Tuesday, January 15, 2013

"Jan 13" - US Transactions & Portfolio Update


Counters
No. of Shares
Average Price (USD)
Total Value (USD) based on average price
Market Price (USD)
Total Value (USD) based on market price
Total Dividends collected (USD) since purchase
Verizon (VZ)
20
43.22
864.40
43.59
871.80
0.00
AT&T (T)
20
34.43
688.60
34.37
687.40
0.00
Coca-Cola (KO)
5
37.07
185.35
36.96
184.80
0.00
Total USD
 
 
1,738.35
 
1,744.00
0.00

With effect from Jan 2013, I will also be including my US Portfolio as I begin my quest to search for more value in the overseas market. For the month of Jan 13, I have initiated a small position in Verizon (VZ), AT&T (T) and Coca-Cola (KO).

Verizon (V) - I decided to purchase Verizon immediately after it went Ex-dividend on 8 Jan 2013, paying out $0.515 as dividends. Though the stock currently trades at a premium to its peers and the rest of the S&P index, I find its low beta and dividend attractiveness as a major support which will provide protection downside support. The stock is currently trading at a P/E of about 17.6 and dividend yield of 4.7%.

AT&T (T) - AT&T is a widely brand name across the county and has strong balance sheet. It usually has a wide operating margin and very good dividend yield as well. If I were to pick one weakness from this, it would be that it has run up quite a lot these recent months. Having said that, I am initiating a small position and will monitor further. The stock is currently trading at a P/E of about 14 and dividend yield of 5.25%.

Coca-Cola (KO) - This stock needs no further introduction. It has been a darling stocks for investors all these years. I find that current price of Coca-Cola is rather unwarranted. It has good balance sheet, good exposure to emerging markets and good profit margins. The stock currently trades more expensively than its closest peers, PEPSI but I believe the attractiveness of the company makes it a premium than its peers. It currently yields at about 2.76% and will keep on growing based on past records.

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