I am personally a buyer of $HBAN and really like their dividend, also the stock has not gone up as fast at the other banks which allows you to continue to invest at a great discount and good upside potential.
For a while I have been keeping an eye on The Walt Disney Company with a ticker symbol $DIS, I have been a fan of Disney for a long time and I am considering starting a position and growing it throughout the years, I have always been a fan of media companies and I own shares of Netflix, Amazon (since they own Hulu) and also distribution channels like Comcast, not only do they have excellent branding power but they also have several assets that have caught my attention, today I am going to analyze this company and I will tell you the reason why I will buy or not buy.
As always, the information shared via this channel is for entertainment purposes only, always buy stocks based on your own opinions and research, use this information as simply information and facts but always remember that buying and selling stocks comes with risk, never buy stocks based on someone else’s opinion.
Ok, now that we have that out of the way, lets take a look at this amazing company and we will figure out together why would it be a good idea to invest in them or not, the stock market can be a very complex machine and simply having a profitable business does not always mean that your share prices will go up or down, a company can report great earnings and stock prices could go down, some companies lose millions of dollars every quarter and share prices go up, the value of a stock is truly based on what the public things the shares are worth, this is the reason why I take my time to research and study each company before buying any shares.
So let’s talk about one of the reasons why I have decided to consider buying shares of $DIS, as I mentioned before, I have traded Netflix and Amazon not only because they are great companies, but because both of these companies do not pay a dividend, I am a big fan of dividend investing and when a company does not pay a dividend I prefer to to buy them and sell them as I hit a certain percent of profit, the reason for this is because if a stock does not pay a dividend I need to get profits from it and trading them allows me to do so, now in the case of a company like Disney, they actually do pay a dividend, as of now they are paying a dividend of 1.5% which is great for a growth company. For me, it is critical to receive a dividend payment since I plan on holding the company for a long time or even a lifetime. The fact that they are a dividend growth company is a major plus for me.
Here are some facts of the Walt Disney Company stock
Today is February 19th and it is 7:45 pm Eastern time, share prices right now are going for $113 dollars, they have a market cap of $169 billion dollars and they have a P/E Ratio of 15, in my opinion their Price to Earnings Ratio is relatively low for a growth company. Also, they reported a revenue of $15 billion dollars on the last quarter and their profit margin is almost 20% which is great, Disney is an extremely profitable company with the opportunity of even more in the future.
Below is Disney Stock Price Chart (Past 5 years)
Let’s take a look at their 5 year price chart, as you can see their stock prices have gone up the last 5 years, in a way this would be a con since you are basically paying top dollar for their shares, of course no one wants to ever pay the most expensive price and if you ran in to the opportunity of getting shares at a lower price then that would be great, however in some cases it is not really a bad thing to pay a fair price for a good company like Warren Buffett would say, truth of the matter is that this is a growth stock and we are going to show below where the opportunity for bigger profits comes into play.
What Assets Does Disney Have?
As you noticed, the price chart is showing that Disney is currently trading at a relatively high valuation, we mentioned before how many other factors can move prices higher or lower and here I will list their assets that in my opinion will move the share prices higher. Not only does Disney has a very recognizable brand that is noticeable all around the world, but they also own assets like The Disney Studio, Disney Media Networks (ABC, ESPN), Marvel Entertainment, Disney Resorts and many, many more. This is an extremely diversified company with many, many sources of revenue making them one of the most profitable companies in the world.
Is Disney a Good Investment?
Here is the bottom line, I mentioned before how I invest for Dividends and growth and as much as I love trading some speculation stocks I also like investing in companies that have maintained profits through out the years, I love companies like this where they do not only have a small line of products but they also are invested in other companies and have other sources of revenue, this company is huge and has tons of assets and I do not see them going anywhere in the next 5 to 10 years, plus while I wait for share prices to go up I will collect their dividend payments, there are no guarantees in the stock market but when you look at a company and all of their facts it can guide you into making the right decision.
What is their next dividend date?
The next ex-dividend date will be on July 5th 2019 and they will be paying $.88 cents per share on July 25th. As you can see, they have been paying dividend for many, many years. On top of that, their dividend amounts have been steadily increasing as well no matter what the share prices are, this is a great opportunity for dividend growth investors to invest in a company that will have a really good chance of increasing their revenue and profits, not only do they keep investing their profits into great other amazing assets but they also are trying to innovate, they have been talking about starting their own streaming service and using the media companies that they own to distribute their content, this will be competing directly with Netflix and Comcast and will likely be a very profitable venture.
How can I buy shares of Disney?
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AFLAC Inc currently has a market cap of 28 billion dollars, a PE ratin of 10 and provides a dividend yield of 2.79%
Looking at their financials, we can see that last quarter they generated over 5 billion dollars, they generated profits of over 566 million dollars and they are sitting on 4 billion dollars in cash, an amazing business in my opinion.
Looking forward for these upcoming earnings release, this will start in the trading week of May 18th 2020.
I’m looking forward to Walmart earnings in particular, with the pandemic and COVID-19 it will be interesting to see how much revenue they generated, in their case it is possible they will post solid earnings since most people had to buy more groceries due to the stay at home orders from most Governors.
Here is a basic breakdown on how Walmart Inc makes their money:
Physical stores in most US states
Sales through their online store at Walmart.com
Walmart International with stores from around the world
Other smaller businesses
Here is a more detailed breakdown on how they generate their revenue.
The word ETF comes from an Acronym for exchange-Traded-Funds and it’s in my opinion one of the safest ways to invest in the stock market. Even though there is always that possibility of picking the right stock and hitting a home run, picking individual stocks can be risky business, if you are looking to make a solid return every year and grow your money investing in exchange traded funds is the way to go in my opinion. Now this is not investing advice so before investing any of your money do your own research, however I have personally seen very good results through out the years and anyone can start investing with very little money.
Good afternoon and welcome to Investing4profits.com, if you have been watching the stock market for the past few weeks you have probably noticed just how volatile stocks have been, one day we get bad news and the stock market goes up, the next day we get good news and stocks go down… if you are a day trader this is heaven since volatility brings opportunities to make money, however if you are a long term investor it can be painful to see your stock market portfolio go up and down.
The question is, do you think we have finally hit the bottom and is it safe to invest in stocks right now? Well the answer to that is that nobody really knows and as everybody will tell you, I am not a financial adviser and you should do your own research before buying stocks, however there are several clues that will allow us to make decisions and to invest so we can all make money.
This article from Seeking Alpha got me thinking if this is really truth or not:
Now, before we continue I wanted to ask you if you already are invested in the stock market, if you are interested in investing in stocks and etf’s I recommend that you use the Robinhood app, as always make sure that you understand in what you are investing and do it at your own risk, however I do like the app and I use it all the time, if you sign up with my link I get a free share of a company that they chose and you will get a free stock as well, you can sign up for the Robinhood app here.
Has the stock market bottomed?
So here is my personal opinion, as you might have noticed, when the news about COVID-19 were announced, the stock market plummeted very fast, for almost 3 weeks every single stock kept on dropping and hitting new lows, the drop was so fast and aggressive that I personally was down over 60% in my portfolio, this is coming from someone who has a relative safe, blue chip dividend portfolio. The drop continued and even though things have moved sideways I am still down 30% so even though people say that the stock market has been going up the reality is that the market is slowly reacting to the news, good or bad.
In this case, what I am actually doing is being very careful how I deploy my capital, I have been averaging down on stocks that I believe will go up in the next few months and I am collecting dividends as well, I am only buying stocks when things go even lower and on days that the stocks rally I do not buy any stocks at all to protect myself from new lows.
Another strategy that I have implemented is day trading stocks in small amounts, by the end of the day my position is cash and I analyze the stock the next day to find a good entry and exit point, so far I have traded companies like $UNH, $MSFT and $AAPL. I only trade stocks that are underpriced and take profits on the daily basis.
Now, as I mentioned before, it is possible that the market could go lower however what I believe will happen is that the market will stay flat for at least a couple of quarters, it will take several months of profit growth for the stock market to start seeing highs again, while this happens I highly recommend that you either swing or day trade or invest and collect dividends.
Bottom line is, the stock market can be very unpredictable and it is very hard to predict if stocks will go up or down, all we can do is analyse and speculate, however it never hurts to have a plan and take action. First of all I always make sure to have an emergency fund and cash, that way I am not forced to sell stocks at a loss. I rarely sell stocks at a loss and the reason why I can do that is because I do not invest every single dollar that I have, I usually allocate an amount of money for a rainy day.
With this in mind there are 2 things that you can do if stocks go lower. The first is to wait and be patient… it is as simple as that. If the fundamentals are there for the stocks that you picked then all you have to do is wait and be patient, your stock will go up sooner or later and you will be able to make money.
If you do not want to invest additional cash the second thing that you can do is sell stocks that have gone really high and re-invest that money in the stocks that are much lower, this will allow you to average down and make money once the stock recovers.
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If you have been investing for a few years, you have probably considered investing in Gold or other alternative assets, this is a great idea however there are some benefits and cons in doing so, first of all Gold is actually really hard to acquire, if you buy it online you are going to be paying a premium and the quality is not always the best, also you have to store it and hold it, another major drawback is the fact that if you need liquidity you will need to find a buyer and you might have to pay fees in order to sell it.
When it comes to Bitcoin, there are some major benefits, first of all $BTC does hold it’s value through out the years, if you look at the chart you will see just how much it’s gone up in value, this is the reason why I will be investing more money into Bitcoin in 2020, specially as the economy declines, another reason is that $BTC is highly liquid which means that you can sell it fairly quick and have cash available.
Note that I am not financial adviser and you will need to make your own choices based on your own research, this is just information that I provide and it’s my own personal opinion.
One big issue right now with cash is that it is being printed by the millions every day, there is no limit on how much it can be printed which could cause the dollar to lose value, generating more Bitcoins is extremely hard and it is the same case for gold, both assets store value and can continue to grow in value through out the years.
How to buy Bicoin?
If you would like to get started with Bitcoin one very easy way is to sign up with Robinhood, you can buy most Cryptos and start with very little money, if you sign up today I will get a free stock and so will you.
Is cash a bad investment right now?
Here is the deal, with the Coronavirus pandemic going on right now, there is absolutely nothing wrong with holding cash right now, money is a great option if you are in danger of losing your job or if you have bills to pay, I would not use credit cards if you have cash available and I would not invest if you do not have an emergency fund, however if you have cash savings and your bills are paid I would invest in Bitcoin because it’s currently priced at a discount, here is the current $BTC chart below:
If you need to learn more about Bitcoin and Crypto check out some of the most recent posts, Bitcoin has become one of my favorite assets and most lucrative since it is so easy to trade and it continues to appreciate in value, the popularity keeps on growing and it’s price will continue to move up. If you want to get started with Bitcoin sign up with Robinhood today and get a free stock.