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Thursday, January 28, 2021

Home Run Number 30

I reported DivGro's 29th home run less than two weeks ago, and here I'm back announcing the 30th home run stock! 

These are fun article to write because it celebrates the milestone of another stock having produced total returns that exceed my initial capital outlay!

The previous stock that achieved home run status was BlackRock, Inc (BLK),  a publicly owned investment manager. 

Today's home run stock took more nearly six years to achieve home run status, but I'm happy to see it has produced annualized returns of about 31%!  I first opened a position in March 2015 and added more shares on several occasions since then.  

DivGro's Home Runs

Here is a list of DivGro's home runs with updated total returns (and annualized total returns):
  • Home run #1: General Dynamics (GD) — up 35% (17% annualized)
  • Home run #2: Nippon Telegraph & Telephone (NTT) — closed for 125% gain (37% annualized)
  • Home run #3: Digital Realty Trust (DLR) — closed for 102% gain (44% annualized)
  • Home run #4: Altria Group (MO) — up 9% (2% annualized)
  • Home run #5: Reynolds American (RAI) — closed for 180% gain (53% annualized)
  • Home run #6: Main Street Capital (MAIN) — up 82% (20% annualized)
  • Home run #7: Microsoft (MSFT) — up 438% (84% annualized)
  • Home run #8: UnitedHealth Group (UNH) — up 108% (30% annualized)
  • Home run #9: Northrop Grumman (NOC) — closed for 132% gain (46% annualized)
  • Home run #10: McDonald's (MCD) — up 48% (22% annualized)
  • Home run #11: AbbView (ABBV) — up 96% (21% annualized)
  • Home run #12: Lockheed Martin (LMT) — up 30% (14% annualized)
  • Home run #13: Raytheon Technologies (RTX) — up 36% (42% annualized)
  • Home run #14: Netflix (NFLX) — up 169% (59% annualized)
  • Home run #15: Intel (INTC) — up 183% (25% annualized)
  • Home run #16: Valero Energy (VLO) — up 13% (3% annualized)
  • Home run #17: Aflac (AFL) — up 113% (21% annualized)
  • Home run #18: Apple (AAPL) — up 446% (87% annualized)
  • Home run #19: Xcel Energy (XEL) — up 28% (20% annualized)
  • Home run #20: Amazon.com (AMZN) — up 160% (55% annualized)
  • Home run #21: Salesforce.com (CRM) — up 65% (29% annualized)
  • Home run #22: Procter & Gamble (PG) — up 91% (13% annualized)
  • Home run #23: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing (TSM) — up 190% (66% annualized)
  • Home run #24: Pinterest, Inc (PINS)— up 146% (330% annualized)
  • Home run #25: Air Products and Chemicals, Inc (APD)— up 82% (38% annualized)
  • Home run #26: QUALCOMM Incorporated (QCOM)— up 133% (79% annualized)
  • Home run #27: Cummins Inc (CMI)— up 110% (27% annualized)
  • Home run #28: NextEra Energy (NEE)— up 112% (43% annualized)
  • Home run #29: BlackRock, Inc (BLK)— up 91% (44% annualized)

      Once a position reaches home run status, it retains that status even if the stock price drops and the total returns dip below the 100% mark. Also, if I buy additional shares of a home run stock at a higher cost basis, the calculated total returns could also drop below 100%.

      I've reopened positions in NOC and DLR, both of which achieved home run status before I closed my original positions. Repeat positions like NOC and DLR will have to earn home run status again... they don't get a free ride!

      Below is a snapshot of DivGro's existing home run stocks, sorted by annualized returns (>1 year):

      Twenty-six of my existing positions are home run stocks. The Information Technology stocks AAPLQCOMMSFT, and TSM top the list based on annualized returns. I'm also happy that some of my growth stocks, AMZN and NFLX are near the top of the list as well. 

      Home Run #30

      My 30th home run stock is T. Rowe Price Group, Inc (TROW), a financial services holding company that provides global investment management services to individual and institutional investors.

      I first opened a position in TROW on 16 March 2015, paying $83.40 per share and getting an initial yield on cost (YoC) of 2.49%. Since then, I've added shares on three other occasions. Today, TROW yields only 2.19%, and my average YoC has increased to a respectable 4.21%. Below is a summary of my TROW transactions showing the cost basis and initial yield on cost (YoC) of each transaction:

      Here is a price chart of TROW indicating my trades:

      Source: Trading View

      I'm happy with the timing of my buys and with TROW's performance, with total annualized returns of about 32%!

      Home Run Contenders

      There are two stocks in my portfolio that are approaching home run status: 
      1. Lowe's Companies, Inc (LOW) -- total returns of 93%
      2. Texas Instruments Incorporated (TXN) -- total returns of 92%

      LOW has the lead and we'll see if and when it achieves home run status! 

      Concluding Remarks

      With total returns exceeding my initial investment, TROW is the latest home run stock in my DivGro portfolio. I'm looking forward to seeing which stock becomes my 31st home run!

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