|Stock||Shares||Avg Cost||Current Price||Dividends Received||Pct Change||R3K Change||Diff|
|IRR Since 12/31/10||-0.9%|
Here are the expected dividends:
|Estimated Dividends for Next year|
|Stock||Shares||Ann Dividend / Share||Yield||Projected Dividend||Sector|
Here is a brief commentary on my holdings (part 1) and why I hold the security. You will note that I have added "sector" to my list of stocks. I am trying to make it so an equal proportion of dividend income comes out or each sector. I still am missing a few sectors, I do not have any basic materials (considering SCCO or FCX) nor do I have any chemical companies (such as DD or PPG).
AXS - This is Axis, a property and casualty insurer based in Bermuda. As I work in the P&C industry, I believe I can analyze these sorts of stocks far better than average. That being said, I certainly bought AXS too early as they are down 20% since I started buying. They now have a 3.5% dividend yield. They have a history of increasing their dividends annually and have gone from 7 cents a quarter in 2004 to 23 cents currently (they just went x-dividend this week). I think they are in decent financial shape. They are quite large, considering they have only been around for ten years. They are also quite diversified. Finally, the critical part is they are trading at about 75% of book value. Companies like AXS have historically traded at about 120% of book value. So they are severely discounted.
AZN - this is the British pharmaceutical, AstraZeneca. they are huge, about $60b in market cap. They are #55 in my MFI listing. They have about a 6% dividend yield. They are my only pharma, I do probably need to get at least one more. AZN has held up quite well in the recent bloodbath.
BHK - This is a closed end fund (CEF) that specializes in corporate debt/bonds. This has been one of my best investments, as it is a flight to safety play. It yields 6.2% and it trades at a 7% discount to net asset value. It pays the dividend monthly.
More to follow...