Sell 200 shares WPG and Purchase 48 shares Enbridge

Today I sold the 200 shares Washington Prime Group which I purchased just about 2 weeks ago. Why? Reuters publiced this article at the 3rd of April.

This article was quoting unnamed sources telling that Washington Prime Group and Namdar Realty are supposedly preparing a bid on retail chain Bon-Ton Stores to save Bon-Ton from banktruptcy. The reason to acquire Bon-Ton would be stay in control to probably be able to more smoothly manage the process of closing the Bon-Ton store to avoid immediant vacancies in their malls.

The Reuters article with unnamed sources was followed up by a publication on the 10th of April by Bon-Ton about a letter of intent received from WPG and partners.

According to the February Investor Update WPG is owning 13 Bon-Ton rented stores. These stores are 0,9% of the annualized base rent.

I personally don’t feel comfortable by the idea that a real estate company is taking over a tenant to keep operating their stores to avoid vacancies. As investor I of course love a management trying to keep the occupancy rate high, but I don’t believe that the management of a real estate company can make a retailer perform better. At this moment I don’t have any information available about the capex / working capital which WPG would put into Bon-Ton.

For me reason to already sell this stock after just owning it for a few weeks. I keep this stock on my watchlist and I will evaluate again to take a position when more facts are available.

My yearly estimated dividend income will drop with $200 as a result of selling the WPG shares, but I don’t feel comfortable keeping this position at the moment.

EDIT:
Just short after selling the shares a court ruling could make it less likely Bon-Ton will be taken over by a combination of Namdar Realty, WPG and asset manager DW Partners. Still not enough information available for me to take back my position in WPG.

I bought 48 shares of Enbridge against a price of $31,98 with the proceeds from the 200 WPG shares I sold. At the start month I made my first purchase of Enbridge shares I now own 90 shares Enbridge.

My yearly estimated dividend income is increasing with $100,54 as a result of this purchase.

Purchase 5 shares Johnson & Johnson

Today I bought 5 more shares of Johnson & Johnson at a price of $126,9. My total number of J&J shares is now 15. With this purchase my average cost of J&J is decreasing from $132,69 to $ 130,76. J&J is down almost 15% down from a 52 week high and moving at a 52 weeks low price so I decided to buy a few more shares.

The estimated yearly dividend of Johnson & Johnson is $3,36 so the purchase of 5 shares will increase my yearly estimated dividend income with $16,80.

The current yield of Johnson & Johnson is 2,65%.

March Dividend report

Monthly Report March:
This month I realized a dividend income of €185,21. This is a growth of 311%. Mainly due having Royal Dutch Shell and Unibail Rodamco as new positions compared to March last year. Also I own more shares Macquarie Infrastructure Company than in the same month of last year.

Dividend Income – €185,21:
– Macquarie Infrastructure Company €49,06
– Royal Dutch Shell €45,82
– Unibail-Rodamco €43,20
– Monmouth Real Estate €10,38
– EPR Properties €8,79
– Johnson & Johnson €6,78
– Boeing €5,55
– McDonalds €4,93
– Think AEX ETF €3,90
– Unilever €3,59
– Bank of America €3,21

Transactions:

– Purchase 200 shares WPG @ $6,21
– Purchase 8 shares Abbvie @ $95,85
– Sell 40 Eni S.p.a. shares @ €13,90

Dividend Changes:
– Aegon: half year dividend from €0,13 to €0,14 (+7,7%). +€2,40 in yearly dividends.
– ASML: yearly dividend increased from €1,20 to €1,40 (+16,7%). +€1,20 in yearly dividends
– Brown-Forman: Special dividend of $1,00.

2018 Target Status:
I’m at €5.700 out of €18.000 deposit target (31,6%)
I’m at €314,16 out of €2.200 dividend received target (14,3%)
I’m at €400 out of €5.000 extra mortgage repayments (8,0%)

Purchase 8 shares AbbVie

This week I purchased 8 additional shares AbbVie at a price of $95,85. This brings my total position in AbbVie on 23 shares. With this purchase my yearly estimated dividend income increased with $7,96.

AbbVie is down 23% from the high course of $123,21 reached at the end of January. This is mainly due to Abbvie backing away from pursuing accelerated approval for Rova-T after disappointing mid-stage data in third-line lung cancer. As I didn’t want to put my full monthly deposit in the speculative purchase of Washington Prime Group, I decided to also buy a few additional shares of AbbVie now the share price is down a bit.

Current yield of AbbVie based on a quarterly dividend of $0,96 is 4,0%.

Purchase 200 shares Washington Prime Group

Today I bought 200 shares of Washington Prime Group at a price of $6,21 per share. It’s a more speculative purchase.

Washington Prime Group is a REIT which invests in shopping centers and is a spinoff from Simon Property Group. Washington Prime Group is disfavored in the market at the moment due to amazon fears. Washington Prime Group is aggressively working on the traffic in the malls they own by converting them to local dominant shopping centers by attracting entertainment and foot tenants. They try to increase the traffic by offering a combined shopping and leisure experience.

Washington Prime Group has a dividend of $1,00 per share per year at the moment. This results in a dividend yield of 16,1%. This insane yield is a clear warning sign that the market is expecting a dividend cut. I picked up a few shares as a speculative investment. Washington Prime Group is after reaching a 52 weeks high $9,58 in July down 35% to $6,21.

For me it feels like the market did overreact to this REIT, but I know that in investing feeling is not always the best advisor. Nevertheless I added 200 shares to my portfolio which at the current quarterly dividend of $0,25 brings in an estimated yearly dividend income of $200.

Dividend increase Aegon

In February Aegon announced an increase of their half year dividend from €0,13 to €0,14. This is a dividend raise of 7,7%. As a result the full year dividend will be €0,28 with a dividend yield of 5,0%.

I own 120 Aegon shares. As a result of this dividend increase my yearly estimated dividend income will increase with €2,40.