I added more shares to my portfolio with the purchase of Realty Income Corporation (O)
24 shares @ $49.06 on 2/7/2018.
This increases my forward 12-month dividend income by $63.36 to a total of $4,968.38
I also updated my portfolio page to reflect the change.
This company was the very first company I have ever bought in my dividend growth history. It was on June 30, 2013, when I bought 22 shares @ $44.45. Since that time the company has been on an upward trend. Until recently, the company has seen its price drop from a high of $71.47 on July 29, 2016, to as low as $47.41 just a few days ago.
I was very excited to see that the price per share was only a few dollars away from my cost basis. Lucky I was able to buy more share of this great company. Since my first buy, the company has been paying out a dividend every month and has a 3-year dividend growth rate of 6%. CFRA has a 3-year projected earnings growth of 4% for the company. So I expect the same kind of dividend growth like the most recent increase of 3.06%.
Currently, the company has a payout ratio of 83% with a current dividend yield of 5.3%. So it is safe to assume that the dividend is well covered.
“It’s far better to buy a wonderful company at a fair price, than a fair company at a wonderful price.” – Warren Buffett.
O is undervalued, and I recommend it a BUY at this time. I have a fair price of $53.11 which means that O is 6.3% undervalued based on today’s price of $49.96 (2-19-2018).
Even though the company is not substantially undervalued, I find it a great opportunity to buy shares of it right now. If it continues to hover in this price range, I do plan on buying more shares.
What do you think of O? Plan on buying? or why not?
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