Week 34 – No Banks!

This week, we’ll start off with Bunge Ltd. (BG). They are a global agribusiness company founded back in the early 1800s. Bunge operates in 40 countries and has over 32,000 employees. They are a component of the Russell 1000 index and the dividend has been raised for the last 17 years. The current yield is 3.75%.

Next up is a repeat from Week 8Target Corporation (TGT). Back then, we brought in a $0.64 payout and a $0.44 capital gain for a 1.48% return. As mentioned last time, they’ve been raising dividend payouts for over 50 straight years and the current yield is 3.22%.

Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) gets the Wednesday slot. Founded in 1902 and first listed on the New York Stock Exchange back in 1924, this food and agribusiness giant has 40,000 employees and serves over 200 countries. It’s also the 48th largest company in the US in terms of revenue and a component of the S&P 500. Dividends have been raised annually since 1976 and the current yield is just over 3.8%.

Up next is Carnival Corp & PCL (CCL). They are the largest cruise operator in the world with over 100 vessels and 10 brands – Holland America, Princess Cruises and Cunard to name just a few. Does the PCL in their name look a little strange to you? Carnival is actually two companies – Carnival Corporation and Carnival PLC – one listed on the New York Stock Exchange and the other on the London Stock Exchange, but operated as a single company. They are the only company that is a component of both the S&P 500 and the FTSE 100 (the 100 largest companies on the LSE). Dividends have increased the last four years and the current yield is nearly 4.5%.

Finally, we’ll close out the week with a repeat from Week 11Haverty Furniture (HVT). Last time around we only made a 0.29% return, but despite recent issues with tariffs, the numbers still look good and they even raised their dividend. The current yield is 4.2%.