Tag: consumer discretionary

  • Today I bought 10 shares of Amazon

    Today I bought 10 shares of Amazon

    I know… I know… Amazon is not a dividend stock and the stock price has taken a beating recently. That’s mostly why I decided to spend about $1,100 on 10 shares. The price is depressed about 50% off its all time high. With the recent 20 to 1 split a single share is now more […]

  • Amid current challenges Target hikes dividend 20%

    Amid current challenges Target hikes dividend 20%

    This is why I hold Target in my portfolio. They remain a solid company despite short term difficulties all retailers face. This marks 51 years of consecutive dividend growth. Target on Thursday said its board raised the quarterly dividend to $1.08 from 90 cents previously. The annual payout of $4.32 represents a yield of about […]

  • Leggett & Platt increases dividend 4.8%

    Leggett & Platt increases dividend 4.8%

    Leggett & Platt (LEG) announced its next dividend of $0.44 per share, a 4.8% increase over the company’s previous payout of $0.42. Leggett & Platt (LEG) has a current dividend yield of 4.63% and is rated as “Safe” by SimplySafeDividends. I hold LEG in my Low & Medium Yield Portfolios. In total LEG is 1.2% of my […]

  • Target shares sink 25% in pre-market trading on lower earnings

    Target shares sink 25% in pre-market trading on lower earnings

    Sales at the Minneapolis-based retailer increased in the most recent quarter as shoppers spent more on food and groceries and even luggage as they prepared to travel again, but supply-chain costs and inflationary pressures cut into profits. Like Walmart Inc., its larger rival, Target reported quarterly earnings that missed Wall Street’s forecasts. Target shares fell nearly 25% to […]

  • Genuine Parts Company Completes Acquisition of Kaman Distribution Group

    Genuine Parts Company Completes Acquisition of Kaman Distribution Group

    Genuine Parts Company (NYSE: GPC) (“GPC”), a leading distributor of automotive and industrial replacement parts, announced today that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Motion Industries, Inc. (“Motion”) has completed the purchase of Kaman Distribution Group (“KDG”) for a purchase price of approximately $1.3 billion in cash, effective January 3, 2022. KDG is a leading power transmission, automation and […]

  • 2021 Yields in Review

    2021 Yields in Review

    2021 comes to an end. Procter & Gamble issues recall, Exxon CFO takes on debt, Self Storage is booming, I review some of my best performers of the year, and much much more!

  • Target posts sales gains and boasts plenty of inventory for holidays

    Target posts sales gains and boasts plenty of inventory for holidays

    Comparable sales, those from stores or digital channels operating at least 12 months, rose 12.7% for the quarter ended Oct. 30. E-commerce sales rose 29% in the quarter. “We’ve seen strength throughout the year,” said Target Chief Executive Brian Cornell on a call with reporters. Sales rose strongly in each of the five main categories […]

  • Positive VIB3S

    Positive VIB3S

    I get a 4 out of 5 in podcast quality, I rebalance a portfolio for sector exposure, receive a shareholder letter that I’ve never received before, and more!

  • One step forward two steps back

    One step forward two steps back

    https://media.blubrry.com/chasingtheyield/chasingtheyield.com/mp3/2021-08-23-CTY018.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 21:36 — 15.5MB) | EmbedSubscribe Android | Blubrry | Podchaser | Podcast Index | RSS | MoreChasing the Yield – August 23, 2021 Episode 18 Value 4 Value podcastingListen to this podcast on PodFriend News https://www.chasingtheyield.com/2021/08/18/target-sales-up-8-9-year-over-year/ https://www.chasingtheyield.com/2021/08/18/main-street-capital-announces-38-5-million-in-investments/ https://www.chasingtheyield.com/2021/08/19/jjs-ceo-announces-hes-stepping-down/ Portfolio Update LowYield MediumYield HighYield Week -2.02% -2.37% -3.52% […]

  • Target sales up 8.9% year over year

    Target sales up 8.9% year over year

    Let’s hope that waning consumer confidence doesn’t drag things down as summer moves into fall. Target Corp. TGT -1.32% reported increased revenue in the second quarter as more people returned to stores and online spending moderated compared with last summer, when the Covid-19 pandemic upended shopping habits. The retailer said comparable sales, which include in-store and online purchases, for […]