Week 25, 2020

We’ll kick off this week with a company we’ve never invested in before – Horace Mann Educators (HMN). They are an insurance company with over $12 billion in assets that specializes in providing insurance and financial services to “more than 4,100 school districts nationwide.” Recent earnings look just fine given the current circumstances and the dividend yield is just under 3%.

Next up is another new company to our portfolio – Cincinnati Financial (CINF). They’re a general purpose life, home, business and auto insurance company with solid ratings and strong finances despite a pretty rough first quarter. The current yield is 3.5%.

For Wednesday, we’ll go with Main Street Capital (MAIN), a company we’ve traded successfully several times. They have nearly $2 billion in assets and a long history of dividend growth. The current yield is just over 7%.

Next is Chubb Limited (CB), another new stock for our portfolio. They are the “world’s largest publicly traded property and casualty insurance company.” Their most recent quarterly numbers are down, but they’re still making piles of money. Chubb is a component of the S&P 500 index and the current yield is 2.3%.

Finally, we’ll close out with First Guaranty Bancshares (FGBI), a company we traded once last year for a small loss. In business for 87 years, they just paid their 107th consecutive dividend! The current yield is 4.8%.