Update to my Watch List

02 May 2018 20:06

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Market volatility is continuing and quickly creates (and takes away) opportunities to buy stocks on sale! The big news for April was the word inflation. Anyone mentioning inflation, pricing pressure or rising material costs was not treated well with respect to share price opening more opportunities. This month 5 new stocks have made it onto my radar; Air Products (APD), Fastenal (FAST), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), 3M (MMM) and McDonald’s (MCD).

Air Products & Chemicals
APD Recent Dividend Yield: 2.71%
Most Recent Dividend Increase: 15.79% announced January 2018

Air Products & Chemicals engages in the manufacture and distribution of atmospheric gases such as oxygen, nitrogen, argon, and rare gases; process gases such as hydrogen, helium, carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, syngas, and specialty gases. The also produce equipment for the production and processing of gases such as air separation units and non-cryogenic generators.


FAST Recent Dividend Yield: 2.99%
Most Recent Dividend Increase: 15.6% announced January 2018

Fastenal engages in the provision of fasteners, tools, and supplies which can help in the manufacture of products, build structures, protect personnel, and maintain facilities and equipment. Products include cutting tools and metalworking; fasteners; material handling, storage and packaging; power transmission and motors; tools and equipment; electrical; abrasives; hydraulics and pneumatics; plumbing; lifting and rigging; raw materials; fleet and automotive; welding; office products and furniture; janitorial; and lighting.

Johnson & Johnson

JNJ Recent Dividend Yield: 3.48%
Most Recent Dividend Increase: 20% announced February 2018

Johnson & Johnson, researches and develops, manufactures, and sells various products in the health care field worldwide. Its Consumer segment offers baby care products, oral care products, beauty products, over-the-counter medicines, women's health products, and first aid products. The company's Pharmaceutical segment offers various products in the areas of immunology, infectious diseases and vaccines, neuroscience, oncology, cardiovascular and metabolic, and pulmonary hypertension diseases. Its Medical Devices segment provides orthopedic products; general surgery, bio-surgical, endo-mechanical, energy products, sterilization and disinfection products, diabetes care products, and vision care products.

3M Company

MMM Recent Dividend Yield: 2.79%
Most Recent Dividend Increase: 15.7% announced January 2018

3M Company operates as a diversified technology company that produces products which serves automotive, electronics and automotive electrification, appliance, paper and printing, packaging, food and beverage, construction, medical clinics and hospitals, pharmaceuticals, dental and orthodontic practitioners, health information systems, food manufacturing and testing, consumer and office retail, office business to business, home improvement, drug and pharmacy retail, and other markets directly, as well as through wholesalers, retailers, jobbers, distributors, and dealers worldwide.

McDonald's Corporation

MCD Recent Dividend Yield: 2.47%
Most Recent Dividend Increase: 7% announced September 2017

McDonald's Corporation operates and franchises McDonald's restaurants in the United States and internationally. Its restaurants offer various food products, soft drinks, coffee, and other beverages, as well as breakfast menu. As of December 31, 2017, the company operated 37,241 restaurants, including 34,108 franchised restaurants comprising 21,366 franchised to conventional franchisees, 6,945 licensed to developmental licensees, and 5,797 licensed to foreign affiliates; and 3,133 company-operated restaurants.


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