Week 51

We’ll kick off the week with Best Buy (BBY) – a repeat from Week 24 and Week 38. The returns were 5.4% and 0.8%. Recent numbers and guidance moving forward look good. Dividends have been raised for the last seven years and the current yield is 2.42%.

Next up is a repeat from Week 38, 24 and 11Huntington Bancshares (HBAN). Our previous returns were 1.8%, 1.2% and 1.15%. The current yield is 3.93%.

Synovus Financial (SNV) gets the Wednesday slot. This is a repeat from Week 25 with a 2.1% return. The current yield is 3.15%.

Royal Caribbean Cruises (RCL) – a repeat from Week 10 is up next. Our last return was only 0.62%, but they just reported record earnings. The current yield is 2.8%. I’m back on board.

We’ll close out the week with First Guaranty Bancshares (FGBI). We’ve invested in so many regional banks this year that I’m always surprised to learn about another one. At over 75 years old, they have 26 banks in Louisiana and $1.9 billion in assets. The recent annual report looks good to me and they’ve paid dividends for over 25 straight years. The current yield is just over 3%.