Week 22 – last week of May

Monday, May 27 is Memorial Day and the US equity markets are closed.

For Tuesday, we’ll go with Carter’s (CRI). If you’ve had children then you know the name or at least their other brands OshKosh B’gosh and Skip Hop. Founded over 150 years ago, they are the best selling brand in baby apparel bringing in $3.5 billion a year in revenue. 2018 was also their thirtieth straight year of sales growth. They are a component of the S&P 400 and the current yield is 2.23%.

Next up is Maxim Integrated Products (MXIM). Maxim designs and sells mixed-signal integrated circuits – basically chips that run everything from our smart phones to our cars and any other modern electronic device you can think of. They are a component of the S&P 500 and a Fortune 1000 company. The current yield is 3.4% and dividend payouts have increased for the last nine years.

Bank of Hawaii (BOH) gets the Thursday spot. This repeat from week 9 brought in a $0.62 dividend payout and a small $0.05 capital gain per share for a 0.81% return. The price has dropped a couple dollars, but the numbers still look good and the dividend has since been raised yet again. The current yield is just over 3.25%.

We’ll finish the week off with Hopfed Bancorp (HFBC) aka Heritage Bank. This Kentucky and Tennessee regional bank is one of the smallest banks we’ve bought this year with only 18 branches. But, it has been in business since 1879 and has been paying dividends for longer than any digital records I can find seem to go back. The current yield is a nice 4.8%.