Several actions took place in the portfolio this week including:
- Dividend payout and buybacks on JNJ, CVX, and WAG
- Sold Eastman Chemical (EMN, reasons given in earlier post) for a 7.2% gain
- Cash was partially deployed to start a position in TEVA (see analysis in last post)
- Altria (MO) overvalued - so I placed a stop loss for a portion of my position. Stop loss was triggered on Friday, so MO % of portfolio was cut from 4.78% to 3.31%.
(Click on the chart to see it more clearly)
Here are metrics of interest on the portfolio:
Total yield for the entire portfolio is a respectable 3.2%. 60% of my investments are targeted in the non core, slightly more risky, but also more undervalued stocks. I sorted each group by EYE ratio, earnings yield estimate, which correlates well to the PE over/under valuation column. Looking at the most undervalued stocks, they tend to be in the non core group. The blue chip names in the core group are mostly at fair value, or overvalued. KO, WMT, MCD, MO, JNJ, and CVX - all examples of popular dividend core stocks, but all expensive. I would not add to any of these until their valuations/prices become more attractive. Among the core holdings, best values still appear to be AFL, WAG, MDT, and DOV. AFL is a "full" position already, but I'll consider adding to the other three on any dips this week.
Looking at the non core group, there are some better values vs. the core: CLF, HAL, AAPL, TEVA jump out. CLF is a full position, so I'll consider HAL, AAPL, and building up TEVA. Funny to see AAPL at nearly $700/share, and know that it appears to be well below fair value. On the negative side, COP gives me some concern. They've revised estimates, and are now at fair value, and are project 0.00% growth for the next 5 years. I'll look into this more, and decide whether it may make sense to sell COP and replace it with a better selection.