After a lot of contemplation and deciding whether to wait or pull the trigger on a purchase, I decided that it was as good a time as any to top up my investment in the largest company in the world. Last week’s weakness in the markets provided me with an opportunity to add add a few shares in Apple Inc (AAPL).
In this purchase, I was able to pick up 12 shares in Apple Inc (AAPL) on Mar 26, 2015 for $123.83, which adds $22.56 to my annual dividends.
Over the past couple of decades, the company has remained growth focused and has made a lot of money for investors and traders. But I, as a dividend growth investor, was not interested due to the lack of dividends – let alone the growth of dividends. Things started changing in the summer of 2012 when Apple declared that it will start paying out dividends. While this was seen as a shift from growth to value play for investors, some headed for the exit door and the stock suffered with a fall of over 40% from its peak. However, over the course of last two years, it has become clear that the company is not stagnant and resting on old accords – the company still maintains the drive to innovate and push forward with new products and services.
Earlier in the month, Apple became the newest member of the Dow Jones Industrial Average having replaced AT&T Inc (T). While this was not a major contributing factor in my decision to purchase, I like the confidence that exists in Apple even though it is the largest company in the world and can continue growing. I have no doubt in my mind that the company will sooner or later easily surpass the $1T mark in market cap value.