Unfortunately I made no purchases for my portfolio this past week but I do have some open limit orders right now on some excellent companies. One company that I'm pretty excited about it Ross Stores, Inc. but I'm not 100% sure how the upcoming stock split will work. Ross Stores' stock split had an "ex-dividend" date of 4/22/15 but the split won't take effect until 6/11/15. I've honestly never paid attention to stock splits before and whether they were announced as stock dividends or not. So if anyone has a better idea of how the stock split will work I'd appreciate it very much. I'm not ready to buy shares yet because the valuation isn't where I feel comfortable purchasing shares but I'm definitely not going to buy shares if it means I don't get to participate in the 2:1 split.
In case you missed them, here's the posts from this past week.
- This Too Shall Pass: Investment in the Integrated Oil Majors
- Shopping for Bargains with TJX Companies, Inc. - Dividend Stock Analysis (on Seeking Alpha)
- Dividend Growth Investing at Work: Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) Gives Owners a 7.1% Increase
Once again I'd like to say thanks to each and every one of you that read, commented, and shared posts from here this past week. I think this dividend growth investing and financial independence community is amazing and the openness from everyone is awesome. Thanks again!
Now on to the links!
How to make money in your sleep with forever dividend investing by Dividend Growth Investor
Do you desire freedom or the pursuit of freedom? by FI Fighter
My first book: The Dividend Mantra Way by Dividend Mantra
Time dilation by No More Waffles
The legend of Abbott Laboratories stock by The Conservative Income Investor
Creating the dividend champions list and website by Dividend Life
My venture portfolio: Q1 2015 by Financially Integrated
Brewing up dividend yield by DivHut
The best version of myself by Long Term Mindset
American Water Works (AWK) Dividend Stock Analysis by Roadmap2Retire
Buys - April 2015 by Dividend Hustler
Recent buys - April 20, 2015 by My Dividend Growth
Recent buy - Qualcomm, Inc. by DivGro
Also, if you're looking for investment ideas, A Frugal Family's Journey keeps a list of stock analyses and recent buys from fellow bloggers.
I hope you all have a great weekend!