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Stock Watch List - April 2016

It's been a while since I've posted a watch list. I've wanted to do so, but there's been little market value lately. Aside from financial and energy stocks I don't see much that I want to buy. There are twelve stocks on my watch list that are at or near my strike price. I have 60 stocks on my watch list. These twelve have risen to the top, or they are close to my strike price.

April Watch List

Wells Fargo Bank (WFC)

Wells Fargo is arguably the best U.S. bank. I own 25 shares of WFC. I'd like to get my share total to 100 shares. Wells Fargo has seen a 13.67% price drop YTD.

  • P/E Ratio: 11.67
  • Dividend Yield: 3.16%
  • 5-Year Dividend Growth Rate (CAGR): 49.1%

U.S. Bank (USB)

U.S. Bank is not regularly seen as a dividend investor holding. I suspect this is because 2009 crushed this bank. However, dividends have increased consistently over the past 5 years and the banks annual dividend yield is over 2.5%. U.S. Bank's stock price is down 8.37% YTD. I don't own any U.S. Bank shares.

  • P/E Ratio: 12.67
  • Dividend Yield: 2.55%
  • 5-Year Dividend Growth Rate (CAGR): 38.2%

Qualcomm (QCOM)

I bought Qualcomm a few months ago on the dip. My cost basis per share is $48.59. The stock is trading today at $50.40, which leaves this stock price flat YTD. I won't add shares unless the price dips below my cost basis. However, the current price is not bad.

  • P/E Ratio: 16.76
  • Dividend Yield: 3.83%
  • 5-Year Dividend Growth Rate (CAGR): 20.1%

Johnson Controls (JCI)

Johnson controls has been on a roller coaster YTD. Its stock is down 4.20% this year. It's on a slight climb now, but watch list worthy. On the next dip, I'll likely add shares.

  • P/E Ratio: 17.80
  • Dividend Yield: 3.05%
  • 5-Year Dividend Growth Rate (CAGR): 14.9%

American Express (AXP)

American Express is down 15.37% YTD. Now that Costco has finally started moving over to Visa, we could see an AXP price dip...