Dividend Stock Analysis Of Kroger Co (KR)

The Kroger Co (NYSE:KR) operates as a retailer in the United States. The company operates supermarkets, multi-department stores, marketplace stores, and price impact warehouse stores. Kroger is a dividend achiever, which recently hiked quarterly dividends by 14% to 16 cents/share. This marked the 13th consecutive year of annual dividend [...]


Dividend Stock Analysis Of Medtronic PLC (MDT)

Medtronic plc (MDT) develops, manufactures, distributes, and sells device-based medical therapies to hospitals, physicians, clinicians, and patients worldwide. It operates through four segments: Cardiac and Vascular Group, Minimally Invasive Therapies Group, Restorative Therapies Group, and Diabetes Group. Q1 hedge fund letters, conference, scoops etc Last week, the company raised its quarterly [...]


My Take On Abbvie’s Recent Deal Activity

You may have heard the news that Abbvie (ABBV) is in talks to acquire biotech Allergan (AGN) in a transaction valued at $60 billion. Abbvie will offer $120.30 in cash plus 0.8660 in Abbvie shares for each Allergan share. Q1 hedge fund letters, conference, scoops etc As someone who already owns [...]


Dividend Stock Analysis Of UnitedHealth Group (UNH)

UnitedHealth Group Inc (NYSE:UNH) operates as a diversified health care company in the United States. It operates through four segments: UnitedHealthcare, OptumHealth, OptumInsight, and OptumRx. Q1 hedge fund letters, conference, scoops etc UnitedHealth Group has managed to increase dividends for 10 years in a row. The company increased its quarterly dividend [...]


Lowe’s (LOW) Dividend Stock Analysis

Lowe's Companies, Inc. (LOW), together with its subsidiaries, operates as a home improvement retailer in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. The company offers a line of products for construction, maintenance, repair, remodeling, and decorating. Lowe's is one of the Original Dividend Aristocrats from 1989. Q1 hedge fund letters, conference, [...]


Early Retirement For Dividend Investors

There are a lot of stories about people who become financially independent these days in their 30s or 40s. While these are isolated instances in the grand scheme of things, they are part of a broader movement online, where people want to take ownership of their time and retire [...]


Investing Is Part Art, Part Science

I use a few quantitative factors in my investing including streak of annual dividend increases, dividend payout ratios, growth in earnings per share, and P/E ratios. I also use qualitative factors such as moat, competitive position, industry, product or service stickiness etc. Q1 hedge fund letters, conference, scoops etc mohamed_hassan / [...]


3M Co (MMM) Dividend Stock Analysis

3M Company (MMM) operates as a diversified technology company worldwide, which operates in five segments: Industrial, Safety and Graphics, Health Care, Electronics and Energy, and Consumer segments. This analysis was shared with subscribers to my Dividend Portfolio Newsletter earlier last week. Q1 hedge fund letters, conference, scoops etc 3M is a [...]


Dividend Stock Analysis Of FedEx (FDX)

FedEx Corp. (FDX) engages in the provision of a portfolio of transportation, e-commerce, and business services. It operates through the following segments: FedEx Express, TNT Express, FedEx Ground, FedEx Freight, FedEx Services, and Other. One of its largest competitors is United Parcel Services (UPS). Q1 hedge fund letters, conference, scoops [...]


How To Improve Your Investing Over Time

As dividend investors, we focus on identifying and selecting the companies to include in our divided portfolios. The ultimate goal is achieving our stated dividend income objectives. As a result, a lot of effort is put into the company research department. I believe that this is all great. In [...]


This Is Why We Diversify

I have spent the last month discussing CVS Health (CVS) and Walgreen’s (WBA) with a lot of readers on my site. I have spent even more time discussing these companies than thinking about any of the ther companies I have a stake in. Q1 hedge fund letters, conference, scoops etc fill [...]


A Case Study Of My Investment In Kraft Foods

Last week, Kraft Heinz (KHC) shared a trifecta of bad news with shareholders, including asset impairments, disappointing outlook and a dividend cut. Q4 hedge fund letters, conference, scoops etc Worst of all, the board of directors announced their intention to cut dividends to shareholders by 36% to 40 cents/share. This bad [...]

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