Boring maintenance purchase but everything counts. Bought 20 shares of Fortum for 13,325 EUR per share. I still have slightly mixed feelings about Fortum but I might aim for a total position of 300 shares. If so, it will probably be a result of these small maintenance purchases.
Recent Swap: Telia Company AB to Nordea Bank Abp and Sampo Plc
Sold my small Telia Company position of 2000 shares for 2,356 EUR per share. Recorded a loss for taxes as I considered this to be too risky position without any dividend upside given the payout ratio and debt level. Should have sold long time ago but better late than never. Bought 167 shares of Nordea Bank for 10,432 EUR per share and 20 Sampo Plc shares for 44,99 EUR per share as initial replacement.
Recent Buy: Nordea Bank Abp
Small maintenance purchase or more like a dividend reinvestment with a purchase of 20 shares of Nordea bought for 9,75 EUR per share. Nothing special here as I see significant risks in the sector globally but consider Nordea strong enough to sail through the storm. Might still nibble additional shares but likely won’t do any major moves since exposure is already on the high side.
Recent Buy: Medtronic
Like planned, addition to recently opened Medtronic position with a purchase of 20 shares bought for 79,37 USD per share. Thesis is still in place: reasonable enough valuation, suitable sector and decent yield and dividend growth. Share price has trended down for quite some time and rightfully so, but in my opinion turning the trend slowly is likely enough. There are of course risks but in risk-reward terms I consider this package good enough. Main point is increasing the exposure to the medical sector which I will likely continue in coming months. Size of Medtronic position is still open but let’s see how valuations move. I would be inclined to add on Johnson & Johnson and Pfizer as well but intention is to only reinvest dollar dividends. Therefore ammunition is somewhat limited.
Recent Buy: Nordea Bank & Fortum
Things escalated quickly in the banking sector. Silicon Valley Bank collapsed and US regulators came up with emergency plan during the weekend. I was expecting a bit more turbulent opening today but ended up buying 100 shares of Nordea Bank for 11,08 EUR per share. Financial system – including European one – is far from solid but I consider it unlikely that Nordea would take significant hits in short term. Ex-dividend date is also quickly approaching so didn’t go for bigger purchases just yet but will have to see how these things unfold in the coming days and weeks.
While at it, I decided to buy additional 80 shares of Fortum for 14,1 EUR per share. Still have somewhat mixed feelings about the company and state ownership but most likely I’ll build a half position during the second quarter. Sector itself is kind of must have and Fortum is reasonably well positioned for the energy transition taking place in next 10-15 years. Sure, the Uniper fiasco and still pending exit from Russia still stings but perhaps it will help keeping some idle hands bound for the said time period. Just in case someone gets ideas about branching out and expanding.
Recent Buy: Kemira Oyj
This was a bit unplanned move but state owned Solidium decided to sell 8 million shares of Kemira. They got 16,20 EUR per share which translated to a discount of about 2 EUR per share. At the time it wasn’t clear who bought these but I decided to jump in and bought additional 90 shares for the said price of 16,20 EUR per share. I didn’t consider this to be exceptionally good price but still significant drop with potential for quick rebound. Since then it was published that about 1.5 million shares were bought by Oras Invest. This is good news as they are already significant shareholders and – as family type of affair – likely in it for the long haul. Without any additional surprises or special circumstances I consider this position now to be full.
Recent Buy: Fortum Oyj
Not totally happy how things have evolved with Fortum but made a small maintenance purchase and bought 20 shares for 14,565 EUR per share. It’s a bit unlikely that I would build a full position here but possibly half position. Biggest shareholder is my main problem here but then again company itself is likely relevant for next 10 to 15 years. Valuation is not exactly bargain but decent all things considered.
Recent Buy: Medtronic
Initiated a new position by buying 20 shares of Medtronic for 82,58 USD per share. This is likely a position I will build during the first half of the year depending of course how the stock moves. Thesis is very simple as stock has dropped significantly, it offers decent dividend yield and history. Company itself operates in segments which benefit from the state of general population and are therefore not likely to go out of fashion.
Recent Buy: Kemira Oyj
I missed the boat with Kemira a while back when it was significantly lower. Tried to double my position but counted pennies instead of pulling the trigger. Stock rallied afterwards and marked all time high valuation. Therefore I’m not thrilled about the current valuation but lacking better ideas made maintenance purchase of 10 shares at 14,79 EUR per share. Still have very mixed feelings about the market in next three to six months. This makes it a bit hard to make bigger moves but can’t really justify selling either. I suppose these small maintenance purchases are decent compromise while waiting.
Recent Buy: EPR Properties
Black Friday is not a big deal for me as I’m not into consumerism but decided to use this opportunity and reinvested dollar dividends without transaction fees. Bought additional 20 shares of EPR properties for 41,22 USD per share. Still seems quite reasonably valued if not even cheap all things considered. Sure, there are still all kinds of risks but position is quite small so overall risk is quite limited. This position comes with quite high dividend yield but all of those can’t be traps.