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messjim123 21 posts  |  Last Activity: Aug 28, 2014 1:07 PM Member since: Jan 16, 2008
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  • I am looking to invest in a couple stocks which pay monthly dividends: I have a couple of questions:
    1. Are you currently invested in O?
    2. Would you put new money into O at this time?
    3. Or wait for a pull back to put in NEW money?
    4. I am looking for a montly income stream as a supplement for my retirement, any recommendations of solid companies to look at?

    I am months away, I am not conerened about losing the capital if the price dorps as I would not be selling the shares anyway, I am just looking for a reasonably safe investment that will continue to pay for years. I understand we cannot guarantee the future and my one small concern is the payout ratio, on the Yahoo finance page it appears the current payout of O is 235%? I just do not know if that is sustainable? Any thoughts?
    Thanks

    Sentiment: Hold

  • Reply to

    Wow, this board sure is quiet

    by kaptain_lou Aug 27, 2014 9:09 PM
    messjim123 messjim123 Aug 28, 2014 1:04 PM Flag

    So David4801, I am looking to invest in a couple stocks which pay monthly dividends, are you currently in O? Would you put new money into O at this time, or as some expect wait for a pull back. I am looking for a montly income stream as a supplement for my retirement. I am months away, I am not conerened about losing the capital if the price dorps as I would not be selling the shares anyway, I am just looking for a reasonably safe investment that will continue to pay for years. I understand we cannot guarantee the future and my one small concern is the payout ratio, on the Yahoo finance page it appears the current payout of O is 235%? I just do not know if that is sustainable? Any thoughts?
    Thanks

    Sentiment: Hold

  • Reply to

    New money to invest

    by messjim123 Aug 19, 2014 2:49 PM
    messjim123 messjim123 Aug 27, 2014 2:05 PM Flag

    Thanks heathendaddy,
    yep I already purchased some LNCO I am also looking at EPD.

    Thanks

    Sentiment: Buy

  • Reply to

    New money to invest

    by messjim123 Aug 19, 2014 2:49 PM
    messjim123 messjim123 Aug 27, 2014 2:04 PM Flag

    Thanks jim_in_spfld appreciate the information.

    Sentiment: Buy

  • messjim123 by messjim123 Aug 19, 2014 2:49 PM Flag

    I am looking for a monthly dividend paying mutual fund or individual stock. I am looking at Reaves Utility or Realty Income which is a Monthly paying REIT dividend stock. I currently own 7 dividend paying stocks, Cisco, COP, D ( Dominion Utility ), GE, JNJ, and PG and SO ( Southern Utility ).
    I am curious of opinions.

    Sentiment: Buy

  • Reply to

    The way forward

    by zidnuz2 Aug 6, 2014 6:42 PM
    messjim123 messjim123 Aug 19, 2014 11:03 AM Flag

    miltonverdoot,
    Thanks for the reply on what you own, I see that I own 5 of the same companies for the same reason. I own, D, SO, COP, BAC (which I know is a risk), GE, PG, and CSCO. I am looking for just 2 additional stocks that will have growth prospects and FCF to increase their dividends for the next 5 to 10 years. I was looking at Microsoft but 1 technology company is enough. I am looking at some pipeline companies or a strong REIT. Thanks miltonverdoot.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • messjim123 by messjim123 Aug 15, 2014 12:02 PM Flag

    So I just came across Macquarie Infrastructure company LLC, and in looking at some of the numbers I see the payourt ratio for the dividend is 350%. Can someone who has been invested in this company help me understand how they can continue to keep that dividend if in fact the payout is 350%.
    I am very interested in those who understand what the company is doing and the future direction.
    Thanks

    Sentiment: Hold

  • I am curious if those invested in VPU are also putting new money into VPU or just re-investing dividends. I currently own Southern (SO) and Dominion (D) for individual stocks for utilities. I am thinking about buying into VPU more for the dividend and safety in the number of utilities it owns. This is for retirement which I am getting ready to enter in the next 6 months.
    Thanks

    Sentiment: Buy

  • Reply to

    The way forward

    by zidnuz2 Aug 6, 2014 6:42 PM
    messjim123 messjim123 Aug 8, 2014 1:23 PM Flag

    Hello Miltonverdoot
    Would you be so kind as to share you other income producing stocks so those of us who are close to retirement can understand what others are investing in for retirement income.
    Thanks

    Sentiment: Buy

  • messjim123 by messjim123 Aug 8, 2014 1:16 PM Flag

    Dominion Declares Quarterly Dividend Of 60 Cents
    RICHMOND, Va., Aug. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The board of directors of Dominion (NYSE:D) has declared a quarterly dividend of 60 cents per share of common stock.

    Dividends are payable on Sept. 20, 2014, to shareholders of record at the close of business Aug. 29, 2014.

    This is the 346th consecutive dividend that Dominion or its predecessor company has paid holders of common stock. The company's last quarterly dividend was declared May 19, 2014

    Sentiment: Buy

  • Reply to

    For Long Term Investors in SO

    by messjim123 Jul 21, 2014 10:19 PM
    messjim123 messjim123 Jul 30, 2014 2:48 PM Flag

    Hello caray11,
    Please correct me if I am wrong I am not an accountant. Captial gains is only experienced when you sell the stock at a gain. If a person is investing for the dividend and using the dividend to re-invest for the long term say 10 to 20 years. As long as the dividend is not at risk you are not exposed to capital gains as long as the investment is in a TAX defered account like a IRA or 401K correct. Now eventually a person if they build a large enough portofolio say 10 companies each with say 2 K shares and each share is paying 1$ in dividend then at retirement a person could collect 20K dollars from investment to supplement SS. Does this sound reasonable.
    Thanks for your reply

    Sentiment: Buy

  • Reply to

    For Long Term Investors in SO

    by messjim123 Jul 21, 2014 10:19 PM
    messjim123 messjim123 Jul 30, 2014 2:42 PM Flag

    allgamachee,
    I currently have SO and D for utilities I am doing very well with both. Have owned both for 10 years, not quite at the level your at but adding every quarter. I am looking for 1 more utility, I am looking at WEC ( Wisconsin Electric ) is currently paying 3.30% and ED ( consolidated Edison ) is paying 4.40% I believe those are the numbers. I am curious of other utilities you have beyond SO.
    Thanks

    Sentiment: Buy

  • I am looking for 1 or 2 additional companies to add to my Dividend portfolio. I am curious of those of you Long Term holders of CBI if you beleive CBI is a Long Term Holder with good potential for dividend growth. I perceive it to be a solid play in the infr-structure arena. I am also looking at VZ which I know is a different industry. I currently own, BAC, COP, CSCO, D, GE, JNJ, PG, SO. Thoughts and ideas are welcome.
    Thanks

    Sentiment: Buy

  • Reply to

    Why is stock down so much at the moment?

    by moosecalf Jul 25, 2014 9:48 AM
    messjim123 messjim123 Jul 25, 2014 10:40 AM Flag

    I am looking for a long term infr structure company to invest in. Any thoughts on the Long Term viability of CBI would be appreciated. I have build a considerable portfolio of dividend paying stocks. I am torn between CBI and VZ. Any thoughts on CBI vs VZ?

  • Reply to

    Long Term D investors

    by messjim123 Jul 22, 2014 9:51 AM
    messjim123 messjim123 Jul 24, 2014 12:37 PM Flag

    Thanks wallstreetwally.

    Sentiment: Buy

  • Reply to

    For Long Term Investors in SO

    by messjim123 Jul 21, 2014 10:19 PM
    messjim123 messjim123 Jul 23, 2014 4:08 PM Flag

    Thanks floodkid2130. I have owned SO since 2010, it has done nicely for me and those dividends keep going up, and I re-invest. I am close to retirement and will have a nice flow of income from my 10 or so dividend paying stocks. It will be a nice supplement to my SS and the plan is not to touch the principal I have in my 401K just pull the divys as they are paid. Thanks

  • Reply to

    For Long Term Investors in SO

    by messjim123 Jul 21, 2014 10:19 PM
    messjim123 messjim123 Jul 23, 2014 4:05 PM Flag

    thanks dividendseeker, that is what I have done, I am just curious if anyone would put NEW money into SO at this point? thanks

    Sentiment: Buy

  • Reply to

    Long Term D investors

    by messjim123 Jul 22, 2014 9:51 AM
    messjim123 messjim123 Jul 23, 2014 3:31 PM Flag

    Thanks killroywashere2013, I have been holding D for about 10 years now, I wish it were 30 years. I too re-invest all my dividends. I am confident in the management and the direction of the compnay I am just not sure about investing NEW money at this price. Any thoughts?

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • messjim123 by messjim123 Jul 22, 2014 9:51 AM Flag

    I am a LT D investor. I am curious of the overall sentitment of other LT investors regarding adding new money into D.

    I understand the concept of dollar cost averaging so please do not go there. I am more interested in those who have been LT investors of D for 10+ years or more and if you continue to invest or if you are holding for a pullback?

  • I am a LT investor. I am curious of the overall sentitment of other LT investors regarding adding new money into SO.

    I understand the concept of dollar cost averaging so please do not go there. I am more interested in those who have been LT investors of SO for 10+ years or more and if you continue to invest or if you are holding for a pullback?

    Also if you are willing to share are you investing:
    1 monthly via DRIP, or quarterly etc.
    2 and what other utilities are you actively investing in for LT.

    Thanks
    MessJim

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

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