Portfolio Update (January 2017)

After breaking for six months in updating this blog, I have finally found time to sit down and continue to update the blog on my stock investing. Hopefully, this year, we can see some good profits and dividend payouts.

The month of January, most of the stock holdings in my portfolio are in the positive range with the exception of Clorox Co (NYSE: CLX). Overall, the portfolio is in the green as well, thanks to Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADP).

Dividends

For the month of January, two companies in my portfolio paid dividends. These include:

  1. Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADP) – $6.36
  2. PepsiCo, Inc. (NYSE: PEP) – $7.64

All the dividends paid for the month were reinvested.

Total Year-to-Date (YTD) dividends, as of January 31, is $14.00 or 0.26%.

Stock Symbol YTD Dividends*
Home Depot, Inc. HD $0.00 0.00%
Johnson & Johnson JNJ $0.00 0.00%
Automatic Data Processing, Inc. ADP $6.36 0.71%
Clorox Co CLX $0.00 0.00%
PepsiCo, Inc. PEP $7.64 0.79%
Total Dividends $14.00 0.26%

* YTD dividends (%) excludes the dividends that were reinvested.

Stock Holdings

There were no buying or selling of stock holdings, dividends from ADP and PEP added 0.043 and 0.052 shares respectively.

Stock Symbol Shares Cost Basis
With Dividends Without Dividends
Home Depot, Inc. HD 8.119 $1,030.87  $1,008.67
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 9.177 $946.24  $917.68
Automatic Data Processing, Inc. ADP 11.206 $929.11  $901.98
Clorox Co CLX 4.141 $542.00  $516.72
PepsiCo, Inc. PEP 10.199 $1001.12  $971.29
Total Investment Amount $5,794.79  $5,756.45

Profit & Loss

There was not much movements in the profit & loss within my portfolio. All of the stock holdings are in profit, except for CLX who remained in the red.

Stock Symbol Profit/Loss
Home Depot, Inc. HD $86.14 8.36%
Johnson & Johnson JNJ $93.06 9.83%
Automatic Data Processing, Inc. ADP $202.58 21.80%
Clorox Co CLX $45.08 5.41%
PepsiCo, Inc. PEP $57.33 5.73%
Total Profit/Loss $394.03 4.68%

Portfolio Outlook

After cutting some of the stock holdings, the remaining of the companies in the portfolio currently looks promising and have a chance of getting good dividend payouts in this year.

Portfolio Update (April 2016)

The stock market seems to have recovered from the big drop in January. The two of the three major indices had closed above the close of 2015. Stock prices have climbed higher with more investors entering the market, pushing my portfolio overall PnL into the green zone.

For the month of April, we see that the market seems to be performing better. My portfolio saw all but one company still in the red. Everything looks pretty normal, except for Abbott Laboratories (NYSE: ABT), who plunged 3.71% on the last day of April. Have been trying to find out why the stock price suddenly ‘gap down’ and if it is a cause for concern for our long term investment.

Dividends

For the month of March, 3 companies from my portfolio paid dividends. They include:

  1. Automatic Data Processing (NASDAQ: ADP) – $5.84

All dividends paid for the month were reinvested.

Total year-to-date (YTD) dividends, as of April 30, is $40.20 or 0.70%, excluding the dividends that were reinvested.

Stock Symbol YTD Dividends
Home Depot, Inc. HD $5.52 0.55%
Johnson & Johnson JNJ $6.75 0.74%
Automatic Data Processing, Inc. ADP $9.02 1.00%
Clorox Co CLX $6.16 0.63%
PepsiCo, Inc. PEP $7.03 0.72%
Abbott Laboratories ABT $5.72 0.58%
Total Dividends $40.20 0.70%

Stock Holdings

Stock Symbol Shares Cost Basis
With Dividends Without Dividends
Home Depot, Inc. HD 8.029 $1,014.19  $1,008.67
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 9.044 $924.43  $917.68
Automatic Data Processing, Inc. ADP 11.027 $910.99  $901.98
Clorox Co CLX 8.034 $977.82  $973.51
PepsiCo, Inc. PEP 10.048 $978.32  $971.29
Abbott Laboratories ABT 22.104 $989.04  $983.32
Total Investment Amount $5,794.79  $5,756.45

Profit & Loss

HD had seen a swing into profit in April as compared to the previous month while ABT plunging 3.71% further into the red on the last day of April.

Stock Symbol Profit/Loss
Home Depot, Inc. HD $61.05 6.02%
Johnson & Johnson JNJ $89.22 9.65%
Automatic Data Processing, Inc. ADP $68.22 7.49%
Clorox Co CLX $28.28 2.89%
PepsiCo, Inc. PEP $56.82 5.81%
Abbott Laboratories ABT $128.75 13.02%
Total Profit/Loss $174.84 3.02%

Portfolio Outlook

The companies in my portfolio looks healthy and are recovering. There is nothing to be worried about for the time.

Portfolio Update (March 2016)

The stock market seems to have recovered from the big drop in January. The two of the three major indices had closed above the close of 2015. Stock prices have climbed higher with more investors entering the market, pushing my portfolio overall PnL into the green zone.

The stock market seems to have recovered from the big drop in January. The two of the three major indices had closed above the close of 2015. Stock prices have climbed higher with more investors entering the market, pushing my portfolio overall PnL into the green zone.

Dividends

For the month of March, 3 companies from my portfolio paid dividends. They include:

  1. Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) on March 8 – $6.75
  2. Home Depot (NYSE: HD) on March 24 – $5.52
  3. Pepsico, Inc (NYSE: PEP) on March 31 – $7.03

All dividends paid for the month were reinvested. Dividend for PEP was paid on March 31 and reinvested on April 1.

Total year-to-date (YTD) dividends, as of March 31, is $34.36 or 0.60%, excluding the dividends that were reinvested.

Stock Symbol YTD Dividends
Home Depot, Inc. HD $5.52 0.55%
Johnson & Johnson JNJ $6.75 0.74%
Automatic Data Processing, Inc. ADP $3.18 0.35%
Clorox Co CLX $6.16 0.63%
PepsiCo, Inc. PEP $7.03 0.72%
Abbott Laboratories ABT $5.72 0.58%
Total Dividends $34.36 0.60%

Stock Holdings

Stock Symbol Shares Cost Basis
With Dividends Without Dividends
Home Depot, Inc. HD 8.029 $1,014.19  $1,008.67
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 9.044 $924.43  $917.68
Automatic Data Processing, Inc. ADP 11.027 $904.19  $901.98
Clorox Co CLX 8.034 $977.82  $973.51
PepsiCo, Inc. PEP 10.048 $978.32  $971.29
Abbott Laboratories ABT 22.104 $989.04  $983.32
Total Investment Amount $5,775.44  $5,756.45

Profit & Loss

HD had seen a swing into profit in March as compared to the previous month while ABT continued to be in the red.

Stock Symbol Profit/Loss
Home Depot, Inc. HD $57.12 5.63%
Johnson & Johnson JNJ $54.13 5.86%
Automatic Data Processing, Inc. ADP $85.04 9.41%
Clorox Co CLX $34.95 3.57%
PepsiCo, Inc. PEP $53.51 5.47%
Abbott Laboratories ABT $64.43 6.51%
Total Profit/Loss $220.32 3.83%

Portfolio Outlook

The companies in my portfolio looks healthy and are recovering. There is nothing to be worried about for the time.