Here is a list of my top core Holdings --(purchased at various prices- over a period of time ) UPDATED 3/20/15
No real surprises here , anyone that has been here on SA has seen me mention most of these names many times over.
(NYSE:O) Aristocrat in the REIT space - a LT holding
(NYSE:OHI) - selling continues with weakness in REIT sector. can start adding - price represents value @29
(NYSE:DLR) - Sold most of my position on 10/30 after earnings disappointed again.. Plan to sell remaining shares if we get a bounce back above 50 .
(LINE) - grossly oversold - add low mid 20's ( rebound has materialized now back to 32) hold to the 38-39 level with a great yield to boot. Sold entire position as the price of Crude has come down , looking for replacements in the space.
(NASDAQ:GMLP) added in '13 @ $32, Global LNG shipping story.
(NYSE:EPD) core holding in the MLP space
CCLP, HCLP, MEMP added as the selling in the oils sector has taken these down to attractive levels with good yields. Details here
Stocks - Div. Aristocrats
(NYSE:CVX) - Div. Aristocrat & Fav for LT acc'ts added 10/14, added MORE ON 3/15 @ $100.42.
(NYSE:XOM) - at low end of trading range - great value - added 10/14
ADDED oxy @ $79 , 12/14
(NYSE:MCD) - Fairly Valued - would luv a pullback - Just Increased Div.
I got the pullback I was looking for --ADDED 12/14 @ $91.65
MCD & OXY adds are here :
(NYSE:LEG) - solid Div aristocrat - 40 yrs of Div growth
(NYSE:T) - solid , can be added now for 5% yield, switched out of T to VZ Dec '14
(NASDAQ:UBSI) - paid Div for 40 Yrs.
(NYSE:TGT) added 9/13 - http://seekingalpha.com/instablog/706857-fear-greedtrader/2245052-market-update-9-22-so-the-fed-didnt-taper-dont-fret#comment-23816782 paid div for 46 yrs. 10 yr Div Growth 18% - added more TGT @ 57.95 - 1/28/14
Solid-- undervalued at these levels. and now (3/15)has risen to new highs after the CCard breach is history.
Stocks - CORE
(NASDAQ:INTC) - solid div. yield ---8.5% FCF yield =Value,
(NASDAQ:CSCO) - market didn't like quarter , if it gets to low 20's add (added more in Dec '13 @ $20.58 my comeback "kid" for '14 TGT - 28-30
(NASDAQ:QCOM) - acquired during '13 @ $61.40 ,A Strong Favorite for div growth & appreciation - no cracks in this price or story.
(NYSE:MRK) - solid div yield - strong growth ahead, added @ $57 -12/14
(NYSE:NVS) LT story continues with this drug giant
(NYSE:JPM) - favorite in banking sector -good yield - - added to portfolio @ 52
(NYSE:BAC) - can add for LT growth on any weakness for a move to 20-21
(NYSE:GS) - added to position Oct.'13 @ $159.60
(NASDAQ:AAPL) - started new position in '13 - added @ 390 , Add on weakness.. added more @ 523 for a 'trade on 3/3/14. Reported huge earnings beat on 4/23 - 7 for 1 stock split , increased div. by 8% , increased stock buyback plan. "Patience is paying off. 5/6/14- Sold the June 615 mini contracts @ 9.59 after this big run .. Lowers cost basis to $412. This LT story is now a "double" . (3/15) More to go .
(NYSE:COH) - acquired in '13 One of my biggest winners in '13 sold @ 55 in Nov. (disappointed earnings again in 1/14, on my 'wait & see' list)
(NYSE:LVS) - hold a LT position - my cov. call position was called away, Reduced my LT position on the recent strength @78. Added shares on 5/23 @ 73.15 - Now back to a full position -- Target 85-90
(NYSE:GE) - LT turnaround story continues, strong LT chart in the making and a 15% div increase in '13
(NYSE:PG) - Fairly valued, core holding
(NYSE:V) - Added in Sept '13 @ 182 now in the mid 220's, 4- 1 stock split trading @ 67 , (3/15) values the shares originally purchased @ $268.
(NASDAQ:BBBY) - acquired - Nov '12 @ $55 - Called away in Aug @ $72.5
Crushed again after earnings that weren't that bad now @ 65 and back on the "radar" list for purchase. Purchased 1/28/14 @ 65.05
(NASDAQ:GILD) Bought @$69.70 on 3/24 , sold the Apr 75 calls for $1.53. Great way to get involved in this space after a decent sell off in the biotech names. This is the "baby' that was thrown away with the bathwater..
Added more to GILD on 12/22 @ 94.31 during the "Abbvie scare"
Added on 3/23 on the "labeling scare " @ 98.46- My comment
(NYSE:WLL) - acquired in '13 (42.35)- took profits @ 63.55 in Oct, back in @ $57 in DEC '13 - TGT 70 (Hit target on 4/4 sold @ 71.05)
(NYSE:CXO) - acquired in '13 @ 81 called away @ 100 in Sept. /repurchased in Dec '13 @ 99 - TGT 130.. Target was achieved sold @ 131.65 May '14
(NYSE:PXD) added in Dec @ $ 177 -- Calls were written along the way reducing the cost to $171 /share ---- Sold the May 220 calls for $3.47 -- Sold calls as oil sold off , reduced cost to $147 /share where I still hold a small position
(NASDAQ:CTRP) - added Dec '13 @ 46 , one of my picks for '14 - TGT -65-70
added to position @ 45 on 1/3/14 "china" worries have hurt these shares. Year is not over just yet..
(NYSE:CAM) - added in Dec '13 @55 as one of my picks for '14 - TGT 70
Target achieved Aug 2014, with prices now slashed to the $45 level ,due to the drop in WTI , I may look to add here.
(NASDAQ:FFIV) - acquired in '13 -@90.20 , http://seekingalpha.com/instablog/706857-fear-greedtrader/1672221-the-great-rotation-time-for-ffiv
I was real early on this one but still believe - Target 105-110. Target achieved this past week 1/24/14 as shares hit 108- Bought back in @ 103.80 on May 12 - New Target 115 after stellar earnings report. LT target $130. TARGET ACHIEVED IN DEC '14 @ $133.25
(NASDAQ:NVDA) Purchased in '13 @ 14.78, has been solid, can go higher - TGT 21-22 ,nice yield, great LT chart .. sold the Apr 19 calls , lowered my cost to $14.38..Sold the June 19.5 calls lowering cost basis to $13.71 -- Earnings are robust here with a nice Div.
This Growth story continue with shares now trading @ $22 - in 2015
(NASDAQ:FB) - acquired in '13 @ 24- next big thing, maybe ? Sold calls to lower my purchase price to $22.47. Holding on to my 'lottery Ticket" continues on upward slope Target 70' s ? Sold the March $72.50 calls, lowering purchase price to $21.98. Another blowout quarter reported on 4/23 , story is still in tact. New Target $80 ...
Target achieved , held position , sold the May $87.50 calls on 3/22 for $2.11 .... reducing my cost basis to $19.87 - a 400 % increase since purchase.
(NASDAQ:EBAY) added 12/2 @ 51.30 - Entered for a trade based on the latest online retail sales reports. The LT story is there as well for this company .. 60-65 price target.
(NASDAQ:MU) initiated a position @ $23.87 on 1/8 , added more @ $23.05 on 1/28 -- Explosive earnings , Sold calls on both blocks , lowering prices to $22.78 & 22.09 , respectively.
(NYSE:ALR) added on 2/12/14 @ 34.70 on recent weakness after another great earnings quarter -- TGT 40-42 -- ACHIEVED 3/15
(NYSE:CPA) Added 2/25/14 @ $135.42 Earnings Beat, Raised guidance and Raised dividend - TGT $190 2.8% yield..
Disappointing story unfolded SOLD ENTIRE POSITION @ $117.
(NYSE:LAZ) Added 3/3/14 @ $44.35 - Earnings beat and Increased M & A activity are the catalysts here .
NEW INTERMEDIATE POSITIONS ADDED in Dec '14 and early '15
Details and updates here .
I will continue to maintain this older post for long time readers, , however going forward I will use the format I have laid out in the link above. That will allow readers to view all purchases with links and track the sales or updates as they develop
In addition to collecting dividends , I will write covered calls to enhance yield .
Also use a portion of my portfolio dedicated to specific BUY /WRITE strategies which I have covered here in this blog.