Hey everyone the first quarter has been a quite successful, concerning my investments activities, I was able to increase my projected dividend income by more than 230 EUR to almost 2 300 EUR. In other words I am on track to reach full year dividend income of 2 750 EUR until the end of the year. Nevertheless the market still offer quite some opportunities out there and I will mention a few stocks which are on my list for the next three months.
UNIQA Insurance Group AG is a diversified insurance company that operates as a direct insurer in two core markets: Austria and Central and Eastern Europe. The company operates a product portfolio that focuses primarily on life insurance, property and casualty insurance, followed by health insurance. Uniqa generates revenue through the premiums on these products. The company focuses on its position as a direct insurer as it attempts to expand the number of customers seeking coverage, while aiming to gradually restructure low-margin portfolios that it manage.
At the moment the company is priced at 8.93 EUR and pays a yearly dividend of 0.51 EUR, the expected dividend for 2019 will be 0.53 EUR. This makes it a yield of 5.93%.
Since the I own this stock I am always adding on yearly basis around 100 additional shares to my portfolio and I will do so this year as well before the ex-dividend date which is at the 29th of May.
Bayer is a German healthcare and agriculture conglomerate. Healthcare provides over half of the company’s sales and includes pharmaceutical drugs as well as vitamins and animal health products. The company has a crop science business that includes seeds, pesticides, herbicides, and fungicides, which was expanded through the acquisition of Monsanto.
This is quite an interesting pick I know, but all the trouble they are having right know with Monsanto, I am quite sure the company will come back stronger. As I am quite sure the price will decrease further, I am will watch this stock carefully in the next months.
At the moment the company is priced at 57.60 EUR and pays a yearly dividend of 2.80 EUR. This makes it a yield of 4.86%.
Valero Energy Corporation (VLO) operates as an independent petroleum refining and marketing company. The company operates through three segments: Refining, Ethanol, and Retail. The Refining segment engages in refining, wholesale marketing, product supply and distribution, and transportation operations. It produces conventional gasoline, distillates, jet fuel, asphalt, petrochemicals, lubricants, and other refined products. The Ethanol segment produces ethanol and distillers grains. The Retail segment sells transportation fuels at retail stores and unattended self-service cardlocks; convenience store merchandise and services in retail stores; and home heating oil to residential customers. The company was formerly known as Valero Refining and Marketing Company and changed its name to Valero Energy Corporation in August 1997. Valero Energy Corporation was founded in 1955 and is based in San Antonio, Texas.
This company is another pick, which continues my investments in the energy sector. What I like the most about those energy stocks is the low debt to equity ratio.
At the moment the company is priced at 84.83 USD and pays a yearly dividend of 3.60 USD. This makes it a yield of 4.24%.
Prudential Financial Inc. (PRU) is a multinational financial services company that offers insurance, investment management, and real-estate services to its retail and institutional customers. Notable products and services provided include life insurance, annuities, mutual funds, pension and retirement-related investments, administration and asset management, and securities brokerage services. The company is based out of Newark, New Jersey and was founded in 1875. Prudential Financial is largely affected by interest rates and foreign currency exchange. Prolonged periods of low interest rates could take a toll on Prudential Financial’s profitability. Prudential Financial has been paying dividends since 1996, and has been increasing them consistently since 2009. Prudential Financial pays its dividends quarterly.
This is a company, which is on my watch list since quite a while. In December I missed to pull the investment trigger but I know I will do that sooner or later.
At the moment the company is priced at 91.88 USD and pays a yearly dividend of 4.00 USD. This makes it a yield of 4.35%.
Keep on investing guys!!
What do you think about my watch list? Anything in common on your side?
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