WBA are good buys here as well.
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CVS will be my last buy of 2017. Waiting for some $ to transfer to my account.
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Picked up 14 shares of CVS for an initial purchase.
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Initiated a position in $PFE today. Recently brought $GIS to a full position. Have been adding to $WEC

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Sold ABC, GE, MDU.

Bought AWK, JNJ, MA, MMM, AND NEE.
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Hey Eric. Curious. Why AWK? I love the stock but its had such a great run so far for a utility. Why not a stock like D or AEP instead which has come down in price? Love all your other buys. Huge fan of NEE
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(12-28-2017, 04:09 PM)divmenow Wrote: Hey Eric. Curious. Why AWK? I love the stock but its had such a great run so far for a utility. Why not a stock like D or AEP instead which has come down in price? Love all your other buys. Huge fan of NEE

I've been watching AWK for a couple years and it is always overvalued, and I have always avoided buying it because of that. In the meantime it has gone up another 50%+ and had a couple more 10% dividend raises. I just decided I didn't want to watch it anymore and decided to make the plunge and add it to the portfolio.

It's currently on the low end of its 50-60% payout ratio target and has raised the dividend at a 10% annual rate over the last 5 years. I think there's a good chance that continues going forward. I like the business it operates in, and also think the corporate tax cut should benefit it as it currently has an effective tax rate of ~40%.

I considered AEP as well, but purchased NEE instead to go along with D, WEC and XEL as my utility holdings.
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